Table of Contents

Fall ’18
Issue 99/Vol. 53/No. 1

From the Dean

Cover Story

The Legal History Detectives 
Stanford Law School has a wide and diverse bench of legal history experts. In this feature, we look at the broad range and reach of their scholarship, from criminal law to legal ethics and presidential pardons to the disenfranchisement of the disabled. Stanford faculty are not only helping to shape this important field of study, but also exploring and understanding important aspects of the law today.

Legal Matters

Stanford Law School Admissions
In this Q&A, Professor Robert Rabin, faculty chair of the admissions committee, discusses admissions to Stanford Law with Faye Deal, associate dean for admissions and financial aid, exploring the “Stanford way” of putting a class together and looking at how the process has changed over the years.

In Brief

Alumni and School News

New MLC Legal-Social Work Collaborative

Largest Alumni Gift for Global Initiative

New Director of Fourth Amendment and Open Courts at CIS

Bright Award for Environmental Sustainability

In Focus

Marc Jones: At the Forefront of a Connected World 
In this profile, Marc Jones, JD ’82 (BA ’79), talks about his career in law and technology and his path to Aeris Communications, an “internet of things” company, where he is CEO and chairman.

Learning Law with the Yurok Tribe 
Stanford Law students and faculty have been forging ties with California’s Yurok Tribe over the last two years, with trips to the reservation offering an opportunity for unique learning experiences. In this article, we look at their pro bono service and work in class and a practicum taught by Greg Ablavsky, associate professor of law.

Geoffrey Berman: At the Helm of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Southern District of N.Y. 
Geoffrey Berman, JD ’84, took over as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York in early 2018. Here he discusses his career leading up to this appointment and the many cases and investigations that he now oversees.

The Writers: JDs Penning Their Stories 
In this piece, we meet Stanford Law graduates who are finding success in careers as writers, many mining their experiences in law for their stories.

Stanford Lawyer Magazine Issue 99


Robert Rabin on Rethinking Tort Liability
Professor Robert Rabin explores tort reform and how it will change as self-driving, highly automated vehicles (HAVs) become the norm.

Clinic News

Religious Liberty Clinic 
A report on the work of students in the Religious Liberty Clinic, a nonpartisan voice for religious liberty

New Faculty

Anne Joseph O’Connell and Diego Zambrano 
Profiles of new faculty members Anne Joseph O’Connell and Diego Zambrano


Student essay

Eviction and the Promise of Self-Help Technologies


Miriam E. Wolff, JD ’40 (BA ’37)


In Print
Alumni publications

Shaded Boxes
Alumni profiles

In Memoriam
Alumni obituaries