RENOWNED DEATH PENALTY LITIGATOR AND CLINICAL PROFESSOR TO HEAD UP SLS CLINICAL PROGRAM
On February, Lawrence Marshall will join the Stanford faculty as professor of law and director of clinical education. Marshall is known nationwide for his death penalty work and his work with the Innocence Project, a group devoted to using DNA testing to challenge convictions of factually innocent inmates.
EMERITUS PROFESSOR WILLIAM LAZIER DEAD AT 73
Nancy and Charles Munger Professor of Business Emeritus William C. Lazier, who for fourteen years taught Stanford law students what they needed to know about business, died on December 23 in Newport Beach, California.
DAUBER AWARDED NEH FELLOWSHIP
Michele Landis Dauber, associate professor of law and Bernard D. Bergreen Faculty Scholar, has received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities to complete her book on the use of federal disaster relief as a key precedent for New Deal relief and social security programs.
SECURITIES CLASS ACTION CLEARINGHOUSE REVIEWS 2004 FILINGS
A report issued this month by the Stanford Securities Class Action Clearinghouse reveals that, in 2004, class action securities fraud lawsuits were up 17 percent and dollar disclosure losses nearly tripled.
WINTER ISSUE OF "CREATE CHANGE"
The second issue of "Create Change," the e-newsletter of the law school's public interest programs, is available online.
"Packets," the semimonthly e-newsletter of the Center for Internet and Society, provides concise descriptions of recently decided cyberlaw-related cases, along with links to the original decisions.
DAUBER: "HUMANITARIAN RELIEF"
WBEZ "Odyssey" broadcast featuring Michele Landis Dauber, associate professor of law and Bernard D. Bergreen Faculty Scholar, discusses what compels governments and citizens to provide humanitarian relief. (January 11 broadcast)
FORD (BA '88): "THE NEW BLUE FEDERALISTS: . . ."
". . . The case for liberal federalism." "Slate" article by Richard Thompson Ford, George E. Osborne Professor of Law
T. GOLDSTEIN: POTENTIAL VACANCIES ON THE U.S. SUPREME COURT
MSNBC "Hardball" broadcast featuring Thomas Goldstein, lecturer in law and Supreme Court Litigation Clinic instructor
KESSLER: REVIEW OF "LEGAL ETHICS: A COMPARATIVE STUDY"
From "Law & Politics Book Review," this article by Amalia Kessler, assistant professor of law, comments on "Legal Ethics: A Comparative Study," a book coauthored by Geoffrey C. Hazard, Jr., and Angelo Dondi. (Within the site, search for the review by the last name of one of the book's authors.)
KRAMER: "THE YEAR IN IDEAS: 'POPULAR CONSTITUTIONALISM'"
Dean Larry Kramer's new book was the subject of an article in the "New York Times Magazine" "annual compendium of ideas."
LESSIG: "THE PICK OF THIS YEAR'S CROP"
"Free Culture," by Lawrence Lessig, C. Wendell and Edith M. Carlsmith Professor of Law and director of the law school's Center for Internet and Society, was among the top 10 business books of 2004 according to "Business Week."
LESSIG: "LET A THOUSAND GOOGLES BLOOM"
"Los Angeles Times" op-ed by Lawrence Lessig, C. Wendell and Edith M. Carlsmith Professor of Law and director of the law school's Center for Internet and Society
LESSIG: "THEY'RE NOT WORTHY: . . ."
". . . Why extend the copyright on works that no longer have commercial value?" "Wired" column by Lawrence Lessig, C. Wendell and Edith M. Carlsmith Professor of Law and director of the law school's Center for Internet and Society
MARTINEZ: "NOT ALL CITIZENS HAVE RIGHTS"
"San Francisco Chronicle" column about the incarceration of Jose Padilla quotes Jenny Martinez, assistant professor of law and one of Padilla's lawyers.
WEINER: "THE CONFIRMATION HEARINGS OF U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL NOMINEE JUDGE ALBERTO GONZALES"
KPCC "Airtalk" discussion featuring Allen Weiner '89, associate professor of law (teaching) and Warren Christopher Professor of the Practice of International Law and Diplomacy (January 6 broadcast)
WEISBERG: "THE FUTURE OF THE DEATH PENALTY"
WBEZ "Odyssey" broadcast featuring Robert Weisberg '79, Edwin E. Huddleson, Jr. Professor of Law and director of the new Stanford Center for Criminal Justice (January 10 broadcast)
WEISBERG: "THE SUPREME COURT CHANGES FEDERAL SENTENCING GUIDELINES"
KPCC "Airtalk" discussion featuring Robert Weisberg '79, Edwin E. Huddleson, Jr. Professor of Law and director of the new Stanford Center for Criminal Justice (January 13 broadcast)
WILLIAM L. TAYLOR IN CONVERSATION WITH WILLIAM KOSKI AND PAMELA S. KARLAN
Thursday, February 3, 2005, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., Room 280A, Crown Quadrangle, Stanford Law School. Join William Koski (PhD '03), associate professor of law (teaching), and Pamela S. Karlan, Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Professor of Public Interest Law, in a conversation with civil rights attorney William L. Taylor, who in the 1960s served as general counsel and staff director of the United States Commission on Civil Rights. Taylor is currently vice chairman of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, practices law in Washington, D.C., and is an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University.
"THE CIVIL TRIAL: ADAPTATION AND ALTERNATIVES"
Friday and Saturday, February 4 and 5, 2005, Crown Quadrangle, Stanford Law School. The Stanford Law Review's annual symposium will focus on the causes and consequences of the diminishing role civil trials play in the legal system today. Topics include: the dramatic decline in the number of federal civil trials over the past four decades; proposed changes to the trial system's treatment of class action litigation; and the increasing prominence of alternatives to civil trials, such as arbitration and privately administered trusts. Keynote speaker: Kenneth Feinberg, former special master of the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund. This symposium is approved for 7.5 hours of MCLE credit. Registration is not required.
Every Monday through May 2, 2005, 3:45 to 5:25 p.m., Room 271, Crown Quadrangle, Stanford Law School. The Environmental and Natural Resources Law & Policy Program will present a series of speakers from the sciences, history, anthropology, business, and law. To confirm attendance, please contact Meg Caldwell, program director, at email@example.com. To obtain seminar readings, or to be added to the program's regular electronic mailing list, please contact Jackie Mamayson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"BEYOND BLACK LETTER LAW: BRIDGING CRITICAL DISPARITIES CONFRONTING CONTEMPORARY BLACK AMERICA"
Saturday, February 19, 2005, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Crown Quadrangle, Stanford Law School. The Black Law Students Association (BLSA) will present panels on topics such as "Forging Alliances Across Borders: Issues Confronting the Black Diaspora"; "Confronting Corporate Politics: Balancing Private Sector Success with Public Sector Commitment"; and "Legally Black: Transforming Media Content to Reflect a New Black Agenda," as part of a university-wide celebration of Black Liberation Month. Cosponsored by the Stanford Law School Black Alumni Association. Registration required.
"LOOKING BACK & MOVING FORWARD: COMMEMORATING THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT & VOTING RIGHTS ACT"
Saturday, February 19, 2005, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Crown Quadrangle, Stanford Law School. Leading faculty and legal practitioners from across the country will convene for this working symposium on the Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act, which were passed four decades ago. This conference is intended for public interest faculty and practitioners, and is approved for five hours of MCLE credit. To inquire about attendance, please contact the Public Interest Programs at email@example.com. Please note: some portions of this symposium will take place in tandem with the BLSA symposium "Beyond Black Letter Law." Registration is required.
Wednesday through Friday, February 23 through 25, 2005, Crown Quadrangle, Stanford Law School. Offered by Stanford Law School Executive Education in collaboration with the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
"TURNING ADVERSARIES INTO ALLIES: NEW IDEAS FOR CONSERVING OUR MOST IMPERILED WILDLIFE," FEATURING MICHAEL BEAN
Thursday, February 24, 2005, 5:00 to 6:00 p.m., Room 190, Crown Quadrangle, Stanford Law School. Robert Minge Brown Lecture to be delivered by Michael Bean, chair of the Wildlife Program at Environmental Defense, where he has directed wildlife conservation activities since 1977.
THE TENTH ANNUAL "BATTLE OF THE BRAINS"
Friday, March 4, 2005, 6:00 p.m., Kresge Auditorium, Crown Quadrangle, Stanford Law School. A "Jeopardy"-like contest among faculty and students sponsored annually by the Stanford Law Students Association. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Stanford Community Law Clinic and the Stanford Community Action for Human Rights Project.
BIOTECHNOLOGY AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: CURRENT CONTROVERSIES"
Friday, March 11, 2005, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Crown Quadrangle, Stanford Law School. A one-day conference bringing lawyers, judges, and scholars together to discuss emerging legal issues in biotech patent law. Panel discussions will include: licensing; enablement and written description requirements; nonobviousness and the inherency doctrine; gene patents and policy; and trying biotech patent cases. The keynote address will be delivered by John H. Barton '68, Stanford's George E. Osborne Professor of Law, Emeritus. Sponsored by the Stanford Center for Law and the Biosciences, a center of the Stanford Program in Law, Science & Technology. Registration is required. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday and Tuesday, May 23 and 24, 2005, 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.
ALUMNI WEEKEND 2005
Thursday through Sunday, October 20 through 23, 2005
DALLAS/FORT WORTH: STANFORD DAY IN DALLAS/FORT WORTH
Saturday, February 12, 2005, 1:00 to 7:30 p.m., Belo Mansion. Featuring John L. Hennessy, President, Stanford University; and Larry D. Kramer, Richard E. Lang Professor and Dean, Stanford Law School; among other distinguished Stanford faculty. Seminar and panel discussions will address topics such as the prevention of childhood disease, the arms race in college athletics, popular constitutionalism, and the global climate system. General admission: $50; young alumni: $25.
LOS ANGELES: "HUMAN STEM CELLS: SCIENCE, POLICY, AND POLITICS"
Saturday, March 5, 2005, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Mayer Auditorium, USC Health Sciences Campus, 1975 Zonal Avenue, Los Angeles. Featuring Hank Greely (BA '74), Deane F. and Kate Edelman Johnson Professor of Law and director of the Center for Law and the Biosciences, Stanford Law School; and Irving L. Weissman (MD '64), Karel and Avice Beekhuis Professor of Cancer Biology and director of the Institute for Cancer/Stem Cell Biology and Medicine, Stanford University. Sponsored by the Stanford Law Society of Los Angeles, Stanford Alumni Association, and Stanford Medical Alumni Association. $20 per person for alumni, parents, and family; $10 per person for members of the classes of 1999 through 2004; $25 per person for guests; RSVP by February 25.
PHILADELPHIA: WINE TASTING WITH MARK OLDMAN '98 (BA '92, MA '93)
Sunday, February 27, 2005, 2:30 to 5:30 p.m., La Campagne Restaurant, 312 Kresson Road, Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Featuring alumnus Mark Oldman, author of the award-winning wine guide, Oldman's Guide to Outsmarting Wine, and cofounder and copresident of Vault, Inc. Sponsored by the Stanford Club of Philadelphia. For more information, contact Jackie Metzler at email@example.com.
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