Table of Contents

Fall ’20
Issue 103/Vol. 55/No. 1

From the Dean

Cover Story

Fighting COVID-19: Critical Legal and Policy Analysis Advance Solutions
Stanford health law experts are in the spotlight, answering key legal and policy questions.

Public Health Innovation Through a County-Stanford Partnership
Stanford’s RegLab and the Stanford Future Bay Initiative have teamed up with Santa Clara County for a wide-ranging collaboration aimed at helping the county leverage its resources and build out analytical capacity for its COVID response.

Legal Matters

The DOJ, Politics, and Law
Geoffrey Berman, JD ’84, former head of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, in conversation with professors David Sklansky and Robert Weisberg, JD ’79

In Brief

Alumni and School News

Fellowships Honor SLS Firsts


Student Launches Nonprofit to Match Tutors with Students in Need

New Racial Justice Center

New Director, Legal Writing Program

In Focus

Dennis Woodside: Driving High-Tech Transformation at Impossible Foods
A profile of  Dennis Woodside, JD ’95, president of alternative meat innovator Impossible Foods

Laura Juran: Teachers’ Advocate for a Changing World
A profile of Laura Juran, JD ’98, chief counsel at the California Teachers Association

Ivan Fong: From Homeland Security to 3M
A profile of Ivan Fong, JD ’87, general counsel at 3M Company

Clinic News

Immigrants’ Rights Clinic
A look at the work of students in the Immigrants’ Rights Clinic at the Mills Legal Clinic at Stanford Law

Lisa Ouellette Exploring Intellectual Property 1


Lisa Ouellette Exploring Intellectual Property
Professor Lisa Larrimore Ouellette, at the forefront of IP legal scholarship

New Faculty

Brian Fletcher
Julian Nyarko
Stanford Law School welcomes new faculty members Brian Fletcher and Julian Nyarko.

Point of View

Post-COVID Courts
Professor David Freeman Engstrom explores changes to U.S. courts and the legal system’s declining capacity to provide justice to Americans.


SLS Students Help Rewrite California’s Election Laws—Just in Time for the 2020 Election
An essay by Stanford Law students in the Every Vote Counts policy lab


In Print
Alumni publications

Shaded Boxes
Alumni profiles

In Memoriam
Alumni obituaries