Legal, ethical response needed from US, Europe on Mideast refugee crisis, Stanford expert says
Stanford law Professor James Cavallaro said Europe should follow established international law on Middle East refugees and create new approaches that respond to the crisis in a humanitarian way.
Stanford announces 2015 Stanford Bright Award recipient
The annual prize recognizes unheralded individuals who have made significant contributions to global sustainability. Polly Courtice has won the 2015 award for her efforts in guiding thousands of business leaders to more sustainable business practices.
John Henry Merryman, Stanford art law pioneer, dies at 95
An internationally renowned expert on art and cultural property law as well as comparative law, Merryman dedicated his life to the study and teaching of law at Stanford.
Stanford expert endorses push for federal prison sentencing reform
Stanford School of Law Professor David Sklansky advocates overhauling federal prison sentencing guidelines that have locked up millions of Americans – many of them young black men – for nonviolent crimes. One big problem is the proliferation of mandatory minimum sentencing laws.
New U.S. policies can discourage trophy hunting, Stanford expert says
Stanford legal scholar David J. Hayes says that the American government and policymakers can take measures to help reduce sport hunting of endangered wildlife populations around the world.
California's new vaccination law serves as a national model for children's health, Stanford scholars say
Stanford legal experts say that California's controversial new vaccination law – one of the strictest in the nation – may serve as a model for other states at a time when vaccination rates are low by historical standards.
A second chance at success: Stanford students help formerly incarcerated people become entrepreneurs
Stanford Law School's Project ReMADE is a pro bono boot camp for formerly incarcerated people seeking to start their own businesses. Now in its fifth year, the 12-week program teaches basic business skills to aspiring entrepreneurs and helps them build the social capital needed to launch and sustain their enterprises. Students from Stanford's Law School and Graduate School of Business lead biweekly classes on topics ranging from accounting and marketing to negotiations and public speaking. Additionally, entrepreneurs meet with student mentors and Silicon Valley professionals to develop individualized business plans. At the program's end, the new entrepreneurs present their business plans to a panel of executives from local micro-development organizations.
Research by Stanford law students offers roadmap for California on legalizing marijuana
Stanford law students offer an analysis on how California could most effectively implement marijuana legalization for recreational use if voters approve ballot measures on the issue in 2016.
St. Louis Cardinals hacking allegations raise ethical, encryption concerns, Stanford law expert says
Joe "Chip" Pitts discusses the rewards and risks of data analytics in professional sports.
Key privacy doctrine needs updating due to technology, Stanford law professor says
Stanford scholar Robert Weisberg says it is time to match old law – the "third-party doctrine" – to today's technology. Warrants should be required for law enforcement access to phone and bank data.
Global community should respond to Middle East refugee crisis now, Stanford expert says
Stanford visiting scholar Beth Van Schaack says that the world community must respond to the Middle Eastern refugee crisis with a long-range perspective.
Stanford Law School practicums offer real-world lessons
Students in the Law and Policy Lab gain tools they'll need for shaping policy at local, state, federal and international levels.
Immigration appeals process lacks consistency, fairness, Stanford research shows
A Stanford scholar found that the appeals process for the immigration courts fails to correct disparities in judges' decisions. He suggests new reforms to make the process more fair and consistent.
William Cohen, Stanford law professor and constitutional law expert, dead at 81
Stanford law Professor William Cohen's constitutional law casebook has given generations of law students a clear path toward a better understanding of the court's doctrinal issues.
Video suggests police shooting in South Carolina not justified, Stanford legal expert says
Stanford law Professor David Sklansky suggests body cameras for officers, greater law enforcement diversity, and fair and objective investigations when the police use lethal force.