Table of Contents
Issue 81/Vol. 44/No. 1
From the Dean
Will advances in neuroscience make the justice system more accurate and unbiased? Or could brain-based testing wrongly condemn some and trample the civil liberties of others? In this article, the new field of neurolaw is cross-examined for answers.
David J. Hayes
A Q&A with Assistant Professor Michael Wara ’06 and Deputy Secretary of the Interior David J. Hayes ’78
Alumni and School News
Law Students Offer REAL Legal Services through Public Interest Clearinghouse Project
Work Begins on the Neukom Academic Building
Associate Dean for Public Service and Public Interest Law
Roundup: Alumni in the Obama Administration
Rethinking the First-Year Curriculum
Stanford Law revamps the first-year curriculum to bolster research and writing skills
A profile of one of art law’s leading scholars, Professor John Henry Merryman
Law Firm Recruitment Examined
The well-orchestrated dance that is big law firm recruitment of new associates is examined in light of one of the worst economic downturns in recent history.
Ambassador John V. Roos
Trading Silicon Valley deals for diplomacy, the new ambassador to Japan John Roos ’80 (AB ’77) talks about resigning as CEO of Wilson Sonsini to take up this new post.
Three Strikes: Out But Not Forgotten
A profile of Stanford Law School’s Criminal Defense Clinic Three Strikes Project
Point of View
California Prisons: The Cost of Ignorance
Professors Robert Weisberg ’79 and Joan Petersilia offer insight into the challenges facing California’s prisons and efforts to share scholarship with policymakers so that data-driven solutions can be found.
An essay by Criminal Defense Clinic student Jessica K. Feinstein ’10 on her “three strikes” case