"DNA TESTING: IN OUR BLOOD"
"Newsweek" cover story quotes Professor Hank Greely (BA '74) on the implications of using genetic testing to determine ancestral lineage.
"KENNEDY SEEN AS THE NEXT JUSTICE IN THE COURT'S MIDDLE"
"Washington Post" coverage quotes Professor Pamela Karlan on Justice Anthony Kennedy's (BA '58) potential to become the swing vote in the Supreme Court with the retirement of Sandra Day O'Connor '52 (BA '50).
"ON NSA SPYING: A LETTER TO CONGRESS"
"The New York Review of Books" published a letter sent to Congress by prominent law school professors, including Professor and former Dean Kathleen M. Sullivan, refuting the legality of domestic spying.
"PUTTING THE SCREWS TO GOOGLE"
"Business Week" coverage quotes Professor Lawrence Lessig on the effect of a Content Consortium on the ecology of the Internet.
"HEY, BABY BELLS: INFORMATION STILL WANTS TO BE FREE"
"New York Times" coverage quotes Professor Lawrence Lessig on the current state of broadband service and lack of network neutrality.
"WHAT'S ETHICAL AND WHAT ISN'T"
"Business Week" coverage quotes Professor Hank Greely (BA '74) on the ethics of implanting human cells into animals.
GOLDSTEIN: "'THE ABRAMS REPORT' FOR JAN. 11"
MSNBC's "The Abrams Report" broadcast features commentary by Lecturer Thomas Goldstein on the Alito Supreme Court nomination hearings.
KARLAN: "THE CHANGING SUPREME COURT: A CLOSER LOOK AT THE LATEST NOMINEE"
KQED's "Commonwealth Club" broadcast of a Commonwealth Club event features commentary by Professor Pamela Karlan as part of an expert legal panel.
RHODE: "SEXUAL HARASSMENT TRAINING: IS IT REALLY EFFECTIVE?"
"National Law Journal" Op-Ed by Professor Deborah Rhode.
WILSEY DISTINGUISHED LECTURER: RICHARD WEST
Wednesday, February 8, 2006, 5:30 p.m., Annenberg Auditorium, Cummings Art Building, Stanford University. Law school alumnus Richard West '71, director of the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, is the 2006 Wilsey Distinguished Lecturer. The subject of the presentation is the "National Museum of the American Indian: Journeys in a Post-Colonial World." Sponsored by Cantor Arts Center. For more information, contact Kristen Olson at email@example.com.
"MOBSTERS, UNIONS, AND FEDS: ORGANIZED CRIME AND ORGANIZED LABOR"
Wednesday, February 8, 2006, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Stanford Law School. James Jacobs, NYU professor of criminal law and criminal justice and director of the Center for Research in Crime and Justice, will speak about organized crime and organized labor. Sponsored by the Stanford Criminal Justice Center. For more information, contact Kara Dansky at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"SPIES, SECRETS, & SECURITY: THE NEW LAW OF INTELLIGENCE"
Friday, February 17, 2006, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and Wednesday, February 22, 2006, 12:30 to 8:00 p.m., Stanford Law School. Sponsored by the Stanford Law & Policy Review, Stanford National Security Law Society, and the Center for Internet and Society. This two-day symposium will analyze the law and policy of intelligence and national security. The Honorable Patricia Wald, of the Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction will be the featured speaker. Alumni admission is free; register at the event website. For more information, contact Joe Ross at email@example.com.
"14TH ANNUAL BID FOR JUSTICE AUCTION"
Saturday, March 4, 2006, 6:00 p.m. silent auction, 8:00 p.m. live auction, Crown Quadrangle (silent auction) and Kresge Auditorium (live auction), 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. For more information contact this year's co-chairs of the event, Melissa Magner, firstname.lastname@example.org, and Pete Schermerhorn, email@example.com.
"THE NEW FRONTIER IN WORKERS' RIGHTS"
Saturday March 4, 2006, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Stanford Law School. Stanford Law School's spring public interest symposium will bring together leading faculty and legal practitioners from across the country to reflect on the future of labor and employment law. Anna Burger, chair of the Change to Win Foundation, will deliver the keynote speech. State bar approved for five hours of MCLE credit. Please visit the website to register. For more information, contact the Public Interest Program at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"THE RIGHT TO COUNSEL IN CRIMINAL CASES: A NATIONAL CRISIS"
Monday, March 6, 2006, 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Oak West, Tressider Union, Stanford University. Sponsored by the Stanford Criminal Justice Center, this event will present the findings of the National Committee on the Right to Counsel, explore their implications for the practice of law, and discuss possible solutions to the problems the data present. The event is open to all alumni; register at the event website. For more information, contact Kara Dansky at email@example.com.
STANFORD CONFERENCE ON NEUROSCIENCE AND LIE DETECTION
Friday, March 10, 2006, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Stanford Law School. Sponsored by the Center for Law and the Biosciences, this conference will explore the impact of neuroscience's advances in the ability to monitor the operations of the brain, and the application of these advances to enhance the efficacy of lie detection. The morning session of the conference will examine the scientific plausibility of reliable lie detection through neuroscientific methods, discussing different methods and assessing their likely success. The afternoon session will assume that at least one of those methods is established as reliable and will then explore what social and legal ramifications will follow. For more information, contact Trish Gertridge at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"CULTURAL ENVIRONMENTALISM AT 10"
Friday and Saturday, March 11 and 12, 2006, 1:00 to 5:15 p.m. and 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Room 180, Stanford Law School. Stanford Law School's Center for Internet and Society will host a symposium to explore the development and expansion of the metaphor of "cultural environmentalism" over the course of ten busy years for intellectual property law. Four scholars will present original papers on the topic, and a dozen intellectual property experts will comment and expand on their works. Please visit the CIS website to register. For more information, contact Lauren Gelman at email@example.com.
"LOOKING BACKWARD, LOOKING FORWARD: THE LEGACY OF CHIEF JUSTICE REHNQUIST AND JUSTICE O'CONNOR"
Friday and Saturday, March 17 and 18, 2006, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Stanford Law School. The 2006 Stanford Law Review symposium will explore the ways in which Justices O'Connor '52 (BA '50) and Rehnquist '52 (BA '48, MA '48) left their marks on the Supreme Court, and how the High Court may evolve in the coming years. The symposium will include panels on Federalism, the Fourteenth Amendment, economic interests and personal liberties, and judicial philosophy. For more information, contact Michelle Skinner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SILICON VALLEY: THE ACTORS' GANG, "THE EXONERATED"
Friday, February 10, 2006; 6:30 p.m. pre-show discussion, 8:00 p.m. performance; Stanford Law School (discussion) and Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Stanford University (performance). Featuring a pre-show discussion with Larry Marshall, professor of law, David and Stephanie Mills Director of Clinical Education, and associate dean for public interest and clinical education. Tickets are $35. Please visit the event website to RSVP. For more information, contact the Stanford Law School Office of Alumni Relations at email@example.com.
LOS ANGELES: STANFORD LAW SCHOOL/GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS MIXER
Wednesday, March 1, 2006, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Bel Air Bar & Grill, 662 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. Meet fellow law school and business school alumni in the Los Angeles area and reconnect with old friends. The first round of drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be provided. Contact the Office of Alumni Relations at (650) 725-1861 or firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP by Wednesday, February 22, 2006.
SAN DIEGO: "MAY IT AMUSE THE COURT"
Wednesday, March 1, 2006, 7:00 p.m., Latham & Watkins LLP. Alumni and friends of Stanford Law School are invited to join Dean Kramer and Mike Kahn JD/MA '73 for an evening of wit and wisdom as they discuss Mr. Kahn's recently released book, "May it Amuse the Court: Editorial Cartoons of the Supreme Court and Constitution." Mr. Kahn will present a selection of cartoons from the book and comment on their historical context and political impact. Afterward, Dean Kramer will join Mr. Kahn for a discussion on issues currently before the Court and respond to audience questions. For more information, contact the Stanford Law School Office of Alumni Relations at email@example.com.
NEW YORK: "THE FINISHING SCHOOL"
Wednesday, March 15, 2006, time and location to be announced, please save the date. Michele Martinez '89 will discuss her new novel, "The Finishing School," her second about the character Melanie Vargas, a New York City federal prosecutor. For more information, contact the Stanford Law School Office of Alumni Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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