Articles in ‘Clinical Education’

Students Help Clients Navigate the Social Security Maze

May 29, 2015 | Issue 92

Because of an injury-related disability,  “Ed” can’t do many of the things he used to do—like fix cars, walk more than a block, or stand in the DMV line. He has spent many nights shuttling between his truck and shelters, looking for a place to sleep. He has waited months […]

The Juelsgaard IP and Innovation Clinic

November 13, 2014 | Issue 91

Imagine that you could pay your electric company a premium rate in return for better access to power than your neighbors. Such deals are illegal in the United States because federal law deems electricity to be a vital utility that should be equally accessible to all customers.

Karlan Selected for DOJ Civil Rights Division Post

May 28, 2014 | Issue 90

Pamela S. Karlan, Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Professor of Public Interest Law and co-director of the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, was appointed deputy assistant attorney general in the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division by President Obama. She took up the position in January and will be on leave from […]

Criminal Defense Clinic

May 28, 2014 | Issue 90

  The fight began, as so many do, in a local nightclub. Two men. Two knives. Two arrests for brandishing a non-firearm weapon. But if Stanford Law students Stephany Reaves, JD ’15, and Jonathan Frank, JD ’15, have their way, there won’t be two convictions. Reaves and Frank are assisting […]

Stanford Community Law Clinic

June 11, 2012 | Issue 86

At the Stanford Community Law Clinic law students provide legal counsel and advocacy for low-income residents of East Palo Alto (EPA) and surrounding communities. They learn skills essential to just about any area of legal practice while also learning to think critically about the role of lawyers and lawyering in solving the problems of America’s poor.

The New JD

June 11, 2012 | Issue 86

Today’s Stanford Law offers a wide array of opportunities to explore not only the kind of law students hope to practice but also to learn more about the kinds of clients they’ll work for and the dynamics of the world they will enter.

The Need 
for Clinical Education

June 11, 2012 | Issue 86

It is easy to talk about the growth of Stanford Law School’s clinical program by focusing on numbers. We now have 10 clinical programs; 10 faculty members leading clinics; 9 clinical instructors; 7 support staff; 130 students enrolled in clinics each year; and 20,000 square feet of dedicated clinical space. […]

Three Strikes Project: 
Beyond Individual Client 

June 11, 2012 | Issue 86

As California grapples with its budget and prison challenges, 
students enrolled in Stanford Law School’s Three Strikes Project have been chipping away at the issue since 2009 by representing incarcerated clients. To date, some 25 individuals sentenced to life in prison for nonviolent third strikes have been resentenced with their help. And last year, students enrolled in the project dove into something new.

International Human Rights and Conflict Resolution

October 28, 2011 | Issue 85

It’s safe to say that the “global village” envisioned by Marshall McLuhan a half century ago is here—with instantaneous electronic connections between nations, businesses, and individuals readily available at the click of a mouse or touch of a cell phone keypad. As communication between nations has developed, so too has awareness of shared experiences, differences, and human rights.

Class of 2014 Sets Pro Bono Record

October 28, 2011 | Issue 85

Stanford Law School’s newest class is already breaking records. The John and Terry Levin Center for Public Service and Public Interest Law announced this month that 89 percent of the Class of 2014 has made a commitment to participate in one of the center’s pro bono projects before graduation—the highest […]