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College Sports Decision

Professor William B. Gould IV, former chairman of the National Labor Relations Board, discusses the Supreme Court's ruling that the NCAA cannot bar relatively modest payments for expenses to student-athletes.

ACA Survives

Professors Michelle Mello and David Studdert discuss California v. Texas, the role of the ACA during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how the law might be strengthened during the Biden administration.

Alaska Natives and COVID Relief

Professor Gregory Ablavsky weighs in on the Supreme Court's decision that ruled that Alaska Native corporations constitute “Indian tribes” under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, making them eligible for federal coronavirus relief.

Summer Reading

Now in its tenth year, the Stanford Law School faculty’s Summer Reading List offers up some of our professors’ favorite reads.

Payton Fellowships

Seven SLS students were named as inaugural Sallyanne Payton Fellows, which supports a diverse range of students who aim to pursue careers in legal academia. Payton, JD ’68 (BA ’64), was the first African-American student to graduate from SLS.
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Notice Regarding Events

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

August 16-27: Understanding U.S. Intellectual Property Law
September 16: Constitution Day Lecture with Judge Patrick J. Bumatay

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