Articles in ‘Legal Research’

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 [...]

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 [...]