Julie A. Ahrens was appointed the new director of copyright and fair use at Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society (CIS) in June, taking over the reins of the Fair Use Project from Tony Falzone, who is now the deputy general counsel at Pinterest, Inc. Launched in 2006, [...]
Historical superior court records show us life in the past. Individually, they tell stories of business or personal relationships gone sour, probate divisions, all manner of property disputes, and family law decisions. When aggregated, they shine light on matters of legal heritage—like the defense of slaves against criminal prosecution or [...]
Jennifer Stisa Granick returned to Stanford Law School in June to take up the new position at the Center for Internet and Society (CIS), director of civil liberties. Granick will lead the center’s work at the intersection of online technologies and civil liberties, focusing on cybersecurity, national security, government surveillance, [...]
Stanford Law School’s Afghanistan Legal Education Project (ALEP) has been awarded a $7.2 million U.S. Department of State grant through the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL/State) to support its partnership with the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) in developing a five-year integrated Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws degree program at AUAF’s campus in Kabul.
Stanford Law School’s American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (ACS) has been named the Chapter of the Year for 2011 by the national association. This news came just months after the Stanford Law chapter of the Federalist Society received similar recognition. The ACS chapter also received a Network Building [...]
James Freedman, JD ’12, is the 2011 recipient of the Robert C. Watson Award from the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) for his paper “Protecting State Secrets as Intellectual Property: A Strategy for Prosecuting WikiLeaks,” published in the Stanford Journal of International Law in March 2012. This honor comes [...]
After eight years at the helm of Stanford Law School, Larry Kramer, Richard E. Lang professor of Law and Dean, will depart the university this September to assume the presidency of The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Kramer replaces Paul Brest, professor of law, emeritus, and former dean of Stanford [...]
The financial crisis of 2008 created a huge upheaval in world financial markets and U.S. households. It also created a lot of data—and an opportunity for Stanford Law School. The federal inquiry that followed the upheaval was undertaken by the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (FCIC), created to examine, as its [...]