Stanford Lawyer Magazine Issue 74

Table of Contents

Winter ’06
Issue 74/Vol. 40/No. 2

From the Dean

Cover Story

From Silicon Valley to CNN
Carlos Watson ’95 cofounded, led, and eventually sold a successful Silicon Valley startup. Now a regular contributor on CNN, he provides political commentary, writes a column, and occasionally hosts his own interview show.

Forging a New Path for the Environment
In this feature, Stanford Law Professor Buzz Thompson, JD/MBA ’76 (BA ’72) brings together lawyers, biologists, geophysicists, economists, and other experts from around the university to solve some of the world’s most pressing environmental problems.

Legal Matters

Voting in America
Benjamin Ginsberg and Robert Bauer co-chaired the bipartisan Presidential Commission on Election Administration, an investigation into voting in the United States. In this Q&A, the commission’s senior research director, Professor Nathaniel Persily, JD ’98, discusses with them this year’s election and the key findings of the commission’s report.

In Brief

Alumni and School News


Barbara Olshansky ’85: Public Interest Lawyer of the Year


Sheila Spaeth Turns 100


Professor Friedman Feted


Professor Williams’ 90th


Former Acting Dean John R. McDonough Dies


New Clinical Center Opens


Students Protest Navy Jag Recruiters


Reforming Federal Sentencing Guidelines


Anthony Romero ’90 Keynotes Conference


Tulane Law Students Attend Stanford


Law School Names New Associate Dean for Communications


Law School Names New Alumni Relations Director


Alumni Publish Acclaimed Books on Sports


Making the Grade


In Focus

Alumni Weekend 2005

Stanford University’s annual alumni celebration, held October 20 to 23, brought more than 650 law school alumni, family, and friends back to the campus for a weekend of fun, learning, and friendship. The festivities opened with the traditional Dean’s Circle dinner, held Thursday evening at the Bechtel Conference Center in Encina Hall. An event to recognize and honor the school’s top donors, it boasted a crowd of nearly 200. David C. Drummond ’89, vice president of corporate development and general counsel of Google, Inc., and one of the newest members of the Dean’s Circle, keynoted the evening.

Point of View

Seeking More Goodly Creatures


International Criminal Law: A Conversation with Professor Jenny S. Martinez
The Same Old Song



In Memoriam

Ralph W. Allen ’34 (BA ’31)

Robert Noall “Bob” Blewett ’39 (BA ’36)

Charles “Chick” S. Franich ’40 (BA ’37)

John B. O’Donnell ’41 (BA ’38)

Daniel M. Cameron ’42 (BA ’39)

Leo Milich ’48 (BA ’47)

James T. Morton ’48 (BA ’41)

Winslow L. Christian ’49 (BA ’47)

Carmel “Cappy” Martin, Jr. ’49

Clark M. Palmer ’50 (BA ’48)