Table of Contents

Fall ’22
Issue 107/Vol. 57/No. 1

From the Dean

Cover Story

Community Partnership
Santa Clara County Counsel James Williams, JD ’10, and his team tackle big issues with help from Stanford Law students.

Legal Matters

Arthur Rock on the Early Venture Capital Decisions That Sparked Decades of Innovation
The VC who helped to launch Fairchild Semiconductor, Intel, and Apple discusses his career with Professor Joseph Grundfest, JD ’78. 

In Brief

School News

Neukom Center For the Rule of Law

Stanford Law Scholars Institute Welcomes Aspiring JDs

Learning Responsible Data Filtering From Law

New Financing Model For Legal Ed

Award for Sustainability

Improving Court Access

In Focus

At Home on California’s Highest Court
A profile of Patricia Guerrero, JD ’97, the first Latina chief justice appointed to the California Supreme Court

Big Law Trailblazer Who Fought For Diversity and Family-Friendly Policies
A profile of Mary B. Cranston, JD ’75 (BA ’70), chair emerita at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman and former Stanford trustee

DEI Clearinghouse
Professor Norm Spaulding, JD ’97, and staff at the Robert Crown Law Library have created a single site for all information on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

SLS Faculty at The American Law Institute
Professors Nora Freeman Engstrom, JD ’02, David Freeman Engstrom, JD ’02, and Pamela Karlan work on key projects with the American Law Institute.


William B. Gould IV
Stanford Law School’s first Black faculty member celebrates 50-year milestone—and decades of contributions to labor and sports law.

DEI Clearinghouse: A First-Of-Its-Kind Resource


Point of View

Lost, Not Stolen
An excerpt from a report co-written by Professor Michael McConnell investigating all counts of fraud and miscounting in the 2020 presidential election

Clinic News

YELP Clinic Prepares
Students discuss their work in the Youth and Education Law Project.

New Faculty

Evelyn Douek, Jennifer M. Chacón (BA ’94), and Gulika Reddy join the Stanford Law School faculty.


California Ruling That Bees Are Fish Is Sea Change for Environmental Law
An essay by Sam Joyce, JD ’23

Reflection on the Global Quarter
An essay by Jackie Schaeffer, JD ’23

Last Word

Three Strikes Project Marks 10 Years of Sentencing Law Reform
A look back at the Three Strikes Project’s decade of work


Class notes PDFs

In Print
Alumni publications

Shaded Boxes
Alumni profiles

In Memoriam
Alumni obituaries