In Brief

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Two JSD Candidates Receive Recognition for Scholarship

Two Stanford Law students have been awarded prestigious writing prizes from the Younger Comparativists Committee (YCC), which hosts an annual international competition that draws entries from around the globe. Gilat Juli Bachar and Itay Ravid, both JSM ’13 and first-year JSD students, were honored during the Third Annual YCC Global Conference [...]

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Inaugural Rubin Family Human Rights Award

Stanford Law School welcomed prominent Ethiopian human rights practitioner Seife Ayalew Asfaw to campus as the inaugural recipient of the Rubin Family International Human Rights Award. The new award recognizes young leaders in the international social justice movement by bringing one to Stanford Law School as a practitioner-in-residence for two [...]

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New Rule of Law Program

Stanford Law School’s Rule of Law Program is partnering with the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) to develop a pilot legal education project, the Iraq Legal Education Initiative (ILEI)—increasing to five the number of student-run projects in the program. Working collaboratively, the partners designed a program in which Stanford [...]

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US Senate Confirms John B. Owens to the Ninth Circuit

The U.S. Senate confirmed John B. Owens, JD ’96, to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in April by a vote of 56 to 43. The seat was the nation’s longest-existing judicial vacancy, dating back to Judge Stephen S. Trott who took senior status in 2004.  [...]

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When the Moot Becomes Real

On March 25 the U.S. Supreme Court heard heated arguments in a key “Contraceptive Mandate” case, which asks:  Can the government require for-profit corporations to provide their employees with health insurance that covers certain contraception methods to which the corporations’ owners object on religious grounds? Among the 400 spectators in [...]

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Helping SLS Grads Join the Academy

Job candidates know that thorough preparation is often the deciding factor between success and failure.  For Stanford Law graduates aspiring to a career in the legal academy, getting ready for the annual hiring conference sponsored by the Association of American Law Schools (AALS), known as the “meat market,” is essential—if [...]

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New Criminal Justice Center Initiative Focuses on Higher Education

A key public safety and budgetary goal for California policymakers is to prevent prisoner recidivism—to ensure that released prisoners become productive members of society and stay out of prison. Yet few opportunities to earn a degree exist for the incarcerated or recently released, so the likelihood that they will improve [...]

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Law School Veterans Fund Summer Fellow

Vince Mazzurco, JD ’16, has been chosen as the first recipient of The Law School Veterans Fund summer fellowship.  With this opportunity, Mazzurco will spend part of the summer creating a new Veterans Legal Services Pro Bono program at Stanford Law School.  He hopes the program will help to improve [...]

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Former Deputy Secretary of the Interior

Students interested in energy and environmental law and policy will have the opportunity to study this year with David J. Hayes, JD ’78, an expert from the field who recently finished four and a half years of service in the Obama administration as the deputy secretary of the Department of [...]

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Stanford Law School’s
 New Environmental Law & 
Policy LLM Program

Environmental lawyers from around the globe are coming back to school to study at Stanford Law School in a newly launched Environmental Law & Policy LLM (master of laws) Program. 
Directed by Barton H. “Buzz” Thompson Jr., JD/MBA ’76 (BA ’72), this highly specialized one-year program is open to lawyers [...]