Articles in ‘Student-interest’

Stanford Seed Grants Awarded to Faculty

May 28, 2014 | Issue 90

Five Stanford Law School faculty members have received seed grants from Stanford’s Office of Online Learning. The grants will help faculty develop online and blended classes, for Stanford students or as massive open online courses (MOOCs). Richard Thompson Ford (BA ’88), George E. Osborne Professor of Law, is collaborating with [...]

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 [...]

Thinking Like a Policy Analyst

May 28, 2014 | Issue 90

If the halls of the Internal Revenue Service could ever be described as abuzz, it would have been last summer. I arrived in D.C. for my summer internship in June of 2013, less than a month after the so-called IRS “Tea Party scandal” broke. I was working in the tax [...]

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. [...]

Jonathan Greenberger: Behind This Week

May 28, 2014 | Issue 90

March was a good month for Jonathan Greenberger. Not even a year into his job as executive producer for ABC’s flagship Sunday morning news program This Week With George Stephanopoulos and the show was on a winning streak—coming in as the leading public affairs program in the coveted adult 25 to [...]

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 [...]

US Senate Confirms John B. Owens to the Ninth Circuit

May 27, 2014 | Issue 90

The U.S. Senate confirmed John B. Owens, JD ’96, to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in April by a vote of 56 to 43. The seat was the nation’s longest-existing judicial vacancy, dating back to Judge Stephen S. Trott who took senior status in 2004.  [...]

When the Moot Becomes Real

May 27, 2014 | Issue 90

On March 25 the U.S. Supreme Court heard heated arguments in a key “Contraceptive Mandate” case, which asks:  Can the government require for-profit corporations to provide their employees with health insurance that covers certain contraception methods to which the corporations’ owners object on religious grounds? Among the 400 spectators in [...]

Helping SLS Grads Join the Academy

May 27, 2014 | Issue 90

Job candidates know that thorough preparation is often the deciding factor between success and failure.  For Stanford Law graduates aspiring to a career in the legal academy, getting ready for the annual hiring conference sponsored by the Association of American Law Schools (AALS), known as the “meat market,” is essential—if [...]

Law School Veterans Fund Summer Fellow

May 27, 2014 | Issue 90

Vince Mazzurco, JD ’16, has been chosen as the first recipient of The Law School Veterans Fund summer fellowship.  With this opportunity, Mazzurco will spend part of the summer creating a new Veterans Legal Services Pro Bono program at Stanford Law School.  He hopes the program will help to improve [...]