"SECURITIES CLASS-ACTION LAWSUITS RISE 43%"
Professor Joseph Grundfest is quoted in a "Wall Street Journal" article about about the increase of securities class-action law suits due to the subprime mortgage crisis. [Subscription may be required.]
"EPA RULING PUTS CALIFORNIA IN A BIND"
Professor Barton H. "Buzz" Thompson Jr. comments in the "New York Times" on whether California and 17 other states can use their own automobile emissions standards. [Subscription or payment may be required.]
"LEADING LEGAL EDUCATORS CALL FOR A SHAKEUP IN HOW THE LAW IS TAUGHT"
Professor Lawrence Marshall is quoted in the "The Chronicle of Higher Education" about a Carnegie Foundation working group meeting at Stanford focused on law school curriculum reform.
"LOAN BAILOUT IS NOT LIKELY TO HELP MANY HOMEOWNERS"
Professor G. Marcus Cole is quoted in the "San Francisco Chronicle" about the Bush administration's subprime rate freeze plan.
Professor Lawrence Lessig, founder and director of the law school's Center for Internet and Society, was profiled in the "Economist" about his new focus on political corruption.
"JUDGE WEIGHS COURTS' ROLE IN DETAINEE CASES"
Professor and Former Dean Kathleen M. Sullivan spoke to the "Washington Post" about Justice Anthony Kennedy's role in a consolidated Guantanamo case before the Supreme Court. [Registration may be required.]
"DYNAMIC NATURE OF PATENT LAW"
The "San Jose Mercury News" interviewed Professor Paul Goldstein about his new intellectual property book and much more. [Registration may be required.]
"SCHOOLS FOR DEAF CONFRONT OTHER DISABILITIES"
"Education Week" quoted Professor William Koski, founder and director of the Youth and Education Law Project, which this fall settled a case against the California School for the Deaf on behalf of a deaf child with autism. [Subscription required.]
"STANFORD LAW ENTERS FRAY OVER HARRY POTTER GUIDE"
The "Associated Press" and several other news outlets ran a story about the Fair Use Project's announcement that they have signed on to help defend RDR Books from a copyright and trademark infringment lawsuit filed by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. Fair Use Executive Director Anthony Falzone is quoted.
FISHER: "ASPIRATIONS AND THE WAR VOTE"
Professor George Fisher wrote an op-ed in the "Portsmouth Herald" about presidential candidates and their war voting patterns.
VICTOR: "HOT AIR"
Professor David Victor wrote an opinion piece for "Newsweek" about China's role as the largest emitter of greenhouse gases and the recent U.N. climate change summit in Bali.
RIGHTS, NEEDS, POWER: THE VICTIM IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE
Friday, January 25, 2008 from 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Stanford Law School
This Symposium will explore emerging and evolving issues for victims of crime, including:
Speakers include Paul Cassell, former U.S. District Court Judge and champion of victims rights, and Howard Zehr, Pioneer of the Restorative Justice Movement.
6.75 MCLE credits are available upon attendance at the symposium. To register for this symposium please visit the scjc.stanford.edu/rightsneedspower.
BEYOND BAND-AIDS: CURING THE SICK AMERICAN HEALTH CARE SYSTEM
Tuesday, January 29, 2008 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Room 180, Stanford Law School
Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, Chair of the Department of Bioethics at the Clinical Center of the National Institutes of Health, will discuss problems and solutions for the nation's currently dysfunctional health-care system. This event is co-sponsored by the Stanford Center for Law and the Biosciences and the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
SYMPOSIUM ON EDUCATION AS A CIVIL RIGHT
Saturday, February 2, 2008 from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Stanford Law School
This symposium convenes many of the foremost legal and education scholars, practitioners, and advocates from universities and organizations around the country to discuss recent developments, trends, and ideas in the current education landscape. The keynote address will be given by Christopher Edley Jr., Dean and Professor of Law, Boalt Hall.
Please register for the symposium by January 23, 2008 at 5:00 p.m. PST.
FREEDOM FOR THE THOUGHT THAT WE HATE: A BIOGRAPHY OF THE FIRST AMENDMENT
Monday, February 4, 2008 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., Student Lounge, Stanford Law School
Professor Lawrence Lessig will host a memorable discussion with two-time Pulitzer Prize winning author, Anthony Lewis about his new book Freedom For the Thought That We Hate: A Biography of the First Amendment.
MORRISON & FOERSTER LECTURE IN HONOR OF MARSHALL SMALL, '51, (BA '49)
Thursday, February 28, 2008 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Stanford Law School
The annual Morrison & Foerster Lecture in Honor of Marshall Small will be delivered by Justice Jack B. Jacobs of the Delaware Supreme Court. A public reception will begin at 6:00 p.m., and the lecture will begin at 7:00 p.m. RSVP to Rebecca Walker at 650 736.1992 or email@example.com.
STANFORD LAW SOCIETY OF SILICON VALLEY
Friday, January 18, 2008, 5:30 p.m. pre-event reception, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. wine tasting, Law Lounge, Stanford Law School
Wine personality and SLS alum Mark Oldman travels from New York to reveal six lesser-known, devastatingly delicious wine types that will rescue you from the Merlot morass. The cost for this event is $30 per person, guests are welcome. Price includes reception, wine tasting and a copy of Oldman's Guide to Outsmarting Wine. For planning purposes we are unable to accept late registrations and space is limited. Please RSVP before Friday, January 11th.
STANFORD LAW SOCIETY OF SILICON VALLEY AND THE STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
Wednesday, February 6, 2008, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m., Graduate School of Business, Room TBD
"Academic vs. Real World Ethics: A View from Both Sides of the Issue" featuring GSB Professors David Brady and Dale Miller. GSB Professors David Brady and Dale Miller will discuss a variety of ethical views corporations today can pursue and the different ways corporations can implement the tenets of social responsibility.
The seminar is $35 per person and includes a reception. 1.5 MCLE ethics credits are offered. Please visit alumni.gsb.stanford.edu to register for this seminar and for additional information.
STANFORD LAW SOCIETY OF NEW YORK
Thursday, February 7, 2008, 6:00 p.m., Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP 200 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10166
"From the Farm to the Fed: An Evening with Newly-Appointed Fed Governor Kevin Warsh (AB '92)"
An evening with Governor Kevin Warsh who will provide an insider's perspective on how the Fed board works and how his career led him from the Farm to the Fed. This informal off-the-record chat is only open to Stanford alumni and their guests.
There is no charge for this event but due to security restrictions you must register for this event before January 23, 2008 by calling 650 723.2730 or by sending an e-mail to Alumni.Relations@Law.Stanford.Edu. We will not be able to accommodate any late or walk-in registrations.
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