Posts for May, 2014

The Future of Print and Digital News

May 28, 2014 | Issue 90

Katharine Weymouth, JD ’92 When Katharine Weymouth was named publisher of The Washington Post in 2008, she became much more than that. The fourth generation in her family to work at the iconic paper, Weymouth became part of a tradition—even if she had to encourage a break with tradition to [...]

Stanford Seed Grants Awarded to Faculty

May 28, 2014 | Issue 90

Five Stanford Law School faculty members have received seed grants from Stanford’s Office of Online Learning. The grants will help faculty develop online and blended classes, for Stanford students or as massive open online courses (MOOCs). Richard Thompson Ford (BA ’88), George E. Osborne Professor of Law, is collaborating with [...]

Persily Directed Election Report and Elected Member of the American Law Institute

May 28, 2014 | Issue 90

Nathaniel Persily, JD ’98, James B. McClatchy Professor of Law, served as Senior Research Director of the Presidential Commission on Election Administration.  In January, Persily and the Commission met with President Obama to deliver their Report, “The American Voting Experience: Report and Recommendations of the Presidential Commission on Election Administration.” [...]

Reicher Elected to the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board

May 28, 2014 | Issue 90

Dan Reicher, JD ’83, professor of the practice of law and executive director of the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance, was elected in 2013 to the U.S. Department of Energy’s 19-member advisory board.  The group, with members from politics, business, and science, will advise Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz [...]

Goldstein Awarded 2013 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction

May 28, 2014 | Issue 90

Paul Goldstein, Stella W. and Ira S. Lillick Professor of Law, received the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction for his third novel, Havana Requiem. The prize, named for the author of To Kill a Mockingbird, is organized by the University of Alabama Law School and the ABA Journal. Goldstein [...]

Martinez Appointed Associate Dean for Curriculum

May 28, 2014 | Issue 90

Jenny Martinez, professor of law and Warren Christopher Professor in the Practice of International Law and Diplomacy, was appointed associate dean for curriculum. She will work closely with Dean Magill on curriculum development at the law school. See seed grants article for more.

Srikantiah Recognized with CLAY Award

May 28, 2014 | Issue 90

Jayashri Srikantiah, professor of law and founding director of the Stanford Immigrants’ Rights Clinic, is a recipient of the California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year (CLAY) Award for 2013 for her litigation in Rodriguez v. Hayes, a class action lawsuit that challenges the federal government’s practice of subjecting immigrants to [...]

Van Schewick Promoted to Professor of Law

May 28, 2014 | Issue 90

Barbara van Schewick, Helen L. Crocker Faculty Scholar and director of the Center for Internet and Society, was promoted to professor of law.  Van Schewick’s research on the economic, regulatory, and strategic implications of communication networks has made her a leading expert on network neutrality. Her book Internet Architecture and [...]

Rhode Named ABF Outstanding Scholar

May 28, 2014 | Issue 90

Deborah L. Rhode, Ernest W. McFarland Professor of Law, received the American Bar Foundation’s 2014 Outstanding Scholar Award at the 58th Annual Fellows Awards Reception and Banquet in February 2014.  Rhode is the most frequently cited scholar on legal ethics and has received numerous awards from the American Bar Association [...]

Karlan Selected for DOJ Civil Rights Division Post

May 28, 2014 | Issue 90

Pamela S. Karlan, Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Professor of Public Interest Law and co-director of the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, was appointed deputy assistant attorney general in the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division by President Obama. She took up the position in January and will be on leave from [...]