It isn’t difficult to imagine John Henry Merryman, the Nelson Bowman Sweitzer and Marie B. Sweitzer Professor of Law, Emeritus, and affiliated professor emeritus in the Department of Art, as a gentlemanly inhabitant of an earlier era, steadfastly pursuing the Renaissance ideal. Many of us have seen him striding across campus leading a tour of Stanford’s famed sculptures, smiling as he describes not only the art but the story behind its acquisition.
Ashley Williams, JD ’16, was shopping with friends in New York last August when she heard about another shooting of an unarmed black man—this time, Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. As co-president of Stanford’s Black Law Students Association (BLSA), Williams wanted to make sure that she was ready for not […]
Nancy Hendry and Bill Baer speak with the thoughtful, measured cadence born of decades of public service in top posts in Washington, D.C. They have managed to meld family life and vibrant careers with the same balance—Hendry with the Peace Corps, the Public Broadcasting Service, and the International Association of Women Judges, Baer with the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice.
Lawyers are not typically found leading multibillion-dollar institutional investment management companies—particularly women JDs. But for Gabriela Franco Parcella, JD ’94, becoming CEO and chairwoman of Mellon Capital was the logical next step in a career marked by good timing, thorough preparation, and ever-widening expectations.
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 […]
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.”