Articles in ‘Legal Research’

Bill Based on Stanford Law School Student Research Signed Into California Law

November 8, 2013 | Issue 89

RELATED LINKS: Read SLS news article on AB 551 A bill inspired by a Stanford Law student’s research and designed to dramatically increase urban farming in California was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown. AB 551 was based on a paper by Nicholas Reed, JD ’12 (BA ’02), which [...]

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 [...]

Veterans and the Criminal Justice System

June 18, 2012 | Issue 86

Lately, there’s a lot of news about veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq 
to uncertain prospects for a future outside of the military. But some are finding their way back into civilian life via education. The number of veterans coming to Stanford Law has surged during
the past few years. And their pres
ence on campus is being felt both in and outside of the classroom.

California Supreme Court

May 31, 2011 | Issue 84

Lawyers, scholars, and curious court watchers seeking comprehensive analysis of California Supreme Court opinions can now find just that with SCOCAL, a new online resource launched in december by the Robert Crown Law Library at Stanford Law School. A joint project with Justia, an online legal information company, SCOCAL provides [...]

Studying the Legal Profession

May 31, 2011 | Issue 84

The legal profession is undergoing an enormous transformation, with the development of mega-firms, globalization, changing client demands, the Internet and resulting communications and technology innovations. Lawyers practicing at firms know that the profession has been changing dramatically, particularly over the last three decades. Yet academics who study the legal profession [...]