"WHO'S WATCHING THE WATCHDOGS"
SLS Professor Robert Daines and GSB Professor Dave Larker's new study about the reliability of corporate governance ratings-published under the auspices of the Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance-is the subject of a "Fortune" article.
"SUPREME COURT REJECTS DEATH PENALTY FOR CHILD RAPE"
The "New York Times" covered the Supreme Court ruling in a death penalty case argued by Professor Jeffrey Fisher. [Subscription or payment may be required.]
"THE TROUBLE WITH MARKETS FOR CARBON"
Professor David Victor is quoted in a "New York Times" story about Europe's experience with its carbon trading program. [Subscription or payment may be required.]
"DETAINED JOURNALIST SUES BUSH ADMINISTRATION"
The "Associated Press" ran a story about Ahmad v. Bush, a suit filed by Visiting Professor Barbara Olshansky and the law school's International Human Rights Clinic. Olshansky, who directs the clinic, has worked on a range of detainee cases, including the Boumediene case recently decided by the Supreme Court.
"THE NEW 'I DO'"
Professor Pam Karlan is quoted in the "Washington Post" about potential challenges to gay marriage in spite of the California Supreme Court ruling. [Registration may be required.]
"BIG PENALTY SET FOR LAW FIRM, BUT NOT FOR TRIAL"
Professor Joseph A. Grundfest is quoted and the Securities Class Action Clearinghouse is referenced in a "New York Times" piece about the Milberg Weiss settlement agreement. [Subscription or payment may be required.]
"GUANTANAMO SUPREME COURT DECISION"
Derek Shaffer, executive director of the Stanford Constitutional Law Center, joined New York Times reporter Adam Liptak on "KQED Forum" to discuss the Supreme Court's watershed decision in Boudmediene v. Bush.
"ONO LOSES LENNON SONG BID"
The "BBC" quotes Lecturer in Law and Executive Director of the Fair Use Project Anthony T. Falzone regarding Yoko Ono's failed injunction against Premise Media. The Fair Use Project is representing Premise Media and the other defendants in the case pro bono.
"THE STATE OF THE LEGAL PROFESSION: JUNIOR ASSOCIATES"
"FindLaw" reported on a panel discussion about challenges facing junior associates at the law school's State of the Legal Profession conference. Dean Larry Kramer is quoted.
"SHOULD RACE BE A FACTOR IN ADOPTIONS?"
Professor R. Richard Banks is quoted in "Time" about transracial adoption and whether race should be a factor in the process.
"TAX-SHELTER USERS GET SOME RARE GOOD NEWS"
Professor Joseph Bankman is quoted in "The Wall Street Journal" in an article about the current state of tax shelters. [Subscription may be required.]
GOLDSTEIN: "A PATENT LIE"
Professor Paul Goldstein's latest intellectual property thriller, "A Patent Lie," was released by Doubleday this month.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SENTENCING COMMISSIONS ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Sunday-Tuesday, August 3 to 5, 2008, The Palace Hotel, San Francisco, CA
This year's National Association of Sentencing Commissions Conference is an invitation for sentencing commissions, commissioners, staff, and partners to consider what it means to build bridges between sentencing philosophy, policy, and performance, and to contemplate their roles in constructing those bridges in San Francisco, one of the nation's most exciting cities.
For registration and more information visit scjc.stanford.edu/nasc2008.
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.
For more information please visit the alumni weekend website or contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 650 723.2730 or firstname.lastname@example.org
STANFORD LAW SOCIETY OF SILICON VALLEY
Monday, July 10, 2008, 7:30 p.m. Kepler's Bookstore, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
Paul Goldstein will sign books, host a Q&A session and read from his new book, "A Patent Lie," the sequel to "Errors & Omissions." A timely and fascinating look at how the law operates at its most arcane yet financially consequential, "A Patent Lie" is further evidence that Paul Goldstein is an emerging master of the legal thriller.
Reception sponsored by Morrison & Foerster LLP
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