Feature

| Issue 90

Paul Brest

See Tweets and Comments Paul Brest was given a Yiddish proverb when he stepped down as dean of Stanford Law School in 1999 to become president of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. “With money in your pocket, you are wise and you are handsome and you sing well, too.” While at [...]

| Issue 88

A Positive Disruption: The Transformation of Law Through Technology

The bar exam was looming, but it was hard to focus on studying. Nik Reed and Daniel Lewis, both Stanford Law Class of 2012, had other things on their minds—like pitching their company, Ravel, to a potential investor. That excitement coupled with post-graduation celebrating was making their last hurdle a struggle.

| Issue 87

Farewell Larry Kramer

Larry Kramer had a problem. In his first year as dean, he’d gained consensus on remaking much of Stanford Law School and its curriculum. But 
Kramer believed that several cornerstones of the transformation—including new full-time clinics and better support for joint degree students—required switching the law school’s calendar from semesters [...]

| Issue 86

The JD Entrepreneurs

Stanford Law School has long been a magnet for innovative students, those drawn to the Palo Alto campus not just for a law degree but also for immersion in the uniquely entrepreneurial environment of the university and its Silicon Valley environs.

| Issue 86

Veterans and the Criminal Justice System

Lately, there’s a lot of news about veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq 
to uncertain prospects for a future outside of the military. But some are finding their way back into civilian life via education. The number of veterans coming to Stanford Law has surged during
the past few years. And their pres
ence on campus is being felt both in and outside of the classroom.

| Issue 86

Law Students Awarded in Stanford Business Competition

Daniel Lewis, JD ’12, and Nik Reed, JD ’12 (BA ’02), came up with an idea for a legal search technology and have been juggling their busy course load with developing it. Their product presents a new view of legal search, says Reed, by using innovative visualization technology to provide search results that reveal the most important legal cases, connections between cases, and the evolution of legal principles over time. the two submitted their idea to the Business Association of Stanford Entrepreneurial Students Group (BASES) Challenge. One of 150 original business plans under consideration, it won second place at the May finals where they were awarded $10,000. The very happy Lewis and Reed are pictured here holding the check, with BASES team members behind them.

| Issue 85

JDs As VCs

Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, the Doobie Brothers, and Crosby, Stills & Nash headlined at Shoreline Amphitheater on a gorgeous summer day last August—a benefit for Musicians United for Safe Energy and humanitarian aid for Japan. It was a redux of a 1979 Madison Square Garden concert where the same musicians [...]

| Issue 84

The Write Stuff

While some lawyers dream of writing the next bestselling novel or hit screenplay, only a handful actually do. In this feature six such lawyers discuss their careers, their inspiration for pursuing writing, and how their legal education helped them realize their creative talents.

| Issue 83

White-Collar Crime

Real estate brokers who put together fraudulent income packages without the borrower knowing. Individuals who served as straw borrowers, essentially renting their credit out to those with insufficient credit. An alleged Ponzi scheme. A title company that helped write multiple loans on a single piece of property.

| Issue 82

GCs in D.C.: Counsel to Government

Washington — A poster-size photograph of one of the first meetings that Michael C. Camuñez attended with President Obama hangs prominently on the wall of his office in the White House complex.

As a special assistant to the president, Camuñez ’98 was part of a small group in charge of finding people to help run the executive branch in the new administration. The meeting with Obama involved “a candidate for a very senior government position,” Camuñez recalls.