Stanford Law School students interested in a career in public interest law will be getting some much welcomed aid thanks to a Ford Foundation grant. Administered by the John and Terry Levin Center for Public Service and Public Interest Law at Stanford Law School, this new grant from Ford will [...]
Articles in ‘Public Interest Law’
Secretary Clinton took office at a tumultuous time, when the world economy was on the brink of collapse and public opposition to wars in Iraq and Afghanistan was growing. Today she manages the foreign policy of the United States and U.S. diplomatic efforts in an era when the world’s nations are more connected to each other, with communication—and popular uprisings—a mere “tweet” away.
At the Stanford Community Law Clinic law students provide legal counsel and advocacy for low-income residents of East Palo Alto (EPA) and surrounding communities. They learn skills essential to just about any area of legal practice while also learning to think critically about the role of lawyers and lawyering in solving the problems of America’s poor.
As California grapples with its budget and prison challenges, students enrolled in Stanford Law School’s Three Strikes Project have been chipping away at the issue since 2009 by representing incarcerated clients. To date, some 25 individuals sentenced to life in prison for nonviolent third strikes have been resentenced with their help. And last year, students enrolled in the project dove into something new.
In this profile, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Council Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe ’89 (MA ’89) shares her insights on international human rights, democratic movements in the Middle East, the challenges of working in the United Nations, her path to a career as an ambassador, and more.
This article accompanies the “In Focus” story “Legal Education in Afghanistan.” Over the course of four short years three innovative rule of law projects have launched at Stanford Law School and have become the centerpiece of its Rule of Law Program—with each project offering students the opportunity to engage in the [...]
While many hope for world peace, few Americans are in a position to do something about it. Instead of watching helplessly from afar and debating the issues based on secondhand information gleaned from the media, Inbal Naveh ’09 decided to capitalize on a generous deferral program offered by Weil, Gotshal [...]
Tony West ’92 discovered Theodore White’s The Making of the President books when he was about 10 years old and quickly developed a passion for American history. His mother knew that West had read about a university called Harvard, where his favorite author and several of his heroes, including President Roosevelt and President Kennedy, had gone. That year, he brought home a none too stellar report card—full of Cs. His mother’s response to the poor grades made an impression on the young West.