Articles in ‘Public Interest Law’

Bright Award 
for Environmental 

November 8, 2013 | Issue 89

Stanford Law School has launched a major new award to recognize global efforts at environmental preservation and sustainability. The Bright Award for Environmental Sustainability will be given to an individual from a different region of the world each year. The 
inaugural winner is Tasso Azevedo, a forestry and climate change [...]

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 [...]

Supporting Veterans at 
Stanford Law

November 8, 2013 | Issue 89

The number of veterans attending Stanford Law School has steadily risen since 2001, and this year the 1L class includes 11 students with military service—a record in 
recent years. And the Stanford Law Veterans Organization (SLVO), launched in 2010 to support and mentor former military and military-affiliated members of the [...]

Twenty-five Stanford Law Students Named 
Ford Foundation Fellows

June 7, 2013 | Issue 88

The Ford Foundation recently announced that 25 Stanford Law School students were selected to participate in the foundation’s new Law School Public Interest Fellowship Program. The Stanford Law students will work with Ford grantee organizations around the world during the summer of 2013 to improve the lives of others through [...]

Ford Foundation Grant to Fund Public Interest Fellowship Program

November 8, 2012 | Issue 87

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 [...]

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Law and Public Service

November 8, 2012 | Issue 87

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.

Stanford Community Law Clinic

June 11, 2012 | Issue 86

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.

Three Strikes Project: 
Beyond Individual Client 

June 11, 2012 | Issue 86

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.

Alison D. Morantz

October 28, 2011 | Issue 85

Alison D. Morantz has an orange hardhat and a block of bituminous coal 
in her office—keepsakes from visits she made to a gold mine and a coal mine several years ago. 
“I found it interesting,” she says, responding to a question about whether she was scared. The underground worlds were, [...]