Issue 88/Vol. 47/No. 2
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.
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.
Alumni and School News
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.
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
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.
Stanford Law School faculty awards and highlights
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.
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.