The Depressing Cycle of Racial Accusation

Professor Richard Thompson Ford features a column by Professor Richard Thompson Ford about the recent controversy involving Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the Harvard scholar of African-American culture, who was arrested outside his home in Cambridge, MA.

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Post-Election, Post Race?

James HairstonJames Hairston ’10 offers a perspective on whether race is still a relevant discussion now that Barack Obama is President of the United States.

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Giants v. Dodgers Game and Mixer with Professor Gould, Alumni and Students

Alumni Weekend Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Mixer @ 5:00 p.m.
Game @ 7:15 p.m.

The San Francisco and Silicon Valley Law Chapters and the Class of 2009 invite you and your family to the SF Giants v. LA Dodgers baseball game.

Prior to the game, at 5:00 p.m., mingle with fellow SLS alumni, students, and recent admits at Pete's Tavern and enjoy great food and company. Then we'll head over to AT&T Park to watch the game in our group seats located in Section 140, starting at 7:15 p.m.

So come out and celebrate summer with a night at the ballpark!

For more info contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 650 723.2730 or at

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International Labor Standards, Rights and Beyond Conference

Judge Rosemary Barkett August 14-15, 2009

The conference provides a forum in which to examine freedom of association and antidiscrimination rights, with a focus on regional treaty mechanisms and American law. There will also be discussions concerning recent decisions about the right to strike across national boundaries in the European Union, from the perspectives of the EU, the NLRB, and other governmental entities.

Panels will address the subject of corporate responsibility and codes of conduct, ideas about “transnational labor citizenship,” country-specific labor programs linking trade and labor rights, and the role of the World Trade Organization and the International Labor Organization.

Judge Rosemary Barkett of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit will keynote the event. The Honorable Donald Johnston, Former Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, will deliver the luncheon address. The conference will conclude with a specific focus on labor standards in the United States and worldwide, accompanied by remarks from Professor Robert Flanagan of the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

For more information contact Jackie Del Barrio at
650 723.5905 or

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Save the Date: Alumni Weekend 2009

Alumni WeekendMark your calendars for Thursday through Sunday, October 22-25, 2009, for a weekend of informative panels, classes without quizzes, and fun special events.

For more information please visit the alumni weekend website or contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 650 723.2730 or by e-mail at

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