In Brief

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CodeX Hosts Third Futurelaw Conference

Lawyers and  tech innovators gathered at Stanford Law School in April for FutureLaw 2015. Here, LawGives’ co-founder Pieter Gunst, LLM ’11, and Lex Machina’s Jeremy Mulders speak with blogger Greg Lambert via one of the many “Beams” set up for virtual visitors.

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New Director for CIS Intermediary Liability Project






Stanford Law School has appointed Daphne Keller as director of intermediary liability at the Center for Internet and Society (CIS). Starting in September, Keller will lead the center’s work at the intersection of online technologies, liability and corporate responsibility, and civil liberties. CIS’ two-year-old initiative on intermediary liability explores the […]




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Board Bootcamp for Women and Minorities

Stanford’s Rock Center for Corporate Governance teamed up with venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz this year to host a bootcamp for women and minority candidates for venture-backed board service.  Participants in “A Guide to VC-Backed Board Membership” gathered at Stanford Law School in March to learn the nuts and bolts […]

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Alex Kasner, JD ’15, Receives Award for Best Law Review Student Note






The long and complicated U.S. history with government leaks was the topic of conversation at the most recent National Conference of Law Reviews, with Stanford Law Review note, “National Security Leaks and Constitutional Duty,” by Alex Kasner, JD ’15, winning praise. During the event’s Scribes Law Review Dinner in March, Kasner was […]




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Justice Kagan and Judges Srinivasan and Kethledge Offer Views from the Bench






A sterling reputation is the key driver of success for lawyers, agreed U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan and U.S. Circuit Judges Sri Srinivasan, JD/MBA ’95, (BA ’89), and Raymond Kethledge in a talk at Stanford Law School this winter quarter. The event, co-sponsored by the American Constitution Society and […]




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SLS Recognized for Support of Veterans






Stanford Law School has admitted a steady stream of students with military service, and this year counts 29 veterans in its classes. The welcome veterans receive at SLS from faculty, staff, and fellow students has, according to Matt Scorcio, JD ’16, SLVO co-president, made all the difference. That support was […]




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Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition






The Stanford Law School Jessup Moot Court team took the regional championship earlier this year and, for the first time in the 55-year history of the competition, advanced to the White & Case International Rounds. With more than 600 teams from more than 90 countries participating, the Philip C. Jessup […]




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Criminal Justice Center Report Calls for College Education in Prisons






A new report from the Stanford Criminal Justice Center and UC Berkeley School of Law documents a tremendous need for educational programs in California’s prisons—and a way to provide them. Published this year, “Degrees of Freedom: Expanding College Opportunities for Currently and Formerly Incarcerated Californians” identifies the state’s community colleges […]




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Nina Hachigian, JD ’94, new Ambassador to ASEAN






On September 19, 2014, Nina Hachigian, JD ’94, was sworn in as the United States ambassador for the U.S. Mission to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). “With President Obama’s renewed focus on Asia, I am eager to use my experience to strengthen U.S. ties to ASEAN even more,” […]




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Veterans Honor Library Director Paul Lomio






Libraries are often places of refuge, providing quiet and calm in a harried world. Perhaps it wasn’t surprising that veterans attending Stanford Law, many of them just back from active tours of duty, spent time in the law library and found a kindred spirit in J. Paul Lomio, its director. […]