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For the Love of the Game

For the Love of the Game

Hannah Gordon’s unconventional journey from would-be sportswriter to one of the top legal positions in the National Football League is framed by her office window. Visible outside the glass in her upstairs office at the NFL’s 49ers Santa Clara headquarters is an enormous—and growing daily—structure of steel and concrete.

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Legal Matters

Legal Matters

Justice Ginsburg was our guest at Stanford Law School in September, helping us celebrate the U.S. Constitution. It was fitting. Her life’s work has been to redeem, and to make good on, the full promise of the Constitution’s protections. As she has put it, our country has progressively worked to expand who counts as the “We” in “We the People,” and Justice
Ginsburg has been a key architect of that expansion.

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Peace, Kindness, and Understanding – and Snacks

Peace, Kindness, and Understanding - and Snacks

The founder of two food companies, KIND Healthy Snacks and PeaceWorks, Lubetzky is a serial "social entrepreneur" who has made his life work about much more than the bottom line. This is a man deeply motivated to help bring about peace in the Middle East - and in everyday interactions. He wants to inspire simple acts of kindness and make the world a better place - one snack at a time.

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Discussing Ethical and Professional Values

Discussing Ethical and Professional Values

One of the distinguishing characteristics of Stanford Law School is its relatively small size. And that gave M. Elizabeth Magill, Richard E. Lang Professor of Law and Dean, an idea. “When I came to Stanford, I was struck by the intimacy of the law school,” she says.

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Sri Srinivasan

Sri Srinivasan

In 2002, a 34-year-old attorney in the solicitor general’s office stood before the Supreme Court, preparing to argue what he anticipated would be a close case on the death penalty. “I was understandably quite nervous,” says Sri Srinivasan about his first case before the Court.

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Project ReMADE

Project ReMADE

Silicon Valley is one of those special places where people with disparate interests and skills come together—coders and artists, writers and engineers—to build things, to turn dreams into businesses.

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 Legal Aggregates

A Conversation with U. S. Senator Cory Booker: The Next 50 Years of Civil Rights and Racial Justice

 

 Video and Podcast Vault

3-D Printing Creates Murky Product Liability Issues, Stanford Scholar Says

 

 The Cutting Edge

Russia, Ukraine, and International Law

 

Craig was our firm’s attorney in his first years at WSGR and was a marvelous friend, valued colleague, and wonderfully capable attorney. He is sorely missed. RIP dear friend and counselor. Terry Bibbens

- Terry Bibbens

 

U. S. Senator Cory Booker walked into a packed auditorium at Stanford Law School on Saturday, February 22, smiling broadly and warmly greeting the assembled law students, some a bit stunned by his friendliness. “How are you? Where you from? Oh, L.A.? Do you know so and so? You do! [...]

Sharon Driscoll

 

A Stanford law professor warns that in a world of 3-D printing, people may not be protected under traditional product liability law if they buy a risky home-printed object and get hurt. Rather, they could be left to pursue harder-to-prove negligence lawsuits.

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The situation in eastern Ukraine is reaching a boiling point. Pro-Russian mobs attacked government buildings in Donetsk and Horlivka while fully armed militiamen disarmed police officers and surrounded the mayor’s office in Slaviansk. Dressed in relatively new camouflage uniforms with no insignia, pro-Russian separatists carry the most advanced Russian assault [...]

Arash Aramesh

 
     

From the Dean

By Liz Magill

Lawyers and athletes at the top of their game share some surprising similarities. Both, of course, must have passion and drive to succeed; both have unique skills that they have developed over years of practice; both must be masters not just of the rules, but also willing to take risks that are not in the official playbook. Great athletes, of course, started their practice very early in life, but haven’t we all met a 6-year-old who is a “born lawyer”?

Our cover story in this issue features SLS graduates who have married their passion for the law with their passion for sports. Their love of sport may fuel their work, but it’s their Stanford Law School education that is allowing them to thrive. Attorneys working in professional sports handle an array of challenging issues—ranging from antitrust matters, to labor and employment, to complex contracting. To a person, our graduates say that their training as lawyers, and at SLS, is a key to their ability to succeed.

Several other stories this fall similarly feature students and graduates who are combining a personal passion with their legal training to pursue surprising paths. A group of our students formed the Stanford Law and Visual Media Project to produce documentaries about contemporary legal topics—one of their films, American, was recently featured at the Chicago International Social Change Film Festival. Alum Daniel Lubetzky explains in these pages his unlikely path to founding and becoming the CEO of the company that produces KIND bars, which today you can see in every venue from Target to your local grocery store. And we feature a student-alum effort to assist recently released prisoners in their re-entry to society. Project ReMADE, founded by our recent graduate Angela McCray, trains former prisoners to launch businesses, teaching them accounting, business planning, and marketing. A crucial part of the effort is the mentoring relationship between the aspiring entrepreneurs and our own graduates who have already succeeded in that realm and are giving back.

News

Thursday, April 10

Bootcamps introduce Stanford Law’s clinic students to skills, knowledge needed for real life as attorneys

Stanford, Calif., April 10, 2014 – Students of Stanford Law School’s Mills Legal Clinic are delving into lawyerly life with an intensive introductory educational experience most commonly known as […]
Friday, February 28

Stanford Law’s First Black History Month Gala Explores the Next 50 Years of Civil Rights and Racial Justice: U.S. Associate Attorney General Tony West and Senior Fellow at American Progress Maya Harris Keynote

This news story was originally published February 26, 2014, in the online version of Stanford Lawyer. By Sharon Driscoll Shimmering gowns and tuxedos were the attire of choice for the first-ever Blac […]