Washington D.C.: How Stanford Law Students explore a realm few lawyers experience in their careers

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Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
2001 K St NW, Fifth Floor
Washington, DC 20006-1037

Join alumni and friends for a conversation with Jeff Fisher, Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Supreme Court Clinic, along with law students Stephany Reves, JD ’15 and Michael Skocpal, JD ’16.

Stanford’s Supreme Court Litigation Clinic—the first of its kind at any law school—gives students the opportunity to explore a realm few lawyers experience in their careers: the Supreme Court of the United States.

Professor Fisher will discuss clinical education at Stanford Law School, the Supreme Court Clinic, and some of the recent cases the clinic has been a part of involving topics such as the right of same-sex couples to marry, privacy in the digital age, international law, and various criminal procedure doctrines.

You will also hear current students who were part of the Supreme Court Clinic last quarter discuss their experiences working on briefs, participating in moots for oral arguments, and what they have learned.

Appetizers, beer and wine will be served.

About the Speaker:
Jeff Fisher, Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Supreme Court Clinic

A leading authority on Supreme Court practice and nationally recognized expert on criminal procedure, Jeffrey L. Fisher's work at the law school revolves around handling cases in the U.S. Supreme Court. He has argued 26 cases in the Court, on issues ranging from criminal justice to maritime law to telecommunications law.

His successes include the landmark cases of Crawford v. Washington and Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts, in which he persuaded the Court to adopt a new approach to the Constitution's Confrontation Clause; Riley v. California, in which the Court for the first time applied the Fourth Amendment's protections against unreasonable searches to digital information on smart phones and other computers; Blakely v. Washington, in which the Court held that the Sixth Amendment right to a jury trial applies to sentencing guidelines; and Kennedy v. Louisiana, in which the Court held that the Eighth Amendment prohibits states from imposing capital punishment for crimes against individuals that do not result in death. In 2006, The National Law Journal named Professor Fisher one of the 100 most influential lawyers in America—the youngest person on the list.

In addition to his teaching and practice concerning the Supreme Court, Professor Fisher has published numerous articles on various criminal and constitutional issues, and he currently is writing a treatise on the Confrontation Clause. Before joining the Stanford faculty, Professor Fisher co-chaired the appellate practice group of Davis Wright Tremaine. He clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens and Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

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Thank you to Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP for hosting this event.

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