The Stanford Center on the Legal Profession, founded in 2008, supports research, teaching, programs and public policy initiatives on crucial issues facing the bar. The Center focuses on issues of professional responsibility and the structure of legal practice. Central concerns include how to enhance access to justice, sustain ethical values, improve bar regulatory structures, and effectively respond to the changing dynamics of legal workplaces.

In support of that mission, the Center promotes research by Stanford professors, students, and post-graduate fellows, as well as collaborative projects with other institutions. It also encourages new courses and joint teaching, and provides innovative materials and web-based resources for curricular integration of issues related to the legal profession. In collaboration with other institutions at Stanford and leading universities, the Center offers lectures, panels, workshops, conferences, and continuing education programs. Through such efforts, the Center seeks to connect theory with practice and advance policies that will address the challenges of a rapidly changing legal profession.

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CLP hosts many events throughout the year. To see a listing of past CLP events, open the menu icon below or visit the CLP YouTube playlist.

In the News

Advisory Forum

Mark Chandler
Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Cisco

Karen Cottle
Of Counsel, Sidley Austin LLP

Gordon K. Davidson
Partner, Fenwick & West LLP

Tom DeFilipps, Partner
Covington & Burling LLP

Steven E. Fineman
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP


Senior Advisor

Ralph Baxter

Ora T. Fisher
Vice-Chair, Latham & Watkins LLP

Sharon Flanagan
Partner, Sidley Austin LLP

Richard Gallagher
Partner, Ropes & Gray LLP

David J. F. Gross
Partner, Faegre, Baker, Daniels LLP

Michael Headley
Managing Principal, Fish & Richardson LLP

Marie Oh Huber
Senior Vice President and General Counsel, ebay

Steven R. Lowenthal
Partner, Farella, Braun & Martel LLP

R. Bradford Malt
Partner, Ropes & Gray LLP

Mitchell Zuklie
Chair, Orrick


The Stanford Center on the Legal Profession produces an annual newsletter that highlights the Center’s programs and initiatives each year.

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