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2011 Reunion - Alumni Weekend

Schedule At A Glance

Thursday, October 20

9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

One-on-One Career Counseling

Thursday, October 20

9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

ONE-ON-ONE CAREER COUNSELING

Office of Career Services

The Office of Career Services will offer free one-on-one career counseling sessions during Alumni Weekend to help you with anything from career advancement and job search strategy, to networking techniques and resume review. To register for your individual appointment email Susan Robinson, Associate Dean for Career Services, at susanr@law.stanford.edu.

3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Classes Without Quizzes

Thursday, October 20

3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

CLASSES WITHOUT QUIZZES
In partnership with the Stanford Alumni Association

Various Campus Locations
Various Campus Locations
Amy Wolf, BA '93 and Adam Miller, BA '99

Black Elephants in the Living Room: African-American Republicans and Post-Racial Politics in America
Corey Fields

Chimerica: China and America Joined at the Hip. A History
Gordon Chang

Cool Hands/Hot Performances: Better Than Steroids and Legal
Craig Heller, Lokey/Business Wire Professor of Biological Sciences and Human Biology, School of Humanities and Sciences

Humanities and the Future of the University
Jennifer Summit

Infinite Reality: Avatars and the Dawn of the Virtual Revolution
Jeremy Bailenson

Nuclear Power without Nuclear Weapons?
Scott Sagan

Why Feminism Matters: Perspectives from Women’s History
Estelle Freedman

Wondrous Machine: An Exploration of the Organ, its Construction, Evolution and Repertoire
Robert Huw Morgan, University organist, lecturer in music and director, Stanford University Singers

5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Sullivan Portrait Unveiling
(by invitation)

Thursday, October 20

5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

SULLIVAN PORTRAIT UNVEILING

(by invitation)

2nd Floor Breezeway and Dean Atrium, Stanford Law School

6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Dean's Circle Dinner
by invitation)

Thursday, October 20

6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

DEAN’S CIRCLE DINNER (BY INVITATION)

Canfield Courtyard, Stanford Law School

This special evening will honor members of the Dean’s Circle and other generous supporters of the law school.

 

Friday, October 21

8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Registration and Information Desk Open
(by invitation)

Friday, October 21

8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

REGISTRATION, INFORMATION DESK AND LOUNGE OPEN

Student Lounge, Stanford Law School

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

8:00 to 9:00 a.m.

Classes Without Quizzes

Friday, October 21

8:00 to 9:00 a.m

CLASSES WITHOUT QUIZZES
In partnership with the Stanford Alumni Association

Various Campus Locations

Antimatter: What is It and Where Did It Go?
Aaron Roodman

Food Security, Food Prices and Climate Change
David Lobell, PhD '05

Life, Death and Taxes: From Prehistory to the Future
Shripad Tuljapurkar

The Ultimate Stanford To Do List
Robert Siegel, BA ’76, MA ’77, MD ’90

8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Alumni Breakfast

Friday, October 21

8:00 to 10:00 a.m.

ALUMNI BREAKFAST

Canfield Courtyard, Stanford Law School

Reunite with classmates over coffee, juice and a light breakfast.

9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Munger Graduate Residence Tours

Friday, October 21

9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

MUNGER GRADUATE RESIDENCE TOURS

Munger TBD, Stanford University

9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

One-on-One Career Counseling

Friday, October 21

9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

ONE-ON-ONE CAREER COUNSELING

Office of Career Services

The Office of Career Services will offer free one-on-one career counseling sessions during Alumni Weekend to help you with anything from career advancement and job search strategy, to networking techniques and resume review. To register for your individual appointment email Susan Robinson, Associate Dean for Career Services, at susanr@law.stanford.edu.

9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

President Hennessy's Welcome & Panel Discussion: Brain Research at Stanford

Friday, October 21

9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

PRESIDENT HENNESSY'S WELCOME & PANEL DISCUSSION:

Brain Research at Stanford

Memorial Auditorium, Stanford University

Kick off your reunion with a "state of the university" address from Stanford President John L. Hennessy. Following his remarks, top faculty discuss cutting-edge brain research on mindset, law, development, memory, and how we make decisions.

  • Jonathan Berger, DMA '82, music
  • Carol Dweck, psychology
  • Hank Greely, BA '74, law
  • Carla Shatz, neurobiology
  • Krishna Shenoy, bioengineering
  • Baba Shiv, marketing

10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The Freedom to Marry: Three Stanford Law Graduates Discuss Their Leadership in the Marriage Equality Movement and Where We Go From Here
a panel hosted by the Class of 1986.

Friday, October 21

10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

PANEL DISCUSSION

Room 190, Stanford Law School

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Alumni Lunch

Friday, October 21

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

ALUMNI LUNCH

Stanford Law School

Enjoy a delicious lunch in the company of your classmates.

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

LLM Alumni and Student Lunch

Friday, October 21

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

LLM ALUMNI AND STUDENT LUNCH

Stanford Law School

Enjoy a delicious lunch in the company of past and present LLM students.

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

APILSA/Asian Pacific American Alumni Association Lunch

Friday, October 21

11:30am to 1:00 p.m.

APILSA/Asian Pacific American Alumni Association Lunch

Block-Harris Family Conference Room, N102, William H. Neukom Building

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

BLSA/Black Alumni Association Lunch

Friday, October 21

11:30am to 1:00 p.m.

BLSA/Black Alumni Association Lunch

Manning Faculty Lounge, Stanford Law School

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

SLLSA/Latino Alumni Association Lunch

Friday, October 21

11:30am to 1:00 p.m.

SLLSA/Latino Alumni Association Lunch


Room 123, Jacobson-Sorensen Hall, Munger Graduate Residence

12:00 and 12:30 p.m.

William H. Neukom Building Tours

Friday, October 21

12:00 and 12:30 p.m.

WILLIAM H. NEUKOM BUILDING TOURS

Stanford Law School

12:00 to 1:30 p.m.

Liquid Gold: Water Rights in California
a panel hosted by the Class of '61

Friday, October 21

12:00 to 1:30 p.m.

PANEL DISCUSSION

Liquid Gold: Water Rights in California

Room 180, Stanford Law School

Hear The Honorable William A. Newsom, JD '61 and Rod Walston, LLB '61 share their thoughts on water issues that affect the state of California. They are currently scheduled to be joined on the panel by Lt. Governor for the State of California, Gavin Newsom, Stanford Law School Faculty and Director of the Woods Institute for the Environment, Barton H. "Buzz" Thompson, Jr., BA '73, MBA '75, JD '76 and Spreck Rosekrans from the Environmental Defense Fund.

Coordinated by the Class of '61

Stanford Law School

1:30 to 3:00 p.m.

Stanford Law School Panel Discussion Candid Campus: Dean's State of the School and Students' Perspective

Friday, October 21

1:30 to 3:00 p.m.

STANFORD LAW SCHOOL PANEL DISCUSSION:

Candid Campus: Dean’s State of the School and Students’ Perspective

Stanford Law School

Join Larry Kramer, Richard E. Lang Professor of Law and Dean, to hear about the changes that are taking place at Stanford Law School and the vision shared by faculty and staff for the future. This will be followed by a conversation between Dean Kramer and current students for an insider’s view of what it’s really like on the Law School campus.

3:15 to 4:15 p.m.

Classes Without Quizzes

Friday, October 21

3:15 to 4:15 p.m.

CLASSES WITHOUT QUIZZES
In partnership with the Stanford Alumni Association

Stanford Law School and Various Campus Locations

California and Climate Change
Stanford Law School
Michael Wara, JD '06, Assistant Professor of Law and Research Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
California (re)assumes the leadership role on climate change. With Congressional action on climate change stalled for the indefinite future, experimentation by the states in shaping comprehensive approaches to dealing with the problem of climate change takes on central importance. As has been the case for many other environmental challenges, California has once again assumed a leadership role. In the area of climate change, California is well on track to demonstrating a market-based, business friendly, comprehensive climate change regulatory policy. Given the history of US environmental law, in which California has played the role of laboratory and incubator for national policy, the experiment about to get underway bears close examination. Professor Wara will explain the most important features of California's program as well as address challenges that the program is likely to encounter as it gets underway in January of 2012.

Estate Planning in Uncertain Times
Stanford Law School, 1 general MCLE credit offered
B. Howard Pearson, BS '76, Development Legal Counsel and Senior Philanthropic Advisor, Stanford University Office of Development, and Lecturer in Law.
In December 2010, Congress passed legislation that determined the gift and estate tax law for 2010-12 ($5 million exemption, with added flexibility in 2010 for decedent's estates). If Congress does nothing, the exemption will return to a $1 million with an increased tax rate. Will Congress ever pass a more comprehensive approach to estate and gift taxes? If so, what is it likely to be? More importantly, how should one plan estate affairs under these circumstances? Professor Pearson teaches estate planning and will lead this information session on estate planning techniques under the current law and what may change in the future.

Arthurian Romances and the Medieval Art of Love
Marisa Galvez, PhD '07

From Here to Hilarity: What Makes People Laugh
John H. Bunzel, senior research fellow, Hoover Institution

Hot Shots: the Truth about Vaccines
Yvonne Maldonado, MD '81

How That Can Be Us Again: Reviving America's Global Leadership
Larry Diamond, BA '73, MA '78, PhD '80

How to Lead the Good Life: Lessons from the Ancient Greeks
Marsh McCall, professor of classics and former dean, Stanford Continuing Studies Program

How to Power the World for All Purposes with Wind, Water, and Sunlight Alone
Mark Jacobson, BA '87, MS '88

Knowing When to Fold (Proteins)
Judith Frydman

Open Online Social Networking
Monica Lam

Reducing Uncertainty: Intelligence Analysis and National Security
Thomas Fingar, MA '69, PhD '77

Rose Bowl Retrospective
Panelists: Bob Murphy, BA '53, MBA '54, Jack Schultz, '71, Bob Moore, BA '72, JD '83, and Jim Plunkett, BA '71
Moderator: Gary Cavalli, BA '71

4:00 to 6:00 p.m

Multicultural Reception and Awards Ceremony

Friday, October 21

4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

MULTICULTURAL RECEPTION AND AWARDS CEREMONY
In partnership with the Stanford Alumni Association

1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, and 2005

 

Tresidder Union, Stanford University

Join us in honoring Stanford's most accomplished alumni of color and recognizing the outstanding achievements of diverse alumni leaders as they are inducted into the Alumni Hall of Fame.

4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Clinic Reception

Friday, October 21

4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

RECEPTION

William H. Neukom Building, Stanford Law School

Join us for a reception with clinic alumni and current students to learn about the Mills Legal Clinic at Stanford Law School. All are welcome.

5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Law Review Reception

Friday, October 21

5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

LAW REVIEW RECEPTION

Manning Faculty Lounge, Stanford Law School

Times vary by class.

Reunion Class Dinners
(1956-1986)

Friday, October 21

6:30 p.m.

REUNION CLASS DINNERS
CLASS OF '56, '61, '66, '71, '76, AND '86

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 the best restaurants the area has to offer.

 

Saturday, October 22

8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Registration and Information Desk Open

Saturday, October 22

8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

REGISTRATION, INFORMATION DESK AND LOUNGE OPEN

Student Lounge and Cooley Courtyard, Stanford Law School

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

8:00 to 10:00 a.m.

Alumni Breakfast

Saturday, October 22

8:00 to 10:00 a.m.

ALUMNI BREAKFAST

Canfield Courtyard, Stanford Law School

Reunite with classmates over a light breakfast of coffee, juice and pastries.

8:30 to 10:00 a.m.

WSL (Women of Stanford Law) Breakfast

Saturday, October 22

8:30 to 10:00 a.m.

WSL (WOMEN OF STANFORD LAW) BREAKFAST

Canfield Courtyard, Stanford Law School

9:00 to 9:30 a.m.

Munger Graduate Residence Tours

Saturday, October 22

9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

MUNGER GRADUATE RESIDENCE TOURS

Munger TBD, Stanford University

9:00 to 10:30 a.m.

Partners' Circle Brunch
(by invitation)

Saturday, October 22

9:00 to 10:30 a.m.

PARTNERS’ CIRCLE BRUNCH (BY INVITATION)

Paul Brest Hall, Munger Graduate Residence

10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

University Roundtable Forum: Reviving America's Schools

Saturday, October 22

10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

ROUNDTABLE AT STANFORD UNIVERSITY

Reviving America’s Schools, Hosted by President Hennessy

Maples Pavilion, Stanford University

Reviving America’s Schools: How K-12 education is shortchanging our kids and what we can do about it.

The debate about how to fix America’s schools rages on with increasingly polarized views on the solution to low test scores and the poor ranking of our K-12 system as compared to the rest of the world. Charter schools, vouchers, teacher pay, unions -- every approach has its supporters and detractors. Some argue the real problem is poverty. Join master interviewer and PBS host Charlie Rose and a distinguished panel of leaders to tackle the question of how to improve our troubled school system and provide a better future for our kids.

10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Reunion Committee Chairs Hand-off
(by invitation)

Saturday, October 22

10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

REUNION COMMITTEE CHAIRS HAND-OFF (BY INVITATION)

Manning Faculty Lounge, Stanford Law School

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

LLM Alumni and Student Lunch

 

11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Alumni Picnic

Saturday, October 22

11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

ALUMNI PICNIC)

Sponsored by SLS Student Groups

Canfield Courtyard, Stanford Law School

(lunch served from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., class pictures from 12:00 to 3:30 p.m., tailgate snacks and child-friendly activities from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m.)

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, balloon animals, and more!

Class Picture Schedule:

 

12:40 p.m. Class of ‘56 and ‘81
1:00 p.m. Class of ‘86 and ‘76
1:20 p.m Class of ‘71 and ‘61
1:40 p.m. Class of ‘66 and ‘91
2:00 p.m. Class of ‘96 and ‘01
2:20 p.m. Class of ‘06

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Classes Without Quizzes

Saturday, October 22

12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

CLASSES WITHOUT QUIZZES
In partnership with the Stanford Alumni Association

Stanford Law School and Various Campus Locations

Is Marriage for White People?

In a discussion based on his book, Is Marriage for White People?, Ralph Richard Banks, Jackson Eli Reynolds Professor of Law, illuminates the shifting terrain of intimacy in American society through examining three predicaments that confront black women: the unprecedented decline in marriage, the increased number of professional women married to working class men, and the unparalleled intimate segregation of even the most accomplished black women.

American Executive Branch in the Early 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities

Join Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar, Professor of Law and Deane F. Johnson Faculty Scholar, as he discusses how every day the executive branch of the federal government faces complex challenges involving peace and security, protecting our natural resources, public health and other issues with major consequences for the country. Lawyers working in high-level legal and policy positions within the executive branch have a unique vantage-point for understanding and managing those challenges.

At a time of major economic, political, and global change, how well-equipped is the executive branch to advance the interests of the American people? What new challenges does the country face that call for a response from the executive branch? What is the role of lawyers and legally-trained policy makers in dealing with difficult issues, such as balancing science and accountability, protecting the country’s security, and safeguarding the environment?

Design, Create, Educate: The Power of Design Thinking as a Future in Schools
Shelley Goldman

Giving 2.0: Transform Your Giving and Our Worldh
Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen, BA '92, MA '98, '99, MBA '97

Guilt: The Bite of Conscience
Herant Katchadourian

How Can Lake Lagunita Salamanders Help Understand the Etiology of Pain?
Justin Du Bois

My Journey from Evil to Heroism
Philip Zimbardo

Poverty and the Hyper-Moral American
David Grusky, director of the Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality at Stanford University, and professor of sociology and co-editor of the Stanford University Press Social Inequality Series.

The Future of Health Care: Transformative Therapy, the Economy and the Valley of Death
Paul Wender

The Great Tohoku Earthquake
Gregory Beroza

Reducing Uncertainty: Intelligence Analysis and National Security
Thomas Fingar, MA '69, PhD '77

What to Do About the War in Afghanistan
Kori Schake

2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

LLM Panel: Countries in Transition - Our Perspective

Saturday, October 22

2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

LLM Panel: Countries in Transition - Our Perspective

Room 185, Stanford Law School

Five current LLMs and JSMs from Egypt, Turkey, Pakistan, Brazil and Venezuela talk about what they see happening in their countries and reflect on what these changes mean.

3:00 and 3:30 p.m.

William H. Neukom Building Tours

Saturday, October 22

3:00 and 3:30 p.m.

WILLIAM H. NEUKOM BUILDING TOURS

Stanford Law School

3:00 and 4:00 p.m.

The Future of Legal Education: Knowledge, Practice and Professional Identity

Saturday, October 22

3:00 to 4:00 p.m.

The Future of Legal Education: Knowledge, Practice and Professional Identity

Room 180, Stanford Law School

Join Daniel Girard, Founder and Managing Partner, Girard Gibbs LLP, Rebecca Love Kourlis, BA ’73, JD ’76, Executive Director, Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System, and Lawrence C. Marshall, Professor of Law, Associate Dean for Clinical Education and David & Stephanie Mills Director of the Mills Legal Clinic for a session in which a professor, a practitioner and a former justice discuss the controversy brewing about legal education, and innovations being implemented in law school classes across the country to address some of those concerns.

5:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Stanford vs. University of Washington Football Game

Saturday, October 22

5:00 to 8:30 p.m.

STANFORD VS. UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON FOOTBALL GAME

Stanford Stadium, Stanford University

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

Times vary by class.

Reunion Class Dinners
(1991-2006)

Saturday, October 22

6:30 p.m.

Reunion Class Dinners

CLASS OF '91, '96, '01, AND '06

Downtown Palo Alto Restaurants

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

7:30 p.m.

Class of '10 Reunion Celebration

Saturday, October 22

7:30 p.m.

CLASS OF ’10 REUNION CELEBRATION

Zibibbo, Downtown Palo Alto

 

Sunday, October 23

9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Theta Breakers 5K/10K Walk/Run

Sunday, October 23

9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

THETA BREAKERS 5K/10K WALK/RUN

PAC-10 Plaza

This certified walk/run tours the heart of campus. Enjoy music, prizes, refreshments, and a race T-shirt. Register on-site starting at 8:30am or in advance at www.active.com. Coordinated by Kappa Alpha Theta.

10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

University Multifaith Public Worship and Alumni Memorial Service

Sunday, October 23

10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

University Multifaith Public Worship and Alumni Memorial Service

Memorial Church, Main Quad, Stanford University

10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Classes Without Quizzes

Sunday, October 23

10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

CLASSES WITHOUT QUIZZES
In partnership with the Stanford Alumni Association

Various Campus Locations

Countering Terrorism: What Works?

Courage: What is It, Why It Matters, and Can We Teach It?
Bill Abrams, BA '76, P '12

St. Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow: Making Sense of the Bizarre
Jack Kollmann, lecturer in Russian Studies, Stanford’s Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies

1:00 to 2:30 p.m.

Stanford Book Salon

Sunday, October 23

1:00 to 2:30 p.m.

STANFORD BOOK SALON: CUTTING FOR STONE WITH PROFESSOR ABRAHAM VERGHESE

2:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Alumni Author Meet and Greet

Sunday, October 23

2:30 to 4:00 p.m.

ALUMNI AUTHOR MEET AND GREET

Stanford Bookstore, Stanford University

Mingle with Stanford alumni authors at the showcase of their works. If you are an author and would like to participate, please e-mail May-Ling Gonzales at maylingg@stanford.edu.