Table of Contents

Spring ’20
Issue 102/Vol. 54/No. 2

From the Dean

Cover Story

Voting in America: The Historic Struggle for Democracy for All
This year, 150 years after passage of the 15th Amendment and 100 years since ratification of the 19th Amendment, with COVID-19 a possible threat, Stanford Law faculty explore ongoing and new challenges to the right to vote.

Legal Matters

Two Historic Faculty Appointments at Stanford Law
Conversations with Barbara Babcock, the First Woman, and William B. Gould IV, the First African-American

Legal Matters Q&A: Babcock
A conversation with Barbara Babcock, the First Woman Faculty Appointment at Stanford Law

Legal Matters Q&A: Gould
A conversation with William B. Gould IV, the First African-American Faculty Appointment at Stanford Law

In Brief

Alumni and School News

Improving COVID-19 Tracking

IP and COVID-19

Healthy Voting

COVID-19 Legal Memo Database

COVID Pro Bono

In Focus

Chief Privacy Officers: Navigating Evolving Privacy Risks and Concerns
Stanford Law alumni serving in the new role of chief privacy officer are at the cutting-edge of technical innovations and quickly developing law, facing the challenges of balancing consumer and company interests as well as laws that vary in states and countries.

Robert Charrow: Solving Legal Challenges at HHS
As the general counsel at the Department of Health and Human Services, Robert Charrow, JD ’69, is in the eye of the COVID-19 health crisis. Here, he discusses his career and the many challenges of his job.

Hate Crimes: Informing Policy to Deter and Heal
Students in Stanford Law’s policy practicum Assessing Alternative Approaches to Hate Crimes are addressing important questions, such as whether hate crime laws are serving their objectives and what new laws might serve as models.

Sallyanne Payton: A Groundbreaking Legal Career
Michigan Law School professor emerita and the first African-American graduate of Stanford Law, on her career in law and government, serving in both the Nixon and Clinton administrations

Feliz Cumpleaños SLLSA
Stanford Latinx Law Students Association marks 50 years since they started at SLS.

BLSA at 50
Stanford Law School’s Black Law Students Association marks 50 years since they started at SLS.

Clinic News

Criminal Defense
A look at the work of students in the Criminal Defense Clinic at the Mills Legal Clinic


Guarding Democracy
A look at the essential work that democracy of law and voting rights expert Professor Nate Persily, JD ’98, is engaged in during the lead-up to the November elections

Hate Crimes



Law, Lawyers, and Transformation in Democratic South Africa
Lisa Muloma, JD ’21, writes about her field study trip to South Africa with Professor Jamie O’Connell’s class and the experience of being in a country where “blackness was felt and seen, anchoring the visual landscape of the city.”

Faculty News

Belt Promoted

Engstrom Named Top AI Lawyer

Friedman Awarded LSA Legacy Award

Goldin Promoted

Ho Joins HAI Leadership Team; Founding Director of RegLab

Honigsberg Promoted

Lemley Named Top California IP Lawyer

Martinez and O’Connell Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

McConnell and Karlan Join Facebook Oversight Board

Meyler and Persily Awarded Guggenheim Fellowships

O’Connell Honored with ACS Cudahy Writing Award

Ouellette Named IP Rising Star

Sinnar Promoted

Point of View

Women’s Suffrage at 100: A Celebration of Partial Progress
An essay by Professor Deborah L. Rhode


Barbara Allen Babcock
Professor Emerita

Judge Procter Hug
JD ’58

Judge Raymond Fisher
LLB ’66


In Print
Alumni publications

Shaded Boxes
Alumni profiles

In Memoriam
Alumni obituaries