Table of Contents

Fall ’14
Issue 91/Vol. 49/No. 1

From the Dean

Cover Story

Civil Liberties and Law in the Era Of Surveillance
As technology advances at breakneck speeds, bringing with it new methods of government surveillance, can the law keep up? Stanford Law alumni and faculty weigh in on this important and timely issue.

Legal Matters

IP Law and Innovation with Mark A. Lemley (BA ’88) and A. Douglas Melamed
Two of IP law’s top scholars and practitioners discuss recent U.S. Supreme Court cases and challenges facing the field.

In Brief

Alumni And School News

Report on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

CIS Maps Intermediary Liability

Directors’ College: 20 Years of Executive Ed

Two Alumni Take Seats On U.S. Court of Appeals

Bright Award for Environmental Sustainability

Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar Confirmed to the California Supreme Court

In Focus

Joan Petersilia: A Life’s Work Focusing on America’s Prison Challenges
Learn how Professor Joan Petersilia’s work is informing the world about America’s mass incarceration challenges and inspiring the next generation to help to solve them.

The Gould Program: Teaching Vital Skills in Negotiation and Mediation
In this report, we explore Stanford’s hands-on Gould program—which continues to prepare students for successful negotiation and dispute resolution.

Debra Zumwalt, JD ’79: The Chief Legal Officer at the Farm
As vice president and general counsel of Stanford University, Debra Zumwalt is at the helm of a vast operation. Learn how she is helping to manage one of the world’s top incubators of young talent.

Eduardo Bhatia, JD ’90: Leading Puerto Rico through Challenging Times
Eduardo Bhatia reflects on his career and the challenges he faces as president of the Senate in Puerto Rico.

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Point of View

The Hobby Lobby Decision
Professor Michael McConnell on the legal precedent behind the Supreme Court’s decision

Clinic News

The Juelsgaard IP and Innovation Clinic
A report on Stanford Law School’s Juelsgaard Intellectual Property and Innovation Clinic


Trading at the Speed of Light
Albert Einstein and the law come together in recent scholarship by Professor Joseph Grundfest, JD ’76. Here he explains how mere milliseconds can be legally problematic in the world of high-frequency trading.

New Faculty

Profiles of the five new members of the Stanford Law faculty

David Alan Sklansky

Lisa Larrimore Ouellette

Michelle Mello (BA ’93)

Michelle Wilde Anderson

Robert MacCoun


Studying at The Hague
James Barton, JD ’15, reflects on his experience at The Hague as part of Stanford Law’s new overseas program.

Last Word

Bill Burke, LLB ’67
Reflections from the oldest person outside Asia to summit Everest


In Print
Alumni publications

Shaded Boxes
Alumni profiles

In Memoriam
Alumni obituaries