Table of Contents
Issue 87/Vol. 47/No. 1
From the Dean
Meet Liz Magill
Meet M. Elizabeth Magill, the new Richard E. Lang Professor of Law and Dean of Stanford Law School. This profile explores her career and life—and the drive that led her from Virginia to California to lead one of the nation’s top law schools.
Farewell Larry Kramer
Now leading the Hewlett Foundation, former dean Larry Kramer is gone but not forgotten.
Law and Public Service
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton discusses her career in law and public service with her Counselor and Chief of Staff Cheryl D. Mills, JD ’90
Alumni and School News
Jennifer Granick Appointed Director of New Civil Liberties Initiative at CIS
Julie A. Ahrens Appointed New Director of Copyright and Fair Use at CIS
Afghanistan Project Gets $7.2 Million Grant
Ford Foundation Grant to Fund Public Interest Fellowship Program
Legal History Treasures in Court Documents
Rivkin and Moelis: Together in Public Service
For Bob Rivkin and Cindy Moelis, both JD ’87, public service is a central part of their careers and marriage. Big supporters of President Obama, who is also from their hometown of Chicago, they are relishing their time for him and making a difference.
Judge Vaughn R. Walker: Measured Justice
Former chief judge of the U.S. District Court in San Francisco Vaughn R. Walker, JD ’70, reflects on his career in law and on key cases, including his decision in the landmark 2010 Proposition 8 Perry v. Brown.
Directors’ College Goes On The Road
Building on 18 successful years at Stanford, Directors’ College is expanding beyond campus to bring executive corporate governance education to Latin America, China, Australia, and New Zealand. And that’s just for starters.
The Internationals: Students from Around the Globe at Stanford Law School
Thomas Russo, JD/MBA ’84, and his wife, Georgina, are helping to foster social and extracurricular interaction among Stanford Law School’s JD and international advanced degree students with the launch of the Russo International Law Student Fund.
Investigating Workers’ Rights in Cambodia
Pamela S. Karlan and the Law of Democracy
Making a Difference in Afghanistan
An opinion piece by Ingrid Price, JD ’13
Point of View
The Sympathetic State:
Disaster Relief and
the Origins of the
American Welfare State
An excerpt from Michele Landis Dauber’s upcoming book
Profiles of Stanford Law School’s newest members of the faculty
On The London Olympics
U.S. Olympic Committee CEO Scott Blackmun, JD ’82, and two-time Olympic runner and Stanford coach PattiSue Plumer, JD ’89 (BS ’85), discuss the London games.