Judge Vaughn R. Walker’s silky, announcer-like baritone can make a simple declaration sound ominous. In 2011, the LGBT Advisory Board of Indiana University’s Maurer School of Law invited him to give a lecture. Walker captured the attention of the audience with his opening words, “I’m fully aware that this invitation is largely the product of one, and only one, of the some 8,000 cases I handled as a federal judge. Nestled in that fact is an irony that I’m going to talk to you about today.”
The global perspective is a constant theme at Stanford Law School. In just the past five years, students have benefited from an explosion of opportunities in all sorts of areas, particularly the expanded joint degree and clinical programs. And while the bulk of Stanford Law’s students are studying for a [...]
Bob Rivkin and Cindy Moelis exude an energy and enthusiasm born of their longtime commitment to public service. And while their path to Washington was at times winding, they are both putting their expertise, passion, and talents to work for an administration they believe in deeply, right at the heart [...]
Rebecca Love Kourlis, JD ’76 (BA ’73), is as comfortable in a well-tailored suit as she is in a cowboy hat. Since childhood, this Colorado native has moved easily between rural and urban environs, navigating a course that has culminated in her leadership of the University of Denver’s Institute for [...]
As California grapples with its budget and prison challenges, students enrolled in Stanford Law School’s Three Strikes Project have been chipping away at the issue since 2009 by representing incarcerated clients. To date, some 25 individuals sentenced to life in prison for nonviolent third strikes have been resentenced with their help. And last year, students enrolled in the project dove into something new.
Jonathan Margolick is all about community—finding it and living fully in it. And he thinks that his classmates at Stanford Law School make this very small community a most amazing one.
“I don’t know how the school chooses students, but it’s clear to me that they look for the people with the most interesting life experiences,” says Margolick, JD ’13. “And I’m grateful to have the opportunity to be a part of this group.”
It was a busy day for Justice Carlos R. Moreno, and his schedule was packed with meetings. But instead of tending to business on California’s Supreme Court, as he had for the last decade serving as an associate justice, he was interviewing students at Stanford Law School for summer firm positions. The interviews were going well. “The students were overwhelmingly smart, poised, accomplished, and interested in broader issues outside the practice of law—and socially conscious,” says Moreno, JD ’75…