Articles in ‘Public Policy’

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 […]

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. […]

Barbara H. Fried

November 8, 2013 | Issue 89

The recriminations flying back and forth in the wake of the mortgage crisis were 
bugging Barbara Fried. Were the banks to blame? Were the people who took out mortgages they couldn’t afford to blame? “How about we don’t blame anyone?” she asks, discussing 
her recent Boston Review article, “Beyond Blame,” […]

Former Deputy Secretary of the Interior

November 8, 2013 | Issue 89

Students interested in energy and environmental law and policy will have the opportunity to study this year with David J. Hayes, JD ’78, an expert from the field who recently finished four and a half years of service in the Obama administration as the deputy secretary of the Department of […]

Reporting to the Governor: Students Explore Policy 
Implications of Realignment

June 6, 2013 | Issue 88

A group of Stanford Law School students had the opportunity to experience policy work at a very high level when they presented their research findings on the implementation and impact of California’s Public Safety 
Realignment legislation (AB 109) and key aspects of the parole process for 
California “lifer” inmates directly […]

Directors’ College 
on the Road

November 8, 2012 | Issue 87

The most recent Directors’ College took place on the Stanford campus in June 2012, and 300 attendees had their choice of more than 65 sessions on topics ranging from “Building a Better Board” to “Health Reform: Implications for Business” and “Corporate Governance and Proxy Trends.”

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.

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.

The Death Penalty 
in the Hot Seat

June 11, 2012 | Issue 86

John J. Donohue III, C. Wendell and Edith M. Carlsmith Professor of Law, has brought his economic expertise and empirical techniques to bear on a number of cutting-edge social issues. In stark contrast to many legal academics, whose work deals largely with the historical or theoretical, Donohue is renowned for […]

Cuéllar Appointed to Education Commission

May 31, 2011 | Issue 84

Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar (MA ’96, PhD ’00), professor of law and the Deane F. Johnson Faculty Scholar, was appointed to the Department of Education’s Equality and Excellence Commission to examine school finance, its impact on educational opportunity, and the potential for improvement of equity and achievement through federal policies. Cuéllar’s scholarship […]