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Profiles In Power

Publication Date: 
May 28, 2007
National Law Journal
Michael Moline

Professor and Former Dean Kathleen Sullivan was named by "National Law Journal" as one of the "50 Most Influential Women in America.":

A nationally respected constitutional scholar, Sullivan completed five years as dean of Stanford Law School before joining Quinn Emanuel as of counsel in 2005 to establish its national appellate practice. She has argued four cases in the U.S. Supreme Court and more than 40 appeals in regional federal appellate courts. Sullivan last year won an en banc ruling by the 9th Circuit upholding a school's right to admit native Hawaiian students ahead of others. As founding director of Stanford's Constitutional Law Center, she worked with students on amicus briefs challenging warrantless wiretapping cases in the 6th and 9th circuits, and in WRTL v. FEC, testing the nation's campaign finance law. While at Stanford, she raised more than $100 million in gifts and instituted a law clinic for the poor in nearby communities.