In Brief

| Issue 89

Bright Award 
for Environmental 
Sustainability

Stanford Law School has launched a major new award to recognize global efforts at environmental preservation and sustainability. The Bright Award for Environmental Sustainability will be given to an individual from a different region of the world each year. The 
inaugural winner is Tasso Azevedo, a forestry and climate change [...]

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Juelsgaard IP and 
Innovation Clinic Launched

Students at Stanford Law School have started enrolling in the new Juelsgaard Intellectual Property and Innovation Clinic of the Mills Legal Clinic, which begins this winter quarter—bringing the number of distinct offerings in the clinical program to 11. The core vision of the Juelsgaard Clinic is that intellectual property law [...]

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Bill Based on Stanford Law School Student Research Signed Into California Law


RELATED LINKS: Read SLS news article on AB 551 A bill inspired by a Stanford Law student’s research and designed to dramatically increase urban farming in California was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown. AB 551 was based on a paper by Nicholas Reed, JD ’12 (BA ’02), which [...]

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CIS Receives National 
Science Foundation Funding for Research

RELATED LINKS: Read SLS news article on the National Science Foundation award Barbara van Schewick, 
associate professor of law, Helen L. Crocker Faculty Scholar, and faculty director of Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society (CIS), and Aleecia McDonald, director of privacy at CIS, have received a Frontier Award [...]

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Stanford Law and Visual Media Project


A short documentary film, American, by members of the Stanford Law and Visual Media Project (SLVMP) was chosen as an official selection for the 2013 Chicago International Social Change Film Festival, held in September. Produced and directed by Tiffany Yang, JD ’15, and Jennifer Gonzalez, JD ’13, the 12-minute film [...]

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Supporting Veterans at 
Stanford Law

The number of veterans attending Stanford Law School has steadily risen since 2001, and this year the 1L class includes 11 students with military service—a record in 
recent years. And the Stanford Law Veterans Organization (SLVO), launched in 2010 to support and mentor former military and military-affiliated members of the [...]

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Stanford Law Students Visit Iraqi Refugees in Jordan

Five first-year law students recently returned from an exploratory trip to Jordan as part of their work with the Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP). The students—Lisa Li, Nikki Marquez, Katherine McBride, Swain Uber, and Keny Zurita—traveled to Amman during spring break to learn more about the situation of refugees in [...]

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Former Senator Jeff Bingaman to Lead Stanford University Steyer-Taylor Center Initiative on Renewable Energy 


Former U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman, LLB ’68, is back on Stanford Law School’s campus as a distinguished fellow at the 
Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance. During the one-year 
appointment Bingaman will work with the center to develop policies to assist states and local communities in promoting increased use [...]

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Aleecia McDonald Appointed Director of Privacy at CIS

Aleecia M. McDonald was appointed director of privacy at the Center for Internet and Society (CIS) in December. She will lead the center’s work in online technologies, privacy, and policy, with a particular focus on self-help measures and privacy-enhancing technologies, mobile privacy challenges, global frameworks for privacy rights, and user [...]

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Twenty-five Stanford Law Students Named 
Ford Foundation Fellows

The Ford Foundation recently announced that 25 Stanford Law School students were selected to participate in the foundation’s new Law School Public Interest Fellowship Program. The Stanford Law students will work with Ford grantee organizations around the world during the summer of 2013 to improve the lives of others through [...]