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September 2020

Democracy Matters: The Challenges Posed by COVID-19 —and What Policy Makers Can Do About It

September 22 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Online

Speakers for 9/22: Ran Abramitzky Marshall Burke — Pandemic and air pollution Matt Gentzkow — Polarization and Public Health Pamela Karlan — COVID-19, Election 20 Erin Mordecai — Long-Term Intervention Strategies for COVID-19 Should the U.S. close its border to immigrants? What are the ramifications of income inequality? How has COVID-19 changed life as we know it?  Why are Americans so politically polarized? How can we address racial injustice? As the 2020 election approaches, faculty members from across Stanford will explore and examine some…

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Reimagining Policing

September 22 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Reimagining Policing

Register Zoom registration is required.   Tuesday Race Talks with Stanford’s Center for Racial Justice: What exactly would it mean to “defund the police”? Is reform a better plan, or are reformists to blame for the lack of progress on issues of police brutality and unarmed killings? This conversation will explore the varied perspectives on improving America’s criminal justice system. The guest speaker will be David Owens (SLS ’11), partner at Loevy & Loevy. Co-hosted by the Stanford Criminal Justice…

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Clerkships: Preparing to Apply

September 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Zoom (virtual location)

For the Class of 2022 Join Michelle Anderson, Susan Robinson, and Nicole Pitman for an update on the Federal Law Clerk Hiring Plan. Learn how you can use your 2L year to plan for the clerkship application process, including researching judges, preparing application materials, and selecting recommenders.

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Advance Degree meeting with OSA

September 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Zoom (virtual location)

The Office of Student Affairs meets with each group of new students. This meeting is through zoom

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New Spaces of Justice: Design Workshop Series

September 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until October 14, 2020

New Spaces of Justice: Design Workshop Series
New Spaces of Justice: Workshop Series

What does the future of the justice system look like, especially as more courts go virtual and equity becomes more of a central principle for them? This multidisciplinary workshop series will focus on re-imagining new court infrastructures for hybrid systems. We will identify and address challenges the courts and its visitors will face in losing the benefits of physical spaces provided by courthouses. Together – in interdisciplinary law, design, and architecture teams – we will design prototypes for real-life case studies to create new inclusive court infrastructures and increase access to justice.

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What Would Donald Trump’s Re-Election Mean for Constitutional Law?

September 23 @ 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
Online

  12:45 pm – 1:45 pm | Discussion via zoom. Register Now Professors McGinnis and Rodríguez will discuss how a second-term Trump administration could affect the course of constitutional law.   John McGinnis George C. Dix Professor in Constitutional Law, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law To view John McGinnis’ full bio, click here. Cristina Rodríguez Leighton Homer Surbeck Professor of Law, Yale Law School To view Cristina Rodríguez’s full bio, click here.

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SLS Musical: Weekly Writers’ Workshop

September 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Weekly throughout Autumn Quarter on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m PT
SLS Musical: Weekly Writers’ Workshop

Want to exercise your comedic chops? Feel like dispelling your stress by writing clever song parodies about the reach of the Commerce Clause? Come help write the 2021 SLS Musical! The SLS Musical is an annual tradition that combines legal wit with a healthy dose of affectionate irreverence for the institutions that bring us together, in the form of a full-length, original show written and produced by SLS students. Whether presented live onstage at a campus venue, or in serialized…

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1L Section Meeting with OSA

September 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Zoom (virtual location)

The Office of Student Affairs meets with each section in the fall quarter. We look forward to connecting and check in with our new students. This meeting is on zoom

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Criminal Defense Debrief Session

September 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Zoom (virtual location)

2L and 3L students who interned with criminal defense agencies this past summer are invited to join Prof. Ron Tyler and Suzanne Luban from our Criminal Defense Clinic to reflect on their experiences.

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Lunch Talk with Justice Daniel E. Winfree of the Alaska Supreme Court

September 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Zoom (virtual location)

An informal virtual meeting with Justice Daniel E. Winfree of the Alaska Supreme Court; Justice Winfree is a third-generation Alaskan, and he has spent most of his life in Fairbanks. He’ll be discussing clerkship opportunities with Alaska’s courts and provide some insight into living in Alaska’s varied communities. Anyone considering a future clerkship or generally interested in Alaska’s legal community is invited to attend.

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COVID and Crime: An Early Empirical Look

September 24 @ 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm
Online

Law and Economics Seminar with David S. Abrams (University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School),“COVID and Crime: An Early Empirical Look” as part of the Law and Economics Seminar, Autumn 2020. Download paper here.

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Admin Monday for 1L classes

September 25
@ Stanford Law School, 559 Nathan Abbott Way

Admin Monday for 1L classes

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HIIT Class with Bo Kelley

September 25 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Friday, repeating until November 20, 2020

Zoom (virtual location)

All of SLS is invited to participate in our HIIT class taught by Bo Kelley. Zoom invites for this class will be in the weekly brief.

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The Legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

September 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online

Please join Professors Brian Fletcher, Deborah Rhode, and Jane Schacter Friday, 9/25 from 1:00 to 2:00, for a discussion of Justice Ginsburg’s legacy. Sponsored by the Center on the Legal Profession.

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Student Organization Leadership Trainings

September 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Zoom (virtual location)

OSA is offering four leadership training sessions for our new student org leaders. Lead by Leslie Culver Dates and times: Friday, September 18th 3-3:45 4-4:45 Friday, September 25 3-3:45 4-4:45 30 students will attend each session. Two leaders from each group must attend this training.

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Kol Nidre (Jewish)

September 27
@ Stanford Law School, 559 Nathan Abbott Way

Stanford has long supported faculty, students, and staff in observing religious holidays of significance to them. In the complex process of creating the academic calendar, religious holy days are but one of many considerations. The Office for Religious Life makes available to faculty, staff and students a list of significant religious holidays at the beginning of each academic year. For any questions or concerns, please contact the Office for Religious Life. You can find a comprehensive listing of observances on…

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Yom Kippur (Jewish)

September 28
@ Stanford Law School, 559 Nathan Abbott Way

Stanford has long supported faculty, students, and staff in observing religious holidays of significance to them. In the complex process of creating the academic calendar, religious holy days are but one of many considerations. The Office for Religious Life makes available to faculty, staff and students a list of significant religious holidays at the beginning of each academic year. For any questions or concerns, please contact the Office for Religious Life. You can find a comprehensive listing of observances on…

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Michaelmas (Christian)

September 29
@ Stanford Law School, 559 Nathan Abbott Way

Stanford has long supported faculty, students, and staff in observing religious holidays of significance to them. In the complex process of creating the academic calendar, religious holy days are but one of many considerations. The Office for Religious Life makes available to faculty, staff and students a list of significant religious holidays at the beginning of each academic year. For any questions or concerns, please contact the Office for Religious Life. You can find a comprehensive listing of observances on…

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The Right to Vote and the Right to Representation

September 29 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
The Right to Vote and the Right to Representation

Tuesday Race Talks with Stanford’s Center for Racial Justice. This discussion will explore the ways in which voter suppression efforts target communities of color and limit the right to vote. Felony disenfranchisement, gerrymandering, identification laws, and other tactics are often used to dilute black, brown, and other communities of color at the ballot box. Speakers will discuss how law can be used to overcome injustice in the upcoming election. Panelists will also express whether students can play a part in…

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New Spaces of Justice: Design Workshop Series

September 30 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until October 14, 2020

New Spaces of Justice: Design Workshop Series
New Spaces of Justice: Workshop Series

What does the future of the justice system look like, especially as more courts go virtual and equity becomes more of a central principle for them? This multidisciplinary workshop series will focus on re-imagining new court infrastructures for hybrid systems. We will identify and address challenges the courts and its visitors will face in losing the benefits of physical spaces provided by courthouses. Together – in interdisciplinary law, design, and architecture teams – we will design prototypes for real-life case studies to create new inclusive court infrastructures and increase access to justice.

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SLS Musical: Weekly Writers’ Workshop

September 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly throughout Autumn Quarter on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m PT
SLS Musical: Weekly Writers’ Workshop

Want to exercise your comedic chops? Feel like dispelling your stress by writing clever song parodies about the reach of the Commerce Clause? Come help write the 2021 SLS Musical! The SLS Musical is an annual tradition that combines legal wit with a healthy dose of affectionate irreverence for the institutions that bring us together, in the form of a full-length, original show written and produced by SLS students. Whether presented live onstage at a campus venue, or in serialized…

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October 2020

1L Job Search Workshop

October 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Zoom (virtual location)

Learn about starting your private sector job search, market realities, available resources and what you can do now to prepare.

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Criminal Prosecution Debrief Session

October 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Zoom (virtual location)

2L and 3L students who interned with criminal prosecutors’ offices this past summer are invited to join Prof. David Sklansky to reflect on their experiences.

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Supreme Court Roundup

October 1 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Online

  5:00 pm – 6:30 pm | Discussion via zoom (1.0 General CLE) Register Now Join Stanford Law School experts Pam Karlan and Jeff Fisher, and Allyson Ho of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher as they review the most important Supreme Court cases of the past year and look ahead to the year to come. Co-sponsored by the American Constitution Society and the Federalist Society. Pamela S. Karlan Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Professor of Public Interest Law, Stanford Law School Co-Director,…

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Erev Sukkot (Jewish)

October 2
@ Stanford Law School, 559 Nathan Abbott Way

Stanford has long supported faculty, students, and staff in observing religious holidays of significance to them. In the complex process of creating the academic calendar, religious holy days are but one of many considerations. The Office for Religious Life makes available to faculty, staff and students a list of significant religious holidays at the beginning of each academic year. For any questions or concerns, please contact the Office for Religious Life. You can find a comprehensive listing of observances on…

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