Stanford Law School

The American Legal Profession:
Current Controversies, Future Challenges

Friday, March 14th, 2008
Stanford Law School, Room 190

(MCLE Credits Available)

The Stanford Center on Ethics, the Stanford Law Review, and the John and Terry Levin Center for Public Service and Public Interest Law are pleased to host a conference of leading scholars and practitioners to discuss the changing face of the legal profession and its current challenges.

9:00-9:30am
Continental breakfast available outside of Room 190

9:30-11:00am 
Recent Trends in Law Firm Economics, Attorney Career Patterns, and the Provision of Corporate Legal Services

Deborah Hensler
Judge John W. Ford Professor of Dispute Resolution and Associate Dean for Graduate Studies, Stanford University (moderator)
Marc Galanter
John and Rylla Bosshard Professor Emeritus of Law and South Asian Studies, University of Wisconsin – Madison, and Centennial Professor, Department of Law, London School of Economics and Political Science
Gillian Hadfield
Richard L. and Antoinette S. Kirtland Professor of Law and Professor of Economics, University of Southern California
Mark Harris
CEO, Axiom
William D. Henderson
Associate Professor of Law Indiana University School of Law – Bloomington

11:00-11:15am 
Break

11:15am-12:45pm
The Changing Face of the Corporate Bar: Discrimination and Diversity in the Profession

Michele Dauber
Associate Professor of Law and Bernard D. Bergreen Faculty Scholar, Stanford University (moderator)
Paulette Brown
Women of Color Research Initiative Project Co-Chair, American Bar Association; Partner, Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
Roland Dumas
Director of Diversity Initiatives, Major, Lindsey & Africa LLC
Ezra G. Levin
Partner and Co-Chair, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

Eli Wald
Assistant Professor of Law, University of Denver

12:45-1:45pm
Lunch available in Crocker Garden

1:45-3:15pm
I
deology and Organization: Promoting the Public Interest

Deborah L. Rhode
Ernest W. McFarland Professor of Law, and Director of Stanford Center on Ethics, Stanford University (moderator)
John T. Affeldt
ManagingDirector, Public Advocates
Elizabeth Cabraser
Partner, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP
Greg Lukianoff
President, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education
Steven Teles
Associate Professor of Public Policy, University of Maryland

3:15-3:30pm  
Break

3:30-5:00pm 
Government Lawyering and Professional Independence in the War on Terror

Robert Gordon
Chancellor Kent Professor of Law and Legal History, Yale University (moderator)
James J. Brosnahan
Senior Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP
Charles Dunlap, Jr.
Deputy Judge Advocate General, United States Air Force
David Luban
University Professor, Georgetown University
Norman Spaulding
Nelson Bowman Sweitzer and Marie B. Sweitzer Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Curriculum, Stanford University

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