San Francisco: Debriefing Detroit and Stockton with Professor Michelle Wilde Anderson

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March 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The SLS San Francisco Alumni Chapter invites you to hear from one of Stanford Law School’s newest faculty. Professor Michelle Wilde Anderson is the Robert E. Paradise Faculty Fellow for Excellence in Teaching and Research. She is a public law scholar and practitioner focused on state and local government, including urban policy, city planning, local democracy, and public finance. Her work combines legal analysis with the details of human experience to understand the local governance of high poverty areas, both urban and rural, and the legal causes of concentrated poverty and fiscal crisis. Her current research explores legal restructuring (such as bankruptcy, disincorporation, and receiverships) for cities and counties in distress—issues that affect not only Rust Belt capitals such as Detroit, but also post-industrial cities in California, rural areas in Oregon, and small towns across the Northeast and South.

Prior to joining Stanford Law School in 2014, Professor Anderson was an assistant professor of law at Berkeley Law School. Additionally, she has been a research fellow at the European Commission’s Urban Policy Unit in Brussels, an environmental law fellow at Shute, Mihaly, & Weinberger, and a member of the faculty executive committee of the Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice at Berkeley Law. She clerked for Judge Guido Calabresi on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Judge Marilyn Hall Patel of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Anderson is a member of the board of directors of the National Housing Law Project and the East Bay Community Law Center.

We hope you can join us for an evening with alumni and friends of Stanford Law School. Wine and light hors d’oeuvres will be served. Kindly register online by Thursday, March 17.

This event is generously hosted by Ropes & Gray.

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March 22
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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