California’s overcrowded prison system is approaching a significant milestone—the release of the 2000th nonviolent inmate serving a life sentence under California’s Three Strikes law. Some of these prisoners have already served over 20 years for crimes as minor as shoplifting a pair of socks or possessing a fraction of a [...]
Three Strikes: An Update After Propositions Reform Sentencing for Nonviolent Offenders and Milestone of 2000th Prisoner Released Approaches
Privacy in the digital age may be one of the defining issues for this generation of law students. With many of the most intimate details of their lives contained in their cell phones—in texts and apps and emails—they are passionate about wanting to influence policy governing their personal digital footprint. [...]
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.
When Leith Masri was helping to put together Microsoft’s first investment in the Arab world in 2002, he hit a roadblock—Jordanian law didn’t have the corporate structure Microsoft’s deal negotiators wanted. At the time, the government of Jordan recognized only two corporate forms: limited-liability companies or full-fledged publicly traded corporations.
This article accompanies the cover story “The New JD.” The fall 2006 Stanford Lawyer cover story had what many might have called an audacious title: “Transforming Legal Education.” If the title of that magazine story was audacious, the plan it described was perhaps more so. How do you transform an [...]
Phone-hacking scandals at News of The World. One lawsuit after another alleging privacy breaches by major companies. A backlash over body-scanning machines in airport security lines. It’s been a busy year for those who work at the intersection of privacy law and technology. “2011 is the year that changed privacy,” [...]