Articles in ‘Legal Profession’

Rhode Named ABF Outstanding Scholar

May 28, 2014 | Issue 90

Deborah L. Rhode, Ernest W. McFarland Professor of Law, received the American Bar Foundation’s 2014 Outstanding Scholar Award at the 58th Annual Fellows Awards Reception and Banquet in February 2014.  Rhode is the most frequently cited scholar on legal ethics and has received numerous awards from the American Bar Association [...]

Helping SLS Grads Join the Academy

May 27, 2014 | Issue 90

Job candidates know that thorough preparation is often the deciding factor between success and failure.  For Stanford Law graduates aspiring to a career in the legal academy, getting ready for the annual hiring conference sponsored by the Association of American Law Schools (AALS), known as the “meat market,” is essential—if [...]

Small Firm Diversity

May 23, 2014 | Issue 90

The story of Garcia, Hernández, Sawhney & Bermudez, LLP can be told, at least preliminarily, through statistics. All of the California firm’s eight partners are people of color and nearly three-quarters of those partners are women. Home to 15 attorneys in three offices, Garcia, Hernández is one of the state’s [...]

Legal Matters

November 8, 2013 | Issue 89

Justice Ginsburg was our guest at Stanford Law School in September, helping us celebrate the U.S. Constitution. It was fitting. Her life’s work has been to redeem, and to make good on, the full promise of the Constitution’s protections. As she has put it, our country has progressively worked to expand who counts as the “We” in “We the People,” and Justice
Ginsburg has been a key architect of that expansion.

Sri Srinivasan

November 8, 2013 | Issue 89

In 2002, a 34-year-old attorney in the solicitor general’s office stood before the Supreme Court, preparing to argue what he anticipated would be a close case on the death penalty. “I was understandably quite nervous,” says Sri Srinivasan about his first case before the Court.

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.

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.

Daniel Cooperman
 and the
 Role of the Modern GC

June 11, 2012 | Issue 86

Here’s the scenario: You’re a senior executive in the legal department of a major multinational corporation and you receive a hand-delivered letter from media-
savvy discrimination attorney Gloria Allred alleging sexual misconduct by your CEO. What’s your first action?

Justice Rebecca Love Kourlis: Home On, And Off, The Range

June 11, 2012 | Issue 86

Rebecca Love Kourlis, JD ’76 (BA ’73), is as comfortable in a well-tailored suit as she is in a cowboy hat. Since childhood, this Colorado native has moved easily between rural and urban environs, navigating a course that has culminated in her leadership of the University of Denver’s Institute for [...]

Justice Moreno: The Next Chapter

October 28, 2011 | Issue 85

It was a busy day for 
Justice Carlos R. Moreno, and his schedule was packed with 
meetings. But instead of tending to business on California’s 
Supreme Court, as he had for the last decade serving as an associate 
justice, he was interviewing students at Stanford Law School for summer firm positions. The interviews were going well. “The students were overwhelmingly smart, poised, accomplished, and interested in broader 
issues outside the practice of law—and socially conscious,” says 
Moreno, JD ’75…