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COVID, Tech, and Access to Justice

SLS faculty, students, and alumni explore the hurdles many Americans face accessing the legal system, and how the pandemic may speed technology and practice solutions aimed at shrinking the access-to-justice gap.

Pandemic's Virtual Courts

A new study by the Stanford Criminal Justice Center looks at the effects of video technology and virtual interactions on criminal proceedings—changes embraced during the pandemic.

Cyber Attacks

In this Washington Post opinion piece, Professor Allen Weiner weighs in on cyber attacks likely coming from Russia, with suggestions for how the Biden administration can respond most effectively.


Professor Michelle Mello interviewed Dr. Sara Cody, the public health officer and director of the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department, who issued the nation’s first shelter-in-place orders to slow the spread of COVID-19. And in the San Francisco Chronicle, Mello discusses COVID-19 vaccinations.

Democracy Under Threat?

Professor Nate Persily discusses ongoing issues raised by the 2020 presidential election, recent efforts in some states to roll back voting rights, and a new report from the Healthy Elections Project, a joint effort of Stanford and MIT that he co-leads.
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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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