Cover Story

| Issue 92

Lawyers Leading Nonprofits






In recent years, Stanford Law School has focused considerable resources on helping graduates pursue careers in public service. Learn how SLS alumni have channeled their legal education into nonprofit work.




Three Strikes: An Update After Propositions Reform Sentencing for Nonviolent Offenders and Milestone of 2000th Prisoner Released Approaches






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 […]




| Issue 91

Civil Liberties and Law in the Era of Surveillance






It may no longer be an exaggeration to say that big brother is watching. When Edward Snowden leaked classified government documents last year, many were surprised to learn just how much access the National Security Agency (NSA) has to the personal email and phone records of ordinary citizens.




| Issue 90

Law and Policy Lab






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. […]




| Issue 89

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.




| Issue 88

Law and Business in Emerging Markets






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.




| Issue 87

Meet Liz Magill






Liz Magill likes to run. Not too fast, but steady. It’s a good thing, too. Getting up to speed in her new job as the Richard E. Lang Professor of Law and Dean of Stanford Law School, with back-to-back appointments every day and events on most evenings, will take marathon stamina.




| Issue 86

The New JD






Today’s Stanford Law offers a wide array of opportunities to explore not only the kind of law students hope to practice but also to learn more about the kinds of clients they’ll work for and the dynamics of the world they will enter.




| Issue 86

The Stanford Challenge






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 […]




| Issue 85

Your Privacy At Risk






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,” […]