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Stanford Law School - A Year in Review 2019-2020
The video features pictures that explore key moments from the 2019-2020 school year at Stanford Law School.

Interim Measures in Institutional Arbitration versus Ad Hoc
The speakers from arbitral institutions (Paul Di Pietro, Counsel at ICC International Court of Arbitration and Ana Lombardía, International Case Director for the ICDR Division of the AAA) and two independent arbitrators, Michael Lampert, FCIArb and ...

"Beware Euphoria: Unraveling America's Drug War"
Dive into the complex history of America's drug war with George Fisher, former Massachusetts Attorney General and acclaimed scholar of criminal law. In his latest book, "Beware Euphoria," (https://law.stanford.edu/stanford-lawyer/articles/beware-euph...

Race, Originalism, and Affirmative Action
Watch SLS Professor Michael McConnell and UVA Professor Kim Forde-Mazrui in conversation, moderated by SLS Professor Ralph Richard Banks, as they consider the role of history and the original meaning of the Constitution in deciding contested question...

Judicial Review in Times of Emergency: From the Founding through the COVID-19 Pandemic
Whether deferring to President Lincoln’s blockade at the start of the Civil War, a state’s suspension of creditors’ remedies during the Great Depression, or President’s Roosevelt’s evacuation and mass incarceration of Japanese Americans in ...

Bill Gould on Dartmouth Basketball and the Changing Game of Unions and College Athletics
Pam Karlan and labor law expert and former NLRB chair William Gould IV explore the quickly changing arena of college athletics including the push for student-athlete unionization, the debate over compensation, and other issues at the intersection of ...

Are Frozen Embryos Children? A Discussion of the Alabama Decision on Embryo Rights and the Futur...
When does life begin? In this episode of Stanford Legal, co-hosts Rich Ford and Pam Karlan dig into the recent decision by the Alabama Supreme Court that has sent shockwaves through the fertility treatment community. The ruling, which considers froze...

Celebrating Over 50 Years at SLS: William B. Gould IV (v.3)
Celebrate Professor William B. Gould IV and the impact he has had on the SLS community since joining the SLS faculty as the first African-American professor over 50 years ago. The program will include remarks from past students, friends, colleagues a...

Tackling Mass Incarceration in the US
Why does the U.S. have the highest incarceration rate in the industrialized world (https://www.prisonstudies.org/highest-to-lowest/prison_population_rate?field_region_taxonomy_tid=All) , with individuals, communities, and taxpayers paying a steep pri...

The Second Amendment After Bruen
In 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court upended generations of firearm control laws in the case New York State Rifle & Pistol Ass’n v. Bruen. After Bruen, gun laws will be invalidated unless they are “consistent with this Nation’s historical tradition...

The Constitution, Trump, and the Struggles of US Courts to Interpret History with Jack Rakove
Important questions regarding Trump: can he be prosecuted for criminal wrongdoing when he was serving as president, whether the two impeachment trials matter, and if Colorado’s decision to disqualify him from the state’s primary ballots is const...

SLS LGBTQ+ Alumni Association Launch Event: Celebrating OutLaw Community Voices
Stanford Law School LGBTQ+ Alumni Association launch event features a panel of SLS LGBTQ+ alums and current Outlaw student leadership, including the co-founder of what is now SLS Outlaw. Speakers share their experiences, perspectives and reflections ...

Computational Antitrust 3.0 - Day 2
On December 11 and 12, the Stanford Computational Antitrust team at CodeX (Center for Legal Informatics) hosted a unique conference dedicated to the application of computational antitrust.

Computational Antitrust 3.0 - Day 1
On December 11 and 12, the Stanford Computational Antitrust team at CodeX (Center for Legal Informatics) hosted a unique conference dedicated to the application of computational antitrust.

Does Inequity in U.S. Patent Inventorship Matter? A Discussion on Inequality in the Patent System...
Women and minorities continue to be underrepresented in patent issuing and less often are granted credit for their innovations. We examine why this is, the impacts it has, and what can be done about it. Patents, and the protection of inventor rights,...

Texas Abortion Restrictions, Medicated Abortions, and Reproduction Rights in a Post-Roe US
 In June, 2022 the U.S. Supreme Court delivered an historic and far reaching decision overturning Roe v. Wade (https://www.npr.org/2022/06/24/1102305878/supreme-court-abortion-roe-v-wade-decision-overturn) and turning abortion law to the states. Le...

International Arbitration and Corporate Governance Disputes - Panel 1
Has a company ever asked you to draft its dispute resolution clause in a shareholder agreement? Want to find out if corporate governance disputes can be resolved through arbitration? Join our two-panel discussion, where we discuss the efficiency of a...

Financial Basics for Board Members: Lawyers Preparing for Private, Public, and Non-Profit Board Work
This discussion features a panel of distinguished board leaders and experts as they share an overview and key insights, about Financial Basics for Board Members. This program is sponsored by Stanford Women on Boards and The Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock...

Natural Rights at the Founding
November 15, 2023 Stanford Law School Sponsored by the Stanford Constitutional Law Center Although no longer a part of our constitutional discourse, natural rights were central to American rights jurisprudence for well over a century. This talk will...

Mass Shootings and Guns: Examining the Court’s Interpretation of the Right to Bear Arms and the C...
In this episode, Pam Karlan (https://law.stanford.edu/directory/pamela-s-karlan/) and Rich Ford (https://law.stanford.edu/directory/richard-thompson-ford/) explore recent 2nd Amendment Supreme Court cases, the evolution of gun laws, and the implica...

The Rules of War in the Israel/Hamas Conflict
On October 7, Hamas carried out a murderous attack against civilians in Israel. Israel has responded with extensive air strikes and a ground invasion that has resulted in widespread destruction in the Gaza Strip. Both sides have been accused of vio...

Constitutionalism without a Constitution: the Israeli Case
Like Britain and New Zealand, Israel lacks a fully codified constitution. For 75 years it has relied on informal norms, a series of Basic Laws, and a strong legal culture to provide the country with “constitutionalism without a constitution”. But...

Lunch with Stephen Bright, on “The Fear of Too Much Justice”
Listen to Stephen Bright, longtime director of the Southern Center for Human Rights, in Atlanta, Georgia, as he discusses his work in the areas of capital punishment, indigent criminal legal defense, racial discrimination in the criminal legal system...

Does Section 3 Trump Voter?
In a forthcoming article, William Baude and Michael Stokes Paulsen seek to “set forth the full sweep and force of Section Three” of the Fourteenth Amendment, which forbids holding office by former office holders who then participate in insurrecti...

From Sumptuary Laws to Senate Suits: Dress Codes in History and Today
From the recent Senate dress code controversy to landmark legal cases, explore the nuanced intersection of the law and fashion, gender identity, and cultural expression. Join Pam Karlan (https://law.stanford.edu/directory/pamela-s-karlan/) and Rich F...

Stanford Legal Podcast Trailer: Law Matters, we're here to help make sense of it
After a hiatus, Stanford Legal returns to your podcast feed. Start with our first episode back, where hosts Pam Karlan (https://law.stanford.edu/directory/pamela-s-karlan/) and Rich Ford (https://law.stanford.edu/directory/richard-thompson-ford/) sit...

Celebrating Over 50 Years at SLS: William B. Gould IV
Celebrate Professor William B. Gould IV and the impact he has had on the SLS community since joining the SLS faculty as the first African-American professor over 50 years ago. The program will include remarks from past students, friends, colleagues a...

Lawyers on Board -- Using Your Legal Expertise in the Boardroom
SLS Fall Reunions 2023 October 26, 2023

SLS Fireside Chat with FTC Chair Lina Khan
November 2, 2023 Stanford Law School Sponsored by the Antitrust Law & Policy Association.

Expert Insights on Trump Indictments from David Sklansky
The many indictments against Donald Trump, former president and current Republican frontrunner for the 2024 presidential contest, have left many scratching their heads. Is the Florida documents case more important than the Georgia election interferen...

This Thursday: Stanford Legal Returns with Expert Insights on Trump Indictments from David Sklansky
Join us this Thursday for the return of Stanford Legal, with a new episode featuring criminal law expert David Sklansky (https://law.stanford.edu/directory/david-alan-sklansky/), who will break down some of the most serious charges against former pre...

Stanford Legal is Back: Law Matters, we're here to help make sense of it
After a hiatus, Stanford Legal returns to your podcast feed. In our first episode relaunching November 9th, join hosts Pam Karlan (https://law.stanford.edu/directory/pamela-s-karlan/) and Rich Ford (https://law.stanford.edu/directory/richard-thompson...

Convergence of Minds: Navigating Computational and LLM Frontiers with Dr. Stephen Wolfram
Stanford Law School October 17, 2023 Watch this special event with Dr. Stephen Wolfram as we delve into the captivating world of computation in the era of Large Language Models (LLMs). Discover how LLMs are blurring boundaries between traditionally ...

Who Am I to Judge?: Judicial Craft versus Constitutional Theory
October 9, 2023 Stanford Law School Senators at recent confirmation hearings have asked nominees about their commitments to originalism and their judicial philosophies. This lecture, based on a forthcoming book, argues that we should shift our focus...

Nationwide Buzz Around ‘Bees Are Fish’ Ruling Brought The Daily Show to Stanford Law School
Protecting the environment is serious business for the Environmental Law Clinic, but hilarity ensued when the venerable comedy show came to cover a major win. Late-night satirical news-comedy program The Daily Show made a beeline to the Stanford Law...

Supreme Court Roundup and Preview
October 4, 2023 Stanford Law School Watch Easha Anand, co-director of Stanford Law School’s Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, Michael Mongan (’06), California Solicitor General, and Erin Murphy, partner at Clement & Murphy, to review the most imp...

Stanford Lawyers for a Sustainable Economy Initiative - Direct Pay and Other Tax Opportunities
Direct Pay and Other Tax Opportunities for Early-Stage Entrepreneurs in the Inflation Reduction Act Stanford’s Lawyers for Sustainable Economy Initiative is hosting a webinar on Tax Opportunities for Early-Stage Entrepreneurs in the Inflation Redu...

Bright Award Event and Discussion Honoring 2023 Winner Valérie Courtois
The 2023 Bright Award winner Valérie Courtois was honored on October 2, 2023 with an award presentation followed by a discussion between Valérie Courtois and Shawn Watts, Director of U.S. Strategy at The Christensen Fund, on Lessons Learned from In...

2023 Bright Award Winner - Valérie Courtois
In recognition of Valérie Courtois' decades of work making sure Indigenous Peoples in Canada are holding the pen when lines are drawn on the map and managing and stewarding their lands and waters, she was selected as the 2023 winner of Stanford Univ...

Thomas C. Grey Fellowship - Join Our Close-Knit Community of Scholars
Stanford Law School invites applications for the Thomas C. Grey Fellowship. Grey Fellows teach legal writing, research, and analysis to small sections of first-year students each quarter, while writing their own scholarship in preparation for enterin...

Stanford Law School Convocation 2023
Dean Martinez and the Law School welcomed all of its members; students, faculty, and staff to the 5th Annual Stanford Law School Convocation. This year, our keynote speaker was Daniel Lubetzky, JD ’93, Founder of KIND Snacks and Starts With Us. C...

Stanford Lawyers for a Sustainable Economy Initiative–Investment & Production Tax Credit for Tribes
Stanford’s Lawyers for Sustainable Economy Initiative is hosting a webinar series on the Inflation Reduction Act for Tribal Nations. Come join tax and tribal law experts from Holland & Knight on September 25 as they take a deep dive into how Tribal...

Get to Know Our 2023 Bright Award Winner - Valérie Courtois
Today, as one of North America’s leaders in the movement for Indigenous-led conservation and land stewardship, Valérie Courtois is not only living out her grandfather’s wish for her, she is helping thousands of other Indigenous Nations in Canada...

Constitution Day 2023: George Washington’s Jewish Letters and Creation of a Constitutional Republic
As president of the Constitutional Convention, and as president of the nascent United States, Washington received several letters from members of the tiny American Jewish community. These fascinating letters tells us a great deal about the way in whi...

Stanford Lawyers for a Sustainable Economy Initiative – Webinar Series: Direct Pay for Tribes
Stanford Lawyers for a Sustainable Economy Initiative is partnering with the law firms in the Lawyers for a Sustainable Economy Initiative to provide several webinar series on tax opportunities under the Inflation Reduction Act. The first series wil...

Legal Histories of the Body and the State - Keynote Address: Mary Ziegler
**NOTE: Audio comes on after minute 2:30** Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization and the Remaking of Constitutional Politics Mary Ziegler will illuminate the history that helped to produce Dobbs, from the roots of the Court’s “history a...

Legal Histories of the Body and the State - Book Talk: Felicia Kornbluh
“How to Win a War on Women: My Mother, Her Neighbor, and the Fate of Reproductive Rights and Justice” Kornbluh will offer an overview of the main arguments of her recent book, A WOMAN’S LIFE IS A HUMAN LIFE: My Mother, Our Neighbor, and the Jo...

Legal Histories of the Body & the State - Panel III: Histories of Legal Movements & Bodily Autonomy
Panelists: Jennifer Holland: Beginning in the 1970s, social conservatives used Progressive-era tools—the initiative, referendum, and recall—to institutionalize anti-queer discrimination and to mark gay people as undeserving citizens. While pro...

Legal Histories of the Body and the State - Panel II: Histories of Gender, Sex, and Nonconformity
Panelists: Timothy Stewart Winter: This paper examines antigay policing in the United States at its height, during the 1950s and 1960s, through the lived experiences of men who were arrested but who never came out of the closet, understood themselve...

Legal Histories of the Body and the State - Panel I: Histories of Race, Rights, and Reproduction
Panelists: Khiara M. Bridges: In Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the Court failed to appreciate that the reversal of Roe is devastating to black people with the capacity for pregnancy. At the same time, conservative arguments that ab...

Stanford Lawyers for a Sustainable Economy Initiative – Inflation Reduction Act Webinar Series
The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is the most significant climate legislation in U.S. history, offering funding, programs, and incentives to accelerate the transition to a clean energy economy. Stanford’s Lawyers for a Sustainable Economy Initiati...

The Role of the Judiciary in Electoral Contexts: A View from Latin America
Democratic backsliding is presenting enormous challenges for the rule of law in Latin America and the Caribbean. In recent years, several democratically elected leaders, once in power, have turned their back on basic guarantees such as electoral inte...

Race, Religion, and the Corporation: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
Two Supreme Court decisions issued on June 29, 2023, promise to fundamentally reshape the relationship between employers and employees. These decisions will make it easier for employees to obtain religious accommodations, and harder for employers to ...

Affirmative Action: Stanford Law School Faculty Analyze the Supreme Court’s Ruling
The Stanford Law School faculty held a panel discussion about the Supreme Court’s highly anticipated decision in a pair of cases about affirmative action, Students for Fair Admissions v. University of North Carolina and Students for Fair Admissions...

Stanford Law School Diploma Ceremony for the Class of 2023
The SLS Diploma Ceremony for the Class of 2023 took place at the law school on Saturday, June 17, at 12:00 p.m.

Stanford Responsible Quantum Technology Conference: Novel Quantum Applications and Use Cases
This industry panel is moderated by Joshua Walker and showcases novel, state of the art quantum applications including quantum-AI hybrids across a wide range of fields. The panel featuring leading companies from the United States and Europe currently...

Text and (What Kind of) History?: Panel 6 - 2023 ConLaw Spring Conference
Panel 6: The Future of Text and History: Methods and Practice What are the future and stakes of these methodological and substantive debates, both for the academy and appellate practice? What might the Court’s approach to text and history mean for...

Text and (What Kind of) History?: Panel 5 - 2023 ConLaw Spring Conference
Panel 5: Text, History, and the Fourteenth Amendment What are the implications of the Court’s application of text and history for the future of the Fourteenth Amendment, in particular “substantive” due process and equal protection? How might t...

Text and (What Kind of) History?: Lunch Keynote - 2023 ConLaw Spring Conference
Lunch Keynote with William Baude: Originalism in the Supreme Court In a number of its most controversial cases the Supreme Court has turned heavily to the text and history of the Constitution, seeming to invoke an “originalist” approach to const...

Text and (What Kind of) History?: Panel 4 - 2023 ConLaw Spring Conference
What does the Court’s approach to text and history mean for understanding the First Amendment, for the Court’s jurisprudence in this area, and for the future of the rights that the amendment protects? This panel focuses on these questions in the ...

Text and (What Kind of) History?: Panel 3 - 2023 ConLaw Spring Conference
Panel 3: Text, History, and the Second Amendment Has the Court’s methodological approach supported a coherent Second Amendment jurisprudence? How has the Court applied text and history in the context of gun rights cases? What accounts for the dive...

Text and (What Kind of) History?: Panel 2 - 2023 ConLaw Spring Conference
Panel 2: Text, History, and Free Speech What does the Court’s approach to text and history mean for understanding the First Amendment, for the Court’s jurisprudence in this area, and for the future of the rights that the amendment protects? This...

Text and (What Kind of) History?: Panel 1 - 2023 ConLaw Spring Conference
Panel 1: How Has and How Should the Supreme Court Use Text and History?: Theory, Techniques, and Problems What role has text and history played in previous debates about constitutional interpretation? What is the relation between original public mea...

Lunch Talk with Former Deputy Justice Rodrigo Delaveau of the Constitutional Court of Chile
October 4th 2022, 12:45 - 2:00pm Stanford Law School Event Sponsor: Stanford Global Studies Division Global Trends in Judicial Reform Policy Lab Stanford Latinx Law Student Association (SLLSA) International Law Society (ILS) Watch this discussion o...

Lunch Talk with Colombian Constitutional Court Magistrate Justice Natalia Angel-Cabo
March 6th 2023 Stanford Law School Event Sponsors: Global Trends in Judicial Reform Policy Lab, SLLSA, Stanford Global Studies (Part of the SGS Global Research Workshop Series), Stanford Law and Society Association; Stanford Center for Latin Americ...

Stanford Responsible Quantum Technology Conference: Final Panel and Closing Remarks
- Quantum Governance, IP, Fair Competition, and Geopolitical Dynamics Panel 3, moderated by Professor Mark Lemley, addresses the question how we can learn from history and adjacent fields such as AI, semiconductors, nanotechnology, XR, nuclear fusio...

Stanford Responsible Quantum Technology Conference: Afternoon Sessions
The 21st century is the Quantum Age. Anticipating spectacular advancements in second generation quantum technologies that directly harness quantum mechanical phenomena such as superposition, entanglement, and tunneling, the time is ripe for governmen...

Stanford Responsible Quantum Technology Conference: Responsible Quantum Technology
This RQT panel is moderated by Professor Hank Greely and explores what Responsible Quantum Technology amounts to. The expected societal impact of quantum technologies (QT) urges us to proceed and innovate responsibly. This panel discusses a recent a...

A Constitutional Conversation with Prof. Danielle Allen
Our Common Purpose: A Strategy for Renovating American Democracy in the 21st Century: A Constitutional Conversation with Prof. Danielle Allen May 4, 2023 Stanford Law School Drawing on the Our Common Purpose report from the American Academy of Arts...

A Constitutional Conversation with Mila Sohoni
What Does Originalism Have To Do With Civil Procedure? A Constitutional Conversation with Mila Sohoni May 2, 2023 Stanford Law School On a daily basis, lawyers and judges consult and apply the rules of subject matter jurisdiction and personal juris...

SPILS Gathering Friday Panels
SPILS & Me: Stories, connections, and anecdotes Because of SPILS: Research, scholarship, and intellectual life

Teaser Trailer: 2022 Bright Award Winner - Anderson Jean
This year marks the 10th anniversary of Stanford’s top environmental prize, which recognizes unsung global sustainability heroes around the world. In recognition of his conservation work, Anderson Jean will receive the 2022 Bright Award, Stanford...

USPTO AI Inventorship Listening Session – West Coast
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) plays an important role in incentivizing and protecting innovation, including innovation enabled by artificial intelligence (AI), to ensure continued U.S. leadership in AI and other emerging techn...

Book Talk -- The Kneeling Man
Book Talk — The Kneeling Man: My Father’s Life as a Black Spy Who Witnessed the Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. In the famous photograph of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. on the balcony of Memphis’s Lorraine Motel, one man...

Book Talk — Poison Ivy: How Elite Colleges Divide Us with Evan Mandery
Drawing upon his personal experiences at Harvard and as a professor for 25 years at the City University of New York, Mandery offers a scathing critique of elite colleges for creating a route to admission that is available almost exclusively to the we...

TikTok Bans & The First Amendment: A Constitutional Conversation with Evelyn Douek
Last week, Montana became the first state to pass a bill banning the social media app TikTok, but this is just the latest law in a rapidly escalating trend of measures against the Chinese-owned platform. Only belatedly has there been much conversatio...

FutureLaw 2023 - Regulatory Reform, Legal Innovation, ProBono and Access to Justice
Closing Fireside Chat for FutureLaw 2023, moderated by James Sandman, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

FutureLaw 2023 - Law, Education and Experience LEX Talks – Part II
- Adaptive Law: What Will Regulation Become? - Why the Blockchain and Crypto Are Here to Stay - Ecocoins and Nature-Based Currencies - How Recidiviz is Closing the Criminal Justice Policy Implementation Gap Master of Ceremonies: Chris Reed, NIA

FutureLaw 2023 - Law, Education and Experience LEX Talks – Part I
- Disparities in Police Crime Reports on Social Media - Insurance Portfolio Management - Becoming the Tech Creator and Regulator: Redefining Insurance Solutions (Report from the Policy Practicum) - A Legal Informatics Approach to Aligning Artificial ...

FutureLaw 2023 - Implications of the Latest Breakthroughs in NLP, Large Language Models & Law
- What future applications are possible? - What are the limits and potential pitfalls of the technology? - How should Bar examiners test human lawyers’ lawyering abilities if ChatGPT can pass the bar exam? - What role will AI audits play in the fut...

Ensuring Free and Fair Elections: A Comparative View of the Mexican Experience
Constitutional conversation with Pamela San Martín. Mexico has one of the most sophisticated sets of electoral procedures. With stringent rules around the use of money and expedited accountability mechanisms, control over TV and radio propaganda, a...

Silicon Valley Brawl: Longer-Term Litigation and Regulatory Implications of SVB’s Collapse
Now that the first wave of Silicon Valley Bank Zooms is behind us, it’s time for a deeper dive into longer-term litigation and public policy implications of SVB’s collapse. Join Stanford Law School professors Colleen Honigsberg, our only known la...

Conference on Racial Equity in Corporate Governance
Building on previous sessions of this conference series, we will convene business leaders and top legal thinkers for a panel discussion exploring the implications of recent and pending appellate cases involving challenges to diversity, equity, and in...

Publius Symposium with Alison LaCroix | The Interbellum Constitution
Publius Symposium with Alison LaCroix: The Interbellum Constitution: Union, Commerce, and Slavery in the Age of Federalisms What was the nature of the American union during the nation’s adolescence, after the Founding and before the Civil War? Ea...

Lunch Talk with Retired Mexican Supreme Court Justice José Ramón Cossío
Justice Cossio served as the Minister of the Supreme Court of Justice of Mexico between 2003 and 2018. He has written 31 books and hundreds of articles in his career as a legal academic. Justice Cossio will be discussing Mexico’s judiciary, includi...

The Global Quarter at Stanford Law School
The Franke Global Business Law Fellowship and the Global Quarter is a one-of-a-kind opportunity available only at SLS. It provides an immersive experience in the world of international business, law and policy. This is a unique opportunity for anyon...

Stanford Law's Hank Greely Discusses In Vitro Fertilization Post-Dobbs
The Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which ended the federal constitutional right to abortion, opens the door to new attempts to protect embryos created during in vitro fertilization (IVF) according to Hen...

Stanford’s Allen Weiner on Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine and the Laws of War
On February 24, 2022, Russian troops invaded Ukraine, embarking on an unprovoked military aggression against an independent European country—sparking an international outcry, with countries rallying to defend Ukraine in what many describe as the bi...

Stanford Center for Law & History presents: A Book Talk with Rowan Dorin
The Stanford Center for Law and History hosted a book talk on February 15, 2023, featuring Professor Rowan Dorin (Stanford University Department of History) with Jessica Goldberg (UCLA) and Laurent Mayali (Berkeley Law) as commentators. Law and Exp...

Succeeding and Thriving in the Law: Challenging Our Assumptions, Expanding Our Definitions
Law is a profession characterized by particular markers of success: recognition, money, power, and impact. Building a career within the profession has traditionally funneled lawyers into relatively narrow achievement pathways: get the clerkship, joi...

The Gospel of J. Edgar Hoover: How the FBI Aided and Abetted the Rise of White Christian Nationalism
Book Talk with Lerone A. Martin In The Gospel of J. Edgar Hoover, Lerone Martin draws on thousands of newly declassified FBI documents and memos to describe how, under Hoover’s leadership, FBI agents attended spiritual retreats and worship service...

Religious Liberty in a Polarized Age | Stanford Constitutional Law Center
Constitutional Conversation with Thomas Berg Religious liberty, a basic constitutional value, is now among the key issues on which many Americans are polarized politically and culturally. As Thomas Berg will argue, many conservatives have supported ...

Faculty Book Talk with SLS Professor Lawrence Friedman and Joanna Grossman – The Walled Garden
In January 2023, Stanford Law School hosten an interactive panel discussing Stanford Law School Professor Lawrence Friedman and Joanna Grossman’s book The Walled Garden – Law and Privacy in Modern Society (published by Rowman & Littlefield, April...

Faculty Book Talk with SLS Professor Lawrence Friedman – Personal Identity in the Modern World
In January 2023, Stanford Law School hosten an interactive panel discussing Stanford Law School Professor Lawrence Friedman’s book Personal Identity in the Modern World (published by Rowman & Littlefield in August 2022).

Your Privacy Is Important to Us! – Restoring Human Dignity in Data-Driven Marketing
January 11, 2023 Stanford Law School Sponsored by: Stanford Center for the Digital Economy, Stanford Program in Law, Science & Technology, Transatlantic Technology Law Forum Based on his book with the same title, Law Professor Jan Trzaskowski expl...

How To Choose A Theory of Constitutional Interpretation
On January 12, 2023, Professor Cass Sunstein gave a lecture on "How To Choose A Theory of Constitutional Interpretation," with commentary from former SLS Dean Larry Kramer and Professor Michael Ramsey. SLS Professor Bernadette Meyler moderated. In m...

A Fireside Chat with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer (Retired)
US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer (BA ’59), who stepped down from the high court last year, joined his former clerk, SLS Dean Jenny Martinez, for a fireside chat and Q&A with the SLS community on January 9, 2023 in the Stanford Memorial Audit...

2022 Stanford Law Scholars Institute
Stanford Law School recognizes that the legal sector is among the least diverse professions in the United States and is committed to helping create a legal profession that better represents all communities. In response, we have created the Stanford L...

Preparing for ESG Shareholder Activism
The Rock Center and experts Tara Giunta, Partner and Co-Lead, ESG, Risk, Strategy and Compliance Group at Paul Hastings; Eduardo Gallardo, Partner and Global Co-Chair of Mergers and Acquisitions, Paul Hastings; and Peter Michelsen, Partner and Head o...

Navigating the New Antitrust Landscape
The Biden administration has made clear its concerns about the lack of competition in the U.S. economy, nominating strong enforcement-minded leaders to head the main antitrust agencies and pioneering an administration-wide approach to competition. T...

50 Years with William B. Gould IV
William B. Gould IV, Charles A. Beardsley Professor of Law, emeritus former chairman of the National Labor Relations Board (1994-98) and of the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board (2014-2017) celebrates 50 years on the Stanford Law faculty ...

The Supreme Court and the Future of Affirmative Action | APILSA
The Supreme Court and the Future of Affirmative Action Stanford Asian and Pacific Islander Law Student Association Co-Sponsored by the Stanford Constitutional Law Center October 14, 2022 Stanford Asian and Pacific Islander Law Students Association (...

Silencing of the Lambs featuring Margaret A. Little | Stanford Constitutional Law Center
Silencing of the Lambs: How Administrative Suppression of Speech and Information and Other Deprivations of Civil Liberties Helped to Create the Leviathan October 15, 2022 Stanford Law School The last several years have been an exciting time to litig...

Medellín v. Texas and International Law in US Courts – Who decides?
October 6, 2022 Stanford Law School In the 1900 Supreme Court case The Paquette Habana, the Supreme Court declared “International law is part of our law, and must be ascertained and administered by the courts of justice of appropriate jurisdiction...

Rayne Sullivan, JD '23 at COP27
Rayne Sullivan, J.D ‘23, is in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt this weekend for the COP 27 Climate Summit. Sullivan is a part of the Government of Palau Delegation as an ocean and climate advisor. He is also an advocate for innovation and tech-enabled solut...

Why Can’t Police Reform Succeed in Santa Monica?
Amid mass protests following the murder of George Floyd in May 2020, Santa Monica, California faced its own tipping point when police mishandled multiple disruptive events in the city. More than two years later, those events are an ongoing source of ...

Voluntary Carbon Markets Symposium - Strategy, Implementation, and Governance
A large and increasing number of companies have voluntarily committed to science-based targets to reduce carbon emissions pursuant to the Paris Agreement. While abating current carbon emissions is the highest priority, many companies have also incorp...

Voluntary Carbon Markets Symposium - Business & Legal Considerations for Purchasers
A large and increasing number of companies have voluntarily committed to science-based targets to reduce carbon emissions pursuant to the Paris Agreement. While abating current carbon emissions is the highest priority, many companies have also incorp...

Voluntary Carbon Markets Symposium - Current Limits to Scale
A large and increasing number of companies have voluntarily committed to science-based targets to reduce carbon emissions pursuant to the Paris Agreement. While abating current carbon emissions is the highest priority, many companies have also incorp...

Voluntary Carbon Market Symposium - Welcome and Overview
A large and increasing number of companies have voluntarily committed to science-based targets to reduce carbon emissions pursuant to the Paris Agreement. While abating current carbon emissions is the highest priority, many companies have also incorp...

2022 Fall Public Service Awards | Levin Center
October 17, 2022 Stanford: Paul Brest Hall Stanford Law School’s Levin Center for Public Service and Public Interest Law annually honors two outstanding public interest attorneys. The Fall Public Service Awards reception is the Levin Center’s bi...

The Constitution in Jeopardy: The Futures of Constitutional Amendment in the Twenty-first Century
October 25, 2022 Stanford Law School Russ Feingold, an affiliate of the Constitutional Law Center and a former U.S. Senator and Stanford Law professor, and Peter Prindiville (’21), a non-resident fellow at the Center, return to Stanford to discuss...

I RESOLVE Public Debate Series
October 26, 2022 Stanford Law School Nate Persily will be a panelist at the October 26th debate hosted by the National Association for Urban Debate Leagues as part of its I RESOLVE public debate series.

Stanford Law School Convocation 2022
The 4th Annual Stanford Law School Convocation on Canfield Courtyard.

Histories of Presidential Power - Panel 6
Histories of Presidential Power Conference: (Non-) Delegation About the conference: It is no surprise that an unprecedented Presidency in the United States should be an occasion for new thinking about the design of Article II of the U.S. Constituti...

Histories of Presidential Power - Panel 5
Histories of Presidential Power Conference: Public Fiduciaries and the History of Article II About the conference: It is no surprise that an unprecedented Presidency in the United States should be an occasion for new thinking about the design of Ar...

Histories of Presidential Power - Panel 4
Histories of Presidential Power Conference: Early Presidential Construction of Constitutional Power About the conference: It is no surprise that an unprecedented Presidency in the United States should be an occasion for new thinking about the desig...

Histories of Presidential Power - Panel 3
Histories of Presidential Power Conference: What Article II History Teaches About Emergency Powers About the conference: It is no surprise that an unprecedented Presidency in the United States should be an occasion for new thinking about the design...

Histories of Presidential Power - Panel 2
Histories of Presidential Power Conference: The First Congress and Executive Power About the conference: It is no surprise that an unprecedented Presidency in the United States should be an occasion for new thinking about the design of Article II o...

Histories of Presidential Power - Panel 1
Histories of Presidential Power Conference: How the presidency emerged from colonial, English, and founding era law and practice. About the conference: It is no surprise that an unprecedented Presidency in the United States should be an occasion f...

2021 Bright Award Winner – India Logan-Riley
India Logan-Riley is the winner of the 2021 Bright Award, recognizing their work as co-founder of Te Ara Whatu, a group of Māori and Pasifika youth who are working for climate change solutions and Indigenous sovereignty. When asked when their journ...

Rethinking Systems Design for Racial Justice & Equity - Panel 2
Stanford Law School’s Gould Center for Conflict Resolution, in conjunction with The Ohio State University’s Divided Community Project, and the Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program, hosted an interactive symposium series titled Rethi...

Rethinking Systems Design for Racial Justice & Equity - Panel 1
Stanford Law School’s Gould Center for Conflict Resolution, in conjunction with The Ohio State University’s Divided Community Project, and the Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program, hosted an interactive symposium series titled Rethi...

2022 FutureLaw: Utah and Arizona - New Opportunities for Innovation In Legal Services
Utah and Arizona have implemented major changes to the regulation of the business and practice of law. For the first time, legal practice is open to capital investment, ownership, and management from outside of the profession and nonlawyers are allow...

2022 FutureLaw: Law, Education and Experience (LEX) Talks – Part II
- Breaking the Legal Language Barrier – Thoughts on the State of Legal NLP - Expanding the Civic Technology Horizon: Lessons Learned from Leading Tech Policy in America’s 10th Largest City - Legal Operations and the Future of Legal Work - Machine...

Stanford DAO Symposium - So You Want to Build a DAO?
DAOs just may be the tech buzzword of the year. With everyone from celebrities to VCs to crypto enthusiasts talking about DAOs, it is not surprising that more and more DAOs are launching every week. But just because you want to create a DAO, does tha...

Stanford DAO Symposium - Scaling Your DAO
Creating a DAO may be easy, but scaling a DAO is hard. This session will explore the governance challenges that arise as DAO membership grows, as well as best practices for successfully navigating those challenges. Panelists will consider different a...

Stanford DAO Symposium - DAO Legal Structure
A DAO’s decentralized structure and automated operations give rise to complex questions regarding the organization’s corporate status, the law applicable to the organization’s activities, as well as the organization’s ability to, among other ...

Stanford DAO Symposium - Fireside Chat with Arianna Simpson
Why are VCs so interested in DAOs? What is a DAO and what is it attempting to solve for? What can DAOs do that traditional management structures cannot? What does the DAO landscape look like?

DAO Symposium - Governance Behaving Badly
Just because a DAO is decentralized does not mean that governance is acting in the best interest of the community. DAO governance can be exploited through mechanisms like rug pulls, bribery, Sybil attacks and takeovers. This session will address the ...

DAO Symposium - Academic Panel: Constitutions and Democracy
DAOs promise a more democratic alternative to traditional corporate hierarchies, one predicated on transparency, inclusion, collective ownership, and avoidance of legal bureaucracy. But what should this new model of governance look like? Should it in...

DAO Symposium - The Nuts and Bolts of DAO Voting
You built a DAO, but how can it function efficiently and effectively in a decentralized manner? This session will explore the mechanics of DAO voting, including when to use on-chain versus off-chain voting (and the implications of this decision), how...

DAO Symposium - DAO Hacks and Ways to Avoid Them
The 2016 DAO hack is perhaps the most well-known attack on a DAO, but many other attacks on DAOs have taken place since. In this session we will discuss some attacks on DAOs and what caused them. We will explore how to design DAOs that are more robus...

DAO Symposium - All About the Benjamins: Treasury Management for DAOs
Treasury management is an active part of most off-chain organizations’ daily operations. But how do DAOs practice efficient treasury management in a passive, permissionless fashion? This session will consider the goals of treasury management for DA...

DAO Symposium - Fireside Chat on DAOs and Regulation
Are DAO governance tokens securities? Can this finding be mitigated by a fair launch, and what are the steps necessary to complete such a fair launch? How should the SEC think about protecting investors in organizations that do not adopt traditional ...

Santa Clara County District Attorney Candidate Debate
The Stanford Criminal Justice Center hosted an engaged debate with the three candidates running to be the Santa Clara District Attorney: challenger Daniel Chung; challenger Sajid Khan; and incumbent Jeff Rosen.

2022 Bright Award Event and Panel
On April 14, 2022, Bright Award winners Maria Azhunova (2020) and India Logan-Riley (2021) were honored with an award presentation followed by a panel discussion with the two winners. Joining them were Brook Thompson, an Indigenous leader and Stanfor...

2020/2021 Bright Awards Honoring Maria Azhunova and India Logan-Riley
The Stanford Bright Award for Environmental Sustainability was hosted in honor of Maria Azhunova (2020) and India Logan-Riley (2021) who discuss the challenges and opportunities around implementing Indigenous conservation approaches around the world,...

CodeX FutureLaw 2022 - Computable Contracts
Ahead of the 2022 CodeX FutureLaw Conference learn more about computable contracts. Learn more about CodeX FutureLaw 2022: https://conferences.law.stanford.edu/futurelaw/

FutureLaw 2022 Teaser Trailer
CodeX – The Stanford Center for Legal Informatics, hosts our tenth annual conference focusing on the way technology is changing the legal profession and the law itself, and the way these changes affect us all. CodeX FutureLaw 2022 brings together ...

Searching Computers at the Border
Should the government be able to search computers at the border without a warrant? If so, with how much cause? And how far should such searches be able to go? Lower courts are divided on these issues, and the Supreme Court is likely to answer these q...

Opening the Door to Private Company Boardrooms
The second annual virtual conference series on racial equity in corporate governance. Over the course of three discussions, listen to business leaders and top legal thinkers to explore how to increase racial diversity in the C-suite and boardroom, h...

Conference on Racial Equity in Corporate Governance: Fireside Chat
The second annual virtual conference series on racial equity in corporate governance. Over the course of three discussions, listen to business leaders and top legal thinkers to explore how to increase racial diversity in the C-suite and boardroom, h...

The Role of the Public Company Board of Directors in Promoting Racial Equity in Corporate Governance
The second annual virtual conference series on racial equity in corporate governance. Over the course of three discussions, listen to business leaders and top legal thinkers to explore how to increase racial diversity in the C-suite and boardroom, h...

Structural Biases in Structural Constitutional Law
Structural constitutional law regulates the workings of government and supplies the rules of the political game. Whether by design or by accident, these rules sometimes tilt the playing field for or against certain political parties—not just episod...

2022 Stanford Law Review Symposium: Safeguarding the Fundamental Right to Vote (Ginsberg/Bauer)
The Stanford Law Review hosts Ben Ginsberg and Robert Bauer, Co-Founders of the Election Official Legal Defense Network, for this year's closing keynote address.

2022 Stanford Law Review Symposium: Safeguarding the Fundamental Right to Vote (Janai Nelson)
The Stanford Law Review hosts Janai Nelson, Incoming President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP LDF, for this year's opening keynote address.

2022 Stanford Law Review Symposium: Safeguarding the Fundamental Right to Vote (Eric Holder)
The Stanford Law Review hosts Eric Holder, Former Attorney General and Current Co-Chair of National Democratic Redistricting Committee, for this year's symposium keynote address. Director of Photography, Mylan Cannon.

CRISPR People: The Science and Ethics of Editing Humans
The Stanford Technology Law Review and Stanford Law School presented an interactive panel discussing Stanford Law School Professor Hank Greely’s new book CRISPR People: The Science and Ethics of Editing Humans (MIT Press, 2021). CRISPR People inqui...

Rapid Response: The Supreme Court’s Vaccine Mandate Opinions
At the beginning of January 2022, the Supreme Court blocked the Biden administration’s vaccine-or-testing employer mandate, while allowing a mandate applicable to health care workers to go forward. Watch Stanford Law School Professors Michael McCon...

The Supreme Court Commission’s Report: A Panel Discussion with Members of the President’s Commission
Watch Commission co-chair Cristina Rodríguez, professor of law at Yale Law School, Commission member William Baude, professor of law at the University of Chicago Law School, and Noah Feldman, professor of law at Harvard Law School, to discuss the re...

Federal Ground: Governing Property and Violence in the First U.S. Territories
The Stanford Law and Policy Review and Stanford Law School hosted an interactive panel discussing Stanford Law School Professor Greg Ablavsky’s new book Federal Ground: Governing Property and Violence in the First U.S. Territories (Oxford UP, 2021)...

Racial Violence and its Effects on Communities: Reflections on the Trial of Ahmaud Arbery’s Killers
The tragedy of Ahmaud Arbery’s killing and the public angst, trauma and protests it engendered has gripped our entire nation. The Stanford Center for Racial Justice is hosting a public webinar to discuss the layered issues of race and law that mani...

Stanford Computational Policy Lab Debtors’ Prisons Project
In almost every state, courts can jail people who fail to pay fines, fees, and other court debts—even those resulting from traffic or other non-criminal violations. While imprisoning someone for failing to pay a debt remains illegal on paper, these...

Evaluating and Navigating the Shift to a Permanently Hybrid or Fully Distributed Workforce
As the Delta variant continues to surge across the country, many startups are grappling with whether to bring employees back to the office or continue with a hybrid or fully distributed workforce permanently. On the one hand, office space can be expe...

Celebration of Life for Barbara Allen Babcock
The Stanford Law School Community celebrates the life of Barbara Allen Babcock.

Rock Center Shorts with General Stanley McChrystal
Stanford Rock Center's Mike Callahan talks to General Stanley McChrystal.

Rock Center Shorts with Kristin Sverchek
The Rock Center's Mike Callahan talks to Kristin Svercheck, President of Business Affairs at Lyft.

DrawCongress.org
The 2021-22 redistricting cycle will determine for the subsequent decade whether congressional and legislative elections will be free and fair or whether they will be inherently biased in favor of one party. The Stanford Public Interest Redistricting...

Lawyers in Public Policy
A careers series with lawyers working in public policy: Part 1: Nonprofits Join the SLS Alumni community and current students for the launch of a new year. As part of a new initiative focused on public policy and social problem solving, Professor Pa...

Rock Center Shorts with Nate Persily
Stanford Rock Center's Mike Callahan talks to Stanford Law Professor Nate Persily in this episode of Rock Center Shorts.

Rock Center Shorts with Sonia Barros
Mike Callahan, Executive Director of the Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance, talks to Sonia Barros, a partner at Sidley Austin LLP.

Meet CodeX 2021
The law and the legal profession are undergoing rapid change due to – among other forces – expanding use of information technology in the delivery of legal services. Join CodeX – The Stanford Center for Legal Informatics’ leaders, fellows, an...

Understanding Crime Rates: How Should Cities Measure and Respond to Victimization
Traditional ways of discussing the “crime rate” are inadequate and antiquated given the complexities of how crime affects specific communities—particularly communities of color. During this discussion, a diverse set of stakeholders will explore...

Anticorruption Developments Under the Biden Administration
The Biden administration’s commitment to fighting anticorruption has been loud and clear. On June 3, 2021, the White House issued a memorandum that identified “countering corruption as a core United States national security interest.” The memo ...

Stanford Law School Convocation 2021
The 3rd Annual Stanford Law School Convocation on Canfield Courtyard.

Why the Internet Matters to Democracy in Countries with Less Stable Public Institutions
While public conversations related to the Internet tend to focus on the harms caused by social media to democracy, the analysis would be unbalanced if we didn’t remember the advances that this open and participatory tool has made possible, particul...

Constitution Day 2021 Lecture with Judge Patrick J. Bumatay
In his lecture, The Value of Dissent, Judge Bumatay will explore the purpose and normative value of dissent, discussing famous historical dissents and some of his own dissenting opinions.

Roadmap to Public Interest at SLS
You already have many of the tools you need to navigate law school. At this session, you will learn how you can use what you have to evaluate and pursue various paths through public interest and public service law at SLS.

Faculty Perspectives on Public Interest and Public Service
Meet SLS Professors Elizabeth Reese, David Sklansky, and Michelle Anderson and learn about what their public interest work experiences have meant to them. They will also share helpful hints about navigating law school.

The New EU Rules for Digital Services and Markets: How U.S. Companies can get a Head Start
The New EU Rules for Digital Services and Markets: How U.S. Companies can get a Head Start on Compliance In an ambitious bid to set global standards for the digital economy, the European Commission released proposals for a Digital Services Act (DSA)...

Spring Public Interest and Community Service Awards Reception
On Tuesday, May 18, the Levin Center and the Office of Student Affairs jointly hosted our virtual Spring Community Leadership and Public Service Awards reception. Dean Jenny Martinez gave a live welcome speech congratulating the award recipients, rec...

Social Media’s Role in Democracy: Challenges and Opportunities
In the last decade, civic life has increasingly taken place on Internet platforms, which pose unprecedented dangers of virality, incivility, misinformation, intimidation, and incitement — as well as unprecedented possibilities of connection, democr...

Arguing Over Algorithms: Mapping the Dilemmas Inherent in Making Artificial Intelligence “Ethical”
Even just a generation ago, interest in “artificial intelligence” was largely confined to academic computer science, psychology, linguistics, philosophy, engineering, and science fiction. Today the term is understood to encompass fast-evolving te...

Theaters of Pardoning: Book Talk with Professor Bernadette Meyler
From Gerald Ford’s preemptive pardon of Richard Nixon and Donald Trump’s claims that as president he could pardon himself to the posthumous royal pardon of Alan Turing, the power of the pardon has a powerful hold on the political and cultural ima...

Wednesday Race Talks – Understanding and Addressing Anti-Asian Violence
Please join Professor Rick Banks and the Center for Racial Justice as we welcome Cynthia Choi, co-executive director of Chinese for Affirmative Action and co-founder of Stop AAPI Hate, and Aarti Kohli, executive director of Asian Americans Advancing ...

Global Quarter Information Session
This spring, 22 students will be selected as Franke Fellows to participate in the Global Quarter in 2022: an intensive, customized quarter focused on global business law, with particular emphasis on the regulation, financing and dispute resolution of...

Global Quarter Information Session
This spring, 22 students will be selected as Franke Fellows to participate in the Global Quarter in 2022: an intensive, customized quarter focused on global business law, with particular emphasis on the regulation, financing and dispute resolution of...

Tuesday Race Talks - One Trailblazing Black Lawyer and the Creation of Silicon Valley
Please join Professor Rick Banks in a conversation with Harry Bremond, who in the late 1960s became one of the first partners at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Sponsored by the Stanford Center for Racial Justice

Publius Symposium with Jamal Greene
Publius Symposium with Jamal Greene: How Rights Went Wrong: Why Our Obsession with Rights is Tearing America Apart An eminent constitutional scholar reveals how our approach to rights is dividing America, and shows how we can build a better system o...

Crypto Mania: Coinbase, Bitcoin, and the Future of Digital Currencies
The Rock Center and the Stanford Law Review invite you to join Paul Grewal, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary of Coinbase, Chris Brummer, Georgetown Law’s Williams Research Professor and Faculty Director of Georgetown’s Institute of Int...

Panel Discussion on the Derek Chauvin Guilty Verdict
Please join us for a panel discussion via Zoom on the Derek Chauvin verdict. We acknowledge that the killing of George Floyd and the events leading to and including the trial of former police officer Chauvin are traumatic for many in our community. O...

Tuesday Race Talks - Rich Thanks to Racism: How the Ultra-Wealthy Profit from Racial Injustice
Please join Professor Rick Banks in a conversation with Jim Freeman, who directs the Social Movement Support Lab at IRISE (University of Denver) and is the author of Rich Thanks to Racism: How the Ultra-Wealthy Profit from Racial Injustice.

FutureLaw 2021 | Opening Keynote: There Oughta be a Law!
Alan Kay explains: “No one owes more to his research community than I do”. At ARPA-IPTO in the 60s and Xerox Parc in the 70s, where many of the technologies for personal computing, the Internet, artificial intelligence, etc were developed, he he...

FutureLaw 2021 | The Pioneering Work of Prof. Deborah Rhode
Legal scholars and a legaltech founder reflect on the real-world implications and impact of Prof. Rhode’s scholarship connecting regulation of legal services, innovation, and access to justice. Moderator: Prof. Nora Freeman Engstrom Participants: ...

FutureLaw 2021 | Law, Education and Experience (LEX) Talks – Part II
Master of Ceremonies: Tony Lai Participants: Amélie-Sophie Vavrovski, Stephen Caines, Pablo Arredondo, and Leila Banijamali

FutureLaw 2021 | Law, Education and Experience (LEX) Talks – Part I
Master of Ceremonies: Nicole Shanahan Participants: Katie Atkinson, Thibault Schrepel, Kristen Sonday, Pieter Gunst, Dan Katz, Dirk Hartung, Houman Shadab, Stefan Eder, and Elena Montiel-Ponsoda

FutureLaw 2021 | CodeX Prize 2021
The CodeX Prize is an annual award given to an individual or individuals for a noteworthy contribution to Computational Law – an idea, article, book, computer application, computer tool, organization, etc. that has had significant and enduring posi...

FutureLaw 2021 | Computable Contracts in Insurance — Fireside Chat
Participants: Roland Scharrer, Michael S. Pieciak, and Dan Siciliano

FutureLaw 2021 | Computable Contracts 2021
Moderator: Prof. Harry Surden Participants: Oliver Goodenough, Carla L. Reyes, Mary-Anne Williams, Alexis Chun, John Cummins, and Michael Genesereth

FutureLaw 2021 | Welcome
Dean Jenny S. Martinez, Roland Vogl, and Thomas Kim provided opening remarks.

The Paranoid Style, Past and Present
The Library of America deliberately chose to release its edition of Richard Hofstadter’s The Paranoid Style in American Politics to coincide with the 2020 elections. But just as even Hofstadter could not have foreseen the grip that conspiratorial t...

Justice, Justice Thou Shalt Pursue: Book Talk with Amanda L. Tyler and Anne Joseph O’Connell
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s last book is a curation of her own legacy, tracing the long history of her work for gender equality and a “more perfect Union.” In the fall of 2019, Justice Ginsburg visited the University of California, Berkeley ...

A Pattern of Violence: How the Law Classifies Crime and What It Means for Justice
Join the Stanford Criminal Justice Center, Stanford Center for Comparative Studies on Race and Ethnicity and Stanford Law School, to an interactive panel to discuss A Pattern of Violence: How the Law Classifies Crime and What It Means for Justice, St...

The New Antitrust Agenda in D.C.: What it Means for the Technology Space and Beyond
Please join us at the Rock Center for Corporate Governance as we examine the emerging antitrust landscape with Federal Trade Commissioner Noah Phillips, SLS ’05 and a panel of industry leaders and experts. The panel will feature Jamillia Ferris, Wi...

Executive Orders: What Are the Constitutional Limits?
Executive orders have gained prominence under recent administrations, with incoming presidents issuing flurries of such orders as their administrations begin. Legal scholars Michael Paulsen and David Strauss will evaluate how the Trump administration...

Ethics and Governance for Digital Disease Surveillance
Digital epidemiology–the use of data generated outside the public health system for disease surveillance–has been in use for more than a quarter century…. But several countries have taken digital epidemiology to the next level in responding to ...

The Complex Adaptive Legal System: An Empirical Research Agenda
Legal scholars have begun to employ the science of complex adaptive systems, also known as complexity science, to probe descriptive and normative questions about the legal system. This body of work has focused primarily on developing theories of lega...

Tuesday Race Talks – The State of Black Politics
A conversation about the current state of politics in the U.S. and some reflections on the 2020 elections with Steve Phillips.

A Conversation about Bipartisanship with Russ Feingold
Russ Feingold is the President of the American Constitution Society. He served as a United States Senator from Wisconsin from 1993 to 2011 and a Wisconsin State Senator from 1983 to 1993. From 2013 to 2015, he served as the United States Special Envo...

Tuesday Race Talks – The Black Panther Legacy Today
Delency Parham is from Oakland, CA. He graduated from the University of Idaho in 2015 with a B.A. in Journalism. In 2017 he founded People’s Breakfast Oakland with Blake Simons, a group that supports the houseless population in Oakland. In addition...

The Second Impeachment Trial of Donald J. Trump
As we witness an unprecedented second impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump, there are a host of novel and important legal questions that this experience has raised. Is the impeachment constitutional? What are the merits of the former president’s Fi...

The Retail Investor Strikes Back: What the GameStop Saga Means for Wall Street and for You
An army of Reddit traders has led a crusade against institutional investors. They elevated GameStop (NYSE: GME), a stock worth $18 at the beginning of January, to Everest-level heights of $483 per share. This bottom-up revolution caused hedge funds t...

Constitutional Conversation with Alexander Tsesis
Tsesis will speak about his recently published book, Free Speech in the Balance, which is the first comprehensive study of proportional analysis in free speech theory. This book challenges the US Supreme Court’s categorical approach and explains th...

Building a Diverse, Inclusive Profession
The struggle for racial and gender equity gained new prominence in 2020, and lawyers and law students played important roles in working for change. But what about the state of racial and gender equity in our own profession? Though progress has been m...

Constitutional Conversation with Professors Terry Moe and William Howell
Has American democracy’s long, ambitious run come to an end? Possibly yes. As William G. Howell and Terry M. Moe argue in this trenchant new analysis of modern politics, the United States faces a historic crisis that threatens our system of self-go...

Tuesday Race Talk: Investment Performance and Racial Justice
Join Professor Rick Banks in a conversation with Daryn Dodson, Managing Director, Illumen Capital, about racial justice and wealth in the US. How can the tools of investment and private equity be used to address racial injustice? About Tuesday Race...

Rock Center Lunch Event: Whistleblowers, Ethics and Compliance
In fiscal year 2020, the SEC made a record 39 awards of approximately $175 million pursuant to its whistleblower reward program, which was created as part of the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010. Last September, the Commission voted to adopt amendments to the ...

Tuesday Race Talk: The Racial Wealth Gap
Join us for a conversation with Professor Mehrsa Baradaran about the historical development of capitalism, financial inclusion, and inequality in the United States. Professor Baradaran teaches at UC Irvine School of Law and is the author of The Colo...

What Can the C-Suite and Boardroom Do to Promote a More Inclusive Workforce and Racial Equity?
The discussion will examine strategies and best practices for how boards and executive leaders can advance progress at their companies on the critical issues of inclusion and racial equity. Board, Human Capital Management, Institutional Investor and ...

Racial Disparities in Automated Speech Recognition
Automated speech recognition (ASR) systems are now used in a variety of applications to convert spoken language to text – from virtual assistants, to closed captioning, to hands-free computing. By analyzing a large corpus of sociolinguistic intervi...

Faculty on Point | Professor Amalia D. Kessler on Arbitration and Mediation in the United States
A scholar whose research focuses on the evolution of commercial law and civil procedure, Amalia D. Kessler (MA ’96, PhD ’01) seeks to explore the roots of modern market culture and present-day process norms. In 2018, her book, Inventing American ...

Faculty on Point | Professor Amalia D. Kessler on the Stanford Center for Law and History
A scholar whose research focuses on the evolution of commercial law and civil procedure, Amalia D. Kessler (MA ’96, PhD ’01) seeks to explore the roots of modern market culture and present-day process norms. In 2018, her book, Inventing American ...

Faculty on Point | Professor Amalia D. Kessler on Inventing American Exceptionalism
A scholar whose research focuses on the evolution of commercial law and civil procedure, Amalia D. Kessler (MA ’96, PhD ’01) seeks to explore the roots of modern market culture and present-day process norms. In 2018, her book, Inventing American ...

Defense, Offense, and Dreaming: Movement Lawyering in the Black Lives Matter Era
Amanda Alexander, SLS graduate, founder and executive director of the Detroit Justice Center, is the 2020 recipient of the National Public Service Award. She gave a school-wide lecture and hosted a live Q&A afterward to talk about her career working ...

Resilience in Resistance: When Immigrants' Rights Are Under Relentless Attack
Katrina Eiland, JD ’10, Managing Attorney of the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project, is the 2020 recipient of the Miles L. Rubin Public Interest Award. She gave a school-wide lecture and hosted a live Q&A afterward to talk about her career advocatin...

Michael McConnell on BBC World News with Mike Embley
Michael McConnell, the Richard and Frances Mallery Professor and Director of the Constitutional Law Center, talks to BBC's Mike Embley on Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation for the Supreme Court. Originally aired on Tuesday, October 27, 2020.

Constitutional Conversation with Christina Wolbrecht
Prof. Wolbrecht will discusses historical and current electoral trends in the context of the anniversary of the 19th Amendment and the coming national election. What can history tell us about the struggle for voting rights today? How can previous ele...

Constitutional Conversation with Justin Grimmer
Professor Grimmer discusses empirical research into voter turnout and voter identification laws.

What Would Electing Joe Biden Mean for Constitutional Law?
Professor Metzger and Jonathan F. Mitchell will discuss how a Biden administration could affect the course of constitutional law.

Black Corporate Directors Time Capsule Project: Capturing Experiences of 50 Seasoned Black Directors
The Stanford Rock Center for Corporate Governance, Stanford Center for Racial Justice, and the Stanford Black Law Students Association (BLSA) will host a conversation with Barry Lawson Williams and Professor Ralph Richard Banks to discuss the Black C...

Legal Tech, Procedure, and the Future of Adversarialism
Paper: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3551589 “Legal tech” is transforming litigation and law practice, and its steady advance has tapped a rich vein of anxiety about the future of the legal profession. Much of the resultin...

Meet CodeX
The law and the legal profession are undergoing rapid change due to – among other forces – expanding use of information technology in the delivery of legal services. Join CodeX – The Stanford Center for Legal Informatics’ leaders, fellows, an...

The History and Future of Affirmative Action
This discussion will explore how affirmative action policies have impacted the opportunities of communities of color and White women materially in employment, public contracting, and education as well as politically in terms of inter-racial conflict ...

Supreme Court Roundup
Join Stanford Law School experts Pam Karlan and Jeff Fisher, and Allyson Ho of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher as they review the most important Supreme Court cases of the past year and look ahead to the year to come. Co-sponsored by the American Constitutio...

The Right to Vote and the Right to Representation
This discussion provides the historical background and current context of how voter suppression impacts Native communities and other communities of color. Felony disenfranchisement, gerrymandering, identification laws, and other tactics are often use...

The Legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Join Professors Brian Fletcher, Deborah Rhode, and Jane Schacter for a discussion of Justice Ginsburg’s legacy. Sponsored by the Center on the Legal Profession.

2020 Bright Award Winner - Maria Azhunova
With over 80% of the world’s biodiversity occurring on Indigenous territory, respecting and reviving Indigenous conservation practices will be critical for protecting future ecosystem health. Maria Azhunova, the 2020 Bright Award winner, is an indi...

Reimagining Policing with David Owen
Tuesday Race Talks with Stanford’s Center for Racial Justice: What exactly would it mean to “defund the police”? Is reform a better plan, or are reformists to blame for the lack of progress on issues of police brutality and unarmed killings? Th...

What Would Donald Trump’s Re-Election Mean for Constitutional Law?
Professors McGinnis and Rodríguez discuss how a second-term Trump administration could affect the course of constitutional law.

Constitution Day 2020 | The Honorable M. Margaret McKeown
My Mother Made Me Do It: How Motherly Advice Secured Ratification of the 19th Amendment and Changed the Course of History Judge McKeown is a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She attended the University of Madrid and graduat...

2020 Stanford Law School Convocation
Stanford Law School Convocation on September 14, 2020. Featuring: -Amazing Grace performed by Stanford Talisman -Invocation by Rabbi Patricia Karlin-Neumann, Senior Associate Dean for Religious Life and The Rev. Colleen Hallagan, Preuninger Associat...

The Outlaw Ocean
Illegal fishing and forced labor aboard fishing vessels have long plagued the world’s oceans, undermining economic development, national security, food security, and human rights – and nowhere is this more starkly evident than in the Pacific. Fro...

Readying the Antitrust Division for Technological Evolution in the Financial Sector and Beyond
The Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford Law School hosted a new talk on Readying the Antitrust Division for Technological Evolution in the Financial Sector and Beyond, with Makan Delrahim, Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, ...

Faculty on Point | Professor Shirin Sinnar on Human Rights, Democratic Values, & National Security
Shirin Sinnar, Professor of Law and John A. Wilson Faculty Scholar, discusses human rights, democratic values, and national security. Her scholarship focuses on the legal treatment of political violence, the procedural dimensions of civil rights lit...

Faculty on Point | Prof. Alison Morantz on Rights for the Intellectual & Developmentally Disabled
Alison Morantz, the James and Nancy Kelso Professor of Law, discusses the launch of SIDDLAPP, the Stanford Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Law and Policy Project, which she directs, and her research into laws and policies aimed at establi...

Rock Center Directors' Discussion with Roz Brewer
Although the Rock Center was not able to host Directors’ College this year, they have created some exceptional online content addressing the unique challenges that board members are facing in the current environment. Watch a timely conversation wit...

Stanford Law School - A Year in Review 2019-2020
Explore key moments from the 2019-2020 school year at Stanford Law School.

Climate Action in the COVID Era: Data, Reporting, and Accountability
Join Ken Alex, Alicia Seiger and Michael Schmitz as they discuss why policymakers and the public need to step up to the challenge of filling the climate accountability gap and explore what's new and additional steps - like comprehensive mandatory car...

Stanford Law School Celebrates the Class of 2020
Congratulations to the Class of 2020! Hear from Dean Jenny Martinez along with fellow faculty members as they congratulate the Class of 2020 followed by a slideshow dedicated to memories students shared throughout their time at Stanford Law School.

A Conversation with Crystal Jezierski and Amyn Thawer
For Episode 4 of the Rock Center's Online Talks, we hear from Crystal Jezierski, former Senior Vice President of Global Ethics at Walmart and Amyn Thawer, Vice President, Head of Compliance & Integrity at LinkedIn with Mike Callahan, Executive Direct...

A Conversation with James E. Williams, Chief Financial Officer of the US Department of Labor
The Stanford Rock Center for Corporate Governance's second episode of their online series featuring James E. Williams, Chief Financial Officer of the U.S. Department of Labor and Mike Callahan, Executive Director of the Rock Center. They discuss chal...

A Conversation with Stanford Law Professor George Triantis
The Rock Center's Online series continues with George Triantis, Charles J. Meyers Professor of Law and Business, Stanford Law School and Mike Callahan, Executive Director of the Rock Center. The discussion will be about the impact of the COVID-19 pan...

Data Privacy and Encryption Issues for Boards with Riana Pfefferkorn
The Stanford Rock Center for Corporate Governance talks to Riana Pfefferkorn, Associate Director of Surveillance and Cybersecurity at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society, about data privacy and encryption issues for boards.

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