FEATURES FROM THE WINTER 2005 "STANFORD LAWYER"UPCOMING CAMPUS EVENTS
"NET DIALOG" SHEDS LIGHT ON INTERNATIONAL NET GOVERNANCE
As the U.N.'s Working Group on Internet Governance grapples to draft recommendations on how international Internet governance is defined, what topics it includes, and how decisions should be made, Stanford and Harvard have developed a cybertool to spur accountability and public input in this field.
RHODE'S "ACCESS TO JUSTICE" EXAMINED BY "FORDHAM LAW REVIEW"
The December 2004 issue of the "Fordham Law Review" includes a colloquium on "Access to Justice," published by Deborah Rhode, Ernest W. McFarland Professor of Law (Oxford University Press, 2004). Lawrence Friedman, Marion Rice Kirkwood Professor of Law, is among the contributors to the colloquium.
"BEYOND THE BIG ©"
"Scientific American" editorial discusses Creative Commons, a nonprofit based at Stanford Law School that offers "a flexible copyright for creative work."
ALEXANDER '92 A "NEW LEADER IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM"
Associate Professor Michelle Alexander is among 18 Soros Justice Fellows named by the Open Society Institute in January 2005.
SULLIVAN TO DELIVER KEYNOTE FOR BALIF ANNIVERSARY EVENT
On March 11, professor and former dean Kathleen M. Sullivan will be the featured speaker at the 25th anniversary celebration of the Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom.
CALLING ALL ALUMNI NOVELISTS
If you have recently published a novel, we want to hear about it. Please send both a citation and a description of your book to firstname.lastname@example.org.
LESSIG: "A PROFESSOR'S FAME" (scroll down for article)
"New York Times" article refers to Stanford Law School Professor Lawrence Lessig as "the Elvis of cyber law"; a character in a February episode of "The West Wing" was modeled after Lessig.
MARSHALL: "DEATH PENALTY REFORM ADVOCATE LARRY MARSHALL"
Chicago Public Radio interview with Stanford Law School's new director of clinical education, Professor Larry Marshall (February 1 broadcast)
EXPOSING TAX SHELTERS
Joseph Bankman, Ralph M. Parsons Professor of Law and Business, is one of the nation's leading tax law scholars. He's also among the most effective--helping write a tough new tax shelter law that netted California $1.5 billion last year.
TURNING AROUND CONSECO
After helping build Kirkland & Ellis into a top-notch law firm, Bill Kirsch '81 left to take on one of the toughest CEO jobs in America--turning around the once high-flying insurance company Conseco, Inc.
RETHINKING DIRECTORS' LIABILITY
Michael Klausner, Nancy and Charles Munger Professor of Business and Professor of Law, explores the impact of the $31-million payouts by the directors of WorldCom and Enron.
Mohamed ElBaradei, executive director of the International Atomic Energy Agency, and Allen Weiner '89, Warren Christopher Professor of the Practice of International Law and Diplomacy, discuss the role that international agencies and laws play in slowing, and even preventing, the spread of nuclear weapons.
OPENING THE COURTHOUSE
Deborah L. Rhode, Ernest W. McFarland Professor of Law, examines the inequities of the U.S. legal system in an article based on her new book, "Access to Justice."
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer (BA '59), California Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald M. George '64, and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Judge Pamela A. Rymer '64 engage in a spirited and stimulating discussion about judicial independence.
RACE AND CULTURE
A conversation with Richard Thompson Ford, George E. Osborne Professor of Law, author of the recently published book "Racial Culture: A Critique"
SOCIAL SECURITY PRIVATIZATION
Michele Landis Dauber, Associate Professor of Law and Bernard D. Bergreen Faculty Scholar, argues that President Bush's efforts to privatize social security are a disaster.
CREATING INTERDISCIPLINARY EDUCATION
Larry D. Kramer, Richard E. Lang Professor of Law and Dean, explains why legal education must become more interdisciplinary and how he plans to undertake this effort.
THE TENTH ANNUAL "BATTLE OF THE BRAINS"
Friday, March 4, 2005, 4:00 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. Ken Jennings, one of the most successful TV game show contestants, will emcee.
"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.
THIRTEENTH ANNUAL "BID FOR JUSTICE AUCTION"
Saturday, March 12, 2005, 6:00 p.m. silent auction, 8:00 p.m. live auction, Kresge Auditorium, Crown Quadrangle, Stanford Law School. The Stanford Public Interest Law Foundation (SPILF) auction enables the organization to provide stipends for students who volunteer at public interest jobs during the summer, and award grants to nonprofit organizations engaged in public interest projects.
GLOBAL JURISPRUDENCE COLLOQUIUM: "DECISIONS OF INTERNATIONAL LEGAL INSTITUTIONS: COMPLIANCE AND ENFORCEMENT"
Friday, March 18, 2005, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Crown Quadrangle, Stanford Law School. Leading judges from international courts and tribunals will convene at the law school for this all-day global jurisprudence colloquium. Participating judges will represent the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Court, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Iran-United States Claims Tribunal, the European Court of Justice, the European Court of Human Rights, and the Special Court for Sierra Leone. They will be joined by distinguished international law and international relations faculty, in three panel discussions, each on a particular theme related to the historic challenge to improve enforcement of international law and efforts to enhance the rule of law. Sponsored by Stanford Law School; the Stanford Rule of Law Program; the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law; Santa Clara University School of Law; and the Santa Clara Institute of International and Comparative Law. There is no fee to attend, but registration is required. (Registration will become available online at: www.globaljurisprudence.org.)
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.
CENTER FOR INTERNET AND SOCIETY SPRING SPEAKER SERIES
Ongoing through Monday, April 25, 2005, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Crown Quadrangle, Stanford Law School. The Center for Internet and Society (CIS) and the Stanford Law and Technology Association (SLATA) present lunchtime lectures on topics that include the vexing privacy problems of "digital dossiers" of personal information maintained by hundreds of businesses and government agencies; grassroots media and the law; and two high-profile Supreme Court cases in the current term--National Cable Telecommunications Association and Federal Communications Commission v. Brand X, and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Inc. v. Grokster.
LAW AND TECHNOLOGY 2005
Saturday, April 9, 2005, Crown Quadrangle, Stanford Law School. The first Bay Area Law School Technology Conference organized by the Stanford Law and Technology Association (SLATA), and student organizations from Hastings College of the Law, University of San Francisco School of Law, and the School of Law (Boalt Hall) at the University of California Berkeley. Panel discussions are divided into four tracks: fair use in the 21st century; e-democracy; international IP; and nanotechnology. Open to the public, but registration is required. (Registration will become available online.)
"ONLINE DELIBERATION 2005"
Friday through Sunday, May 20 through 22, 2005, Stanford University. Cosponsored by the Center for Internet and Society, "The Second Conference on Online Deliberation: Design, Research, and Practice" will bring together software developers, social science researchers, and practitioners of online deliberation for three days of presentations and workshops. Topics will include free speech and censorship online, intellectual property, ownership, and "copyleft." Initial deadline for the call for papers: March 15, 2005.
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.
Sunday through Tuesday, June 19 through 21, 2005, Crown Quadrangle, Stanford Law School. An intensive two-day program for directors and senior executives of publicly traded corporations. This Stanford Law School Executive Education program offers a unique blend of the latest information on critical issues facing every board today--Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, compensation, audit committee practices, litigation, D & O insurance coverage, and ethical concerns--with seasoned perspectives on best boardroom practices. The program is designed to generate practical takeaway pointers that can be responsibly applied to a broad range of boardroom concerns.
ALUMNI WEEKEND 2005
Thursday through Sunday, October 20 through 23, 2005, Crown Quadrangle, Stanford Law School. The weekend will feature exciting and timely panel discussions; gatherings for the law school community of alumni, faculty, and students; special recognition of volunteers; Stanford v. Arizona State (a football game); and more! All law school alumni are invited and are warmly encouraged to attend. Special reunion dinners will be held for the classes of 1955, 1960, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, and 2000. Please visit the Alumni Weekend website for continually updated program information. Online registration will be available on July 1, 2005.
LOS ANGELES: "HUMAN STEM CELLS: SCIENCE, POLICY, AND POLITICS"
Saturday, March 5, 2005, 2:30 p.m. check-in, 3:30 p.m. lecture, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
SEATTLE: "THE BUSINESS OF SPORTS"
Thursday, March 3, 2005, 5:30 to 8:15 p.m., Stagecoach Restaurant, Qwest Field, Seattle. Featuring Stanford Graduate School of Business Professor George Foster; Wally Walker (MBA '87), CEO of the Sonics; and Tod Lieweke, CEO of the Seahawks. Sponsored by the Stanford Graduate School of Business Puget Sound Chapter, the Seattle Seahawks, and the Seattle Sonics. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Patricia Dwyer at 650/725-2471.
SILICON VALLEY: YOUNG ALUMNI HAPPY HOUR
Thursday, March 10, 2005, 6:30 p.m., Il Fornaio Restaurant, 520 Cowper Street, Palo Alto. Sponsored by the Stanford Law Society of Silicon Valley. For more information, contact email@example.com.
WASHINGTON, D.C.: YOUNG ALUMNI HAPPY HOUR
Thursday, March 10, 2005, 6:30 p.m., Rumors, 1900 M Street, NW, at the corner of 19th Street & M Street, Washington, D.C. Sponsored by the Stanford Law Society of Washington D.C. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
WASHINGTON, D.C.: STANFORD NIGHT AT THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN
Wednesday, April 13, 2005, 6:30 p.m., National Museum of the American Indian, Fourth Street and Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. Featuring remarks by museum founder and director Rick West '71. Sponsored by the Washington, D.C. Stanford Association; Stanford Black Alumni Association, D.C.; Stanford Alumni Association; and Stanford Law Society of Washington, D.C.
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