Articles in ‘Interdisciplinary’

Michelle Mello (BA ’93)

November 13, 2014 | Issue 91

The picture of then New York mayor Michael Bloomberg photo-shopped in a dress was capped with the title: The Nanny: You only thought you lived in the land of the free. It was a clever advertisement placed in The New York Times in 2012 by the Center for Consumer Freedom [...]

Lisa Larrimore Ouellette

November 13, 2014 | Issue 91

Assistant Professor of Law Lisa Larrimore Ouellette arrives at Stanford Law School with an impressive and uncommon set of credentials. She holds not only a JD but also a PhD in physics, a subject she embraced while a Swarthmore undergraduate. “I fell in love with physics and after doing research with a [...]

Robert MacCoun

November 13, 2014 | Issue 91

Robert MacCoun has had a unique view of some of the most dramatic cultural shifts in American thinking over the course of his career—through the lens of a social psychologist engaged in public policy analysis.  He recalls his work on President Clinton’s 1993 task force looking into military unit cohesion if gays and lesbians [...]

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.

Trading at the Speed of Light

November 13, 2014 | Issue 91

What does Einstein’s Theory of Relativity have to do with securities law? According to Joe Grundfest, JD ’78, potentially quite a lot. In collaboration with two University of California physicists, he’s intent on figuring out how it impacts the timing of information dissemination in today’s era of high-frequency trading (HFT). [...]

The Future of Print and Digital News

May 28, 2014 | Issue 90

Katharine Weymouth, JD ’92 When Katharine Weymouth was named publisher of The Washington Post in 2008, she became much more than that. The fourth generation in her family to work at the iconic paper, Weymouth became part of a tradition—even if she had to encourage a break with tradition to [...]

Paul Brest

May 28, 2014 | Issue 90

See Tweets and Comments Paul Brest was given a Yiddish proverb when he stepped down as dean of Stanford Law School in 1999 to become president of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. “With money in your pocket, you are wise and you are handsome and you sing well, too.” While at [...]

Thinking Like a Policy Analyst

May 28, 2014 | Issue 90

If the halls of the Internal Revenue Service could ever be described as abuzz, it would have been last summer. I arrived in D.C. for my summer internship in June of 2013, less than a month after the so-called IRS “Tea Party scandal” broke. I was working in the tax [...]

Law and Policy Lab

May 28, 2014 | Issue 90

Privacy in the digital age may be one of the defining issues for this generation of law students.  With many of the most intimate details of their lives contained in their cell phones—in texts and apps and emails—they are passionate about wanting to influence policy governing their personal digital footprint. [...]

Jonathan Greenberger: Behind This Week

May 28, 2014 | Issue 90

March was a good month for Jonathan Greenberger. Not even a year into his job as executive producer for ABC’s flagship Sunday morning news program This Week With George Stephanopoulos and the show was on a winning streak—coming in as the leading public affairs program in the coveted adult 25 to [...]