Table of Contents

Fall ’05
Issue 73/Vol. 40/No. 1

From the Dean

Cover Story

Technology’s Field Generals
The general counsels at Microsoft, Google, Cisco, eBay, Yahoo!, Qualcomm, Autodesk, and Oracle—Stanford Law School alums, all—have changed the face of the technology industry and redefined the role of the general counsel.


Faculty Changing the World
Stanford Law School faculty spend a large portion of their time pursuing scholarly research and teaching students. But most of the faculty also devote a substantial amount of energy to projects outside of academia. This past year was no exception.

In Brief

Alumni and School News

Reinquist ’52 and O’Connor ’52

Ray Ybarra ’05: Taking on the Minutemen

Garth Harries ’00: Shaking up New York’s Schools

New Library Director


Property, Intellectual Property, and Free Riding
Intellectual property law is in need of reform. Many of the problems stem from the association that lawyers and judges often make between intellectual property and real property. In fact, there are very few similarities between the two fields of law