"THE STANFORD CONSTITUTIONAL LAW CENTER FILES AMICUS BRIEF WITH THE SIXTH CIRCUIT IN ACLU V. NSA"
The Stanford Constitutional Law Center has filed an amicus brief in ACLU v. NSA urging affirmance of the decision, which sustained the ACLU's challenge to the Government's surveillance without judicial warrant of electronic communications extending within the United States.
"GOOGLE INC. PLEDGES $2M TO STANFORD LAW SCHOOL CENTER FOR INTERNET AND SOCIETY"
Google Inc. has pledged to contribute $2M to help fund the Center for Internet and Society (CIS). The collaboration of Google and CIS seeks to establish a balance between the right to access and use information and the ownership of information.
"NINTH CIRCUIT REVERSES LOWER COURT RULING AND HALTS DEVELOPMENT ON 10,000-YEAR-OLD SACRED SITE AT MEDICINE LAKE"
The Pit River Tribe, represented by the Stanford Legal Clinic, won a major victory in their long-term struggle to protect a sacred site near Medicine Lake in Northeastern California from energy development.
"BEYOND THE FIRST YEAR"
"Inside Higher Ed" quotes Dean Larry Kramer and Professor Mark Kelman about proposed second and third year law school curriculum changes.
"CARBON MARKET AIMS TO SLOW GLOBAL WARMING"
"CNN" quotes Energy and Sustainable Development Program Director and professor David Victor about the Kyoto Protocol which, with more than 140 nations on board, aims to use market forces to rein in emissions by creating a market in greenhouse gasses.
"MALE EXECS OUTNUMBER WOMEN 9 TO 1 IN CALIFORNIA'S LARGEST COMPANIES"
"San Jose Mercury News" quotes Professor Deborah Rhode about possible reasons that Silicon Valley firms have the fewest females at the top according to a University of California study.
"SUPREME COURT ASKED TO APPLY SENTENCING RULE RETROACTIVELY"
"USA Today" quotes Supreme Court Litigation Clinic Co-Director and professor Jeffrey Fisher about the 2004 Blakely v. Washington ruling that states judges cannot boost a defendant's sentence based on factors, such as cruelty, that were not determined by a jury.
"AS PATENTS GROW MORE CONTENTIOUS, BATTLEGROUND SHIFTS TO HIGH COURT"
"The Wall Street Journal" quotes Professor Mark Lemley about how the Supreme Court is scrutinizing more patent rulings which have tilted in the favor of intellectual-property rights and could be stifling competition. [subscription required]
GOULD: "WHY LABOR LAW IS NOT WORKING"
"San Francisco Chronicle" features an opinion piece written by William B. Gould IV, Charles A. Beardsley Professor of Law, Emeritus.
GRANICK: "LET POST-ELECTION DEBUGGING BEGIN"
"Wired News" features an opinion piece written by Center for Internet and Society Executive Director Jennifer Stisa Granick.
MORRISON: "CONGRESS SHOULD STEER CLEAR OF LEGISLATING MEDICAL PRACTICES"
"San Jose Mercury News" features an opinion piece written by Senior Lecturer in Law Alan B. Morrison.
THE SUPREME COURT, February 7, 2007, PBS
THE SUPREME COURT is the first major television series to trace the story and influence of America's highest court. Over four hours long, the series traces the Court's evolution from its establishment to the present day by focusing on the temperament and constitutional vision of key Justices and crucial cases throughout our history. Dean Larry Kramer will be featured in Program Four - "With Liberty and Justice for All" which will investigate how the Court, under Chief Justice William Rehnquist, has risen in importance to become the institution most responsible for resolving central questions of American life. The first two shows will air January 31, 2007, and the second two will air February 7, 2007, on PBS.
J. KEITH MANN MEMORIAL SERVICE
Wednesday, December 13, 2006, 5:00 p.m., Moot Courtroom, Stanford Law School
Stanford Law School and the Mann family will hold a memorial service in honor of J. Keith Mann with a reception to follow in the faculty lounge. Keith was a central figure in the life of Stanford Law School for more than 50 years, serving the school well in many roles - professor, associate dean and twice as acting dean. All are welcome to attend.
BOOK READING & RECEPTION - "ARTLESS: THE ODYSSEY OF A REPUBLICAN CULTURAL CREATIVE" BY GARY D. COLE, JD '85
Monday, December 11, 2006, 6:00 p.m. Reading, 7:00 p.m. Reception, The Drama Book Shop, 250 West 40th Street, New York City
Law School alum Gary Cole concludes the tour of his first book, "Artless", a memoir spanning his childhood years to his later multiple careers: working for the CIA, making partner at an Oregon law firm, and being appointed to the National Endowment for the Arts - to be retracted days later due to his involvement with a risqué bit of theater through his company, StageDirect.
NEGOTIATION & TACTICS WITH JANET MARTINEZ
Thursday, January 25, 2007, 6:30 p.m., San Francisco (previously scheduled for November 16, 2006)
Hosted at Severson & Werson by Don Querio '72 (BA '69)
Guest Speaker: Ralph Pais, Partner, Fenwick & West LLP
Professor Martinez, Senior Lecturer in Law and Director, Gould Negotiation and Mediation Program, will present on negotiation tactics and theory and how it applies to a relevant case study.
To register for either event, RSVP to Alumni.Relations@Law.Stanford.Edu or call 650 723.2730.
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