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03/10/94

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Stanford Law Review elects Yang, Chadwick as next leaders

STANFORD -- The members of Stanford Law Review have chosen Phoebe L. Yang as president and Kyle Eric Chadwick as managing editor of the 1994-95 volume of the journal.

They were elected Feb. 16 to one-year terms beginning this spring.

The Stanford Law Review is one of the leading scholarly law journals in the country. Organized in 1948 with current Secretary of State Warren Christopher as its first president, the Stanford Law Review publishes works by legal scholars, practitioners, judges, and students.

The 1994-95 volume directed by Yang and Chadwick will consist of six issues, with the first scheduled for publication in November 1994.

Yang, a native of Pine Bluff, Ark., is the first woman of Asian heritage to become president of Stanford Law Review. The second Asian American to hold the post, she was preceded in 1986-87 by Ivan K. Fong of Gaithersburg, Md.

As president of Stanford Law Review, Yang will have ultimate responsibility for all administrative, financial and editorial aspects of the journal.

Yang is a 1991 graduate of the University of Virginia, where she earned honors in government and international relations and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, the national college honor society.

Before entering Stanford Law School in 1992, she earned a diploma in Chinese language from the National University of Singapore under a Rotary International Scholarship from the Arkansas and Pine Bluff Rotary Clubs.

Yang spent the summer of 1993 as an associate at the Rose Law Firm in Little Rock, Ark., and then at the Office of the Counsel to the President in the White House, Washington, D.C.

Her duties at the White House involved researching and writing presidential memoranda on separation of powers and executive privilege issues.

Yang, 24, is the daughter of Dr. David W. Yang of Pine Bluff, Ark., and a co-valedictorian of the Pine Bluff High School class of 1987.

Chadwick, 28, is originally from Endicott, N.Y. His duties as managing editor of Stanford Law Review will be to oversee the day-to-day tasks of the membership and give final editorial approval to each issue.

A 1987 honors graduate of Harvard College, he spent several years as a business and legal journalist, most notably for The American Lawyer, before entering law school.

While a Harvard undergraduate, he helped found and served as first editor-in-chief of a political monthly, Perspective.

He continued his editorial activities in law school as a member of the articles staff of Stanford Law & Policy Review and as a member of Stanford Law Review.

During the summer of 1993, he was an intern in the Office of the Counsel to the President in the White House, writing memoranda on such topics as ethics, the Freedom of Information Act, and constitutional law.

Chadwick is the son of Dale and Norma Chadwick of Endicott, N.Y., and a 1983 graduate of Union-Endicott High School.

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