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  • Stanford Office of the General Counsel | Office of the General Counsel
    our community We hope this website provides a valuable first resource on legal matters related to Stanford The Office of the General Counsel OGC is responsible for addressing legal issues arising out of the activities of Stanford University Stanford Health Care and Lucile Salter Packard Children s Hospital at Stanford Led by its Vice President and General Counsel Debra L Zumwalt the office consists of in house attorneys and support staff partnering with outside law firms The mission of the OGC is to educate our Stanford clients as to the laws applicable to Stanford s operations to solve legal problems and facilitate transactions and to provide advice and representation to help our clients fulfill their missions and meet their goals Recent Legal Developments NLRB Ruling related to Northwestern Football Players The regional director of the National Labor Relations Board in Chicago ruled on March 26 2014 that Northwestern University football players are university employees and therefore may hold an election to determine whether to form a union Northwestern has appealed this decision Click here for full text of NLRB Ruling Read more legal news WebAuth Login Log in with WebAuth Home Contact Us Attorney Client Privilege Retention of Counsel Stanford

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  • NLRB Ruling related to Northwestern Football Players | Office of the General Counsel
    that Northwestern University football players are university employees and therefore may hold an election to determine whether to form a union Northwestern has appealed this decision Click here for full text of NLRB Ruling Last modified Mon 19 May 2014 at 10 57 WebAuth Login Log in with WebAuth Home Contact Us Attorney Client Privilege Retention of Counsel Stanford Legal Facts University FAQs Hospital Legal Information Stanford Links External Legal

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  • Recent Legal Developments | Office of the General Counsel
    must ultimately be satisfied that no workable race neutral alternatives would produce the educational benefits of diversity p 11 The Court s decision will undoubtedly be the subject of extensive media coverage later today and thereafter but I thought you might be interested in seeing the Court s decision now Please feel free to forward this to any of your colleagues who might be interested Stanford Files Amicus Brief in Author s Guild v HathiTrust Date Tuesday June 4 2013 Today Stanford filed an amicus brief in the Author s Guild v HathiTrust litigation Stanford submits that preservation of works through digitization is a fair use under section 107 of the Copyright Act Digital technology enables the faithful reproduction and preservation of library collections to ensure that works are protected against catastrophe and decay over time so that information is available for future generations of scholars To read Stanford s full brief click here OGC s Tom Fenner and Stanford Professors Discuss Fisher v University of Texas Date Tuesday February 12 2013 At a recent Stanford Faculty Women s Forum panel at the Black Community Center Tom Fenner speaking in his individual capacity and not for the university law professor Deborah Rhode and history professor Allyson Hobbs discussed how a ruling against the University of Texas at Austin might affect Stanford The Clayman Institute for Gender Research article on the discussion is available here University of Michigan s HathiTrust Digital Repository Wins Important Legal Challenge Date Friday October 12 2012 The HathiTrust is a digital repository housed at the University of Michigan which holds millions of digitized library works from the collections of supporting insitutions including University of Michigan University of California Cornell University of Wisconsin and Indiana University The works were largely digitized by Google through its Google Library Partner Program The Author s Guild and others sued the supporting institutions of the HathiTrust claiming massive copyright infringement In its ruling the Southern District of New York found the following 1 it is both a fair use and in support of Section 121 of the Copyright Act to provide digital works to print disabled users 2 indexing for searching purposes is a transformative fair use and 3 Section 108 of the Copyright Act does not limit libraries reliance on fair use fair use does not undermine Section 108 but rather supplements it This decision supports research and education by upholding the transformative use of technology to provide better access to information The plaintiffs may appeal the decision to the Second Circuit The full opinion is available at http docs justia com cases federal district courts new york nysdce 1 2 U S Supreme Court Hears Argument in Fisher v University of Texas at Austin Date Wednesday October 10 2012 On October 10 2012 the United States Supreme Court heard oral argument in the case of Fisher v University of Texas at Austin a challenge to the affirmative action admissions policies of the University of Texas A copy of the

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  • Contact Us | Office of the General Counsel
    Building 170 Third Floor Main Quad P O Box 20386 Stanford CA 94305 2038 Mail Code 2038 Main Telephone Numbers 650 723 9611 650 723 4323 Fax Emergency After Hours Help Line Stanford community members in need of immediate legal assistance outside of regular office hours may call 650 736 7808 Please note that this line is to be reserved for emergency situations only Emergency situations could include any major incident at Stanford involving the police or fire department the police and fire department can be contacted at 9 911 a law enforcement officer or government official demands a search of university or hospital space to review university or hospital records to interview university or hospital employees about a business matter even if the officer arrives at the employee s home the need for advice regarding whether to make a citizen s arrest on behalf of the university other similar matters demanding immediate legal attention To contact an attorney directly please refer to OGC Attorneys or Outside Counsel Directories WebAuth Login Log in with WebAuth Home Contact Us Attorney Directory Consulting Attorneys Outside Counsel Director of Legal Services Staff Directory Directions and Map Attorney Client Privilege Retention of Counsel Stanford

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  • Attorney-Client Privilege | Office of the General Counsel
    damaging facts The attorney client and attorney work product privileges create a protection of privacy so that University personnel can candidly inform the attorney of all the facts in a confidential and privileged setting If you are a member of the Stanford University community you may contact our office at 650 723 9611 and ask to receive the Stanford Legal Office Advisory Safeguarding The Confidentiality of Attorney Client Communications and

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  • Retention of Counsel | Office of the General Counsel
    of these entities The decision to retain outside counsel resides with the Vice President and General Counsel In addition only the Vice President and General Counsel and her attorney staff or Director of Legal Services have the authority to enter into contracts for services with partner law firms For further information please contact us at 650 723 9611 WebAuth Login Log in with WebAuth Home Contact Us Attorney Client Privilege

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  • Stanford Legal Facts | Office of the General Counsel
    in the document The activities that take place at Stanford or on behalf of Stanford are to be in keeping with the terms of the Founding Grant or its amendments Under the provisions of the Founding Grant the Board of Trustees with a maximum membership of 38 is the custodian of the endowment and all the properties of Stanford University The Board administers the invested fund sets the annual budget and determines policies for the operation and control of the University Among the powers given to the Trustees is the power to appoint a President who is responsible for the management of the University and all of its departments For a comprehensive description of the founding of the University and its governance please see Administrative Guide Memo 11 at http adminguide stanford edu 11 pdf Back to top HOSPITALS What is the legal status of Stanford Health Care What is the legal status of Lucile Packard Children s Hospital at Stanford Are they part of the University Stanford Health Care is a non profit California corporation It is a tax exempt institution under section 501 c 3 of the Internal Revenue Code Its governing board is The Board of Directors of the Stanford Health Care Lucile Packard Children s Hospital at Stanford is a nonprofit California corporation It is a tax exempt institution under section 501 c 3 of the Internal Revenue Code Its governing board is The Board of Directors of the Lucile Packard Children s Hospital at Stanford The two hospitals are legal corporations separate from the University and from each other There is no such legal entity as Stanford University Medical Center however that term is often used to describe the physical location where the hospitals and University s medical school are located For more information visit the hospital websites at http www stanfordchildrens org and http stanfordhealthcare org Back to top SLAC What is the legal status of the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center SLAC Is it part of the University SLAC is an academic unit of the University performing basic research in particle physics astrophysics and synchrotron radiation on behalf of and fully funded by the U S Department of Energy Please visit the SLAC website at http www slac stanford edu Back to top HOOVER What is the Hoover Institution on War Revolution Peace Is it part of the University The Hoover Institution on War Revolution and Peace is a public policy research center devoted to advanced study of politics economics and political economy Founded in 1919 by Herbert Hoover who later became the thirty first president of the United States the Institution originated as a specialized collection of documents on the causes and consequences of World War I The collection grew rapidly and soon became one of the largest archives and most complete libraries in the world devoted to political economic and social change in the twentieth century The Hoover Institution is part of Stanford University and is part of the University s tax

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  • University FAQs | Office of the General Counsel
    Neglect Reporting Employment Faculty Matters Gifts and Bequests Immigration Intellectual Property Lawsuits and Claims Peer to Peer Sharing Real Estate Student Matters WebAuth Login Log in with WebAuth Home Contact Us Attorney Client Privilege Retention of Counsel Stanford Legal Facts University FAQs Benefits Business Issues Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Employment Faculty Matters Gifts and Bequests Immigration Intellectual Property Lawsuits and Claims Peer to Peer Sharing Real Estate Student Matters

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