The Daily stands in solidarity with the Black community. Read our editors’ statement.

Dear SLS students, we are with you


We write to express solidarity with students who, over the last week, have made public their grief and frustration arising from the presence of implicit bias and racism at Stanford Law School. As faculty of color we understand how difficult it can be to share these experiences and we are deeply moved by their courage. We are also painfully aware from our own experience that these problems are real and persistent on this campus and in this law school, and, as importantly, that past measures simply have not been equal to the challenge. We love this school, we love the law and we publicly affirm our commitment to bring the practices of both into sharper alignment with the very highest standards of the profession.

Ralph Richard Banks, Jackson Eli Reynolds Professor of Law

Rabia Belt, assistant professor of law

Marcus Cole, William F. Baxter-Visa International Professor of Law

Richard Thompson Ford, George E. Osborne Professor of Law

William B. Gould IV, Charles A. Beardsley Professor of Law, Emeritus

Daniel E. Ho
William Benjamin Scott and Luna M. Scott Professor of Law

Jenny S. Martinez, professor of law and Warren Christopher Professor in the Practice of International Law and Diplomacy

Shirin Sinnar (JD ’03), associate professor and John A. Wilson Faculty Scholar

Jayashri Srikantiah, professor of law and director, Immigrants’ Rights Clinic

Norman W. Spaulding (JD ’97), Nelson Bowman Sweitzer and Marie B. Sweitzer Professor of Law

Ronald C. Tyler, associate professor of law and director, Criminal Defense Clinic

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