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Stanford Report, October 20, 1999

Dedication of Judiciary Atrium

From California Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald George to Senior U.S. District Judge Thelton Henderson to American Indian Tribal Court Judge Robert Ames, the presence of Stanford graduates among the nation's judiciary was in evidence during Reunion Homecoming Weekend. In fact, so many of the nation's judges are Stanford grads -- about 350 -- that the dedication of a "Judiciary Atrium" in the Crown Quadrangle seemed a natural.

Just before the "Convocation on Law," Stanford Law School alumnus Stephen Neal, a partner at the Palo Alto law firm of Cooley Godward, officially dedicated the atrium, which is located on the first floor of the Law School's classroom building. Adorning its walls are photographs of most of the Stanford graduates who have been appointed judges, including the three Supreme Court justices who participated in the weekend celebration as well as Chief Justice William Rehnquist, who did not attend. Rehnquist received his undergraduate and law degrees here. SR