Last Word

| Issue 91

Bill Burke, LLB ’67

Bill Burke made it to the top of Mount Everest for a second time on May 25, 2014, and this time placed the Stanford Law School flag atop the famed mountain.He is the oldest person outside of Asia to claim this achievement. His first Mount Everest climb took place on [...]

| Issue 90

International Law and the Future of Freedom: A Posthumous Publication of John Barton’s Work

The Bender Reading Room in Green Library is a beautiful place, peacefully looking over the Quad from the library’s top floor. On Wednesday afternoon April 30, it was home to a combined beginning and ending: Stanford University Press’s launch of the late John Barton’s posthumous book, International Law and the [...]

| Issue 88

First Person

I read a lot of essays. It’s a big part of what I do here at Stanford Law School. As the applications come in, some start to stand out. I begin to see unique stories, stories that add up to much more than a list of accomplishments. These aspiring lawyers [...]

| Issue 87

On the London Olympics

Scott Blackmun, JD ’82, is CEO of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), the orga
nizing body for American participation in “The Games.” Before his appointment to CEO in January 2010, he was general counsel and senior managing director for sport resources as well as interim CEO at the USOC. He [...]

| Issue 85

Inherit Your Rights

Even in this economy, it can be easy to take a $20 bill for granted. ATM machines dispense them like candy and one “Jackson” barely buys you a nice lunch in some cities. But $20 will go a long way at Inherit Your Rights, Jana Hardy’s nascent NGO. It will [...]

| Issue 84

Law School Lessons

When Barton H. “Buzz” Thompson Jr., JD/MBA ’76 (BA ’72), Robert E. Paradise Professor in Natural Resources Law and Perry L. McCarty Director of the Woods Institute for the Environment, joined the Class of 1990 at its reunion dinner last October, he asked those at his table what they had [...]

| Issue 83

A profile of Inbal Naveh ’09

While many hope for world peace, few Americans are in a position to do something about it. Instead of watching helplessly from afar and debating the issues based on secondhand information gleaned from the media, Inbal Naveh ’09 decided to capitalize on a generous deferral program offered by Weil, Gotshal [...]