Posts for May, 2010

Freeing nonviolent lifers drives Stanford group

May 27, 2010 | Issue 82

The first time I met Mark, I did not know what to expect. In 1997, a judge decided Mark would never change and sentenced him to life in prison. My partner, Josh Weddle, and I, students in Stanford Law School’s Criminal Defense Clinic, are appealing his sentence. As we walked [...]

The Stanford Law School Documentary Project – Arpaio’s America

May 25, 2010 | Issue 82

Watch the trailer for Arpaio’s America, created by The Stanford Law School Documentary Project: Read more about their project.

Patent Cover-Up

May 24, 2010 | Issue 82

I’ve blogged here and here about the litigation involving Myriad’s patents on the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, which a district court recently invalidated. I recently wrote an article that relates to the subject. In it, I draw upon instances where patent holders have attempted to restrict analysis of their technology. [...]

Historic Lawsuit Challenges California’s Education Finance System

May 24, 2010 | Issue 82

Editor’s Note: The Youth and Education Law Project (YELP) of the Mills Legal Clinic at Stanford Law School is co-counsel with Bingham McCutchen, representing the individual plaintiffs, including the named plaintiff Maya Robles-Wong. Since its founding, the Youth and Education Law Project has provided Stanford Law students the opportunity to [...]

Srikantiah Given Community Impact Award

May 20, 2010 | Issue 82

Jayashri Srikantiah, associate professor of law and director of the Immigrants’ Rights Clinic, received the Community Impact Award from the South Asian Bar Association (SABA) of Northern California. The SABA award celebrates public service law and the advancement of South Asian participation in the legal profession. Srikantiah is a respected [...]

Lifetime Achievement Award to Gould

May 20, 2010 | Issue 82

William B. Gould IV, Charles A. Beardsley Professor of Law, Emeritus, received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Center for Collaborative Solutions (CCS). The award honors leaders and practitioners in the field of labor relations. The ceremony was held March 24 at the CCS annual labor-management conference. Gould was recognized [...]

Karlan Recognized for Exemplary Legal Writing

May 20, 2010 | Issue 82

Pamela S. Karlan, Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Professor of Public Interest Law and co-director of the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, has been included in The Green Bag’s list of exemplary legal writing of 2009. One of the nation’s leading experts on voting and the political process, Karlan is a prolific [...]

Greely Recognized as Atlantic “Brave Thinker”

May 20, 2010 | Issue 82

The Atlantic magazine included Hank Greely (BA ’74), Deane F. and Kate Edelman Johnson Professor of Law, among its 27 “Brave Thinkers” in 2009 for his provocative views on cognition-enhancing drug use. The Atlantic referred to Greely’s argument in a Nature article in which he suggested that prescription drugs such [...]

Sullivan Named Partner at Quinn Emanuel

May 20, 2010 | Issue 82

Kathleen M. Sullivan, Stanley Morrison Professor of Law and former dean, has been elevated to name partner at the prestigious New York law firm, Quinn Emanuel & Urquhart—which, from March 12, became Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP. Sullivan, a leading constitutional scholar, joined the firm in 2005 to head [...]

Grundfest and Siciliano Named Boardroom Leaders

May 20, 2010 | Issue 82

Joseph A. Grundfest ’78, W. A. Franke Professor of Law and Business, and F. Daniel Siciliano ’04, senior lecturer in law and associate dean for executive education and special programs, have both been named to Directorship’s list of “100 Boardroom Leaders for 2009.” Directorship magazine praised Grundfest’s founding of Stanford [...]