SLS AWARDS JACKSON H. RALSTON PRIZE IN INTERNATIONAL LAW TO IRANIAN HUMAN RIGHTS LAWYER
On Sunday, May 15, Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi presented the Jackson H. Ralston Lecture to the Class of 2005 and their guests during graduation exercises at Stanford's Memorial Auditorium. Ebadi's topic: "The Role of Social Justice in Reducing Terrorism."
PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY SCHOLAR SPAULDING '97 TO JOIN SLS FACULTY
On June 1, Norman W. Spaulding will become a professor of law at Stanford, where he will teach professional responsibility, civil procedure, and remedies. In addition to these topics, Spaulding's current areas of interest include the history of the legal profession, complex litigation, and law and culture.
"JUSTICES RULE WINE CAN FLOW FREELY OVER STATE BORDERS"
On May 16, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a decision in Granholm v. Heald in favor of the plaintiff, for whom Kathleen M. Sullivan, Stanley Morrison Professor of Law and former dean, had presented arguments before the Court.
GILSON ARTICLE MAKES TOP TEN
"Controlling controlling shareholders," a "University of Pennsylvania Law Review" article coauthored by Ronald J. Gilson, Charles J. Meyers Professor of Law and Business, is among the "Top 10 Corporate and Securities Articles of 2004" according to "The Corporate Practice Commentator"
HENSLER COAUTHORS NEW RAND STUDY ON ASBESTOS INJURY CLAIMS
Deborah Hensler, Judge John W. Ford Professor of Dispute Resolution, has contributed to a new RAND study finding that "more than 730,000 people have filed asbestos injury claims in the U.S., costing defendants more than $70 billion."
SLS STUDENTS, ALUMS SUCCESSFUL IN NATIONAL PUBLIC INTEREST FELLOWSHIP COMPETITIONS
This spring, thirteen students and alumni have won national public interest fellowship competitions, including for the Skadden Public Interest Fellowship, Equal Justice Works Fellowship, Fried Frank Fellowship, and U.S. Department of Justice, Attorney General's Honors Program.
"'40 UNDER 40': ACHIEVEMENTS AND INFLUENCE"
A "National Law Journal" list of top young attorneys includes Jenny Martinez, assistant professor of law, and Thomas C. Goldstein, lecturer in law.
"WHO ARE THE TOP 20 LEGAL THINKERS IN AMERICA?"
A "Legal Affairs" poll has identified C. Wendell and Edith M. Carlsmith Professor of Law Lawrence Lessig, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor '52 (BA '50), Chief Justice of the United States William Rehnquist '52 (BA '48, MA '48), and "Slate" Senior Editor Dahlia Lithwick '95 as among the nation's 20 best legal thinkers.
SIVAS '87 HONORED WITH STANFORD GRADUATE SERVICE RECOGNITION AWARD
Deborah Sivas, director of the SLS Environmental Clinic, is one of three Stanford faculty members who will receive a Graduate Service Recognition Award this year. The honor recognizes Sivas's "strong commitment to improve graduate student life at Stanford."
PUBLIC INTEREST PROGRAMS NEWS AVAILABLE ONLINE
The spring issue of "Create Change," the Stanford Public Interest Programs newsletter, is now available online.
FORD: "BUT THE SCOUTS, YOUR HONOR"
"Law schools wield a ruling on gay scoutmasters against the military." "Slate" column by Richard Thompson Ford, George E. Osborne Professor of Law, discusses the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to review the constitutionality of the Solomon Amendment.
"New York Times Magazine" article by William Safire discusses the "stir [Hank Greely, Deane F. and Kate Edelman Johnson Professor of Law, created] in the scientific world, not to mention in the zoological fraternity, when he told Sharon Begly of The Wall Street Journal, 'The centaur has left the barn.'"
KRAMER: "Protect our rights, keep the filibuster"
"Pittsburgh Tribune Review" op-ed coauthored by Larry Kramer, Richard E. Lang Professor of Law and Dean
LESSIG: "VOICE-OVER-IP'S UNLIKELY HERO"
"On his way out, Michael Powell defends four fundamental freedoms of the Net." "Wired" column by Lawrence Lessig, C. Wendell and Edith M. Carlsmith Professor of Law
SULLIVAN: "THE CONSTITUTION AND EMERGENCY"
Presentation by Kathleen M. Sullivan, Stanley Morrison Professor of Law and former dean, as part of the Princeton University Public Lectures series
SECOND-ANNUAL E-COMMERCE BEST PRACTICES CONFERENCE
Friday, June 3, 2005, Crown Quadrangle, Stanford Law School. Presented by the Stanford Center for E-Commerce of the Stanford Program in Law, Science & Technology and the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsels, this conference will address issues relating to the many legal uncertainties that arise when doing business online.
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.
SAN FRANCISCO: "KOREMATSU TO PADILLA: FEDERAL COURTS IN WARTIME"
Wednesday, June 1, 2005, 4:30 to 6:00 p.m., Ceremonial Courtroom, 19th Floor, Federal Building, 450 Golden Gate Avenue. The panel will include Jenny Martinez, assistant professor of law, Stanford Law School, and attorney for Jose Padilla before the U.S. Supreme Court in Padilla v. Rumsfeld, and will be moderated by Jack Rakove, Coe Professor of History and American Studies and professor of law (by courtesy), Stanford University. $25 per person. RSVP to Maggie Isherwood at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsored by the Historical Society of the Northern District of California.
SILICON VALLEY: RECEPTION FOR ALUMNI AND SUMMER ASSOCIATES
Wednesday, June 22, 2005, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Gamble Garden, 1431 Waverly Street, Palo Alto. Hosted by Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP. Sponsored by the Stanford Law Society of Silicon Valley. RSVP by June 17 to email@example.com; no charge.
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