Table of Contents

Fall ’07
Issue 77/Vol. 42/No. 1

From the Dean

Cover Story

The Changing Business of Law
A look at the business of law and how issues such as billable hours, cost-saving pressures, technology, and work/life balance are affecting everyone from new associates to senior managers of large firms to general counsels.

Legal Matters

The Gonzales DOJ Firings: A Conversation with Former U.S. Attorney Carol Lam
Former U.S. Attorney Carol Lam ’85 speaks with Professor George Fisher about the DOJ, the 2006 mass firing of U.S. attorneys, and her new position at QUALCOMM.

In Brief

Alumni and School News

Reuben Jeffery Appointed Under Secretary Of State

Watson’s “Conversations” Air on NBC Stations

Cho Awarded Soros Fellowship for New Americans

Stanford Law Dramatically Expands Joint Degree Offerings

SLS Social Security Disability Project Established

Levin Center Names New Executive Director 

Stanford Governance Experts Turn Spotlight on Pension Reform

New Youth Program Aims to Increase Number of Minority Lawyers

Directors’ College 2007 Examines Changing Governance Landscape

In Focus

Making Time for Government Service: Michael Kahn
Kahn ’73 (MA ’73), senior partner at Folger Levin & Kahn in San Francisco, talks about balancing life with public service and other pursuits–such as his passion for collecting political cartoons.

Clerking at the Supreme Court
Stanford Law School alumni shed light on the mysteries of applying for and taking on a clerkship at the nation’s highest court.

A Cross-Country Journey to Law School
Four graduates from the Class of 2000 remember how, as strangers, a road trip to their first year of law school brought them together.

That Stanford Thing
Ross Chanin ’09 talks about balancing his legal studies with co-founding ReputationDefender, a company that was “created to defend you and your family’s good name on the Internet.”

Joint Venture
Joseph A. Grundfest’s ’78 Venture Capital class brings some of the biggest names in the Valley to Stanford Law School.

Point of View

IP Rules
Professor Paul Goldstein on intellectual property and business

Clinic News

Supreme Court Litigation Clinic Argues Pay Discrimination Case

Case Roundup

New Organizations and Transactions Clinic Offered at Mills Legal Clinic

Two New Teaching Fellowships Established


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Faculty News

Stanford Law School faculty awards and highlights

Lessig Shifts Direction of Scholarship

Lessig Receives APSA Award

Caldwell Appointed to Aquarium Board

Gilson and Klausner Articles Earn Accolade

Kathleen M. Sullivan Tops Lists

Koski Receives Service Award

Marshall Recipient of Northwestern Service Award

Karlan Named Academy Fellow

Grundfest Appointed to SEC Advisory Committee, Named to Directorship 100 List

Martinez Recognized by Lawyers USA

Faculty Promotions

New Faculty

An introduction to new faculty and visiting faculty

Barbara van Schewick

Visiting Faculty


Law and Oil in Venezuela
David Hults ’08 on oil and the rule of law

In the News

Faculty and alumni speaking on issues of the day


Photos highlighting recent alumni events


In Print

Alumni publications

Shaded Boxes

Alumni profiles

In Memoriam

Alumni obituaries