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Stanford Law Review to sponsor symposium in honor of William Baxter

The Stanford Law Review is sponsoring a symposium dedicated to William F. Baxter, the Wm. Benjamin Scott and Luna M. Scott Professor of Law, emeritus. The event will take place Saturday, Nov. 7 in Room 290 of the Law School from 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

The symposium is free and open to the public.

In contrast to the traditional law review symposium, which typically focuses on one particular legal topic, this event reflects the breadth of Baxter's scholarly work. Baxter, who earned his undergraduate and law degrees at Stanford in 1951 and 1956, has been a member of the faculty since 1960. A specialist in antitrust law, he has served as a consultant for several institutions including the Federal Reserve Board, the Brookings Institution and numerous corporations. He was a visiting professor of law at Yale University from 1964 -1965.

Presenters will include Paul Brest, the Richard E. Lang Professor and dean of the Law School; Barton Thompson, Jr. the Robert E. Paradise Professor of Natural Resource Law; and Roger Noll, the Morris M. Doyle Professor of Public Policy here. Other participants will include Richard Posner, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit; William Allen of Covington & Burling, where Baxter worked in private practice early in his career. Erin O'Hara, professor of law at George Mason Law School, Richard Schmalensee and Paul Joskow of MIT, and J. Gregory Sidak of the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research also will make presentations. Topics will range from electronic commerce, antitrust and telecommunications law to environmental law and policy.

"The symposium highlights the scope and influence of William Baxter's contributions to law and public policy, both as a scholar and a practitioner. The Law Review looks forward to honoring one of Stanford's own," said Matthew Robison, president of the Law Review's Vol. 51. Presenters will contribute articles to that volume, which is scheduled for publication next May.


By Elaine Ray

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