Issue 92/Vol. 49/No. 2
Lawyers Leading Nonprofits
Stanford Law School graduates are increasingly pursuing careers in the nonprofit sector, many of them rising to leadership positions. Here, we meet several alumni who are applying their legal skills to important social challenges.
Post 9/11 Civil Liberties
Anthony Romero, JD ’90, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union, and Professor Deborah Rhode discuss the state of civil liberties in America today and Romero’s career path to the top of the iconic civil liberties group.
Alumni and School News
Gabriela Franco Parcella: From GC to CEO, Leading Mellon Capital
Gabriela Franco Parcella, JD ’94, chief executive officer and chairwoman of Mellon Capital, shares her thoughts on her career and how a JD helped her rise to the top of a multibillion-dollar capital management company.
Making A Difference, Behind the Scenes
Bill Baer and Nancy Hendry, both JD ’75, share a passion for the law and public service. In this profile, they discuss their paths from Stanford Law to D.C.
A Reading Group Explores Race and Criminal Justice
Professor David A. Sklansky, Ashley Williams, JD ’16, and Amari Hammonds, JD ’17, report on the new SLS Reading Group on Race and Criminal Justice—and the impact it is having.
Judge Miriam Wolff: A Lifetime of Navigating Uncharted Waters
Judge Miriam Wolff, JD ’40 (BA ’37), reflects on her career in law, including her time as the first woman port director.
Applying Psychology to Tax Law—And Legal Education
Professor Joe Bankman explores the benefits of cognitive behavioral therapy and how it can help law students better manage stress while pursuing their law degrees.
Law Students Bring Legal Education to Afghanistan
Tres Thompson, JD ’15, reports on the Afghanistan Legal Education Project (ALEP).
Students Help Clients Navigate the Social Security Maze
A report on Stanford Law’s Social Security Disability Pro Bono Project and the Community Law Clinic, where students help clients receive Social Security benefits.
Point of View
Understanding Religious Accommodations and the Hobby Lobby Decision
Professor Michael McConnell on the legal precedent behind the Supreme Court’s decision.
Stanford Law School faculty awards and highlights
Laura Hills, JD/MA ’86 (BA ’83), remembers her father, former SEC chair Roderick Hills, LLB ’55 (BA ’52), and his career in law.
Professor George Fisher remembers his colleague and friend Professor William Cohen.