Posts for December, 2009

Environmental and Energy Insights

December 14, 2009

How can you keep up with the COP15 negotiations? Thousands of journalists from every type of media outlet are on-site covering the proceedings, and the blogging and online broadcast productions are extensive. However, access to most negotiating rooms is restricted to negotiators, which is one reason rumors in the corridors [...]

Environmental & Energy Insights from Michael Wara

December 11, 2009

US climate legislation depends on the availability of forest carbon credits for reducing costs within the cap and trade. These international reductions are expected to both provide credits to fill the strategic reserve and to be an important component of the carbon offset portfolio. Without REDD credits, the US emissions [...]

Audio Q & A: Legal Matters with David J. Hayes and Michael Wara

December 3, 2009

David J. Hayes ’78, Deputy Secretary of the Interior, discusses legal issues with Assistant Professor Michael Wara ’06.

Law Enforcement And The Mentally Ill

December 1, 2009

Stanford Law Professor Joan Petersilia was interviewed on KCBS radio about budget cuts to social services and recent tragedies involving police and people with mental health problems

Marriage Battleground Shifts To Massachusetts

December 1, 2009

Professor Jane Schacter talked to Bob Egelko about the latest development in the legal dispute over same-sex marriage.

Neuroscience and Sentencing

December 1, 2009

The latest edition of the Stanford Lawyer magazine features an article on neuroscience and law, focusing on the likelihood and implications of admitting evidence about a defendant’s brain function. Although it is uncertain whether brain imaging data will ever be admitted as a tool in assessing the guilt of a [...]

The Ultimate Lie Detector

December 1, 2009

Professor Hank Greely offered his perspective on the current state of fMRI technology in the context of lie detection: Telling a lie—it’s one of the easiest things for a human being to do. It’s also one of the hardest in the world to detect. But that hasn’t stopped people from [...]