SLS faculty are high-impact scholars whose research defines the cutting edge.
Consistently recognized for their excellence and influence on how people think, on public policy and on the world, Stanford Law scholar-educators are committed to research that crosses disciplines and defines the frontiers of law. SLS faculty are among the most prolific legal scholars in the country, producing widely used casebooks, scholarly articles, empirical studies, working papers, editorials, briefs and academic and popular books on everything from cyberlaw to constitutional law to racial profiling.
The Legal Aggregate
More than a quarter of the SLS faculty conducts empirical research in pursuit of legal insights and solutions to pressing societal challenges.
Law and finance, including CEO pay, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, mandatory disclosure reputations, IPOs, shareholder voting, and takeover defense
The impact of law and public policy in a wide range of areas, including civil rights and antidiscrimination law, employment discrimination, crime and criminal justice, and school funding
Institutional design of litigation and regulatory regimes, including the roots of American employment discrimination law
Tort law and professional ethics
Legal history as a branch of social history
Capital markets, corporate governance, and securities litigation
Dispute resolution, complex litigation, class actions, and mass tort liability
Administrative law, antidiscrimination law, and courts
Social science approaches to diverse legal fields, including criminal law, taxation, administration regulation, and disability law
Health policy and health care finance
Corporate law, corporate governance, business transactions, and financial regulation
Intellectual property, computer and Internet law, patent law, trademark law, antitrust, and remedies
Law and psychology, including illicit drug use, drug policy, social influence processes, and bias in the use and interpretation of research evidence
Effects of law and regulation on health care delivery and population health outcomes
Law and economics of protective labor regulation, enforcement of workplace safety laws, and legal history
Performance of U.S. criminal justice agencies, including sentencing and corrections reform
How the legal system influences the health and well-being of populations