In Focus

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Eduardo Bhatia, JD ’90: Leading Puerto Rico through Challenging Times

Eduardo Bhatia lives in a tropical paradise. “A lot of my classmates are trying to make money to retire to places like Puerto Rico. I don’t have to—I already live here,” he says. Raised on the Caribbean island, it is not just a home to Bhatia. As president of the […]

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Debra Zumwalt, JD ’79; The Chief Legal Officer at the Farm

As vice president and general counsel of Stanford University, Debra Zumwalt is at the helm of a vast operation. Learn how she is helping to manage one of the world’s top incubators of young talent.

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The Gould Program: Teaching Vital Skills in Negotiation and Mediation

While the interests of Stanford Law School students are as diverse as the fields they enter upon graduation, there’s a major commonality: About 75 percent of students take at least one course in the Gould Negotiation and Mediation Program. Hands-on and practice-oriented, Gould courses serve more than 263 Stanford Law […]

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Joan Petersilia: A Life’s Work Focusing on America’s Prison Challenges

The official commendation explaining the selection of Joan Petersilia for the Stockholm Prize in Criminology begins, “Your research has provided compelling evidence on the staggering needs of American prisoners returning to their communities, and the importance of their reintegration for public safety.”

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Jonathan Greenberger: Behind This Week

March was a good month for Jonathan Greenberger. Not even a year into his job as executive producer for ABC’s flagship Sunday morning news program This Week With George Stephanopoulos and the show was on a winning streak—coming in as the leading public affairs program in the coveted adult 25 to […]

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Student Entrepreneurs

Mark Mallery* is becoming something of a tech ambassador, guiding another tour of StartX—this time for a delegation of Dutch executives, including the mayor of Amsterdam. He converses easily with the group, answering questions about the Stanford-affiliated startup “accelerator.” He meets regularly with people from across the country and the […]

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A River Runs Through It: Buzz Thompson’s Stint as a Special Master

There is a saying in the West, sometimes attributed to Mark Twain: “Whiskey is for drinking. Water is for fighting over.” Indeed, Westerners have been fighting over this scarce resource for decades, whether in intrastate conflicts like the “California water wars,” famously depicted by Jack Nicholson in Chinatown, or in […]

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Lawyers in the Military

When U.S. Army Capt. Robert Rodriguez, JD ’06, landed a job upon graduation as an associate at Crowell & Moring in Washington, D.C., he thought it would be the start of a long career. “Crowell was great to me,” he says. Yet in 2009, three years in, he found himself […]

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Small Firm Diversity

The story of Garcia, Hernández, Sawhney & Bermudez, LLP can be told, at least preliminarily, through statistics. All of the California firm’s eight partners are people of color and nearly three-quarters of those partners are women. Home to 15 attorneys in three offices, Garcia, Hernández is one of the state’s […]

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Immigrants Behind Bars

Michael Kaufman first saw the grim limbo of a federal immigration detention center as a 1L summer intern with the American Civil Liberties Union. 
Detainees at the remote facility he toured in Lancaster, California, had minimal legal and communication resources. Their families could not easily 
visit. Longtime legal residents with […]