Table of Contents

Fall ’02
Issue 64/Vol. 37/No. 1

From the Dean

Cover Story

Has Copyright Gone too Far?
Stanford Law Professor Lawrence Lessig believes that a recent extension of copyright terms is unconstitutional. In a case before the Supreme Court, Eldred v. Ashcroft, he must overcome arguments from the government-and Stanford Law Professor Paul Goldstein.


Preparing For Another November
Senator Max Baucus ’67 (AB ’64) is crisscrossing Montana as he seeks a fifth term. Big Sky Country is not an easy place to be a Democratic candidate, but Baucus, the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, is right at home there.

Intellectual Property Rights: One Size Doesn’t Fit All
The push to establish global standards for patents and copyrights needs to be slowed, says a report from an international commission, chaired by Stanford Law ProfessorJohn Barton. Uniformity will only hinder the development oft he poorest nations, he contends.

A Nation of Laws 
An excerpt from Stanford Law Professor Lawrence Friedman’s opus, American Law in the Twentieth Century, offers a quick take on the vast change that occurred in the nation’s legal system in 100 years. And it also shows why Friedman is the country’s preeminent legal historian.

The Annual Faculty Report
Here’s a brief overview of the faculty’s research and writings over the last year.

In Brief

Alumni and School News

A Supreme Panel Presides over a Stanford Moot Court

Making the Grade

The Sun Never Sets on Stanford Law School 

Lessons in Litigation: The Law School Launches a Civil Rights Clinic

Working at the War Crimes Tribunal

Building a Better Director

Chatting with Charlie Munger, the Mark Twain of Finance

School for Scandal Prevention: An Interview with Law Professor Joseph Grundfest