TWO LAW SCHOOL FACULTY AMONG EIGHT SCHOLARS ELECTED TO ACADEMY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
Dean Larry Kramer and Professor Lawrence Lessig elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
"LETTING THE IRS DO YOUR TAXES FOR YOU"
"Wall Street Journal" coverage quotes Professor Joseph Bankman on the proposed national program in which the IRS would fill out and file tax returns for millions of taxpayers.
STUDENTS CLAIM VICTORY IN LEGAL BATTLE OVER FOREST SERVICE
3L Zach Fabish, 2L Aidan McGlaze, and 2L Craig Segall won a major victory against the Six Rivers Forest Service in the San Francisco Federal Court. In the past, a fire suppression policy was adopted by the Forest Service - without public input or impact disclosure, which is required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969. Although the court ruled against the Forest Service in 2003, it "evaded and eluded" taking action according to the students. On April 6, Judge Joseph C. Spero issued an order finding that the Six Rivers Forest Service failed to comply with its original liability ruling and compelled it to release an environmental impact statement for its Fire Management Plan within 26 months.
OUTLAW NAMED THE OUTSTANDING 2005-2006 BALIF STUDENT ORGANIZATION
The Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (BALiF) named OUTLAW as the outstanding BALiF Student Organization for 2005-2006. BALiF is the nation's oldest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) bar association, comprised of more than 1,000 Bay Area judges, lawyers, law students, and legal workers. OUTLAW was recognized for its "public and continuous advocacy on behalf of oppressed persons of LGBT orientation" and for adding "yet another level of respect and admiration to the students and already venerable institution of Stanford Law School."
"IMMIGRATION MOVEMENT STRENGTHENING"
"San Jose Mercury News" quotes Professor Jayashri Srikantiah on immigration and the new chapter in the civil rights movement.
GOULD: "ON BLACKS AND BASEBALL"
"Boston Globe" Op-Ed by Professor William Gould on the historical segregation of African Americans in the game of baseball.
GREELY: "COURT CHALLENGE STALLS CALIFORNIA STEM CELL FUNDING"
NPR's "Day to Day" features commentary by Professor Hank Greely on a lawsuit holding up more than $3 billion in state funding that California voters approved for stem cell research.
GRUNDFEST: "OUT OF BOUNDS"
"New York Times" Op-Ed by Professor Joseph Grundfest on the Fifth Amendment and the taking of private property for public use without just compensation.
MARTINEZ: "WHO IS AN ENEMY COMBATANT? LAW REMAINS UNCLEAR"
NPR's "Weekend Edition" features commentary by Professor Jenny Martinez on the status of enemy combatants.
MERRYMAN: "A CLASH OVER ANTIQUITIES"
"New York Times" letter to the editor by Professor John Merryman on a $200 million gift that prompted a debate over antiquities.
WEISBERG AND PETERSILIA: "PAROLE IN CALIFORNIA: IT'S A CRIME"
"Los Angeles Times" Op-Ed by Professor Robert Weisberg and Visiting Professor Joan Petersilia on California state laws that determine the lengths of prison terms and inmate-release policies.
"ANONYMOUS SOURCES: LEAKS, ACCOUNTABILITY, AND THE FIRST AMENDMENT"
Monday, May 8, 2006, 3:00 p.m., Annenberg Auditorium, Stanford University.
Sponsored by the Stanford University Department of Communications, this event is the Spring Quarter Carlos Kelly McClatchy Symposium. It will feature Stanford Law School professor and former dean Kathleen M. Sullivan, Bob Drogin of the Los Angeles Times, and Walter Pincus of the Washington Post. The Carlos Kelly McClatchy Memorial Lectures and Symposia were established in 1964 to bring Stanford University distinguished national and world leaders in the field of journalism. For more information, contact Mark Sauer at 650/723-1941 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
STANFORD CONFERENCE ON CHARITABLE GIVING 2006
Wednesday, May 17, 2006, 9:30 a.m. registration, 5:00 p.m. reception, Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center, 326 Galvez St., Stanford University.
Learn more about charitable giving through lectures, panel discussions, and interactive breakout sessions lead by experts in the field. State bar approved for up to 6 hours of MCLE credit. For more information, contact the Stanford University Office of Planned Giving at 650/725-4346.
"THIRD ANNUAL E-COMMERCE BEST PRACTICES CONFERENCE: HOW TO DEAL WITH THE UNCERTAINTIES OF ONLINE BUSINESS"
Monday, June 12, 2006, 8:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Stanford Law School.
Sponsored by the Stanford Program in Law, Science & Technology (LST), its Center for E-Commerce, and the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsels (ACC). This year's program will feature a roundtable of general counsels from leading technology companies and will address topics such as copyright risks, open source issues, and data privacy and security for online resources. For more information contact the Stanford Program in Law, Science & Technology at email@example.com or visit the registration website to RSVP.
FIDUCIARY COLLEGE 2006
Wednesday, June 21, 2006, 1:00 p.m. to Friday, June 23, 2006, 12:00 p.m., Stanford Law School.
Sponsored by the Stanford Program in Law, Economics & Business (LEB), Fiduciary College is a program for trustees and senior managers of endowments, foundations, and public, corporate, and union pension funds. State bar approved for twelve hours of MCLE credit. For more information contact the Stanford Program in Law, Economics & Business at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the registration website to RSVP.
DIRECTORS' COLLEGE 2006
Sunday, June 25, 2006 to Tuesday, June 27, 2006, Stanford Law School.
Cosponsored by the NASDAQ Stock Market and the New York Stock Exchange, Directors' College is an intensive two-day program for directors and senior executives of publicly traded corporations. This program is accredited by Institutional Shareholder Services and is state bar approved for twelve hours of MCLE credit. For more information contact the Stanford Program in Law, Economics & Business at email@example.com or visit the registration website to RSVP.
CHICAGO: "THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE LUCKY"
Wednesday, May 17, 2006, 6:30 p.m., Winston & Strawn LLP, 35 West Wacker Drive, 47th Floor, Chicago.
Stanford Law School alumni and guests are invited to join the Stanford Law Society of Chicago and Penny Pritzker at Stanford Law School professor Robert Daines' presentation, "The Good, the Bad, and the Lucky: CEO Pay and Skill." Please RSVP by Monday, May 8, 2006 to the Office of Alumni Relations at 650/723-2730 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW YORK: "BEYOND GLORY: JOE LOUIS VS. MAX SCHMELING, AND A WORLD ON THE BRINK"
Tuesday, May 23, 2006, 6:30 p.m., Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, One Liberty Plaza, New York.
Stanford Law School alumni and guests are invited to join author David Margolick '77 and sports writer Roy Johnson as they discuss sports, a pivotal moment in history, and Mr. Margolick's new book, "Beyond Glory: Joe Louis vs. Max Schmeling, and a World on the Brink." The evening will include a conversation between Mr. Margolick and Mr. Johnson followed by a short question and answer session. Please RSVP by Tuesday, May 16, 2006 to the Office of Alumni Relations at 650/723-2730 or email@example.com.
SILICON VALLEY: STANFORD LAW SCHOOL/GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS MIXER
Wednesday, May 24, 2006, 6:30 p.m., Daru Lounge, 632-636 Emerson Street, Palo Alto.
Meet fellow law school and business school alumni in the Bay Area and reconnect with old friends at this modern University Avenue bar and restaurant. For more information or to RSVP, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 650/723-2730 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SEATTLE: "ETHICS AT STANFORD AND BEYOND"
Wednesday, May 31, 2006, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., at the home of Alex and Ellen Alben.
Deborah Rhode, Ernest W. McFarland Professor of Law, will discuss ethics and leadership, women and leadership, and the role of professional ethics in universities. For more information, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 650/723-2730 or email@example.com.
WASHINGTON, DC: "A STANFORD SALUTE TO JUSTICE SANDRA DAY OíCONNOR"
Friday, June 23, 2006, 5:30 p.m. hors d'oeuvres and cocktail reception, 6:45 p.m. program, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.
Stanford president John Hennessy and Stanford Law School dean Larry Kramer cordially invite you to join Stanford family and friends in Washington, D.C. to honor Justice Sandra Day O'Connor '52 (BA '50). For more information, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 650/723-2730 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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