Table of Contents

Fall ’19
Issue 101/Vol. 54/No. 1

From the Dean

Cover Story

DEAN Jenny Martinez: SLS Insider Takes the Helm, Brings Global Perspective
A profile of Stanford Law School’s new dean, Jenny Martinez, who joined the faculty in 2003 and stepped into the role on April 1 of this year

Legal Matters

China, Trade, and Politics
Max Baucus, LLB ’67 (BA ’64), former U.S. senator from Montana and ambassador to China, in conversation with Alan O. Sykes, professor of law and Warren Christopher Professor in the Practice of International Law and Diplomacy at Stanford

In Brief

Alumni and School News


Constitution Day

Public Service Awards

Bright Award

Law and the Intellectually/Developmentally Disabled

Unlocking the Bar

In Focus

Judge Carlos T. Bea: A Measured View of the Law
A profile of Ninth Circuit Judge Carlos T. Bea, JD ’58

Exploring Government Use of AI
A look at Stanford Law’s Interdisciplinary Policy Practicum Administering by Algorithm: Artificial Intelligence in the Regulatory State

Carmen Chang: Pioneering Law and Investment in China
A profile of Carmen Chang, JD ’93 (MA ’81), general partner, chairman, and head of the Asia group at VC firm New Enterprise Associates

Designing a Legal Career
A look at how Stanford Law School’s Office of Career Services is embracing “design thinking” to help law students and alumni navigate a quickly changing legal profession

Women Leaders in Academia
A profile of three Stanford Law School alumnae who have risen to the top of the legal academy including Duke Law Dean Kerry Abrams, JD ’98; Columbia Law School Dean Gillian Lester, JSM ’93, JSD ’98; and Northwestern University School of Law Dean Kimberly Yuracko, JD ’98 (BA ’91, MA ’94, PhD  ’97)

Stanford Lawyer Magazine Issue 101

Point of View

An excerpt from Professor Deborah L. Rhode’s new book Character: What it Means and Why it Matters


Theaters Of Pardoning
A look at Professor Bernadette Meyler’s new scholarship, in particular her recent book Theaters of Pardoning

Clinic News

Catching Up With Clinic Alums
Profiles of several graduates who have taken a Mills Legal Clinic at Stanford Law, looking at where they are now and how the clinic experience shaped their careers


Does Federal Law Protect Employees From Sexual Orientation Discrimination?

Is a Nonunanimous Jury Verdict Constitutional?
Two essays by Stanford Law students in the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic—one by those who worked closely with Professor Pam Karlan to prepare for Zarda and one by those who worked closely with Professor Jeff Fisher to prepare for Ramos


Joan Petersilia
Professor Emerita


In Print
Alumni publications

Shaded Boxes
Alumni profiles

In Memoriam
Alumni obituaries