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Vaccine Passports

Professors Michelle Mello and David Studdert weigh in on the pros and cons of COVID-19 vaccination passports, the continuing pandemic, and Judge Leichty's recent decision that Indiana University can require its students to be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus before coming to campus.

China's State Capitalism

Professor Curtis Milhaupt discusses his research into China’s state capitalism, a new U.S. law aimed at countering Beijing’s influence over Chinese firms accessing the U.S. markets, and concerns that U.S. efforts to respond to China's challenges have been ineffective.

Representative Leger Fernández

New Mexico Representative Teresa Leger Fernández discusses her career in public service law and path to Congress with Professors Gregory Ablavsky and Elizabeth Reese.

Developer Rights Fellowship

SLS announced the launch of the new GitHub Developer Rights Fellowship. The fellowship will help provide independent legal assistance for individual software developers. It will also support research on education and advocacy for the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and other legal issues.

Rwanda’s Colonial Legacy

An essay by Alyssa Carmen Martinez, JD/MA ’21, about the work of students in the Stanford Rule of Law Program's Rwanda Legal Development Project
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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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