Three Leading Scholars Join Stanford Law School Faculty

September 16, 2022 – Stanford Law School welcomed three new professors this fall to expand its curriculum in evolving areas of law related to immigration, technology, and human rights. The new faculty members are Jennifer Chacon, an expert in immigration law, Evelyn Douek, an internet regulation scholar, and Gulika Reddy, an international human rights scholar. These additions bring the school’s total number of core faculty to 65.

“We are very excited to welcome these exceptional faculty members, who each bring insight and sophisticated knowledge to some of the most pertinent legal issues of our day,” said Jenny Martinez, Richard E. Lang Professor of Law and Dean of Stanford Law School. “They will add to the high quality of teaching and scholarship that is a hallmark of Stanford Law School, along with mentoring our students during their law school journey.

Leading Immigration Law Expert

Jennifer Chacón

Jennifer Chacón has joined the faculty as a professor of law, specializing in immigration law, constitutional law, criminal law and procedure, and racial and social justice. She is the co-author of the textbook Immigration Law and Social Justice and the co-author of a forthcoming book on the impact of shifting immigration policies on immigrant communities and organizations in Southern California from 2014 to 2017. Chacón has written dozens of articles, book chapters, and essays on immigration, criminal law, constitutional law, and citizenship issues. Her research has been funded by the Russell Sage Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and the University of California. 

Most recently, Chacón was a professor of law at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. Prior to teaching, Chacόn was an associate at the New York law firm of Davis Polk and Wardwell after clerking for the Honorable Sidney R. Thomas of the Ninth Circuit (1998-1999). She holds a J.D. from Yale Law School and an A.B. in International Relations from Stanford University.

Internet Regulation Expertise

evelyn douek

Evelyn Douek has been appointed an assistant professor of law at Stanford Law School, bringing expertise in internet regulation. Douek is also a senior research fellow at the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University and an affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. 

Prior to attending Harvard Law School, Douek was an associate (clerk) to the Honourable Chief Justice Susan Kiefel of the High Court of Australia. She also worked in commercial litigation at Herbert Smith Freehills and Corrs Chambers Westgarth in Sydney. Douek holds a Bachelor of Commerce/Laws from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and a doctorate from Harvard Law School on the topic of private and public regulation of online speech. She brings to Stanford expertise in global regulation of online speech, private content moderation institutional design and comparative free speech law and theory.

International Human Rights Scholar

Gulika Reddy

Gulika Reddy joins the Mills Legal Clinic faculty as the new director of the law school’s International Human Rights Clinic. Reddy is a human rights advocate and has conducted human rights advocacy around the world, including in India, Kashmir, Yemen, the Central African Republic, and Papua New Guinea. Her work has focused on inequality, discrimination, armed conflict, peace building, and the role of education in unlearning bias and fostering inclusion. Reddy’s academic research interests include critical perspectives on human rights, decolonial and anti-racist pedagogy, and the intersection between human rights and peacebuilding. 

Before joining SLS, Reddy was the Acting Director of the Human Rights Clinic and Co-Executive Director of the Human Rights Institute at Columbia Law School. She received an MPP from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, where she was a Dubin Leadership Fellow, and an LLM from Columbia Law School, where she was a Human Rights Fellow.

About Stanford Law School

Stanford Law School is one of the nation’s leading institutions for legal scholarship and education. Its alumni are among the most influential decision makers in law, politics, business and high technology. Faculty members argue before the Supreme Court, testify before Congress, produce outstanding legal scholarship and empirical analysis and contribute regularly to the nation’s press as legal and policy experts. Stanford Law School has established a new model for legal education that provides rigorous interdisciplinary training, hands-on experience, global perspective and focus on public service, spearheading a movement for change.