Table of Contents
Issue 90/Vol. 48/No. 2
From the Dean
Law and Policy Lab: Tackling Timely Policy Challenges
Learn about Stanford Law School’s new Law and Policy Lab, where students and faculty are working side-by-side to solve policy challenges.
Former dean Paul Brest is back at Stanford Law School after more than a decade leading the Hewlett Foundation. In this profile we look at the extraordinary career of a beloved teacher, mentor, and dean.
The Future of Print and Digital News
A discussion with The Washington Post Publisher Katharine Weymouth, JD ’92
Alumni And School News
Law School Veterans Fund Summer Fellow
New Criminal Justice Center Initiative Focuses on Higher Education
Helping SLS Grads Join the Academy
U.S. Senate Confirms John B. Owens to the Ninth Circuit
Inaugural Rubin Family Human Rights Award
Two JSD Candidates Receive Recognition for Scholarship
There are more opportunities for law students to embrace innovation and the local startup culture than ever before. Learn how they are tapping into Stanford’s entrepreneurial community, some hoping to start their own companies.
A River Runs through It: Buzz Thompson’s Stint as a Special Master
A look at the important work of Professor Buzz Thompson, Jr., JD/MBA ’76 (BA ’72), in helping to solve a key water dispute
Small Firm Diversity
Two alumni are finding career success and satisfaction as partners at one of California’s largest minority-owned law firms, Garcia, Hernández, Sawhney & Bermudez, LLP.
Lawyers in the Military
Military law is offering some JDs opportunities for a more fulfilling career. Here we look at several who have taken the road less traveled back to the military after law school.
Jonathan Greenberger: Behind This Week
A profile of the executive producer of This Week With George Stephanopoulos, who is thriving at the helm of the popular Sunday morning news program
Point of View
Fixing American Democracy
An essay by Professor Nathaniel Persily, JD ’98, about his work on the Presidential Commission on Election Administration
Criminal Defense Clinic
This recently relaunched Stanford Law School clinic is counting its successes this year, with students representing indigent individuals in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties—and learning how to be defense lawyers.
Michael Klausner: Stanford Securities Litigation Analytics
Stanford Law School faculty awards and highlights
Cavallaro on Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Lemley Included on Lists of Top Lawyers
Mitchell Promoted to Professor of Law and Honored by ABA
Merryman Honored for Legacy Art Law
Gould Named Chairman of California Agricultural Labor Relations Board
Karlan Selected for DOJ Civil Rights Division Post
Rhode Named ABF Outstanding Scholar
Van Schewick Promoted to Professor of Law
Srikantiah Recognized with CLAY Award
Thinking like a Policy Analyst
Ruth Levine, JD/MA ’14 (BA ’08), on her work in a Law and Policy Lab practicum.
John Barton’s International Law and the Future of Freedom
A posthumous tribute by Professor Hank Greely (BA ’74)