STANFORD LAW SCHOOL LAUNCHES THE ARTHUR AND TONI REMBE ROCK CENTER FOR CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
The new Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford Law School, headed by Professors Robert Daines and Joseph Grundfest, will sponsor a series of programs designed to deepen the understanding of the governance process, enhance the quality of governance-related education, and improve the practice of governance around the world. The Rocks donated $10 million to fund the center's launch, the largest gift for the study of corporate governance in academic history.
WILLIAM KOSKI APPOINTED INAUGURAL ERIC AND NANCY WRIGHT PROFESSOR OF CLINICAL EDUCATION
Professor William Koski, a Stanford Law School faculty member since 2001, has been named the inaugural Eric and Nancy Wright Professor of Clinical Education. The professorship was established to promote scholarship and teaching in public interest law. Professor Koski serves as director of the Youth and Education Law Clinic.
$30 MILLION GIFT JUMP-STARTS ENVIRONMENTAL EFFORT AT STANFORD
The Stanford Institute for the Environment has been renamed the Ward W. and Priscilla B. Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford University in recognition of their gift. The law school's Barton H. "Buzz" Thompson Jr. is co-director of the Woods Institute and the Robert E. Paradise Professor in Natural Resources Law.
"CALIFORNIA LAWYER" NAMES SULLIVAN AND LEMLEY TO ITS "ATTORNEYS OF THE YEAR" LIST
"California Lawyer" has named Professor and former Dean Kathleen M. Sullivan and Professor Mark Lemley to their annual recognition list in the areas of appellate and intellectual property, respectively.
"RULING LETS THE MILITARY RECRUIT ON CAMPUSES"
"Los Angeles Times" coverage quotes Dean Larry Kramer on the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Solomon Amendment.
"STANFORD WILL ESTABLISH CENTER TO STUDY CORPORATE GOVERNANCE"
"Wall Street Journal" coverage announces the establishment of the Rock Center for Corporate Governance and quotes Dean Larry Kramer.
"WHEN THE NET GOES FROM FREE TO FEE"
"Newsweek" coverage quotes Professor Lawrence Lessig on the perils of abandoning Net neutrality.
"DRAWING THE LINE"
"The New Yorker" quotes Professor Pamela Karlan on redistricting in Texas.
"A QUESTIONABLE FORCE PLAY"
"Washington Post" coverage quotes Professor William Gould on player and team conflicts in Major League Baseball.
"STEM CELL INSTITUTE'S LEGALITY GOES TO TRIAL"
"Los Angeles Times" coverage quotes Professor Henry T. "Hank" Greely on the legal battles facing California's stem cell institute.
"FRACTURED CLASS ACTIONS"
"BusinessWeek" coverage quotes Professor Joseph Grundfest on the growing number of opt-outs in class action suits.
"NEW CLERK FOR ALITO HAS A LONG PAPER TRAIL"
"New York Times" coverage quotes Professor Deborah Rhode on Justice Alito's selection of 37-yearl old Adam Ciongoli as his clerk.
"LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD SNITCHES"
"Time" magazine quotes Professor Robert Weisberg in an article about how Baltimore is attempting to crack the inner city code of silence.
"SUPREME COURT PUZZLES SOME WITH MIXED ANSWERS ON LETHAL INJECTION"
"Washington Post" coverage quotes Lecturer Thomas Goldstein on the Supreme Court's recent death penalty decisions.
"NO SEX PLEASE—WE'RE TRYING NOT TO GET SUED"
"Financial Times" article quotes Professor Deborah Rhode on the sometimes over-zealous nature of sexual harassment training.
"CLASS ACTION PAY SETTLEMENTS SOAR"
"Wall Street Journal" coverage quotes Professor Joseph Grundfest on upcoming trends for class action settlements.
LEMLEY: "CHINESE COMPANY SUES FOR PATENT INFRINGEMENT"
"Marketplace" broadcast feature commentary by Professor Mark Lemley on a Chinese company's lawsuit against an American company for alleged patent infringement.
LESSIG: "CAN MICROSOFT SAVE THE NET?"
"Wired" column by Professor Lawrence Lessig addresses new developments in internet security.
LUBAN: "LIBERALISM, TORTURE AND THE TICKING TIME BOMB"
"Harper's" current issue features an excerpt of David Luban's article on torture and its place within liberalism, which originally appeared in the Virginia Law Review.
SULLIVAN: "CONSENT OF THE GOVERNED"
"New York Times" book review by Professor and former Dean Kathleen M. Sullivan analyzes the new book "Active Liberty: Interpreting Our Democratic Constitution" by Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer.
WEISBERG: "AMID MEDICAL RELUCTANCE, CALIFORNIA DELAYS EXECUTION"
NPR's "Day to Day" broadcast features commentary by Robert Weisberg on California's decision to postpone an execution because no medical professional was willing to act as a witness.
"READING MINDS: LIE DETECTION, NEUROSCIENCE, LAW, AND SOCIETY"
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. Please visit the website to register. For more information, contact Trish Gertridge at email@example.com.
"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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
"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 email@example.com.
"TRANSFORMING AMERICAN BOARDS: CAN WE EFFECTIVELY USE LIABILITY RULES?"
Thursday, April 6, 2006, 6:00 p.m. reception and 7:00 p.m. lecture, Room 190, Stanford Law School. Dean Larry Kramer cordially invites you to attend the inaugural Morrison & Foerster Lectureship in honor of Marshall Small '51 (BA '49). Leading corporate law expert William Allen, director of the NYU Center for Law and Business, founding chair of the Independence Standards Board, and former chancellor of the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware, will be the featured speaker. For more information or to RSVP, contact Carreen Jensen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 650/725-3275.
SANTA CLARA DISTRICT ATTORNEY CANDIDATE FORUM
Thursday, April 6, 2006, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., Room 290, Stanford Law School. At this event, candidates for District Attorney of Santa Clara County will discuss issues facing Santa Clara County and its residents. For more information, please contact email@example.com 650/724-5786.
STANFORD LAW SCHOOL MUSICAL
Saturday, April 15, 2006, 8:00 p.m., Kresge Auditorium, Stanford Law School. The SLS Musical is an annual tradition and is written, directed, produced, and performed entirely by SLS students, with a few special guest cameos. It is a good-natured satire of law school life, complete with song and dance. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact one of the show's producers, Stephen Kane at firstname.lastname@example.org, Alex Lees at email@example.com, or David Price at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"ORIGINALISM, MUSIC, AND THE CONSTITUTION"
Friday, April 21, 2006, 4:00 p.m., Kresge Auditorium, Stanford Law School. A collaborative program will be presented on originalism in law and music, including a discussion and comparison of law and music analyzing the original intent of laws and their present day context. The discussion will be led by acclaimed arts educator Rob Kapilow and will include the Stanford's ensemble in residence, the St. Lawrence String quartet. Stanford faculty members Jack Rakove, Pulitzer Prize winning author and William Robertson Coe Professor of History and American Studies; Larry Kramer, dean of the law school; Paul Brest, former law school dean and professor emeritus; and Barbara Fried, the William W. and Gertrude H. Saunders Professor of Law will participate in the discussion. For more information, contact Barbara Greenwood at email@example.com or Chidel Onuegbu at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW YORK: "THE FINISHING SCHOOL"
Wednesday, March 15, 2006, 7:00 p.m., Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, 425 Lexington Avenue. 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 email@example.com.
SAN FRANCISCO: "THE FUTURE OF THE SUPREME COURT"
Wednesday, April 5, 2006, 6:30 p.m., Folger, Levin & Kahn, 275 Battery Street, 23rd Floor. A panel including Dean Larry Kramer, Professor and former Dean Kathleen Sullivan, and Professor Pamela Karlan will discuss their opinions on the course the High Court may take in light of recent changes to the bench. Michael Krasny, host of KQED's "Forum," will moderate the discussion. For more information, contact the Stanford Law School Office of Alumni Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WASHINGTON, DC: "LAW AND NEUROSCIENCE: PREVENTIVE DETENTION, LIE DETECTION, MENTAL STEROIDS, AND MORE"
Wednesday, April 19, 2006, 7:00 p.m., Latham & Watkins, 555 11th Street, NW. Henry T. "Hank" Greely, the Deane F. and Kate Edelman Johnson Professor of Law at Stanford Law School, will give this lecture on the implications that future advancements in neuroscience may have in the fields of lie detection and criminal law. For more information, contact the Stanford Law School Office of Alumni Relations at email@example.com.
SAN FRANCISCO: STANFORD LAW SCHOOL/GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS MIXER
Thursday, April 20, 2006, time and location to be announced, please save the date. Meet fellow law school and business school alumni in the San Francisco area and reconnect with old friends. The first round of drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be provided. For more information or to RSVP, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 650/723-2730 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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