Table of Contents

Spring ’10
Issue 82/Vol. 44/No. 2

From the Dean

Cover Story

The Empiricists: Legal Scholars at the Forefront of Data-Based Research
This article examines the growing field of empirical legal studies and how faculty at Stanford Law School are shaping this movement.


GCs in D.C.: Counsel to Government
This report looks at alumni working in the new administration as lawyers advising at the very top of U.S. government.

Legal Matters

Sports & Law
Newly appointed U.S. Olympic Committee CEO Scott A. Blackmun ’82 discusses law, sports, and more with two-time Olympic track runner PattiSue Plumer ’89 (BS ’85).

In Brief

Alumni and School News

Faculty Mentorship Program

SLS Students Helping Haitians

Law-in-Film Review

Remembering Craig Johnson

In Focus

Tony West and Maya Harris: Partners in Public Service
They became best friends while at law school, but didn’t date until after graduation. Dedicated to each other and to public service, Tony West ’92 and Maya Harris ’92 live and work at an exhausting pace. Here, the lives and model careers of this successful couple are profiled.

Students Take On Difficult Problems in Cyberlaw
A new course co-hosted by Harvard and Stanford Law examines the complex challenges in still-developing cyberlaw.

It’s All Happening in Columbus?
JDs Taking the Road Less Traveled to Government Service

All The (Local) News That’s Fit to Click

Michael M. Shapiro ’03 left his law firm job to start an online local news service. And the success of his new venture is challenging assumptions about the viability of news as a business.

The King and Us: Law in Bhutan
A new Stanford Law School program offers the nascent democracy of Bhutan assistance as it develops and introduces a new mode of government.

Stanford Lawyer Magazine Issue 82

Clinic News

Environmental Law
A report on environmental law at the Mills Legal Clinic of Stanford Law School

Point of View

This excerpt from “Run-of-the-Mill Justice,” by Professor Nora Freeman Engstrom ’02, examines high-volume personal injury law practices.

Faculty News

Stanford Law School faculty news

Lemley Received IP and Litigation Awards

Kramer Honored with Outstanding Law School Dean Award

Fisher, Lemley, and Romano Top 100 California Lawyers

Caldwell Appointed to Blue Ribbon Task Force

Sivas Named Luke W. Cole Professor

Grundfest and Siciliano Named Boardroom Leaders

Sullivan Named Partner at Quinn Emanuel

Greely Recognized as Atlantic “Brave Thinker”

Karlan Recognized for Exemplary Legal Writing

Lifetime Achievement Award to Gould

Srikantiah Given Community Impact Award


The Stanford Law Experience, Circa 2010
This year’s graduating class has taken to calling itself “the guinea pig class,” attending law school during a time of much change. Here three 3Ls share their perspectives on some of these changes.


In Print
Alumni publications

Shaded Boxes
Alumni profiles

In Memoriam
Alumni obituaries