RENOWNED SCHOLARS DAINES AND LEMLEY TO JOIN SLS FACULTY
This summer corporate law expert Robert Daines and patent and Internet law specialist Mark Lemley will join the Law School faculty. Daines will be the inaugural Pritzker Professor of Law and Business, and Lemley, a Professor of Law and the Director of the Stanford Program in Law, Science & Technology.
U.S. SUPREME COURT GRANTS CERT. IN SUPREME COURT LITIGATION CLINIC CASE
In March, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear Smith v. City of Jackson, Mississippi, for which students in the Law School's new Supreme Court Litigation Clinic wrote the petition for certiorari. The case asks whether the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act covers practices that have a disparate impact on older workers. Pamela Karlan, Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Professor of Public Interest Law, launched and leads the clinic.
COMMUNITY LAW CLINIC RECEIVES COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP AWARD
On March 31, the Stanford University Office of Public Affairs presented the Stanford Community Law Clinic with one of three inaugural Community Partnership Awards. The award recognizes individuals and programs that benefit the local community and represent successful community partnerships between Stanford and its neighbors.
LAW CLASS GIFT EFFORT BREAKS UNIVERSITY PARTICIPATION RECORD
Ninety-eight percent of the Law School's graduating class have contributed to the Class of 2004 gift, shattering all existing Stanford University participation records for graduating class gift efforts. The students' gift of $11,772 will be matched by seven alumni matchers--Ian N. Feinberg '79; Lawrence W. Keeshan, JD/MBA '70; Stuart L. Klein, JD/MBA '82; Stephan M. Ray '79; Robert S. Townsend '84; David W. Yancey '74; and an anonymous donor--bringing the total gift to the Law School to $81,772.
NINTH CIRCUIT COMES TO SLS
A panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held court session for the benefit of SLS students in the School's Moot Courtroom on Thursday, April 15. Judges T. G. Nelson, William Fletcher, and Marsha Berzon heard arguments in Grand Canyon Trust v. Tucson Electric, Electronic Arts v. Hebrew University, Romstad v. Contra Costa County, and Amodei v. Nevada State Senate.
ALUMNI JUDGES PRESIDE OVER KIRKWOOD SEMIFINAL ROUND
It was an all Stanford bench for the Kirkwood Moot Court semifinals last week, as three U.S. District Court judges, Vaughn Walker '70, Christina Snyder '72, and Irma Gonzalez (BA '70), heard arguments presented by four teams of student advocates in the case of Town of Vernon v. Ramos. (See "Upcoming Law School Events" below for information about the final round.
BABCOCK WINS FOURTH HURLBUT TEACHING AWARD
In elections held earlier this month, the Law School's third-year class selected Barbara Babcock, Judge John Crown Professor of Law, to receive the 2004 John Bingham Hurlbut Award for Excellence in Teaching. Professor Babcock also received the honor in 1981, 1986, and 1998, making her the only four-time winner of the award. Babcock, the Law School's first woman professor, will become its first emerita this summer.
KIRKWOOD MOOT COURT FINAL
Friday, April 30, 2004, 4:00 p.m., Moot Courtroom, Crown Quadrangle, Stanford Law School. Final arguments in the case of Town of Vernon v. Ramos over the constitutionality of a town's juvenile curfew ordinance. Sitting as the U.S. Supreme Court will be Justice Hans Linde, Oregon Supreme Court; Judge Kermit Lipez, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit; and Judge Marsha Berzon, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Contact Randee Fenner (email@example.com); or Lisa Pearson (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more 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. Scheduled to coincide with the University's conference, "Community, Diversity and Excellence: Celebrating Stanford's Minority Alumni." RSVP to email@example.com.
SLS LATINO ALUMNI ASSOCIATION LUNCHEON AND PANELS
Saturday, May 1, 2004, 12:15 p.m., Crown Quadrangle, Stanford Law School. Luncheon; followed by a panel discussion, "A View From the Bench: Perspectives on the Roles Latino Lawyers Play Today--Inside and Outside the Courtroom"; and a Latino public policy makers roundtable discussion, "U.S. Policy and Latinos: How We Influence One Another." Scheduled to coincide with the University's conference, "Community, Diversity and Excellence: Celebrating Stanford's Minority Alumni." RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 email@example.com; $25/person.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org; $15/person.
SILICON VALLEY: "THE CASE FOR INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE: WHO SHOULD DECIDE SADDAM HUSSEIN'S FATE, INTERNATIONAL OR IRAQI COURTS?"
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 email@example.com; there is no charge for the reception and presentation.
WASHINGTON, DC: "DISROBED: PERSONALITY AND THE U.S. SUPREME COURT"
Monday, April 26, 2004, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., The Hay-Adams, Concorde Room, One Lafayette Square, 16th & H Streets, NW. Dahlia Lithwick '95, "Slate" Senior Editor and award-winning writer of the magazine's "Supreme Court Dispatches," 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; $25/person.
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