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Most Recent Issues

Nora and David Freeman Engstrom

January 2024

Learn about current projects, including the Filing Fairness Project, a new collaboration with the Los Angeles Superior Court to design and test new ways to adjudicate eviction and family law cases, an upcoming Stanford-RAND convening that aims to reignite the debate about reforming legal services regulation in California, and much more

Engstroms at Stanford Law

August 2023

This newsletter highlights achievements over the past year, including launching new research projects on litigation transparency and the history of UPL, developing curricular offerings on access to justice, advancing scholarship on MDL and the future of legal services, driving policy innovation and court modernization, and more

Model Use of Force Policy 1

March 2022

We write from CLP to update you on our year so far. CLP’s academic year began with a two-day celebration of the remarkable life and legacy of Deborah Rhode. On October 15 and 16, 2021, a set of panel discussions covered a broad set of topics befitting Deborah’s wide-ranging influence

Freeman Engstroms New CLP Directors

August 2021

In joining the Center on the Legal Profession this year as Co-Directors, we continue to feel humbled and privileged. We are humbled at the work that has gone before and the steep challenge of following in Deborah Rhode’s footsteps, and we are so privileged to work on issues that matter, and to learn from so many on the cutting edge of defining how law is practiced—and how it should be practiced—in the modern age