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Spring ’12
Issue 86/Vol. 46/No. 2

From the Dean

Cover Story

The New JD
After unprecedented reform of its legal program, including changes to the law school calendar that make possible greater integration with Stanford University, and a bolstering of clinical education, international study, joint degrees, and public service, Stanford Law School is producing a “new JD.”


The JD Entrepreneurs
Stanford Law students are more entrepreneurial than ever. Drawn to the creativity of Stanford University and the innovation of Silicon Valley, many of them are starting programs, classes, student groups, nonprofits, and companies. Meet just a few of them in this profile of innovation at Stanford Law.

Legal Matters

Law, Innovation, and Silicon Valley
Craig Dauchy, JD/MBA ’75, Gordon Davidson, JD ’74 (BS ’70, MS ’71), and Larry Sonsini in conversation with Dean Larry Kramer

In Brief

Alumni and School News

Dean Larry Kramer to Lead Hewlett Foundation

Stanford Law ACS Awarded Chapter of the Year

American Society of International Law Names Helton Fellows

Stanford Law Review Online

IP Watson Award Goes to second SLS Student

In Focus

Three Strikes Project: Beyond Individual Client Representation
Stanford Law students learn many aspects of the law by representing individual “three strikes” clients. This year they added policy work for a new client, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, on the initiative to amend California’s three strikes law.

Justice Rebecca Love Kourlis: Home On, and Off, The Range
Former Colorado Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Love Kourlis, JD ’76 (BA ’73), on her life and career in the law

Daniel Cooperman and the Role of the Modern General Counsel
Daniel Cooperman, JD/MBA ’76, was general counsel to tech giants Oracle and Apple during a time when the very position he held was changing dramatically. Now he shares his insights and experience with the next generation in a class he developed.

Ben Foss: Advocating For Equal Access To Knowledge
Entrepreneur and inventor Ben Foss, JD/MBA ’03, discusses his life, challenges, and successes in this profile.

Clinic News

Stanford Community Law Clinic
A report from the Mills Legal Clinic at Stanford Law School