Stanford Law School has long been a magnet for innovative students, those drawn to the Palo Alto campus not just for a law degree but also for immersion in the uniquely entrepreneurial environment of the university and its Silicon Valley environs.
Articles in ‘Law and Innovation’
Daniel Lewis, JD ’12, and Nik Reed, JD ’12 (BA ’02), came up with an idea for a legal search technology and have been juggling their busy course load with developing it. Their product presents a new view of legal search, says Reed, by using innovative visualization technology to provide search results that reveal the most important legal cases, connections between cases, and the evolution of legal principles over time. the two submitted their idea to the Business Association of Stanford Entrepreneurial Students Group (BASES) Challenge. One of 150 original business plans under consideration, it won second place at the May finals where they were awarded $10,000. The very happy Lewis and Reed are pictured here holding the check, with BASES team members behind them.
Phone-hacking scandals at News of The World. One lawsuit after another alleging privacy breaches by major companies. A backlash over body-scanning machines in airport security lines. It’s been a busy year for those who work at the intersection of privacy law and technology. “2011 is the year that changed privacy,” [...]
It’s a fairly common story. Mark writes an e-mail to Stephen about their weekend plans and, in a postscript, includes some choice comments—meant to be kept private—about their mutual friend Lisa. Stephen, not getting as far as the postscript, forwards the e-mail to his girlfriend and before long the e-mail [...]
When two positions with a Silicon Valley start-up were posted on the Office of Career Services website last winter, 1Ls William Blackman and Nicholas Crews quickly submitted their applications. The two were hired and spent their first law school summer (and 2L year as they continue on a part-time basis) working with Craig Harding, former Tesla Motors Inc. general counsel, on his new venture: ZipCourt, a Web-based private judicial system…
Stanford’s libraries dole out millions of dollars each year in copyright payments so that faculty, students, and staff can have ready and easy access to published works. But when students purchase course readers for classes, they are also charged for copyright, often paying for the same rights the libraries already [...]