In Brief

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Report on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

A new Stanford study, The State Clean Energy Cookbook: A Dozen Recipes for State Action on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, published in September 2014, lays out practical ideas about how states of all political stripes can approach clean energy now and into the future. A joint project of the [...]

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CIS Maps Intermediary Liability

The Center for Internet and Society (CIS) at Stanford Law School launched a new online educational resource this year called the “World Intermediary Liability Map,” or WILMap, to educate the public about evolving Internet regulations affecting freedom of expression and user rights worldwide. “Legal liability regimes that put Internet platform [...]

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Directors’ College: 20 Years of Executive Ed

The 1994 brochure for the first Directors’ College at Stanford Law School articulated the challenges facing U.S. directors and senior managers pointedly: “Executive compensation is under microscopic scrutiny. The risk and expense of litigation keep mounting, and health care reform threatens to impose new costs on employers. Meanwhile, you face unrelenting pressure [...]

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Two Alumni Take Seats On U.S. Court of Appeals

When Michelle Friedland, JD ’00 (BS ’94), was sworn in as the newest member of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in June, retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, JD ’52 (BA ’50), made the trip to San Francisco to administer the oath of office to [...]

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Bright Award for Environmental Sustainability

This year’s Bright Award for Environmental Sustainability was given to Art Sterritt, who has played a critical role in establishing and protecting the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia. The $100,000 international prize, now in its second year, is given annually by Stanford Law School. Judges for the prize noted that the protected ecosystem that Sterritt helped to establish accounts for a quarter of the world’s remaining coastal temperate rainforests.

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Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar Confirmed to the California Supreme Court

Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar, the Stanley Morrison Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and director of Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, appears set to become a justice on California’s Supreme Court. Cuéllar was nominated to the court by Governor Jerry Brown in July and the nomination was unanimously confirmed by the [...]

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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.  [...]