James A. Sonne Director, Religious Liberty Clinic, Lecturer in Law James A. Sonne, the founding director of Stanford Law School’s new Religious Liberty Clinic, arrived this fall with an ambitious agenda: to create the nation’s only law school clinic devoted entirely to litigating issues of religious freedom. He comes well-equipped [...]
Shirin Sinnar, JD ’03 Assistant Professor of Law Shirin Sinnar, JD ’03, didn’t have far to go when she was appointed assistant professor of law this spring and moved into the William H. Neukom Building. As a Stanford Law Fellow, her basement office in the law school’s administrative building had [...]
John Henry Merryman, Nelson Bowman Sweitzer and Marie B. Sweitzer Professor of Law, Emeritus, received the 2011 ARCA Award for Lifetime Achievement in Defense of Art. ARCA, the Association for Research into Crimes Against Art, is an interdisciplinary research group focused on art crime and cultural property protection. A renowned [...]
Pamela S. Karlan, Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Professor of Public Interest Law, and Michael W. McConnell, Richard and Frances Mallery Professor of Law, were selected by The Green Bag as 2011 honorees for “exemplary legal writing.” Karlan was awarded in the short articles category for “Constitutional Fidelity,” a section from [...]
Joan Petersilia, Adelbert H. Sweet Professor of Law and faculty co-director of the Stanford Criminal Justice Center, was awarded the 2011 Jerry Lee Lifetime Achievement Award by the Division of Experimental Criminology at the American Society of Criminology. The award recognizes leadership in the “advancement of experimental methodology, experimental research, [...]
Joseph A. Grundfest, JD ’78, W. A. Franke Professor of Law and Business and senior faculty member of the Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance, has been appointed to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Investor Advisory Committee. Grundfest is a former commissioner of the SEC [...]
It’s hard to imagine American life today functioning without contracts—those often unread agreements that are central to the smooth working of everything from daily credit card transactions to the purchase of a home. Yet how contracts are designed and how contract law is taught to law students have, until recently, not been subject to critical review and improvement. Shedding new light on this central area of law in everyday life is George G. Triantis, JSD ’89, who joined the faculty from Harvard this summer.