HIGH COURT RULINGS IN FIRST TWO SUPREME COURT LITIGATION CLINIC CASES FAVOR CLINIC ARGUMENTS
On March 30 and April 5, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down decisions in two cases for which the Supreme Court litigation clinic wrote petitions for certiorari and in which clinic faculty argued before the court: one involving the shielding of IRAs in bankruptcy proceedings; and the other, the scope of age-discrimination protections.
ENVIRONMENTAL LAW CLINIC SUIT TO PROTECT NATIVE SPECIES SUCCEEDS IN FEDERAL COURT
In a March 31 ruling, Judge Susan Illston '73 of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency must regulate the discharge of ballast water by ships arriving in U.S. ports--a victory for students in the Stanford Environmental Law Clinic, who teamed with students from Lewis and Clark Law School to represent the environmental organizations filing the suit.
"JACOBSTEIN, LAW PROFESSOR EMERITUS AND LIBRARIAN, DEAD AT 85"
Professor J. Myron Jacobstein, director of the Stanford Law Library for more than twenty years, passed away on March 25.
"FOREIGN JUDGES GATHER ON CAMPUS TO WEIGH THE IMPACT OF INTERNATIONAL COURTS"
In March, eleven judges from eight international tribunals gathered at Stanford Law School to discuss "their courts' evolving roles in shaping the rule of law in an interconnected world."
"FIGHTING FOR IMMIGRANTS: LAW STUDENTS TACKLE 'CIVIL RIGHTS ISSUE OF OUR TIME'"
Pacific News Service feature discusses new SLS Immigrants' Rights Clinic.
SLS ALUMNI AND FACULTY AMONG "LEGAL AFFAIRS'" TOP 20 LEGAL THINKERS
C. Wendell and Edith M. Carlsmith Professor of Law Lawrence Lessig, "Slate" Senior Editor Dahlia Lithwick '95, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor '52 (BA '50), and Chief Justice of the United States William Rehnquist '52 (BA '48, MA '48) are among the nation's "Top 20 Legal Thinkers," according to a poll conducted by "Legal Affairs" magazine.
STEIN, JD/MBA '72, WINS GOLD SPIKE
On April 9, the Stanford Associates honored former Stanford Board of Trustees chair Isaac Stein with its Gold Spike Award, for "exceptional volunteer leadership service to Stanford University."
GOULD: "AS SEASON OPENS, IT'S TIME TO THINK ABOUT RESTORING BASEBALL'S IMAGE"
"San Francisco Chronicle" op-ed by William B. Gould IV, Charles A. Beardsley Professor of Law, Emeritus
LESSIG: "THE INTELLECTUAL IMPERIALISTS"
"New York Times Book Review" essay discusses "Free Culture: How Big Media Uses Technology and the Law to Lock Down Culture and Control Creativity" by Lawrence Lessig, C. Wendell and Edith M. Carlsmith Professor of Law
"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 take-away 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 281/265-9674. Sponsored by the Stanford Club of Houston, Stanford Graduate School of Business, and Stanford Law School.
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