LECTURE SERIESUPCOMING REGIONAL EVENTS
NEW SLS CLINIC TO OFFER PRO BONO LEGAL SERVICES FOR IMMIGRANTS
Stanford Law School has added a seventh clinic to its array of clinical offerings, enabling students to work on immigrants' rights cases. Former ACLU legal director and civil rights and civil liberties advocate Jayashri Srikantiah heads up the new clinic.
"AGREEMENT SENDS WRONGFULLY EXPELLED MINORITY STUDENTS BACK TO BERKELEY HIGH"
A civil rights lawsuit filed by the Stanford Youth and Educational Law Clinic, Pillsbury Winthrop, and Legal Services for Children on behalf of a group of wrongfully expelled African American and Latino students has settled out of court.
WANTED: ALUMNI TO SERVE AS MOOT COURT JUDGES
The 1L Moot Court and Marion Rice Kirkwood Moot Court Competition are seeking alumni to serve as judges for the following dates:
"LAWRENCE LESSIG AND JOTSPOT INVITE THE INTERNET COMMUNITY TO UPDATE 'CODE'"
Lawrence Lessig, C. Wendell and Edith M. Carlsmith Professor of Law, has announced that his book "Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace" will be "collectively" updated online this year using wiki technology.
A REGIONAL WIN FOR "STANFORD II" MOCK TRIAL TEAM
SLS's mock trial team has triumphed in the Associated Trial Lawyers of America Student Trial Advocacy regional competition.
PUBLIC INTEREST PROGRAMS CONFERENCE COMMEMORATES CIVIL RIGHTS ACT & VOTING RIGHTS ACT
Read "San Jose Mercury News" coverage of a recent SLS Public Interest Programs conference that brought together leading faculty and legal practitioners from across the country to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act.
"CREATIVE COMMONS IS REWRITING RULES OF COPYRIGHT"
"Washington Post" article discusses Creative Commons, a nonprofit organization affiliated with SLS.
KRAMER: "BILL OF WRONGS"
"New York Review of Books" essay discusses "The People Themselves" by Larry Kramer, Richard E. Lang Professor of Law and Dean
LEMLEY: TESTIMONY BEFORE HOUSE JUDIARY COMMITTEE
Mark Lemley, William H. Neukom Professor of Law, testifies before a House Judiciary Committee hearing on the "Trademark Dilution Revision Act of 2005"
LESSIG: "DIGITAL COPYRIGHT ISSUES"
Presentation by Lawrence Lessig, C. Wendell and Edith M. Carlsmith Professor of Law, as part of a Library of Congress series on "The Digital Future"
LESSIG: "WHY YOUR BROADBAND SUCKS"
"Wired" column by Lawrence Lessig, C. Wendell and Edith M. Carlsmith Professor of Law
"WE DON'T NEED NO EDUCATION: POLICY PERSPECTIVES ON 'NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND'"
Tuesday, March 29, 2005, 12:30 to 2:00 p.m., Room 180, Crown Quadrangle, Stanford Law School. This panel discussion--moderated by Michael Wald, Jackson Eli Reynolds Professor of Law, and featuring William Koski (PhD '03, education), Associate Professor of Law (Teaching) and director of Stanford's Youth and Education Law Clinic--will provide multiple perspectives on "No Child Left Behind" with regard to the legal, educational, economic, social, and political aspects of the policy.
"MODERN TRENDS IN SPORTS LAW: NCAA COMPLIANCE AND MID-MARKET SPORTS"
Friday, April 1, 2005, 1:00 to 8:00 p.m., Room 190, with closing reception to be held in Crocker Garden, Crown Quadrangle, Stanford Law School. Organized by the Stanford Entertainment and Sports Law Association, this event will feature two moderated round-table discussions: "NCAA Compliance," exploring relationships among players, coaches, universities, and agents in terms of university compliance with NCAA rules during an athlete's transition from college to professional leagues; and "Mid-Market Sports," focusing on the establishment and growth of mid-market professional sports, with specific emphasis on player compensation structures.
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, 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.
COMMUNITY DAY AT STANFORD
Sunday, April 10, 2005, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This free open house will feature student cultural exhibits and musical performances, science and technology demonstrations, children's activities, sports and athletic demonstrations, a health fair, and other activities. Among the featured speakers will be Barton H. "Buzz" Thompson, Jr., JD/MBA '76 (BA '72), Robert E. Paradise Professor of Natural Resources Law and director of the new Stanford Institute for the Environment. The annual Founders' Celebration will begin at 11:00 a.m. with the traditional procession to the Mausoleum, which will be open to the public.
WINE TASTING SERIES: "MARK OLDMAN '98 (BA '92, MA '93) DOES SIDEWAYS"
Tuesday, April 12, 2005, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., McCaw Hall, Arrillaga Alumni Center, Stanford University. Mark Oldman, author of the award-winning wine guide, "Oldman's Guide to Outsmarting Wine," and cofounder and copresident of Vault, Inc., will lead this second event in the series that he has titled "Decoding 'Pinot Envy' and Other 'Sideways' Sips." Always entertaining and educational, Mark will be pouring excellent samples of this popular varietal. Cost: $25 per person, $20 for alumni in the classes of 1995 to 2004. Please register online.
SLS ASIAN PACIFIC ISLANDER ALUMNI ASSOCIATION LAUNCH EVENT
Wednesday, April 27, 2005, 4:30 to 6:00 p.m., Fisher Conference Room, Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center, 326 Galvez Street, Stanford. For more information, contact email@example.com.
"CYBERLAW IN THE SUPREME COURT"
Saturday, April 30, 2005, Crown Quadrangle, Stanford Law School. Sponsored by the Stanford Center for Internet and Society, this one-day conference will discuss MGM v. Grokster and Brand X v. FCC, two Supreme Court cases that together will greatly determine how government can and will regulate the Internet in the future, and the impact that the public interest will have on the development of cyberlaw over the next decade.
"ONLINE DELIBERATION 2005"
Friday through Sunday, May 20 through 22, 2005, Stanford University. Cosponsored by the Stanford 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."
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.
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 '85, program director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 and the Stanford Law and Technology Association present lunchtime lectures on topics that include grassroots media and the law, and two high-profile Supreme Court cases in the current term--MGM v. Grokster and Brand X v. FCC.
HOUSTON: "ENRON: CORPORATE FIASCOS AND THEIR IMPLICATIONS"
Saturday, May 7, 2005, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., The Saint Regis, 1919 Briar Oaks Lane. Featuring Nancy B. Rapoport '85, dean and professor of law, University of Houston Law Center. $45 for Stanford Club of Houston members and their guests, $50 for nonmembers and their guests. RSVP to Ruthanne Mefford (BA '77) by April 30 at email@example.com or 281/265-9674. Sponsored by the Stanford Club of Houston, Stanford Graduate School of Business, and Stanford Law School.
LOS ANGELES: RECEPTION WITH JOHN VAN DE KAMP '59
Thursday, April 7, 2005, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Cox Castle & Nicholson LLP, 2049 Century Park East, 28th Floor. Featuring California State Bar President John Van de Kamp '59 with an introduction by California Supreme Court Associate Justice Carlos Moreno '75. Sponsored by the Stanford Law Society of Los Angeles. No charge. RSVP to 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; The Stanford Black Alumni Association, D.C.; the Stanford Alumni Association; and the Stanford Law Society of Washington, D.C.
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