Table of Contents

Fall ’04
Issue 70/Vol. 39/No. 1

From the Dean

Cover Story

From the Big Apple to the Farm
Larry D. Kramer left New York University to become Stanford Law School’s new dean. The 46- year-old constitutional scholar is respectful of the school’s past, but he’s not afraid to try new things.


Supreme Court Clinic Goes Three for Three
Stanford Law School’s new Supreme Court Litigation Clinic is off to a fast start. Three of the cert. petitions the clinic filed with the Supreme Court last spring were granted, and a fourth is still pending. That’s a record most law firms would envy.

Blazing Trails
Rick West ’71 spent years championing Native American legal rights. Now he’s in charge of the Smithsonian’s newest museum, the National Museum of the American Indian.

Faculty Report
The intellectual life at Stanford Law School was particularly vibrant this past year. We present a bibliography of the books, scholarly articles, op-eds, briefs, and other publications that faculty produced in the last year, along with profiles of five people who joined the faculty this summer, and one faculty member who received tenure.



Insights from Professors Lawrence Lessig and Joseph A. Grundfest ’78, Slate columnist Dahlia Lithwick ’96, and others.

Professor Robert Weisberg ’79 says that the controversy over capital punishment will be with us for many years.

In Memoriam