Law@Stanford: March 2004In this issue:
JUSTICE O'CONNOR '52 (BA '50) TO DELIVER STANFORD COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor will be the featured speaker at Stanford University's 113th Commencement ceremony on Sunday, June 13, 2004.
"IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE, RENO CALLS FOR 'SCIENCE AND COMMON SENSE'"
In her keynote address at the Stanford Law Review's Symposium on Punishment, former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno urged students to work to make the U.S. criminal justice system more equitable.
1L AWARDED FELLOWSHIP FOR NEW AMERICANS
First-year student Amy Chen has been awarded a Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans. The award is intended "to provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields." <http://www.pdsoros.org/fellows.cfm>
WANTED: A FEW GOOD BOOKS
If you have recently published a book--a novel, a book of poetry, a casebook, a book of short stories, a compendium of essays, a work of scholarship, a humorous look at life--we want to hear about it. Please send both a citation and a description of your book to <email@example.com>.
(The entire spring issue is available online at <http://www.law.stanford.edu/publications/lawyer/issues/68/>.)
TAKING THE ACLU INTO THE LIMELIGHT
ACLU Director Anthony Romero '90 is hoping to change Americans' attitudes about civil liberties.
BROWN V. BOARD OF EDUCATION, 50 YEARS LATER
Three Stanford Law School professors discuss the legacy of Brown with one of the attorneys who helped argue the case before the Supreme Court.
BABCOCK: "HIIBEL REVISITED"
"Slate" article by Barbara Babcock, Judge John Crown Professor of Law, re Hiibel v. Sixth Judicial District Court of Nevada.
BANKS (BA/MA '87) AND COLE: "CONSERVATISM IN BLACK AMERICA"
Stanford Black Law Students Association "Black Liberation Month" panel recording, broadcast by C-SPAN, featuring panelist G. Marcus Cole, Professor of Law and Helen L. Crocker Faculty Scholar, and moderator R. Richard Banks, Associate Professor of Law.
BLACK '82 AND KLAUSNER: "WORRIED ABOUT SHAREHOLDER SUITS? FUHGEDABOUDIT!"
"Corporate Board Member Magazine" interview with Bernard Black '82, George E. Osborne Professor of Law, and Michael Klausner, Nancy and Charles Munger Professor of Business and Professor of Law.
FORD (BA '88): "CIVIC DISOBEDIENCE..."
"...San Francisco Chooses the Wrong Way to Flout the State." "Slate" article re San Francisco's issuance of marriage licenses to same-sex couples, by Richard Ford, Professor of Law and Justin M. Roach, Jr. Faculty Scholar.
GREELY (BA '74): "PRE-IMPLANTATION GENETIC DIAGNOSIS OFFERS HOPE BUT PROMPTS ETHICAL CONCERNS"
"Stanford Report" coverage of "Unnatural Selection" conference presented by the new Stanford Center for Law and the Biosciences, directed by Henry T. Greely, C. Wendell and Edith M. Carlsmith Professor of Law.
KARLAN: "THE BLACKMUN TAPES"
Discussion of the released tapes of the late Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun, featuring former Blackmun clerk Pamela Karlan, Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Professor of Public Interest Law, on PBS's "NewsHour with Jim Lehrer."
LESSIG: "FREE CULTURE"
NPR "Talk of the Nation" broadcast featuring Lawrence Lessig, Professor of Law and John A. Wilson Distinguished Faculty Scholar, in a conversation about his new book, "Free Culture."
RHODE AND LESSIG: "ETHICAL CONTROVERSIES OF PEER-TO-PEER FILE SHARING"
"Stanford Report" coverage of Center for Internet and Society panel featuring Deborah Rhode, Ernest W. McFarland Professor of Law, and Lawrence Lessig, Professor of Law and John A. Wilson Distinguished Faculty Scholar.
RECEPTION AND BOOK SIGNING WITH PROFESSOR LAWRENCE LESSIG
Tuesday, April 13, 2004, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., Crown Quadrangle, Stanford Law School. Professor Lessig will discuss and sign copies of his new book, "Free Culture: How Big Media Uses Technology and the Law to Lock Down Culture and Control Creativity." RSVP to <firstname.lastname@example.org> by Monday, April 12.
1L MOOT COURT JUDGING AND RECEPTIONS
Tuesday through Thursday, April 13 through 15, 2004, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Law Lounge, Crown Quadrangle, Stanford Law School. To participate as a moot court judge, please contact Melanie Hill at <email@example.com>. To sponsor a reception, send a message to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
BROWN V. BOARD OF ED: A FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY SYMPOSIUM
Thursday and Friday, April 15 and 16, 2004, Stanford University. Featuring Vice Provost LaDoris Cordell '74 and Associate Professors of Law Michelle Alexander '92 and William Koski (PhD '03). Presented by the Stanford Program in American Studies; cosponsored by Stanford Law School.
SYMPOSIUM IN HONOR OF JOHN HART ELY
Saturday, April 17, 2004, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Crown Quadrangle, Stanford Law School. Renowned constitutional law scholars from around the country will gather at Stanford to celebrate and discuss the work of former Stanford Law Dean and Professor John Hart Ely. Hosted by the Stanford Law Review. Free and open to the public. No registration required. Contact Symposium Editor Jennie Berry at <email@example.com> for further information.
SLS BLACK ALUMNI ASSOCIATION KICKOFF EVENT
Saturday, May 1, 2004, 12:00 p.m., Crown Quadrangle, Stanford Law School. Luncheon program featuring special remarks by distinguished African American alumni representing four decades of Stanford Law School graduates. RSVP by Friday, April 23, to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
SLS LATINO ALUMNI ASSOCIATION FIRST SEMIANNUAL MEETING AND SPECIAL EVENTS
Saturday, May 1, 2004, 12:15 p.m., Crown Quadrangle, Stanford Law School. Luncheon; panel discussion, "A View From the Bench: Perspectives on the Roles Latino Lawyers Play Today--Inside and Outside the Courtroom"; and Latino public policy makers roundtable discussion, "U.S. Policy and Latinos: How We Influence One Another." RSVP by Friday, April 23, to <email@example.com>.
WIPO COMES TO SILICON VALLEY: HIGH TECH IP ISSUES IN A GLOBAL MARKETPLACE
Monday and Tuesday, May 17 and 18, 2004, Crown Quadrangle, Stanford Law School. A conference discussing intellectual property and its growing importance in today's technology- and knowledge-driven economies. Sponsored by the Stanford Program in Law, Science & Technology and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
Thursday and Friday, May 20 and 21, 2004, Crown Quadrangle, Stanford Law School. A Stanford Law School Executive Education program for trustees and senior managers of endowments, foundations, and public, corporate, and union pension funds.
Sunday through Tuesday, June 20 through 22, 2004, Crown Quadrangle, Stanford Law School. A Stanford Law School Executive Education program for directors and senior executives of publicly traded corporations. Keynote speakers include SEC Chairman William Donaldson, Berkshire Hathaway Vice-Chairman Charles Munger, FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III, securities attorney William Lerach, and Goldman Sachs Chair and CEO Henry M. Paulson, Jr.
ALUMNI WEEKEND 2004
Thursday through Sunday, October 21 through 24, 2004, Crown Quadrangle, Stanford Law School.
BOSTON: "REVOLUTIONS IN NEUROSCIENCE: CHALLENGES FOR THE LAW"
Tuesday, April 13, 2004, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault, LLP, 125 High Street, 20th Floor, High Street Tower, Boston. Featuring Hank Greely (BA '74), C. Wendell and Edith M. Carlsmith Professor of Law and Director of the Stanford Center for Law and the Biosciences. Hosted by Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault, LLP. RSVP to
PALO ALTO: WOMEN OF COLOR ACTION NETWORK (WCAN) ALUMNI LUNCHEON
Saturday, April 17, 2004, 12:00 to 3:00 p.m., La Bodegita del Medio, 463 California Avenue, Palo Alto. WCAN exists to cultivate a strong community of women of color at the Law School, to facilitate the personal and professional development of women of color at the Law School, and to actively recruit women of color to the Law School. RSVP to <firstname.lastname@example.org> by Saturday, April 10; there is no charge for the luncheon.<
PHILADELPHIA: NATIONAL CONSTITUTION CENTER RECEPTION WITH DEAN SULLIVAN
Thursday, April 22, 2004, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., National Constitution Center, 525 Arch Street, Independence Mall. Featuring remarks by Dean Kathleen M. Sullivan and a museum tour. RSVP to
PORTLAND: ANNUAL STOCKPICKERS' LUNCH
Thursday, April 22, 2004, 12:00 to 1:30 p.m., University Club of Portland, 1225 SW 6th Street, Portland. Featuring money managers Ralph Cole and Garth Nesbitt. Cosponsored by Stanford Law School and the Stanford Business School Alumni Association. Please register online by Thursday, April 15.
SEATTLE: LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE WITH VICE DEAN BUZZ THOMPSON
Friday, April 23, 2004, 12:30 to 2:00 p.m., Preston, Gates & Ellis, 925 Fourth Avenue, Seattle. Featuring Barton H. Thompson, Jr., JD/MBA '76 (BA '72), Robert E. Paradise Professor of Natural Resources Law and Vice Dean. Sponsored by the Seattle Law Society. RSVP to <email@example.com> by Wednesday, April 21; $15/person.
SILICON VALLEY: "THE CASE FOR INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE"
Thursday, April 22, 2004, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Crown Quadrangle, Stanford Law School. Featuring Allen Weiner '89, Warren Christopher Professor of the Practice of International Law and Diplomacy. Sponsored by the Stanford Law Society of Silicon Valley. Hosted by Morrison & Foerster, LLP. RSVP to
WASHINGTON, DC: "SUPREME COURT DISPATCHES"
Monday, April 26, 2004, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., The Hay-Adams, Concorde Room, One Lafayette Square, 16th & H Streets, NW. "Slate" Legal Analyst Dahlia Lithwick '96 will discuss current Supreme Court cases, in conversation with Latham & Watkins partner Richard P. Bress '87, and sign copies of her legal humor book, "Me vs. Everybody: Absurd Contracts for an Absurd World." Sponsored by the Stanford Law Society of Washington, DC. RSVP to <firstname.lastname@example.org> by Wednesday, April 21; $25/person.