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Spring ’21
Issue 104/Vol. 55/No. 2

From the Dean

Cover Story

And Justice For All: Improving Access Through Digital Tools, Innovative Design
Stanford faculty, students, and alumni discuss the challenges many Americans face accessing justice, and how the pandemic may speed technology and practice solutions aimed at shrinking the access gap.

Pandemic’s Virtual Courts
A new study by the Stanford Criminal Justice Center looks at the effects of video technology and virtual interactions on criminal proceedings during the pandemic.

Legal Matters

From Public Interest Law To Historic Political Win
New Mexico Congresswoman Teresa Leger Fernández, JD ’87, in conversation with professors Gregory Ablavsky and Elizabeth Reese

In Brief

School News

Women of Stanford Law

First Muslim SLR President

Inaugural Sallyanne Payton Fellows

Supporting Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs

Clinic Develops Toolkit For Criminal Defense Attorneys and Their Clients

In Focus

Gary Cohen: At The Heart Of Health Law, From The ACA To Blue Shield
A profile of  Gary Cohen, JD ’79, vice president of government affairs at Blue Shield of California and former director of the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight

LaDoris Cordell: Civil Rights Crusader On The Bench
A profile of LaDoris Cordell, JD ’74, the first female Black judge in Northern California state court

Selective De-Policing: Stanford Policy Report Proposes New Routes To Public Safety
Participants in a Stanford Law School policy practicum discuss their findings and their report Safety Beyond Policing: Promoting Care over Criminalization.


Law and Fashion
A look at Professor Richard Thompson Ford’s (BA ’88) latest scholarship and the recently published Dress Codes: How the Laws of Fashion Made History

Point of View

An excerpt from Professor Hank Greely’s (BA ’74) new book, CRISPR People: The Science and Ethics of Editing Humans

Clinic News

Supporting Innovation and Diversity in the Juelsgaard IP and Innovation Clinic
Students discuss their latest projects supporting innovation and diversity.



Stanford Lawyer Magazine Issue 104

Faculty News

Gould Leads S.F. Workplace Review

Karlan joins DOJ

Martinez Awarded by SVAMC

Meyler Awarded Fellowship

Kessler Awarded Fellowships

Freeman Engstroms New CLP Directors

Goldin, Ho, and O’Connell Receive HAI Grant

Nora Freeman Engstrom Best Article

Brodie Named Haas Center Director

Fisher Daily Journal Award

Ford Joins New Black Community Council

Spaulding and O’Connell Co-Chair Classroom Climate Committee

Belt the 2021 Hurlbut

Zambrano Honored


Casting Off Rwanda’s Colonial Legacy Through New Legal Scholarship
An essay by Alyssa Carmen Martinez, JD/MA 21, about the work of students in Stanford’s Rule of Law Program, the Rwanda Legal Development Project


Deborah Rhode
Legal ethics pioneer, prolific scholar, and mentor to countless


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