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Future of Law in Afghanistan

Erik Jensen, director of the Rule of Law Program at SLS, discusses the Afghanistan Legal Education Project, the state of legal education in Afghanistan today, and the speedy withdrawal of troops from the still struggling country.

Domestic Terrorism Plan

Professor Shirin Sinnar discusses the Biden administration's new strategy on domestic terrorism, billed as the first national strategy that squarely addresses that threat in this Just Security essay.

COVID and Virtual Courts

Read about the Stanford Criminal Justice Center's published report “Virtual Justice? A National Study Analyzing the Transition to Remote Criminal Court.”

Civil Rights Crusader on the Bench

A profile of LaDoris Cordell, JD ’74, the first female Black judge in Northern California state court

Critical Race Theory

Professor Richard Thompson Ford weighs in on critical race theory in this New Yorker article.
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August 16-27: Understanding U.S. Intellectual Property Law
September 16: Constitution Day Lecture with Judge Patrick J. Bumatay

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