Articles in ‘Law and Technology’

Civil Liberties and Law in the Era of Surveillance

November 17, 2014 | Issue 91

It may no longer be an exaggeration to say that big brother is watching. When Edward Snowden leaked classified government documents last year, many were surprised to learn just how much access the National Security Agency (NSA) has to the personal email and phone records of ordinary citizens.

IP Law and Innovation with Mark A. Lemley and A. Douglas Melamed

November 14, 2014 | Issue 91

Two of IP law’s top scholars and practitioners discuss recent U.S. Supreme Court cases and challenges facing the field.

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). […]

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 […]

Phillip Malone

November 8, 2013 | Issue 89

Phil Malone graduated from law school at an opportune time—right as the personal computer boom was building and the seeds of related interesting legal questions were being sowed. He went straight from law school to the Department of Justice Antitrust Division through the Attorney General’s Honors Program, where his undergraduate […]

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 […]

CIS Receives National 
Science Foundation Funding for Research

November 8, 2013 | Issue 89

RELATED LINKS: Read SLS news article on the National Science Foundation award Barbara van Schewick, 
associate professor of law, Helen L. Crocker Faculty Scholar, and faculty director of Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society (CIS), and Aleecia McDonald, director of privacy at CIS, have received a Frontier Award […]

Aleecia McDonald Appointed Director of Privacy at CIS

June 7, 2013 | Issue 88

Aleecia M. McDonald was appointed director of privacy at the Center for Internet and Society (CIS) in December. She will lead the center’s work in online technologies, privacy, and policy, with a particular focus on self-help measures and privacy-enhancing technologies, mobile privacy challenges, global frameworks for privacy rights, and user […]

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.

Your Privacy At Risk

October 28, 2011 | Issue 85

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,” […]