"O'CONNOR LEAP MOVES WOMEN UP THE BENCH"
"New York Times" article on Sandra Day O'Connor '52 (BA '50) quotes Dean Larry Kramer and Professor Deborah L. Rhode on O'Connor's effect on gender balance in the legal profession.
REID RECEIVES "OPENING DOORS TO JUSTICE" AWARD FROM PUBLIC INTEREST CLEARINGHOUSE
Peter Reid (AB '64), director of the Stanford Community Law Clinic, was honored July 12 by the Public Interest Clearinghouse with an "Opening Doors to Justice" award for his dedication to the underserved and his efforts to instill the value of service in future lawyers.
"PRISON HEALTHCARE REFORM"
KQED's "Forum" features the comments of Robert Weisberg, professor of law and head of the Stanford Criminal Justice Center at Stanford University, on the ruling by federal judge Thelton Henderson on California's prison healthcare system.
"STANFORD: FEW IDEOLOGICAL ZIGZAGS FOR TOP COURT JUSTICES"
Former Supreme Court clerks, Dean Larry Kramer and Professor Robert Weisberg comment on the pre- and post-appointment ideologies of five Supreme Court justices. Neither expects "any sort of stunning reversal" in the case of John Roberts' confirmation by the Senate in September.
"ABA IP LAW SECTION EXPLORES GROUP'S POSITION ON PATENT REFORM"
Article in BNA's "Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal" quotes professor Mark Lemley in its summary of the ABA's conference on the patent reform bill pending in Congress. Lemley's recommendations propose a more "'targeted' solution to the problem of unfettered injunctive relief."
"LAWSUITS DELAY STATE'S STEM-CELL EFFORT: FUNDING COULD BE DELAYED A YEAR"
"San Jose Mercury News" article quotes Professor Hank Greely on lawsuits delaying the financing for stem cell research funded by Prop. 71.
"TIME WARNER'S PAINFUL DIVORCE FROM AOL"
NPR's "Marketplace" features Professor Joe Grundfest in a discussion of the financial repercussions of the merger. "Time Warner says it will pay $2.4 billion to settle a class action suit over [investors'] losses."
"CLOSING ARGUMENTS TO BEGIN IN VIOXX CASE"
NPR's "Morning Edition" interviews Professor Robert Rabin about closing arguments in the Vioxx case against Merck pharmaceutical company.
"DISNEY IS STILL THE HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH"
On August 9, a Delaware judge ruled "the Walt Disney company...did nothing wrong when they gave former company President Michael Ovitz $140 million to go away." NPR's "Marketplace" features Professor Michael Klausner discussing the verdict.
"JUDGE HEARD TERRORISM CASE AS HE INTERVIEWED FOR SEAT"
Judge John Roberts Jr.'s recently released details about his interview process, revealing his ruling in a terrorism case in favor of the "'military commissions,' [which] are central to Bush's anti-terrorism strategy." Director of Stanford's Center on Ethics, Professor Deborah Rhode, comments in the "Washington Post" on Roberts' conduct.
"CHIMERAS: ANIMAL-HUMAN HYBRIDS"
The "NewsHour with Jim Lehrer" features Professor Hank Greely, director of the Center for Law and the Biosciences, in an extended interview on the ethics of Dr. Irving Weissman's work transferring human brain cells to mice.
"ROBERTS V. THE FUTURE"
A "New York Times Magazine" cover story quotes Lawrence Lessig, C. Wendell and Edith M. Carlsmith Professor of Law, and alumnus Marc Rotenberg '87 on a "Brave New World of constitutional disputes" that could prove a litmus test during the confirmation hearings of John G. Roberts Jr.
PUBLIC INTEREST PROGRAMS NEWS AVAILABLE ONLINE
The latest issue of "Create Change," the Stanford Public Interest Programs newsletter, is now available online.
CUÉLLAR: "RETHINKING REGULATORY DEMOCRACY"
"Administrative Law Review" article by Associate Professor of Law and Deane F. Johnson Faculty Scholar Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar suggests alternatives to "existing mechanisms to achieve public participation in the regulatory state."
LEMLEY: SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE ON PATENT REFORM
William H. Neukom Professor of Law, Mark A. Lemley, testifies for Roundtable before the Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property to "examine injunctions and damages relating to patent law reform."
LESSIG: "THE SAME OLD SONG"
"Wired" post by Professor Lawrence Lessig, C. Wendell and Edith M. Carlsmith Professor of Law, reflects on intellectual property laws concluding," laws should reflect the views of the reasonable, not the lawyerly."
MORRISON: "THE ASBESTOS BILL: Two flaws should be fixed"
"National Law Journal" op-ed written by Alan B. Morrison, Senior Lecturer in Law.
POLINSKY: "VIOXX VERDICT'S DARK SIDE"
"Boston Globe" op-ed co-authored by Professor A. Mitchell Polinsky, Josephine Scott Crocker Professor of Law and Economics.
DISCUSSION AND RECEPTION WITH MIKE GRECO
Monday, September 19, 2005, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Room 290 and Crocker Garden, Stanford Law School. Featuring incoming American Bar Association President Mike Greco. Sponsored by the Stanford Law Society of Silicon Valley and the Stanford Center on Ethics. RSVP by September 12, 2005 to firstname.lastname@example.org; no charge.
"STANDARDIZATION AND THE LAW: DEVELOPING THE GOLDEN MEAN FOR GLOBAL TRADE"
Thursday through Friday, September 22 through 23, 2005, Bechtel Conference Center, Encina Hall, Stanford University. Sponsored by the Stanford Law School Program in Law, Science, and Technology, and cosponsored by Sun Microsystems, this conference will address the need for standardization in global trade as a tool to balance competing interests such as regional policies, competition law, intellectual property rights, and public good.
REGISTER ONLINE FOR ALUMNI WEEKEND 2005
Thursday through Sunday, October 20 through 23, 2005, Crown Quadrangle, Stanford Law School. Online registration now available. The weekend will include engaging and timely panel discussions, including: "From Despair to Hope? The Global War on Poverty," a panel featuring Josh B. Bolten '80, director, Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President; Reuben Jeffery III, JD/MBA '80, special assistant to the president, and senior director for international economic affairs, U.S. Department of State; and moderator Richard L. Morningstar '70, adjunct lecturer in public policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and former United States ambassador to the European Union. "Controlling the Bench: The Impeachment of Justice Samuel Chase Revisited," will offer an abbreviated reenactment of the historic trial with appellate arguments presented by current law students, and a discussion of the trial's contemporary relevance among Dean Larry Kramer, Jack Rakove, Coe Professor of History and American Studies, Stanford University and professor (by courtesy), Stanford Law School, and others. 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.
SAN DIEGO: "RAISING THE BAR ON CLINICAL EDUCATION": SLS RECEPTION AT THE ANNUAL STATE BAR MEETING
Thursday, September 8, 2005, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., San Diego Marriott Hotel and Marina, 333 West Harbor Drive, San Diego. Featuring faculty speaker Larry Marshall, professor of law, David and Stephanie Mills Director of Clinical Education, and Associate Dean for Public Interest and Clinical Education. Sponsored by the Stanford Law Society of San Diego. RSVP by September 5, 2005 to email@example.com; no charge.
LOS ANGELES: ALUMNI RECEPTION AT LA TERZA
Tuesday, September 27, 2005, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., La Terza, 8384 W. Third Street, Los Angeles. Sponsored by the Stanford Law Society of Los Angeles. RSVP by September 20, 2005 to firstname.lastname@example.org; charge of $25.
PEBBLE BEACH: "THE PEOPLE THEMSELVES: POPULAR CONSTITUTIONALISM AND JUDICIAL REVIEW"
Thursday, September 29, 2005, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Stevenson School, Keck Auditorium, Upper School, Pebble Beach, CA. Featuring Larry D. Kramer, Richard E. Lang Professor and Dean, Stanford Law School. Sponsored by the Monterey Bay Stanford Club. For more information, contact Bruce Evans (BS '59) at email@example.com. $10 for club members; $15 for non-members.
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