In Focus

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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 [...]

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Sri Srinivasan

In 2002, a 34-year-old attorney in the solicitor general’s office stood before the Supreme Court, preparing to argue what he anticipated would be a close case on the death penalty. “I was understandably quite nervous,” says Sri Srinivasan about his first case before the Court.

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Discussing Ethical and Professional Values

One of the distinguishing characteristics of Stanford Law School is its relatively small size. And that gave M. Elizabeth Magill, Richard E. Lang Professor of Law and Dean, an idea. “When I came to Stanford, I was struck by the intimacy of the law school,” she says.

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Peace, Kindness, and Understanding – and Snacks

The founder of two food companies, KIND Healthy Snacks and PeaceWorks, Lubetzky is a serial “social entrepreneur” who has made his life work about much more than the bottom line. This is a man deeply motivated to help bring about peace in the Middle East – and in everyday interactions. He wants to inspire simple acts of kindness and make the world a better place – one snack at a time.

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Project ReMADE

Silicon Valley is one of those special places where people with disparate interests and skills come together—coders and artists, writers and engineers—to build things, to turn dreams into businesses.

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An Insider’s View: Studying the U.S. Senate with Senator Feingold

Extreme partisanship seems to come in waves—the current one all but crushing compromise in the nation’s capitol. While political rancor may be hitting new heights, amplified by the advent of partisan talk shows, it has been building, according to former U.S. Senator Russell D. Feingold, a 
lecturer at Stanford Law School this year.

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Beyond Health: 
The Interplay of Law and Medicine

Among the hidden gems in the law school curriculum is Medical-Legal Issues in Children’s Health, a course that embraced an interdisciplinary approach to teaching before it became a highlight of the university’s most recent 
capital campaign. Co-taught by Dr. Dana Weintraub, clinical assistant professor of pediatrics at Lucile Packard Children’s [...]

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Reporting to the Governor: Students Explore Policy 
Implications of Realignment

A group of Stanford Law School students had the opportunity to experience policy work at a very high level when they presented their research findings on the implementation and impact of California’s Public Safety 
Realignment legislation (AB 109) and key aspects of the parole process for 
California “lifer” inmates directly [...]

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Clarence Otis: Leading a Casual Dining 
Empire

As the chairman and CEO of Darden Restaurants, Inc., Clarence Otis Jr. likes to know what’s cooking. So at least twice a week—whether he’s on the road or at home in Florida—the genial 56-year-old executive sits down for a business lunch, or dinner with his wife, at one of his company’s ubiquitous chain restaurants: Red Lobster, Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, 
Bahama Breeze, Seasons 52, The Capital Grille, Eddie V’s, or Yard House.

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Judge Vaughn R. Walker: Measured Justice


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.”