Where the prosecutors labelled Sierra Leonean rebel Issa Sesay an “evil” war criminal, Stanford Law School’s new practitioner Sareta Ashraph saw a man who was indelibly shaped — though not excused — by his violent social context.
Joshua Browder ’19 has created what he calls the world’s first robot lawyer to do everything from fight unfair parking tickets and help Syrian refugees apply for asylum. The computer science student coded a chatbot named DoNotPay that offers free legal aid by asking questions and then providing the relevant documents for users to mail.
On Monday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of United States v. Texas, a challenge to President Obama’s 2014 executive action on immigration. Specifically, the case concerns the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) policies. These policies would allow certain undocumented immigrant…
Since the passing of Justice Antonin Scalia on Feb. 13, much has been written about the Justice and his effect – both in life and in death – on the Supreme Court. This has included poignant tributes from colleagues, former law clerks and lawyers; recollections of Justice Scalia’s most memorable quotes; predictions about what will happen in…
In LAW 116N: “Guns, Drugs, Abortion, and Empirical Evaluation of Law and Policy,” students learn to disentangle fact from fiction in some of society’s most controversial policy issues.
From serving as a consultant to law enforcement to collaborating with Firefox on a cookie-blocking feature, Jonathan Mayer J.D. ’12 Ph.D. ’16 has made a name for himself in recent years with regards to technology policy and online privacy issues.
“Law is the power we have to protect the weak and oppressed against the strong,” Fatou Bensouda, chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (ICC) of the United Nations, told a crowded Hewlett Auditorium.
The premise of David Mamet’s new play, “Race,” is that a group of underdog lawyers–one black lawyer (Chris Butler), one white lawyer (Anthony Fusco) and one young, black, female lawyer-in-training (Susan Heyward)–get approached, ostensibly because of the colors of their skin, by a white man (Kevin O’Rourke) accused of raping a black woman and end up taking on his case.