Table of Contents

Spring ’13
Issue 88/Vol. 47/No. 2

From the Dean

Cover Story

Law and Business in Emerging Markets
Law and business come together in emerging economies where the very development of law is often happening as markets mature. In this article we look at lawyers working around the globe in emerging markets to help build companies, while influencing the legal infrastructure for business to thrive.


A Positive Disruption: The Transformation of Law Through Technology
Stanford Law School has become a startup hotbed in recent years, with faculty, students, and alumni leading the way. Here we explore legal tech, looking at issues surrounding it and at how innovations begun here are influencing the legal profession.

Legal Matters

Lessons Not Learned
Former CFTC Chair Brooksley E. Born, JD   ’64 (BA ’61), discusses past and future risks in the derivatives market with former SEC Commissioner Joseph A. Grundfest, JD ’78, W. A. Franke Professor of Law and Business.

In Brief

Alumni and School News

William J. Baer Appointed Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division

Twenty-five Stanford Law Students Named Ford Foundation Fellows

ACS Student Convention Held at Stanford Law

Stanford Law School Launches New Human Rights Center

Aleecia McDonald Appointed Director of Privacy at CIS

Former Senator Jeff Bingaman to Lead Stanford University Steyer-Taylor Center Initiative on Renewable Energy

Stanford Law Students Visit Iraqi Refugees in Jordan

In Focus

Reporting to the Governor: Students Explore Policy Implications of Realignment
Students taking the Advanced Seminar on Criminal Law and Public Policy had the opportunity to engage in important research on California’s Public Safety Realignment legislation—and to present their findings directly to Governor Jerry Brown.

Clarence Otis: Leading a Casual Dining Empire
Clarence Otis, JD ’80, heads the largest casual dining empire in America. In this profile, we look at the man behind Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Bahama Breeze, and other popular favorites.

Beyond Health: The Interplay of Law and Medicine
An interdisciplinary course, Medical-Legal Issues in Children’s Health, brings law and medical students together to address issues relevant to each, such as obesity, housing, disability, and more.

An Insider’s View: Studying the U.S. Senate with Senator Feingold
A guest lecturer at Stanford Law School this year, former Senator Russell D. Feingold shares his knowledge and experience with students in a unique class The United States Senate as a Legal Institution.

Clinic News

At The Supreme Court: Boats and Marriages
A report on the Stanford Supreme Court Litigation Clinic at the Mills Legal Clinic of Stanford Law School‘s work on two cases—one challenging the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and the other attempting to establish a clear definition of a vessel

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Fighting Doma: Veterans as Amici Curiae
Stanford Law Veterans Organization members Jesse Birbach, JD ’13, Sam Jacobson, JD ’14, and Jake Klonoski, JD ’13, weigh in on DOMA in this opinion piece.


Nora Freeman Engstrom on the Contingency Fee Cost Paradox

Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar Governing Security

Faculty News

Stanford Law School faculty awards and highlights

Brodie Appointed 
Associate Dean 
for Clinical Education

Fisher and Lemley on “The 100 Most 
Influential Lawyers 
in America” List

Lemley Recognized by Several Publications 
and Elected Member of American Law Institute

Cuéllar to Lead FSI

Jensen Promoted 
to Professor of 
the Practice of Law

Greely Honored with Stanford’s Richard W. Lyman Award

Engstrom Awarded American Society 
of Legal History Prize

Petersilia Received Miriam Aaron Roland Volunteer Service Prize

Thompson Named to Farmland Advisory Council

Triantis Appointed 
Associate Dean 
for Strategic Planning

Point of View

Fixing Three Strikes
David W. Mills, professor of the practice of law and senior lecturer, describes his involvement with Stanford Law School’s Three Strikes Project working with clients and efforts to change the three strikes law.

Last Word

First Person
Faye Deal, the associate dean for admissions and financial aid, shares her thoughts on “First Person,” a student organization introduced as a way of building community.


In Print
Alumni publications

Shaded Boxes
Alumni profiles

In Memoriam
Alumni obituaries