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01/28/94

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Dartmouth president to advise visiting researchers at Stanford center

STANFORD -- Dartmouth College President James O. Freedman has agreed to serve as a faculty adviser to Dartmouth undergraduates selected to be visiting research associates at the Stanford Law and Technology Policy Center.

Freedman is a widely respected legal scholar who was on the University of Pennsylvania Law School faculty for 18 years and its dean from 1979 to 1982. At Pennsylvania, his teaching and extensive scholarship focused on administrative law. Administrative agencies frequently shape the regulatory environment for technologies, and thus figure prominently in many technology law research areas.

"We're excited to have a legal scholar and educator of Jim Freedman's caliber associated with the center," said Carey Heckman, who co-directs the Stanford Law and Technology Policy Center and teaches at the Law School.

Heckman said Freedman's participation creates a unique link between Stanford, a research university, and Dartmouth, a liberal arts college in New Hampshire.

"The center often collaborates with other Stanford schools, departments and research programs as part of our emphasis on multidisciplinary research," Heckman said. "This relationship with Dartmouth College takes us another step in the same direction, bringing additional perspectives to our work."

The Stanford Law and Technology Policy Center was established within Stanford Law School in 1987. The center helps state, national and international policymakers improve how the law promotes technological innovation, limits technological abuse and responds to technological change.

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