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Schedule At A Glance

Friday, October 23

8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Registration and Information Desk Open

Friday, October 23

8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Registration and Information Desk Open

Cooley Courtyard, Crown Quadrangle, Stanford Law School

Alumni Weekend attendees can pick up registration packets which include nametags, programs, and tickets.

Shuttle service will be available to those who need it.

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Alumni Breakfast

Friday, October 23

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Alumni Breakfast

Law Lounge, Crown Quadrangle, Stanford Law School

Reunite with classmates over a light breakfast.

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

President Hennessy's Welcome and Panel Discussion

Friday, October 23

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

President Hennessy's Welcome and Panel Discussion: "Life-Changing Technologies"

Memorial Auditorium

Kick off your reunion with a "state of the university" address from Stanford President John L. Hennessy as he welcomes alumni and guests. Following his remarks, top faculty will share life-changing technologies being developed at Stanford. From reducing greenhouse gas emissions to improving the aging process, from designing smarter and safer automobiles to creating enhanced learning environments, Stanford researchers are building technologies that that will alter the way we live, work, learn and heal. The panel will be moderated by Paul Goldstein, Stella W. and Ira S. Lillick Professor of Law.

Moderator:
Paul Goldstein, Stella W. and Ira S. Lillick Professor of Law
Panelists:
Roy Pea, professor of education and the learning sciences and co-director, Stanford Center for Innovations in Learning
Sanjiv Sam Gambhir, MD, PhD, professor of radiology and bioengineering, director, Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford and division chief, Nuclear Medicine Division
Sebastian Thrun, professor of computer science and electrical engineering and director, Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (SAIL)
Sally Benson, director of the Global Climate and Energy Project (GCEP), professor (research) of energy resources engineering and senior fellow, by courtesy, at the Woods Institute for the Environment
Thomas Rando, professor of neurology and neurological sciences and deputy director, Stanford Center on Longevity

11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Rehnquist Courtyard Dedication Luncheon

Friday, October 23

11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Rehnquist Courtyard Dedication Luncheon

Rehnquist Courtyard, Munger Graduate Residence

Enjoy a delicious lunch in the company of your classmates as we dedicate this new courtyard at the Munger Graduate Residence.

1:30 p.m – 3:00 p.m.

Players, Owners and Fans: The Business of Sports

Friday, October 23

1:30 p.m – 3:00 p.m.

Players, Owners and Fans: The Business of Sports

Brest Hall, Munger Graduate Residence

The business of sports is a multi-billion dollar global industry propelled by enormous consumer demand. Our panel will focus on how the “business” of sports affects athletics itself. How are athletes influenced by the media and decisions made by owners, managers and agents? How does the business of sports differ from traditional business? What does this mean for the public in terms of viewing games and ticket pricing? Can women’s sports be strengthened financially and otherwise? Do potential profits induce players and management to cut corners? The discussion will highlight the relationships between owners, players, fans and the media;drugs and doping; and the rules governing sports leagues.

Moderator:
William B. Gould IV, Charles A. Beardsley Professor of Law, Emeritus
Panelists:
Charles G. Armstrong, JD ’67, President, Seattle Mariners Baseball Club
William H. Neukom, LLB ’67, Managing General Partner & CEO, San Francisco Giants
Katherine Anne Paye, JD/MBA ’03 (BA ’95), Assistant Coach, Stanford Women’s Basketball Team, former player for the ABL and WNBA
Steve Young, Managing Director, Huntsman Gay Global Capital, Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductee, and highest-rated quarterback in NFL history

3:15 p.m – 4:30 p.m.

Classes Without Quizzes

Friday, October 23

3:15 p.m – 4:30 p.m.

Classes Without Quizzes

Classes Without Quizzes

Stanford Law School

Take a class in the law school's state-of-the-art classroom building. Immerse yourself in a favorite topic taught by one of Stanford Law School's renowned professors, and relax—there won't be a quiz. Additional courses will be available across the Stanford campus as well.

Reading Minds Through Neuroscience: Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications
Room 190, Stanford Law School, 1 general MCLE credit offered
Modern neuroscience is rapidly increasing our understanding of the human brain. New technologies allow us to see, and so to connect, physical conditions in the brain with mental states, making a new kind of "mind reading" plausible. These technologies, developed for medical and research purposes, will have effects that spill over into the rest of our society. Hank Greely, BA '74, Deane F. and Kate Edelman Johnson Professor of Law,is a leading expert on the implications of new biomedical technologies, especially those related to genetics, neuroscience, and stem cells. Join Professor Greely as he highlights some of the ethical, legal, and social issues these new technologies will raise.

What’s Stanford Law School Doing in East Palo Alto? Room 180, Stanford Law School Stanford Law School has operated a storefront legal services clinic in East Palo Alto for over twenty years. Located about four miles from the law school campus, the Community Law Clinic currently offers free legal representation to low-income people in three subject areas: housing, wage and hour, and criminal record expungement. The clinic’s caseload is designed to balance two important goals: to provide vital legal services to Stanford’s low-income neighbors, and to practice in subject areas that lend themselves to the clinical pedagogical method, where students can be given lead responsibility for lawyering the cases. Juliet M. Brodie, Associate Professor of Law, will describe the clinic’s work and the unique role it plays in the law school’s curriculum.

Estate Planning in Uncertain Times
Room 290, Stanford Law School, 1 general MCLE credit offered The estate tax exemption is now $3.5 and is scheduled to be unlimited in 2010 (i.e., no estate tax at all), and decrease to $1 million in 2011. Will Congress finally pass a more sensible approach to estate and gift taxes? If so, when (maybe even before reunion weekend) and what will it be? How should one arrange estate affairs under these circumstances? B. Howard Pearson, BS '76, development legal counsel and senior philanthropic advisor, Stanford University Office of Development, and lecturer in law, teaches estate planning and will lead this information session on estate planning techniques and the scheduled changes (and likely future additional changes) to tax laws affecting gifts and estates.

5:00 p.m – 6:00 p.m.

Reception for Alumni and Students of Color

Friday, October 23

5:00 p.m – 6:00 p.m.

Reception for Alumni and Students of Color

Calafia – Town and Country, Palo Alto

Reconnect with old friends and meet current students at this reception for alumni and students of color. This event is co-sponsored by the Stanford Law School Asian Pacific American Alumni Association, the Stanford Law School Black Alumni Association, the Stanford Law School Latino Alumni Association, the Asian & Pacific Islander Law Students Association (APILSA), the Black Law Students Association (BLSA), the Native American Law Students Association (NALSA), the Stanford Latino Law Students Association (SLLSA), the Office of Student Affairs, and the Office of Alumni Relations.

6:30 p.m.

Reunion Class Dinners

Friday, October 23

6:30 p.m.

Reunion Class Dinners

1954, 1959, 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, and 2004
Downtown Palo Alto Restaurants

Join us this year as we take Reunion Class Dinners off-campus to downtown Palo Alto! Reunion classes will be enjoying the evening at some of the best restaurants the area has to offer.

 

Saturday, October 24

8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Registration and Information Desk Open

Saturday, October 24

8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Registration and Information Desk Open

Cooley Courtyard, Crown Quadrangle, Stanford Law School

Alumni Weekend attendees can pick up registration packets which include nametags, programs, and tickets.

Shuttle service will be available to those who need it.

8:00 to 10:00 a.m.

Alumni Breakfast

Saturday, October 24

8:00 to 10:00 a.m.

Alumni Breakfast

Law Lounge, Crown Quadrangle, Stanford Law School

Reunite with classmates over a light breakfast.

9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Roundtable at Stanford University: The Road Back:
Economic Meltdown to Economic Renewal
Hosted by President John L. Hennessy

Saturday, October 24

9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Roundtable at Stanford University: The Road Back:
Economic Meltdown to Economic Renewal
Hosted by President John L. Hennessy

Maples Pavilion

Scholars, politicians, and government officials will long debate the question of whether the economic collapse of 2008-2009 has fundamentally altered the world's established economic and social paradigms. At home and abroad there will be questions as to whether the U.S. will remain in its traditional economic and political leadership role, or be overshadowed by new engines of economic growth and prosperity.

Optimists point to Silicon Valley-style innovation, new technologies, and entrepreneurship as the solution to regaining economic momentum both in America, and around the world.

Others look to shifting centers of economic vitality to places like China and India as the world's economic superpowers of the future. In this emerging new hyper-competitive world economy, where is the road to recovery and renewal? As we emerge from the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, what changes can we expect to see, and are there silver linings to be found? What will the long-term impact be on our lives and our fellow citizens around the globe?

Join renowned interviewer and 2009 moderator Charlie Rose and a distinguished panel of leaders for the fourth Roundtable at Stanford University

Panelists include:
Stanford University president John Hennessy
Caroline Hoxby, professor of economics, Stanford
Guillermo Ortiz MA 74, PhD 77, former Secretary of Finance, Mexico
Penny Pritzker, JD/MBA 84, member of President Obama's Economic Recovery Board and chairman of the board of TransUnion, Classic Residence by Hyatt, The Parking Spot and Pritzker Realty
Garth Saloner, MA 81, MS

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Reunion Committee Chairs Hand-Off

Saturday, October 24

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Reunion Committee Chairs Hand-Off
Faculty Lounge, Stanford Law School

All current reunion committee chairs and all incoming reunion committee chairs should plan to attend this meeting. The 2009 chairs will share their experiences with leading successful reunion campaigns and the 2010 chairs will have an opportunity to ask questions and learn about the process. The meeting will be attended by Dean Kramer, National Reunions Chair, Larry Stein, and other special guests. Beverages and snacks will be served, and participants may proceed to share lunch with their classmates at the all Alumni Picnic immediately following the conclusion of the meeting.

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Building Community: Alumni Magazines and New Media

Saturday, October 22

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Alumni Magazines and New Media Luncheon

Law Lounge, Stanford Law School

Our class correspondents play a vital role in not only writing the "Classmates" section of the magazine, but also in maintaining the tight knit community that makes Stanford Law School so very special. We hope that you will find time to attend this luncheon so that we can thank you for your valuable volunteer service. This meeting will also provide an opportunity to discuss your role as a correspondent and share with you new media tools and trends that may help you maintain and strengthen your communications with classmates and the law school community.

Some of the speakers presenting will include: Dean Larry Kramer; Susan Robinson, Associate Dean of Career Services, on new media tools for career development; Lisa Farris, Associate Director of Web Communications, on the law school’s social and professional networking site SLSConnect; Sharon Driscoll, Editor Stanford Lawyer on a new website design for the magazine.

Please RSVP for this special luncheon by contacting us at the following

Sharon Driscoll: 650/723-3019 or sdriscoll@law.stanford.edu
Linda Wilson: 650/723-9301 or linda.wilson@stanford.edu

11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Alumni Picnic

Saturday, October 24

11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Alumni Picnic

Canfield Courtyard, Crown Quadrangle, Stanford Law School

Don't miss out on this Alumni Weekend tradition of delicious food and spirited camaraderie. Be sure to bring the kids so they don't miss face painting, balloons animals, and more! We'll also be taking class pictures and tours of the new Munger Graduate Residence.

7:15 p.m.

Stanford vs. Arizona State Football Game

Saturday, October 24

7:15 p.m.

Stanford vs. Arizona State Football Game

Stanford Stadium

Come cheer on the Cardinal against the Sun Devils at the Stanford Stadium. Reunion classes will be seated together if tickets are purchased in advance through the law school.

 

Sunday, October 25

Free Day

Create your own schedule! For information on various campus-wide events visit Stanford Alumni.