Table of Contents

Spring ’18
Issue 98/Vol. 52/No. 2

From the Dean

Cover Story

Stanford Law at 125: Still Pushing the Boundaries of Legal Education
As Stanford Law marks the 125 year anniversary of the founding of the legal program, we look at the curricular innovations that have been introduced over the past two decades—and how the law school continues to build on the foundation established by the early pioneers of law at Stanford.

Legal Matters

On Government Service, Silicon Valley, and Law
In this Q&A, with Professor Robert Daines, Silicon Valley lawyer and venture capitalist James C. Gaither, JD ’64, discusses his career—including his early years in government service clerking at the Supreme Court, working at the DOJ, and playing a key role in the Johnson administration—through his time with Cooley LLP and Sutter Hill Ventures, where he helped lay the legal foundations for Silicon Valley and launch some of the most important tech companies in the country

In Focus

Telling Their Stories: Christy Haubegger Shines Light On Diversity In Hollywood
Christy Haubegger, JD ’92, discusses her career in media and how, as the co-founder of Latina magazine, a feature film producer, and a talent agent at legendary Creative Artists Agency, she is helping women and people of color tell their stories.

Strengthening Rule of Law From the Ground Up
Stanford Law students discuss their work in the Rule of Law Program, applying legal skills to projects that make a difference around the globe, from Rwanda to Afghanistan.

Deborah Kanter: Finding the Beauty in Art and Law
In this profile, Deborah Kanter, JD ’91(MA ’92), who until earlier this year was chief legal officer for Eli Broad Family Office and Philanthropies and interim chief operating officer of The Broad, discusses her career in art and law including her work designing, planning, and managing construction of the now iconic Los Angeles museum.

Ana-Mita Betancourt: Navigating Risk For The World’s Underserved
Ana-Mita Betancourt, JD ’81, former general counsel of the World Bank’s Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, discusses her career as an international civil servant helping to launch important public projects in the developing world.


Copyright’s Highway Take 2
Professor Paul Goldstein discusses his influential book Copyright’s Highway, updated this year, and his career in the field.

Point of View

What Matters to Me and Why
An essay by M. Elizabeth Magill taken from her lecture sponsored by Stanford’s Office for Religious Life for the series “What Matters to Me and Why”

Shirley Mount Hufstedler, Pioneer
A tribute to Judge Shirley Hufstedler, feminist legal pioneer and the first secretary of education, in an essay written by Janet Cooper Alexander