Table of Contents

Fall ’08
Issue 79/Vol. 43/No. 1

From the Dean

Cover Story

Kinks in the Global Supply Chain
Can the U.S. control product safety and enforce Western labor standards in an increasingly global market? This report examines the legal implications of an international supply chain in which constant pressure to manufacture products for less has exposed safety and ethical concerns.

Legal Matters

The Importance of Being Irreverent: A Conversation wth Dahlia Lithwick on Covering the Supreme Court
Supreme Court columnist Dahlia Lithwick ’96 discusses with Professor Jeffrey Fisher the ins and outs of covering the nation’s highest court.

In Brief

Alumni and School News

Stanford Center on the Legal Profession Launched

Fellow Honors

National War Powers Commission Releases Findings 

SLS Adopts New Grading System 

Two SLS Students Win Interdisciplinary Fellowships

Stanford ACS Chapter Gains Momentum  

Law Library Hires International Specialist 

Becker Co-Founds $4 Million Freedom Prize for Reducing Oil Footprint

SCLC Conference Confronts Biological Threats 

By the Numbers: The Levin Center’s Year in Review

The New Law School Building: Designed for Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Expanded

In Focus

The Chief: Ron George at the helm of California’s Supreme Court
A look at the career of California Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald George ’64, leader of one of the largest judiciaries in the country and world.

Bill Neukon: Batting 1,000
From technology to the legal profession to baseball: A profile of former Microsoft GC, outgoing ABA president, and new managing partner of the SF Giants Bill Neukom ’67

Preparing the Next Generation of Legal Scholars 
Stanford Law School’s reputation at the fore of legal education is due in large part to its excellent faculty. What is the law school doing to prepare the next generation for the legal academy?

Legal Education in Afghanistan
Stanford Law School students’ efforts to develop legal education in Afghanistan.

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Faculty News

Stanford Law School faculty news

New Faculty

An introduction to new faculty and visiting faculty

Michael Wara

Clinic News

Immigrants’ Rights Clinic: Success Lies in Planning  
Highlights from the Mills Legal Clinic of Stanford Law School

Case Roundup

Point of View

Does Media Consolidation Stifle View Points? How the Supreme Court can Provide an Answer? 
Professor Daniel Ho on tracking media bias

Perspectives

Law in Nambia

Andrew Ardinger ’09 (BA ’06) on legal work in Namibia with the International Human Rights Clinic

In the News

Alumni and Faculty Speak out

Graduation

Graduation Class of 2008: Urged to Chart Own Paths

In Memoriam