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February 2018

Cultural Competency Training for SPEP

February 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
@ SLS: Room 301, Crown Quadrangle 559 Nathan Abbott Way
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Stanford Critical Law Society (SCritLS) Salon

February 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Please join the Stanford Critical Law Society (SCritLS) for our third salon of the year. Readings will be sent in advance to those who RSVP.

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SLA Trivia

February 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 7, 2018

@ SLS: Student Law Lounge, 559 Nathan Abbott Way
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Race, Sports, and the Law Talk w/ Jaia Thomas (BLSA)

February 21 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
@ SLS: Room 95, Crown Quadrangle, 559 Nathan Abbott Way
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How Crowdsourcing Accurately and Robustly Predicts Supreme Court Decisions

February 21 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
@ SLS: Room 180, Crown Quadrangle 559 Nathan Abbott Way

12:45PM – 2:00PM Stanford Law School, Room 180 This event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided. Register Now Scholars have increasingly investigated “crowdsourcing” as an alternative to expert-based judgment or purely data-driven approaches to predicting the future. Under certain conditions, scholars have found that crowdsourcing can outperform these other approaches. However, despite interest in the topic and a series of successful use cases, relatively few studies have applied empirical model thinking to evaluate the accuracy and robustness…

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Nonhuman Rights: Philosophy and Legal Personhood for Nonhuman Animals

February 21 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
@ SLS: Room 280B, Crown Quadrangle, 559 Nathan Abbott Way

Please join the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) and OutLaw for a conversation with David Peña-Guzmán, Assistant Professor of Humanities and Liberal Studies at San Francisco State University. David works on the history and philosophy of science, animal studies, feminist philosophy, bioethics and social theory, and will discuss philosophical questions raised by claims of legal personhood for nonhuman animals.

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China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Challenges and Solutions In Context of International Economic Law

February 21 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
@ SLS: Room 185, Crown Quadrangle 559 Nathan Abbott Way

Proposed as a national strategy by China’s president Xi Jinping, the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st-century Maritime Silk Road, better known as the One Belt and One Road Initiative (OBOR), has soon become the world’s largest economic platform. Despite all significant efforts and commitments made by the Chinese government, practical challenges and legal risks should not be neglected. Please join us to welcome Professor Hongliu Gong, Associate Dean from the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) in Beijing,…

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Lunch Talk with YouTube Product Counsel Jason Porta

February 21 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
@ SLS: Room 85, Crown Quadrangle, 559 Nathan Abbott Way

On Wednesday, February 21st, the Stanford Entertainment and Sports Law Association (SESLA) and the Stanford Intellectual Property Association (SIPA) will host a lunch talk with Jason Porta, a Product Counsel at Youtube. Jason’s bio is as follows: Jason Porta is a Product Counsel at YouTube in San Bruno, CA. Jason has a wide-ranging legal practice at YouTube, with a particular focus on privacy and data protection issues. Before joining the YouTube legal team, Jason was a Product Counsel at Google,…

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STLR: Law & Tech Options at SLS and Beyond

February 21 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
@ SLS: Room 90, Crown Quadrangle 559 Nathan Abbott Way

Come talk to 2L and 3L STLR members about our experiences with law and technology. Ask about courses, research, internships, externships, clerkships, or anything else you want to know!

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ACS Discussion Group

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
@ SLS: Student Law Lounge, 559 Nathan Abbott Way

This year, the theme of the discussion group is the Privatization of the Legal System. Increasingly, various aspects of our legal system can be said to be “privatized.” Privatization encompasses phenomena from attacks on the welfare and administrative state, to forced arbitration in employment and consumer contracts, to the privatization of the criminal justice system, particularly prisons. Our discussion will approach this topic utilizing a number of contemporary sources from exposés to op-eds. 

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