Table of Contents

Spring ’22
Issue 106/Vol. 56/No. 2

From the Dean

Cover Story

From Service To Stanford: How Military Training and a Legal Education Shape Veterans’ Careers
Stanford Law veterans  discuss their military service and how it, combined with a legal education, shaped them and their careers, while faculty share how veterans contribute to the culture of the law campus.

Legal Matters

National Security and Energy Policy in the Wake of Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine
A conversation with Richard L. Morningstar, JD ’70, former U.S. ambassador to Azerbaijan and the EU and former special advisor to the president and secretary of state on assistance to Newly Independent States of the former Soviet Union and then on Caspian Basin Energy Diplomacy

In Brief

School News

CodeX Insurance Initiative

Deborah L. Rhode Center on the Legal Profession

RAD Justice

Law Firms and Russian Profits

Stanford Cyber Policy Center becomes joint SLS FSI Initiative

In Focus

Rick West: Lawyer, Museum Director, Champion of Indigenous Causes
A profile of  W. Richard West, Jr., JD ’71, former director of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian in D.C. and the Autry Museum of the American West in Los Angeles

When the Client is Democracy: Global Trends in Judicial Reform
Students in Associate Professor Diego A. Zambrano’s policy lab Global Trends in Judicial Reform discuss their work, including conducting comparative research on 21st century judicial reforms in 10 countries.

Can Crypto Grant More Equal Access To Financial Systems?
A profile of Lianne Worden, JD ’09, chief of staff and counsel to the chief legal officer at cryptocurrency platform Coinbase

SLS Black Alumni Association
A look at the newly launched SLS Black Alumni Association, which is aiming for greater inclusion and connection

Clinic News

Deepening DEI Engagement
Mills Legal Clinic faculty and staff discuss a redesigned anti-racism and diversity, equity, and inclusion effort.

Criminal Prosecution
Students in the Criminal Prosecution Clinic grapple with questions of justice and discretion.


The Fight To Save The Town  
Professor Michelle Wilde Anderson’s new book explores how local leaders are confronting government collapse in poor communities across the country.

Point of View

Measuring Corporate Virtue and Vice
An essay by Professors Colleen Honigsberg and Paul Brest, drawn from their book chapter in Frontiers in Social Innovation