Faculty News

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David Alan Sklansky

When David Sklansky graduated from Harvard Law School in 1984, there were two things he knew for sure: He didn’t want to be a trial lawyer, and he didn’t want to be an academic. Fast-forward 30 years and his CV tells a very different story. Not only did Sklansky spend nearly a [...]

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Michelle Mello (BA ’93)

The picture of then New York mayor Michael Bloomberg photo-shopped in a dress was capped with the title: The Nanny: You only thought you lived in the land of the free. It was a clever advertisement placed in The New York Times in 2012 by the Center for Consumer Freedom [...]

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Lisa Larrimore Ouellette

Assistant Professor of Law Lisa Larrimore Ouellette arrives at Stanford Law School with an impressive and uncommon set of credentials. She holds not only a JD but also a PhD in physics, a subject she embraced while a Swarthmore undergraduate. “I fell in love with physics and after doing research with a [...]

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Robert MacCoun

Robert MacCoun has had a unique view of some of the most dramatic cultural shifts in American thinking over the course of his career—through the lens of a social psychologist engaged in public policy analysis.  He recalls his work on President Clinton’s 1993 task force looking into military unit cohesion if gays and lesbians [...]

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Michelle Wilde Anderson

While much of the country emerges from the biggest economic downturn since the Great Depression, Detroit, the epicenter of the American car industry, is still caught in its grips. As the nation’s largest municipal bankruptcy filing, the city embodies the heart of Michelle Wilde Anderson’s research. A public law scholar and [...]

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Stanford Seed Grants Awarded to Faculty

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 [...]

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

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.” [...]

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Reicher Elected to the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board

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 [...]

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Goldstein Awarded 2013 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction

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 [...]

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Martinez Appointed Associate Dean for Curriculum

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.