Articles in ‘Legal Research’

David Alan Sklansky

November 13, 2014 | Issue 91

When David Sklansky graduated from Harvard Law School in 1984, there were two things he knew for sure: He didn’t want to be a trial lawyer, and he didn’t want to be an academic. Fast-forward 30 years and his CV tells a very different story. Not only did Sklansky spend nearly a [...]

Lisa Larrimore Ouellette

November 13, 2014 | Issue 91

Assistant Professor of Law Lisa Larrimore Ouellette arrives at Stanford Law School with an impressive and uncommon set of credentials. She holds not only a JD but also a PhD in physics, a subject she embraced while a Swarthmore undergraduate. “I fell in love with physics and after doing research with a [...]

Robert MacCoun

November 13, 2014 | Issue 91

Robert MacCoun has had a unique view of some of the most dramatic cultural shifts in American thinking over the course of his career—through the lens of a social psychologist engaged in public policy analysis.  He recalls his work on President Clinton’s 1993 task force looking into military unit cohesion if gays and lesbians [...]

Michelle Wilde Anderson

November 13, 2014 | Issue 91

While much of the country emerges from the biggest economic downturn since the Great Depression, Detroit, the epicenter of the American car industry, is still caught in its grips. As the nation’s largest municipal bankruptcy filing, the city embodies the heart of Michelle Wilde Anderson’s research. A public law scholar and [...]

Persily Directed Election Report and Elected Member of the American Law Institute

May 28, 2014 | Issue 90

Nathaniel Persily, JD ’98, James B. McClatchy Professor of Law, served as Senior Research Director of the Presidential Commission on Election Administration.  In January, Persily and the Commission met with President Obama to deliver their Report, “The American Voting Experience: Report and Recommendations of the Presidential Commission on Election Administration.” [...]

Reicher Elected to the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board

May 28, 2014 | Issue 90

Dan Reicher, JD ’83, professor of the practice of law and executive director of the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance, was elected in 2013 to the U.S. Department of Energy’s 19-member advisory board.  The group, with members from politics, business, and science, will advise Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz [...]

Criminal Defense Clinic

May 28, 2014 | Issue 90

  The fight began, as so many do, in a local nightclub. Two men. Two knives. Two arrests for brandishing a non-firearm weapon. But if Stanford Law students Stephany Reaves, JD ’15, and Jonathan Frank, JD ’15, have their way, there won’t be two convictions. Reaves and Frank are assisting [...]

Law and Policy Lab

May 28, 2014 | Issue 90

Privacy in the digital age may be one of the defining issues for this generation of law students.  With many of the most intimate details of their lives contained in their cell phones—in texts and apps and emails—they are passionate about wanting to influence policy governing their personal digital footprint. [...]

A River Runs Through It: Buzz Thompson’s Stint as a Special Master

May 27, 2014 | Issue 90

There is a saying in the West, sometimes attributed to Mark Twain: “Whiskey is for drinking. Water is for fighting over.” Indeed, Westerners have been fighting over this scarce resource for decades, whether in intrastate conflicts like the “California water wars,” famously depicted by Jack Nicholson in Chinatown, or in [...]

Two JSD Candidates Receive Recognition for Scholarship

May 27, 2014 | Issue 90

Two Stanford Law students have been awarded prestigious writing prizes from the Younger Comparativists Committee (YCC), which hosts an annual international competition that draws entries from around the globe. Gilat Juli Bachar and Itay Ravid, both JSM ’13 and first-year JSD students, were honored during the Third Annual YCC Global Conference [...]