Table of Contents

Fall ’23
Issue 109/Vol. 58/No. 1

From the Dean

Cover Story

Artificial Intelligence and the Law: Legal scholars on the potential for innovation and upheaval
Stanford Law School faculty members are delving deep into AI—aiming to use this new technology to improve legal services in areas
such as government administration and the courts. At the same time they are exploring new legal questions from copyright ownership to rights of human content creators to liability when a bot is at fault—and more.

Legal Matters

A Discussion with Casetext Co-Founders Jake Heller, JD ’10, and Pablo Arredondo, JD ’05

In Brief

Alumni and School News

New September Term

Dean Martinez Appointed Stanford Provost, Bob Weisberg Interim Dean 

Bright Environmental Award

Climate-Smart Agriculture and Forestry

New Executive Director of Levin Center

How Do Abuse Survivors Fare in the Parole Process?

In Focus

Jessica Verran-Lingard
A profile of Jessica Verran-Lingard, JD/MBA ’15, associate principal counsel for legal and business affairs at Lucasfilm

Constructive Conflict
Stanford Law School professors address polarization and promote discourse on campus through open dialogue.

Michael Mongan
A profile of Michael Mongan, JD ’06 (BA ’01), California’s solicitor general


Liquid Asset
Buzz Thompson, JD/MBA ’76 (BA ’72), the Robert E. Paradise Professor of Natural Resources Law, discusses his new book Liquid Asset: How Business and Government Can Partner to Solve the Freshwater Crisis.

Clinic News

Juelsgaard IP and Innovation Clinic
Students and faculty discuss their work on key cases as the Juelsgaard Clinic marks its 10-year anniversary.

Constructive Conflict 1


New Faculty

Stanford Law School welcomed five new scholars to its faculty including Easha Anand, Bobby Bartlett, Jud Campbell, Grande Lum, and Amrit Singh.

Point of View

Pharmaceutical Pricing and Access Beyond Patent Reform
An essay by Lisa Larrimore Ouellette, Deane F. Johnson Professor of Law and senior fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research


S-Term Field Study On Ukraine
An essay by Matthew Wigler, JD ’25 (BA ’19), and Luke Schumacher, JD ’25


Reunion Renegades
How members of the Class of 1956 forged long-lasting friendships


James S. Crown
An essay by Penny Pritzker, JD/MBA ’84, former U.S. secretary of commerce

Last Word

On The Frontlines of Deep-Sea Mining
An interview with French Polynesian President Moetai Brotherson


In Print
Alumni publications

Shaded Boxes
Alumni profiles

In Memoriam
Alumni obituaries