Table of Contents

Fall ’09
Issue 81/Vol. 44/No. 1

From the Dean

Cover Story

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.

Legal Matters

David J. Hayes
A Q&A with Assistant Professor Michael Wara ’06 and Deputy Secretary of the Interior David J. Hayes ’78

In Brief

Alumni and School News

Law Students Offer REAL Legal Services through Public Interest Clearinghouse Project

Gould Center Honored

Work Begins on the Neukom Academic Building

New LLM Announced

Remembering John H. Barton

Associate Dean for Public Service and Public Interest Law

Roundup: Alumni in the Obama Administration

In Focus

Rethinking the First-Year Curriculum
Stanford Law revamps the first-year curriculum to bolster research and writing skills

Renaissance Merryman
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.

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Clinic News

Three Strikes: Out But Not Forgotten
A profile of Stanford Law School’s Criminal Defense Clinic Three Strikes Project

Faculty News

New Faculty



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.


Soledad, Revisited
An essay by Criminal Defense Clinic student Jessica K. Feinstein ’10 on her “three strikes” case


In Print
Alumni publications

Shaded Boxes
Alumni profiles

In Memoriam
Alumni obituaries