“Saving the Criminal Justice System”

With prisons overwhelmed by an inmate population explosion, recidivism at record levels, and incarceration costs soaring, the criminal justice system is in dire need of saving. This feature in the current issue of Stanford Lawyer asks: Will current budget concerns force change? Watch this video discussion with Stanford Criminal Justice Center faculty co-directors Robert Weisberg ’79 and Joan Petersilia.

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Petersilia Discusses Impact Supreme Court Could Have on Prison Overcrowding in California

Calo: Open Robotics

Stanford Law Review Symposium—“The Future of Patents: Bilski and Beyond”

Koski (PhD ’03): “How the Governor Tried to Eliminate Mental Health Services for Schoolchildren”



Internet Architecture and Innovation

On December 1, Professor Barbara van Schewick discussed her new book Internet Architecture and Innovation. The book analyzes how the Internet’s internal structure, or architecture, has fostered innovation in the past; why this engine of innovation is under threat; why the “market” alone won’t protect Internet innovation; and which features of the Internet’s architecture we need to preserve so that the Internet continues to serve as an engine of innovation in the future.


Whether you are tired of or confused by the network neutrality debate, or simply wondering what is at stake, van Schewick’s talk will be refreshing and illuminating.

Watch her presentation on SLSConnect.





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The fall 2010 “Classmates” has been posted in SLSConnect. Download the entire “Classmates” PDF to your desktop or simply click the links provided to view each “Classmates” slideshow.



· Martinez on U.K. Decision to Pay Guantanamo Bay Detainees
· Cuéllar Takes Leadership Role at CISAC
· Thompson on Yellowstone River Case
· Dauber on Law Firm Diversity Decline
· Weisberg on the Intrusiveness of Airport Security
· Daines on Power Dynamics on Wall Street
· Gould on the Future of Unions Following Midterm Election
· Fisher on the Critical Role of Informants
· Hensler on High Court Handling of Walmart Appeal
· Kramer on Stanford’s New Green Energy Center


· Sivas: Should Trees Have Standing? Law, Morality and the Environment
· Fisher: “Originalism As An Anchor for the Sixth Amendment”
· Rabin: Harms from Exposure to Toxic Substances: The Limits of Liability Law



January 4, 2011
Stanford University
Stanford Continuing Studies - Thinking Like a Lawyer


January 20, 2011
Stanford Law School

The Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance presents a lunch talk with Michael Perino, author of The Hellhound of Wall Street



December 15, 2010 - Point Loma, CA
Stanford Club of San Diego Holiday Party
Admiral Kidd Catering and Conference Center


December 16, 2010 - San Francisco
A Conversation with Barbara Babcock
Woman Lawyer: The Trials of Clara Foltz

180 Howard Street, Suite 300


January 2, 2011 - Miami, FL
SLS pre-Orange Bowl Celebration Dinner with Celebrity Chef, Michelle Bernstein
Michy's - Miami


January 5, 2011 - San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Reception with Dean Kramer
Urban Tavern