Table of Contents
Issue 96/Vol. 51/No. 2
From the Dean
The Sharing Economy
The so-called sharing economy has ushered in innovation––not just technological but also in the way in which business is done. As Uber, Airbnb, and other sharing companies have grown, they have pushed the legal envelope––often innovating ahead of law. In this feature, we look at legal challenges in the sharing economy and how the law is developing.
Human Rights around the Globe: Advocating for the World’s Desperate and Forgotten
In this Q&A with Professor Jennifer Martinez, Peter Bouckaert, emergencies director for Human Rights Watch, discusses his work traveling the globe to investigate some of the world’s most critical human rights crises, shedding light on human suffering and political failures.
Alumni and School News
Justices Ginsburg and Sotomayor Visit SLS
Linda Newmark: Artistry in Negotiation
In this profile, Linda Newmark, JD ’88, discusses her career in the music business, where she has gained a reputation for creative negotiations.
Xavier Becerra: California’s New Attorney General Gears Up
Xavier Becerra, JD ’84 (BA ’80), left Congress after 24 years representing the people of Los Angeles. Here he discusses his career in government service and his new role as AG of California.
Taking the Stand: Judge Sunshine Sykes
In this profile, Sunshine Sykes, JD ’01 (BA ’88), discusses her path to the judiciary and her role as the first Native American judge on California’s Superior Court in Riverside.
This report on the policy practicum Decarcerating Prisons explores research that Stanford Law students are engaged in—particularly as it relates to decarceration and California’s Proposition 57.
SLS Alumni at The California Office of the Solicitor General
The California Office of the Solicitor General is involved in some of the most important legal issues facing the state. At the center of that work is Solicitor General Edward DuMont, JD ’86, who has assembled a group of Stanford Law alumni to help him.
Tackling Legal Challenges of Immigration
Amicus Brief in Support of Santa Clara County
SLS Alumni Work on a Key Sanctuary Jurisdiction Case
Pro Se Guide for Asylum Seekers
In this report, Stanford Law students, faculty, and alumni discuss their work addressing challenges facing immigrants.
Point of View
Reforming the Civil Justice System? First, Do No Harm
In this essay, Professor Nora Freeman Engstrom, JD ’02, discusses barely noted congressional proposals to reform the civil justice system.
On Amalia Kessler’s Inventing American Exceptionalism
Professor Amalia Kessler discusses the history of American adversarial legal culture in her new book Inventing American Exceptionalism.
Criminal Prosecution Clinic
A report on students’ work in the Criminal Prosecution Clinic
Stanford Law School faculty awards and highlights
Pamela S. Karlan Joins American Constitution Society Board, Makes Politico 50 List
William Koski Awarded 2017 Miriam Aaron Roland Volunteer Service Prize
Mark Lemley Scholarship Recognized
Robert L. Rabin Elected to the American Law Institute
Paul Goldstein Receives Annual Distinguished Columbian Award
Lawrence M. Friedman Receives Scribes and Chicago Alumni Awards
Nora Freeman Engstrom Elected to Law Institute and Named American Bar Foundation Fellow
Rabia Belt Appointed to National Council on Disability
David Freeman Engstrom Elected to American Law Institute
George Triantis Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Asylum Secured Through Immigrants’ Rights Clinic