Articles in ‘Legal Scholarship’

Disruption and 
Innovation in Transactional Law Practice

November 8, 2013 | Issue 89

The combination of technology advances and cost-cutting pressures from clients is triggering a major transformation in the core practices of business law. In particular, the past decade has witnessed the emergence and significant improvement of software that designs, drafts, reads (visualizes and operationalizes), and manages contract documents. These innovations have [...]

Rabin Receives Torts and Writing Awards


June 11, 2012 | Issue 86

Robert L. Rabin, A. Calder Mackay Professor of Law, received the 2011 John G. Fleming Award in Torts from the Berkeley School of Law in October and delivered the inaugural Fleming Lecture, titled “A Brief History of Accident Law: Tort and the Administrative State.” The award is named for John [...]

Karlan and McConnell Honored for 
Exemplary Legal Writing

June 11, 2012 | Issue 86

Pamela S. Karlan, Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Professor of Public Interest Law, and Michael W. McConnell, Richard and Frances Mallery Professor of Law, were selected by The Green Bag as 2011 honorees for “exemplary legal writing.” Karlan was awarded in the short articles category for “Constitutional Fidelity,” a section from [...]

Petersilia Recognized for 
Lifetime Achievement in Criminology


June 11, 2012 | Issue 86

Joan Petersilia, Adelbert H. Sweet Professor of Law and faculty co-director of the Stanford Criminal Justice Center, was awarded the 2011 Jerry Lee Lifetime Achievement Award by the Division of Experimental Criminology at the American Society of Criminology. The award recognizes leadership in the “advancement of experimental methodology, experimental research, [...]

IP Watson Award Goes to second SLS Student


June 11, 2012 | Issue 86

James Freedman, JD ’12, is the 2011 recipient of the Robert C. Watson Award from the American Intellectual 
Property Law Association (AIPLA) for his paper “Protecting State Secrets as Intellectual Property: A Strategy for Prosecuting WikiLeaks,” published in the Stanford Journal of International Law in March 2012. This honor comes [...]

Financial Crisis Data

October 28, 2011 | Issue 85

The financial crisis of 2008 created a huge upheaval in world financial markets and U.S. households. It also created a lot of data—and an opportunity for Stanford Law School. The federal inquiry that followed the upheaval was undertaken by the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (FCIC), created to examine, as its [...]

The Review Goes Digital

May 31, 2011 | Issue 84

With a focus on increased convenience, the e-book format allows readers to search for key terms and names in each issue. The digital version also includes relevant hyperlinks within the text.