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12/08/92

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Faculty to advise president in search for general counsel

STANFORD -- Stanford University President Gerhard Casper has asked three faculty members to advise him in the search for a new general counsel.

The three are James Mark, professor of cardiothoracic surgery; Ken Scott, Ralph M. Parsons Professor of Law and Business; and Robert Weisberg, professor of law and chair of the advisory group.

The faculty will be assisted in the search by Major, Wilson and Africa, a legal search firm based at 655 Commercial St., San Francisco (telephone 415-956-1010). Tina Kass, associate vice president for faculty and staff services, will provide staff support for the faculty group.

The search will be conducted nationally, and an announcement of the appointment is anticipated by early spring. Questions about the search may be directed to Jean Fetter, assistant to President Casper.

John Schwartz announced in September that he would step down as vice president and general counsel upon the appointment of a successor and no later than the end of the academic year. Under Casper's administrative reorganization, the general counsel will no longer be designated a vice president.

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