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Schedule At A Glance

Thursday, October 21

6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Dean’s Circle Dinner
(By invitation)

 

 

Friday, October 22

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

Registration and Information Desk Open

Friday, October 22

8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Registration and Information Desk Open

Cooley Courtyard, Crown Quadrangle, Stanford Law School

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

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

Alumni Breakfast

Friday, October 22

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Alumni Breakfast
Canfield Courtyard, Stanford Law School

Reunite with classmates over a light breakfast.

9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

President Hennessy’s Welcome & Panel Discussion

Friday, October 22

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

President Hennessy's Welcome and Panel Discussion: "The Changing Communications Landscape"

Memorial Auditorium, Stanford University

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 discuss how technology impacts the way we communicate, work and learn. Panelists include:

Jennifer Aaker, General Atlantic Professor of Marketing, Graduate School of Business

Jeremy Bailenson, Associate Professor of Communications and Director, Virtual Human Interaction Lab (VHIL)

Daniel Schwartz, Professor of Education

Andrea Goldsmith, Professor of Electrical Engineering

Terry Winograd (moderator), Professor of Computer Science

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

Alumni Luncheon

Friday, October 22

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

Alumni Luncheon

Rehnquist Courtyard, Munger Graduate Residence

Enjoy a delicious lunch in the company of your classmates. Reunion classes will have the opportunity to sit together.

12:30 p.m.

Perimeter tour of the William H. Neukom Building

Friday, October 22

12:30 p.m.

Perimeter tour of the William H. Neukom Building

Leaving from front of Paul Brest Hall, Munger Graduate Residence (no attire requirements)

1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

SLS Environmental Panel
Mixing Oil and Water: Policy Implications of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
Featuring Margaret "Meg" Caldwell, JD '85, David Hayes, JD '78, Dan Reicher, JD '83, Deborah A. Sivas, JD '87, and Barton H. "Buzz" Thompson, '73, MBA '75, JD '76

Friday, October 22

1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Mixing Oil and Water: Policy Implications of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Paul Brest Hall, Munger Graduate Residence

The Deepwater Horizon explosion led to the largest offshore oil spill in the nation's history and has cost $8 billion just to contain. Its biggest impact, however, may be on future energy and ocean policies. In this panel, experts from government, business, and the Law School will discuss how the Deep Horizon accident may affect issues ranging from offshore oil exploration to renewable energy to climate change to ocean protection.

Margaret "Meg" Caldwell, JD '85, Senior Lecturer in Law, Director, Environmental and Natural Resources Law & Policy Program; Executive Director, Center for Ocean Solutions, Woods Institute for the Environment

David J. Hayes, JD ’78, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of the Interior

Dan Reicher, JD '83, Director, Climate Change and Energy Initiatives at Google

Deborah A. Sivas JD '87, Luke W. Cole Professor of Environmental Law and Director, Environmental Law Clinic

Barton H. "Buzz" Thompson, Jr., '73, JD/MBA '76, Robert E. Paradise Professor in Natural Resources Law and Perry L. McCarty Director, Woods Institute for the Environment and Senior Fellow (by courtesy), Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Classes Without Quizzes
Presented by lecturer, B. Howard Pearson, BS '76, Keith Hennessey, BAS '90, and professors Joshua Cohen, Deborah Rhode and Allen Weiner, JD '89

Friday, October 22

3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

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.

Estate Planning in Uncertain Times

Room 290, Stanford Law School, 1 general MCLE credit offered

The estate tax does not exist in 2010 unless Congress retroactively restores it. If Congress does nothing, the estate tax will return in 2011 with a $1 million exemption. Will Congress finally pass a more sensible approach to estate and gift taxes? If so, what is it likely to 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.

The Beauty Bias: The Injustice of Appearance in Life and Law, Professor Deborah Rhode

Room 190, Stanford Law School

“It hurts to be beautiful" has been a clichĂ© for centuries. What has been far less appreciated is how much it hurts not to be beautiful. The Beauty Bias explores our cultural preoccupation with attractiveness, the costs it imposes, and the responses it demands. Deborah L. Rhode, Ernest W. McFarland Professor of Law and Director, Stanford Center on the Legal Profession, explores the social, biological, market, and media forces that have contributed to appearance-related problems, as well as feminism's difficulties in confronting them. Appearance-related bias infringes fundamental rights, compromises merit principles, reinforces debilitating stereotypes, and compounds the disadvantages of race, class, and gender.

Barriers to Conflict Resolution: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Room 180, Stanford Law School

For many outside observers, it is not difficult to imagine a settlement to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that would make not just one side to the conflict, but both sides, better off than they are in their current state of struggle. Indeed, there even seems to be considerable agreement among observers about the outlines of such a settlement. Yet the parties to the conflict themselves have been unable to reach agreement. What explains the inability of the parties to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to reach a solution that would improve their conditions? Allen S. Weiner '89, Senior Lecturer in Law and Co-Director of the Stanford Center on International Conflict and Negotiation teaches international conflict resolution and will lead this session on multidisciplinary approaches to understanding barriers to conflict resolution.

Understanding the Recent Financial Crisis

Room 201, Hewlett Teaching Center, Stanford University

Keith Hennessey, BAS ’90, research fellow at the Hoover Institution and lecturer at the Graduate School of Business and Law School, talks about his experiences in the Bush White House during the recent financial crisis. We’ll examine what caused the crisis and how it unfolded - what worked well, and what mistakes did policymakers make? What were the insider discussions that led to the $700 billion TARP bailouts? Will the new financial law prevent this from ever happening again, or are we still at risk of too-big-to-fail?

4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Construction tour of the William H. Neukom Building

Friday, October 22

4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Construction tour of the William H. Neukom Building

Leaving from Information Table near registration area, Cooley Courtyard (limited space, special attire required and no kids under 12)

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

Multicultural Reception

Friday, October 22

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

Multicultural Reception

Cooley Courtyard, Stanford Law School

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 with Class Pictures Classes of 1955, 1960, 1965, 1970, 1975

Friday, October 22

6:30 p.m.

Reunion Class Dinners with Class Pictures Classes of 1955, 1960, 1965, 1970, 1975

Il Fornaio and Garden Court Hotel, Downtown Palo Alto

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 23

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

Registration and Information Desk Open

Saturday, October 23

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

Registration and Information Desk Open

Cooley Courtyard, Crown Quadrangle, Stanford Law School

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

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

Alumni Breakfast

Saturday, October 23

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.

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Reunion Committee Chairs Hand-off (by invitation)

 

8:30 a.m.to 10:00 a.m.

WSL (Women at Stanford Law) Breakfast

Saturday, October 23

8:30 a.m.to 10:00 a.m.

WSL (Women at Stanford Law) Breakfast

Canfield Courtyard, Stanford Law School

Join the Women of Stanford Law (WSL) for a breakfast reception for Stanford Law alumni and students. This is a great opportunity to connect with classmates and meet current women students. Light breakfast will be served from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 23rd under the tent in Canfield Courtyard. To RSVP, please e-mail mkoster@stanford.edu.

9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Roundtable at Stanford University - Generation Ageless: Longevity and the Boomers

Saturday, October 23

9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Roundtable at Stanford University - Generation Ageless: Longevity and the Boomers

Maples Pavilion, Stanford University

(Doors open at 8:15 a.m., doors close at 9:15 a.m.)

Most babies born today will live to be 100. What does this mean for us as a nation and as inhabitants of a planet with limited resources? From health care and family dynamics, to career planning and economic growth, the impact will touch every aspect of our lives. And as longer-living individuals help drive world population toward an estimated 9 billion by 2050, our sheer numbers will exert increasing pressure on an already stressed planet and its infrastructures. Adapting to this new reality is one of the greatest challenges of our time. The answers to how to live longer and better will come from research in personalized medicine, stem cell therapy, and advanced technological and nutritional models. Answers to the big societal questions about an aging population are complex indeed. Few issues are as universal and compelling – in the world, and in one’s own life.

Join renowned broadcast journalist and 2010 moderator Tom Brokaw and a distinguished panel of leaders for the fifth Roundtable at Stanford University.

PANELISTS INCLUDE:
John L. Hennessy, President, Stanford University
Laura L. Carstensen, Fairleigh S. Dickinson Jr. Professor in Public Policy and professor of psychology, founding director of the Stanford Center on Longevity
Sandra Day O’Connor, BA ’50, LLB ’52, Associate Justice for the Supreme Court of the United States (retired)
Robert Sapolsky, John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn Professor at Stanford University, with joint appointments in biological sciences, neurology and neurological sciences by courtesy of neurosurgery and a research associate at the National Museums of Kenya
Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer at Facebook
Barry Rand, MBA ’73, CEO, AARP; Chairman of the Board of Howard University

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

Law Review Brunch with Josh Bolten, JD '80
(All Law Review alumni will be invited)

 

11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Alumni Picnic

Saturday, October 23

11:30 a.m. to 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, balloon animals, and more!

1:00 p.m.

Perimeter tour of the William H. Neukom Building

Saturday, October 23

1:00 p.m.

Perimeter tour of the William H. Neukom Building

Leaving from front of Paul Brest Hall, Munger Graduate Residence (no attire requirements)

1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Construction tour of the William H. Neukom Building

Saturday, October 23

1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Construction tour of the William H. Neukom Building

Leaving from Information Table near registration area, Cooley Courtyard (limited space, special attire required and no kids under 12)

2:00 p.m.

Stanford vs. Washington State Football Game

Saturday, October 23

2:00 p.m.

Stanford vs. Washington State Football Game

Stanford Stadium, Stanford University

Come cheer on the Cardinal as they take on Washington State! Reunion classes will be seated together if tickets are purchased in advance through the law school.

3:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Tours of Munger Graduate Residence

Saturday, October 23

3:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Tours of Munger Graduate Residence

Tours of the newly-opened Munger Graduate Residence will be leaving from Russo Café.

6:30 p.m.

Reunion Class Dinners with Class Pictures
Classes of 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005

Saturday, October 23

6:30 p.m.

Reunion Class Dinners with Class Pictures
Classes of 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005

Il Fornaio and Garden Court Hotel, Downtown Palo Alto

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.

 

Sunday, October 24

 

Create your own schedule! For information on various campus-wide activities visit the Stanford Alumni Reunions page.