Table of Contents

Spring ’08
Issue 78/Vol. 42/No. 2

From the Dean

Cover Story

Beyond the Law
A look at the versatile JD and how a legal education prepares lawyers for careers beyond the law

Legal Matters

The Open Internet, Congress, and Corruption: A Conversation with Larry Lessig
Fred von Lohmann ’95 (BA ’90) interviews Professor Lawrence Lessig about his new area of scholarship and activism: political corruption.

In Brief

Alumni and School News

SLS to Advance “Neurolaw” as part of $10 million Grant

Quentin Cook Named Mormon Apostle

Reflecting on Nuremberg’s Legacy

New Course asks Non-Law Students to “Think Like Lawyers”

Williams and Rivera Named Trustees

SLS Hosts Legal Futures Conference

Christopher Ho Wins Alumni Public Service

First SPILF-SLS Public Interest Fellow Named

Alum Joins Nader in Presidential Bid

Wertheimer Helps Seal Writers’ Deal

In Focus

Law and Order in Virtual Worlds
A new class examines the legal complexities of Internet-based virtual worlds such as Second Life.

Law Students Back from War
Four student veterans share their experiences at war.

Mock Trial at Stanford Law
Students sharpen their advocacy skills in this competitive, student-run program.

Sharing the Nobel Prize
A profile of Professor Thomas Heller and his work with the Nobel prize-winning United Nations’ IPCC

Judge Shirley Hufstedler
A look at Judge Hufstedler’s ’49 trailblazing career

Tuskegee Airman Leslie Williams
Former Tuskegee Airman Williams ’74 (BA ’49) on his career and experiences in the military during WWII

Point of View

The Importance of Judicial Independence
An essay by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor ’52 (BA ’50)



Clinic News

Highlights from the Mills Legal Clinic of Stanford

Stanford Community Law Clinic Representing Those in Need

Supreme Court Litigation Clinic A Record-Setting Semester

Youth and Education Law Projection Offers Hands-On Practice

Faculty News

Stanford Law School faculty awards and highlights

Faculty News


Student essays

At the Intersection of Law, Finance, and Faith
Ashley Conrad Walter JD/MA ’09 on pursuing a joint degree that combines law and religious studies


In Print

Alumni publications

In Memoriam

Alumni obituaries