The Stanford Center on the Legal Profession promotes research, teaching, programs, and public policy initiatives on crucial issues facing the bar. In support of that mission, the Center supports research, lectures, panels, workshops, conferences, and continuing education programs. Through such efforts, the Center seeks to connect theory with practice and advance policies that address the challenges of a rapidly changing legal profession.
The Center has established a small Advisory Forum comprised of distinguished law firm leaders and corporate general counsel. The Forum members provide crucial insight and support for research and programming initiatives. The Advisory Forum’s founding members include: William F. Abrams, Bingham McCutchen; Ralph Baxter and Neel Chatterjee, Orrick; Mark Chandler, Cisco; Gordon K. Davidson, Fenwick & West; Robert M. Dell, Latham & Watkins; John C. Dwyer, Cooley Godward; Steven E. Fineman, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein; Michael J. Holston, [confirm affiliation]; Steven R. Lowenthal, Farella Braun & Martel; Jami Wintz McKeon, Morgan Lewis; R. Hewitt Pate, Chevron; Howard G. Pollack, Fish & Richardson; and Thomas S. Wisialowski, Paul Hastings.