Articles in ‘Law and Innovation’

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 [...]

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 [...]

Student Entrepreneurs

May 27, 2014 | Issue 90

Mark Mallery* is becoming something of a tech ambassador, guiding another tour of StartX—this time for a delegation of Dutch executives, including the mayor of Amsterdam. He converses easily with the group, answering questions about the Stanford-affiliated startup “accelerator.” He meets regularly with people from across the country and the [...]

Juelsgaard IP and 
Innovation Clinic Launched

November 8, 2013 | Issue 89

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 [...]

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.

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.

Clarence Otis: Leading a Casual Dining 

June 2, 2013 | Issue 88

As the chairman and CEO of Darden Restaurants, Inc., Clarence Otis Jr. likes to know what’s cooking. So at least twice a week—whether he’s on the road or at home in Florida—the genial 56-year-old executive sits down for a business lunch, or dinner with his wife, at one of his company’s ubiquitous chain restaurants: Red Lobster, Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, 
Bahama Breeze, Seasons 52, The Capital Grille, Eddie V’s, or Yard House.

The JD Entrepreneurs

June 19, 2012 | Issue 86

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.

Law, Innovation, and Silicon Valley

June 11, 2012 | Issue 86

Identifying the spark for what is now Silicon Valley is sport for some, but for others it’s the focus of serious study—whole university courses are designed to track the origins of this engine of innovation and entrepreneurship, 
perhaps hoping to capture it in a bottle.

Law Students Awarded in Stanford Business Competition

June 11, 2012 | Issue 86

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.