NYU SCHOLAR LARRY KRAMER NAMED STANFORD LAW DEAN
On Wednesday, May 12, Stanford President John Hennessy announced his selection of New York University Law Professor Larry D. Kramer to succeed Kathleen M. Sullivan as Richard E. Lang Professor of Law and Dean of Stanford Law School. The dean-designate will assume his new post on September 1.
MARTINEZ ARGUES ON BEHALF OF PADILLA BEFORE U.S. SUPREME COURT
On Wednesday, April 28, Assistant Professor of Law Jenny S. Martinez presented arguments at the High Court on behalf of Jose Padilla in Rumsfeld v. Padilla. At issue in the case is whether the President of the United States has the authority to seize and detain indefinitely a U.S. citizen on U.S. soil as an enemy combatant.
THOMPSON TO CODIRECT NEW STANFORD ENVIRONMENTAL INSTITUTE
Robert E. Paradise Professor of Natural Resources Law and Vice Dean Barton H. Thompson, Jr., JD/MBA '76 (BA '72), has been tapped to codirect the new Stanford Institute for the Environment, "an independent, interdisciplinary center that will serve as the hub for all environmental research and education on campus."
RABIN NAMED TO NATIONAL COMMITTEE ON TOBACCO USE
Robert Rabin, A. Calder Mackay Professor of Law, has been invited to serve on a National Academy of Sciences committee on reducing tobacco use. A renowned tort expert, Professor Rabin has written extensively about tobacco regulation and litigation.
LESSIG TESTIFIES BEFORE HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE ON COMMERCE, TRADE, AND CONSUMER PROTECTION
On Wednesday, May 12, Professor of Law and John A. Wilson Distinguished Faculty Scholar Lawrence Lessig testified before a subcommittee of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce about the Digital Media Consumers' Rights Act of 2003.
SECURITIES CLASS ACTION LAWSUITS DECLINED BY 22% BETWEEN 2002 AND 2003, PER SLS STUDY
The Stanford Securities Class Action Clearinghouse has issued its annual examination of securities class action filings, revealing that securities class action suits have declined by 22%, and market capitalization losses by 72%.
SLS SALUTES 217 NEW ALUMNI: THE CLASS OF 2004
Mortar boards and gowns were the recommended attire on Sunday, May 16, as the Law School celebrated graduation with the Class of 2004.
CORPORATE AND SECURITIES ARTICLES BY DAINES AND GILSON MAKE TOP TEN
An article by Professor of Law Robert Daines titled "Incorporation Choices of IPO Firms" and an article coauthored by Charles J. Meyers Professor of Law and Business Ronald J. Gilson titled "Understanding Venture Capital Structure: A Tax Explanation for Convertible Preferred Stock" are among the "Top 10 Corporate and Securities Articles of 2003" according to "Corporate Practice Commentator."
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.
E-COMMERCE BEST PRACTICES
Friday, June 25, 2004, Crown Quadrangle, Stanford Law School. A one-day conference that will address the many pressing legal uncertainties that arise when doing business online and enable the Silicon Valley legal and business community to share strategies with e-commerce professionals from around the globe. Presented by the Center for E-Commerce of the Stanford Program in Law, Science & Technology. For further information write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ALUMNI WEEKEND 2004
Thursday through Sunday, October 21 through 24, 2004, Crown Quadrangle, Stanford Law School. A highlight of this year's festivities will be a panel discussion titled "The Role of Politics and the Rule of Law: Judicial Independence in the 21st Century," featuring U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer (BA '59), California Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald George '64, and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Pamela Rymer '64, and moderated by incoming Stanford Law School Dean Larry Kramer.
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