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Chauvin Verdict

Professor Robert Weisberg discusses the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd and the unanimous verdict reached this week.

New Faculty

American Indian tribal law and constitutional law scholar Elizabeth A. Reese will join the Stanford Law faculty on June 1 as an assistant professor of law. Reese is the first Native American to become a member of the Stanford Law School faculty.


Professor Hank Greely discusses his recently published book, CRISPR People, and the science, legal, and ethical considerations behind gene editing and the future of human germline genome editing.

Guggenheim Honor

Amalia D. Kessler has been awarded a 2021 Guggenheim Fellowship.

COVID Compliance

A new study led by Stanford researchers looks at how best to communicate the complexities of COVID-19 to encourage compliance.
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Notice Regarding Events

SLS has cancelled or postponed on-campus events for the spring. Registered attendees for canceled events have/will receive emails with details. Please check the SLS Calendar for the current list of scheduled events.

April 27: Dispute System Design – Book Launch with Janet Martinez
April 28: Resources For Cultural Competency: The SLS Clearinghouse On Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion
April 29: Publius Symposium with Jamal Greene: How Rights Went Wrong: Why Our Obsession with Rights is Tearing America Apart
April 29: A Young Lawyer’s Reading List: Great Books and Good Legal Writing with Judge Justin Walker & Judge Benjamin Beaton
April 30: Stakeholder Governance: From Theory to Practice
May 4: Book Talk – Beyond Belief, Beyond Conscience: The Radical Significance of the Free Exercise of Religion with Jack N. Rakove
May 4: Evaluating And Visualizing Data
May 6: Should States Be Allowed to File for Bankruptcy?
May 11: Theaters of Pardoning: Book Talk with Professor Bernadette Meyler
May 11: Arguing Over Algorithms: Mapping the Dilemmas Inherent in Making Artificial Intelligence “Ethical”
May 15: Digital Platform Governance Symposium
May 18: Social Media’s Role in Democracy: Challenges and Opportunities

Access full event calendar here.

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