The Write Stuff

Law is not only part of everyday life, it’s also part of popular culture—with television shows (L.A. Law, Perry Mason), movies (Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, To Kill a Mockingbird), novels, and more influencing American life. This Stanford Lawyer feature looks at alumni who write fiction for movies, television, and print, and how their legal education helped them to realize their creative talents. Included here are Josh Berman, Jonathan Lisco, Michele Martinez Campbell, Alafair Burke, and Paul Goldstein, Stella W. and Ira S. Lillick Professor of Law. Read the Stanford Lawyer article »

“Law as Entertainment (and Business): Creating and Producing Lawyer Shows” View video of a panel discussion with Larry Kramer, Marshall Goldberg, The Practice’s star Camryn Manheim and the series’ creator David E. Kelley. View video »

A Seat at the Table: U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Council Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe

This Stanford Lawyer profile explores the dynamic career of Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe and the many factors that led to her appointment last year as the first U.S. Ambassador to the UN Human Rights Council and how she is influencing this important international body during a time of great unrest—particularly in the Middle East. Read the Stanford Lawyer article »

Save the Date: Alumni Weekend 2011

Mark your calendars for Thursday through Sunday, October 20-23, 2011, for a weekend of informative panels, classes without quizzes, and other special events.

Registration is now open! Early bird discount expires September 16. 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

Save the Date: Constitution Day 2011

On September 21, in commemoration of Constitution Day, Judge Janice Rogers Brown will present a lecture titled “Blessed: Providence, Pessimism, and the Parable of Honor.” Judge Brown is on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and was formerly an associate justice of the California Supreme Court. The event is sponsored by the Stanford Constitutional Law Center and will be from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in Paul Brest Hall at the Munger Graduate Residence. Click here to RSVP for this event.

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