In Brief

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When the Moot Becomes Real

On March 25 the U.S. Supreme Court heard heated arguments in a key “Contraceptive Mandate” case, which asks:  Can the government require for-profit corporations to provide their employees with health insurance that covers certain contraception methods to which the corporations’ owners object on religious grounds? Among the 400 spectators in [...]

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Helping SLS Grads Join the Academy

Job candidates know that thorough preparation is often the deciding factor between success and failure.  For Stanford Law graduates aspiring to a career in the legal academy, getting ready for the annual hiring conference sponsored by the Association of American Law Schools (AALS), known as the “meat market,” is essential—if [...]

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New Criminal Justice Center Initiative Focuses on Higher Education

A key public safety and budgetary goal for California policymakers is to prevent prisoner recidivism—to ensure that released prisoners become productive members of society and stay out of prison. Yet few opportunities to earn a degree exist for the incarcerated or recently released, so the likelihood that they will improve [...]

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Law School Veterans Fund Summer Fellow

Vince Mazzurco, JD ’16, has been chosen as the first recipient of The Law School Veterans Fund summer fellowship.  With this opportunity, Mazzurco will spend part of the summer creating a new Veterans Legal Services Pro Bono program at Stanford Law School.  He hopes the program will help to improve [...]

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Former Deputy Secretary of the Interior

Students interested in energy and environmental law and policy will have the opportunity to study this year with David J. Hayes, JD ’78, an expert from the field who recently finished four and a half years of service in the Obama administration as the deputy secretary of the Department of [...]

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Stanford Law School’s
 New Environmental Law & 
Policy LLM Program

Environmental lawyers from around the globe are coming back to school to study at Stanford Law School in a newly launched Environmental Law & Policy LLM (master of laws) Program. 
Directed by Barton H. “Buzz” Thompson Jr., JD/MBA ’76 (BA ’72), this highly specialized one-year program is open to lawyers [...]

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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 [...]