Articles in ‘International Law’

Studying at The Hague

November 13, 2014 | Issue 91

Torts? Check. Property? Got it. Contracts, CivPro, and ConLaw? All part of the required first-year curriculum at Stanford Law School and most law schools across the country. But international law? After two years at SLS, I had yet to set foot into a class addressing transnational legal issues despite spending [...]

New Rule of Law Program

May 27, 2014 | Issue 90

Stanford Law School’s Rule of Law Program is partnering with the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) to develop a pilot legal education project, the Iraq Legal Education Initiative (ILEI)—increasing to five the number of student-run projects in the program. Working collaboratively, the partners designed a program in which Stanford [...]

International Law and the Future of Freedom: A Posthumous Publication of John Barton’s Work

May 23, 2014 | Issue 90

The Bender Reading Room in Green Library is a beautiful place, peacefully looking over the Quad from the library’s top floor. On Wednesday afternoon April 30, it was home to a combined beginning and ending: Stanford University Press’s launch of the late John Barton’s posthumous book, International Law and the [...]

Stanford Law Students Visit Iraqi Refugees in Jordan

June 7, 2013 | Issue 88

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 [...]

Law and Business in Emerging Markets

June 7, 2013 | Issue 88

When Leith Masri was helping to put together Microsoft’s first investment in the Arab world in 2002, he hit a roadblock—Jordanian law didn’t have the corporate structure Microsoft’s deal negotiators wanted. At the time, the government of Jordan recognized only two corporate forms: limited-liability companies or full-fledged publicly traded corporations.

Stanford Law School 
Launches New Human Rights Center

June 5, 2013 | Issue 88

Stanford Law School expanded research 
opportunities for students interested in human rights with the launch in April of the Stanford Human Rights Center. Under the direction of James Cavallaro, professor of law and director of the International Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Clinic (IHRCRC) of the Mills Legal Clinic of [...]

A Positive Disruption: The Transformation of Law Through Technology

June 4, 2013 | Issue 88

The bar exam was looming, but it was hard to focus on studying. Nik Reed and Daniel Lewis, both Stanford Law Class of 2012, had other things on their minds—like pitching their company, Ravel, to a potential investor. That excitement coupled with post-graduation celebrating was making their last hurdle a struggle.

From Afghanistan to Bhutan to Timor-Leste

May 31, 2011 | Issue 84

This article accompanies the “In Focus” story “Legal Education in Afghanistan.” Over the course of four short years three innovative rule of law projects have launched at Stanford Law School and have become the centerpiece of its Rule of Law Program—with each project offering students the opportunity to engage in the [...]