Table of Contents

Fall ’11
Issue 85/Vol. 46/No. 1

From the Dean

Cover Story

Your Privacy At Risk
The Internet Age has ushered in a wave of new opportunities for Americans of all ages as banking, socializing, and watching movies have moved to our computers, cell phones, and iPads. But these changes also pose real challenges for technology companies, lawyers, judges, and lawmakers, with Internet crimes of all sorts on the rise. And that most prized American value, the right to privacy, is at risk like never before. In this article, Stanford Law School alumni, faculty, and students weigh in on those risks.


JDs as VCs
Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, at the seat of American innovation, Stanford Law School attracts a certain kind of student, one with an entrepreneurial bend. In this article, we meet just a few alumni working in the thick of venture capital.

Legal Matters

On Government Service, Politics, and the Super Committee
Professor Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar (MA ’96, PhD ’00) in conversation with Congressman Xavier Becerra, JD ’84 (BA ’80)

In Brief

Alumni and School News

Financial Crisis Data

Class of 2014 Sets Pro Bono Record

SLS Federalist Society Chapter Honored

2Ls Help Launch ZipCourt

CodeX and Media X Project for Course Readers

In Focus

First Person
Stanford Law School students come from all walks of life, with a breadth of experiences and talents. Here, we share a few of their stories.

Justice Moreno: The Next Chapter
Justice Carlos R. Moreno, JD ’75, retired from the California Supreme Court last spring after ten years of service. Here he talks about his life and plans for the next chapter of his remarkable legal career.

Studying Prison Realignment in Real Time
Professor Joan Petersilia’s class is a new model for collaboration with government, as students work closely with Attorney General Kamala Harris and staff in Santa Clara County to explore AB 109 as it rolls out.

The Legacy of Judge Duniway
Judge Benjamin C. Duniway, LLB ’31, served on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for 25 years. In this article, several former clerks reminisce about their time working with the judge in this the 50th anniversary of his appointment to the bench.

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Clinic News

Preparing for Legal Practice
A report on the newly launched International Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Clinic at the Mills Legal Clinic of Stanford Law School


Is Marriage for White People?

Do Unions Make a Difference?

Point of View

The Slave Trade and the Origins of International Human Rights Law
An excerpt from the forthcoming book by Professor Jenny S. Martinez 


Privacy and Mail
Ethan Forrest, JD ’12, on privacy innovations at CIS

Faculty News

New Faculty: George G. Triantis

New Faculty: Robert W. Gordon

New Faculty: Dan Reicher

Visiting Faculty


Former Dean Bayless Manning

Last Word

Inherit Your Rights
A look at a new nonprofit started by Jana Hardy, JD ’11


In Print
Alumni publications

Shaded Boxes
Alumni profiles

In Memoriam
Alumni obituaries