Posts for June, 2012

Forty Years After Watergate

June 22, 2012 | Issue 86

This summer, as we mark the 40th anniversary of the Watergate break-in, which precipitated modern efforts to respond to the dangers of unfettered political spending, we should ask why our political system is more awash than ever in secret money. Much of the answer lies in the interaction between Supreme [...]

Hon. Warren Christopher 
Remembrance


June 22, 2012 | Issue 86

I am a Benedictine nun and an alumna of the law school, Class of 1986, where my name was Monica Evans. I read with interest the Spring 2011 Stanford Lawyer’s “Remembrance” of the Hon. Warren Christopher ’49, by Judge Raymond C. Fisher ’66. The article is an informative and thought-provoking [...]

Dean Manning Remembrance


June 22, 2012 | Issue 86

I was saddened to read in the Fall 2011 issue of the passing of Dean Bayless Manning. I thought I’d share my fondest memory of him:
Shortly after his appointment as dean was announced, he came down to introduce himself at a dinner held by the Stanford Law Society of Southern [...]

Your Privacy at Risk

June 22, 2012 | Issue 86

It was nice to see the Stanford Lawyer raise the question of Internet privacy in the Fall 2011 issue (“Your Privacy at Risk”). But it was also somewhat disappointing to see how the article ultimately answered the question asked. Fortunately, the courts, the Congress, international organizations, and just about everyone [...]

The JD Entrepreneurs

June 19, 2012 | Issue 86

Stanford Law School has long been a magnet for innovative students, those drawn to the Palo Alto campus not just for a law degree but also for immersion in the uniquely entrepreneurial environment of the university and its Silicon Valley environs.

Veterans and the Criminal Justice System

June 18, 2012 | Issue 86

Lately, there’s a lot of news about veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq 
to uncertain prospects for a future outside of the military. But some are finding their way back into civilian life via education. The number of veterans coming to Stanford Law has surged during
the past few years. And their pres
ence on campus is being felt both in and outside of the classroom.

Merryman Honored for 
Lifetime Achievement 


June 11, 2012 | Issue 86

John Henry Merryman, Nelson Bowman Sweitzer and Marie B. Sweitzer Professor of Law, Emeritus, received the 2011 ARCA Award 
for Lifetime Achievement in 
Defense of Art. ARCA, the Association for Research into Crimes Against Art, is an interdisciplinary research group focused on art crime and cultural property protection. A renowned [...]

Babcock Named a 
Leader in Law 


June 11, 2012 | Issue 86

Barbara Babcock, Judge John Crown Professor of Law, Emerita, has been recognized by The Recorder as one of “20 Women Leaders in Law” in the Bay Area. The Recorder describes the 2011 honorees as “living legends” who have helped “blaze what was then a dimly lit trail.” Babcock is an [...]

Rabin Receives Torts and Writing Awards


June 11, 2012 | Issue 86

Robert L. Rabin, A. Calder Mackay Professor of Law, received the 2011 John G. Fleming Award in Torts from the Berkeley School of Law in October and delivered the inaugural Fleming Lecture, titled “A Brief History of Accident Law: Tort and the Administrative State.” The award is named for John [...]

Karlan and McConnell Honored for 
Exemplary Legal Writing

June 11, 2012 | Issue 86

Pamela S. Karlan, Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Professor of Public Interest Law, and Michael W. McConnell, Richard and Frances Mallery Professor of Law, were selected by The Green Bag as 2011 honorees for “exemplary legal writing.” Karlan was awarded in the short articles category for “Constitutional Fidelity,” a section from [...]