"THE BUSINESS OF LAW"
Dean Larry Kramer discussed the state of the legal industry on "KPCC-FM's AirTalk with Larry Mantle." [To find audio of the show go to AirTalk's archives and click on April 24.]
"POTTER TRIAL: ON LAST DAY, DEFENSE OUTSHINES ROWLING"
The Harry Potter Lexicon trial, in which the law school's Fair Use Project (FUP) defended a book publisher against a copyright lawsuit brought by J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros., was covered by the "New York Times," "Associated Press," "CNN," and many others. The "Wall Street Journal" "blogged" the trial, including FUP Executive Director Anthony Falzone's closing arguments, on its law blog. [Subscription may be required.]
"LAW SCHOOL TO EASE LOAN REPAYMENTS"
Dean Larry Kramer and Senior Associate Dean of Administration and CFO Frank Brucato are quoted in "The Stanford Daily" explaining changes to the Loan Repayment Assistance Program.
"CHANGING NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND"
Professor Bill Koski was interviewed on "KCBS Radio" about proposed changes to the No Child Left Behind law.
"MISTRIAL IS DECLARED FOR 6 MEN IN SEARS TOWER TERROR CASE"
Professor Jenny S. Martinez is quoted in a "New York Times" article about the mistrial of six Miami men charged with plotting to blow up the Sears Tower in Chicago. [Subscription or payment may be required.]
"FCC WRANGLES OVER 'NET NEUTRALITY' ISSUE"
The "Associated Press" reported on the FCC hearing hosted by the law school's Center for Internet and Society. Professor Larry Lessig, who provided testimony at the hearing along with Professor Barbara van Schewick, is quoted.
"WILL THE SIMPLE RETURN END APRIL 15 TAX AGONY?"
Professor Joseph Bankman is quoted in a "Christian Science Monitor" story regarding Simple Return, a completed tax return prepared by the state that Bankman helped devise for the state of California.
"COURT TO CONSIDER DEATH PENALTY FOR CHILD RAPE"
Professor Jeffrey Fisher is quoted in a "Reuters" article discussing a Supreme Court case involving a man who is on death row in Louisiana for child rape.
"YAHOO IS SAID TO REBUFF MICROSOFT THREAT OVER BID"
Professor Michael Klausner is quoted in "The New York Times" commenting on Microsoft's methods of convincing Yahoo to accept its offer in a take-over bid. [Subscription or payment may be required.]
"TWO NEIGHBORS, BOTH TRYING TO GO GREEN, GET IN EACH OTHERS' WAY"
Professor Barton H. "Buzz" Thompson comments on the "CBS Evening News" about a dispute that arose between neighbors about solar panels and trees that shade them.
"FROM DNA OF FAMILY, A TOOL TO MAKE ARRESTS"
Professor Henry T. "Hank" Greely is quoted in a Washington Post article about the practice of using the DNA of a suspect's relatives. [Subscription may be required.]
LESSIG: "PUBLIC MUST FIGHT TO MAINTAIN NET NEUTRALITY"
Professor Lawrence Lessig co-authored a "San Francisco Chronicle" op-ed about net neutrality, the subject of an FCC hearing hosted by Stanford Law School on April 17.
FIFTH ANNUAL E-COMMERCE BEST PRACTICES
Friday, June 13, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Stanford Law School, 559 Nathan Abbott Way, Stanford, CA 94305
The Stanford Program in Law, Science & Technology, its Center for E-Commerce and the Association of Corporate Counsel, San Francisco Bay Area Chapter presents The Fifth Annual Stanford E-Commerce Best Practices Conference: How to Deal with the Uncertainties of Online Business.
MCLE Credits will be available. For information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 650 723.5905. To register please visit lst.stanford.edu/best_practices.
Sunday, June 22 - Tuesday, June 24, 2008, Stanford Law School, 559 Nathan Abbott Way, Stanford, CA 94305
Directors' College is an intensive two-day program for directors and senior executives of publicly traded corporations. The program offers a blend of the latest information on critical issues facing every board today—Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, compensation, audit committee practices, litigation, D & O insurance coverage, and ethical concerns—combined with seasoned perspectives on best boardroom practices. The program is designed to generate practical "takeaway" pointers that can be responsibly applied to a broad range of boardroom concerns. Now in its twelfth year, Directors' College brings together leading CEOs, directors, jurists, scholars, and regulators for a rigorous examination of corporate governance concerns at a venue that has become the premiere program for director education.
For more information, contact the Law School at 650 723.5905 or ExecEd@law.stanford.edu.
SAVE-THE-DATE FOR ALUMNI WEEKEND 2008
Friday-Sunday, October 10 to 12, 2008, Stanford Law School
Mark your calendars for Friday-Sunday, October 10 to 12, 2008 for a weekend of informative panels, classes without quizzes, and fun special events. This year we will be honoring the Classes of 1953, 1958, 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, and 2003 with reunion specific events.
One classbook will be produced for each reunion class and will include a directory listing contact information for each member of your class. Please submit your classbook page today!
For more information please visit the alumni weekend website or contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 650 723.2730 or email@example.com.
JUSTICE FOR ALL: CELEBRATING PRO BONO
Monday, May 5, 2008, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Oakland Marriott City Center, 1001 Broadway, Oakland
Join the Alameda County Bar Association Volunteer Legal Services Corporation as they honor the VLSC volunteers who provided pro bono legal services last year. The evening will feature a provocative discussion between Dean Christopher Edley of Boalt Hall School of Law and Dean Larry Kramer of Stanford Law School. Leslie Guevarra, Bay Area media and communications professional, will be the event's mistress of ceremonies.
Cost: Individuals: $150, Legal Services Attorneys: $125, Tables of 10: $1,800*
*Purchasing a table of ten guarantees that you and your guests will all be seated together.
For additional information please visit the ACBA/VLSC website. Michele Moore will gladly answer any questions at 510 302.2203.
STANFORD LAW SOCIETY OF SAN FRANCISCO
Friday, May 9, 2008, 6:00-8:00 p.m., The Ritz Carlton, 600 Stockton Street, San Francisco
Dean Larry Kramer will be hosting a reception and book signing event with Jonathan Zittrain, author of "The Future of the Internet—and How to Stop It."
This extraordinary book explains the engine that has catapulted the Internet from backwater to ubiquity-and reveals that it is sputtering precisely because of its runaway success. With the unwitting help of its users, the generative Internet is on a path to a lockdown, ending its cycle of innovation-and facilitating unsettling new kinds of control. "This book is fundamental. It will define the debate about the future of the Internet, long after we haven't stopped it. Absolutely required reading."–Lawrence Lessig, Professor, Stanford Law School, and author of Free Culture and The Future of Ideas.
Please contact SLS Alumni Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 650 723.2730 to secure your spot.
STANFORD LAW SOCIETY OF SILICON VALLEY AND STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
Wednesday, May 21, 2008, 6:00-8:30 p.m. program and reception, Stanford Law School, Room 180
Leadership Challenges: Current Ethical Controversies in Business and Law
Join Professor Deborah L. Rhode, the Ernest W. McFarland Professor of Law at Stanford Law School, as she discusses moral leadership and some of the ethical challenges that currently face businesses and the legal profession.
To register for this event please visit alumni.gsb.stanford.edu/lifelonglearning/events_programs. The cost for this event is $35 per person and offers 1.5 MCLE ethics credit.
For questions and additional information, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 650 723.2730 or e-mail email@example.com.
STANFORD LAW SOCIETY OF CHICAGO
Wednesday, May 21, 2008, 6:30 p.m. Barbara's Bookstore/UIC, 1218 South Halsted Street, Chicago
Discussion and Book Signing with Laura Donohue, author of The Cost of Counterterrorism. Please register for this event by contacting the Office of Alumni Relations at 650 723.2730 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
STANFORD LAW SOCIETY OF SAN FRANCISCO AND WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
Tuesday, May 20, 2008, 6:00 p.m. World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco
World Affairs Council of Northern California members: Free
Student with valid ID: $5.00
Ticket and Membership: $95.00
Moderated Discussion and Book Signing with Laura Donohue, author of The Cost of Counterterrorism. Advanced registration is recommended for guaranteed seating. However, pre-registration is not required and walk-ins on the day of this program are welcome. To register, please visit www.itsyourworld.org.
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