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 [...]
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.
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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.”