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George Triantis named dean of Stanford Law School

Legal institutions have a crucial role to play in addressing society’s most pressing challenges, says the scholar and university leader. And it’s essential that “we continue to build together a vibrant community in which constructive, respectful, and inclusive exchange thrives.”

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Third millennium thinking

In a new book, Robert MacCoun presents the “inquisitorial approach of science” as one of our most powerful tools for making informed decisions in an increasingly complex world.

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Teaching democracy and disagreement

In a spring quarter course taught by Deans Debra Satz and Paul Brest, scholars with opposing viewpoints will model meaningful conversations about some of the most polarizing issues facing college campuses and society.

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The Three Strikes Project and the quest for clemency reform

Stanford Law’s Michael Romano is working to secure the release of Californians serving life sentences for minor crimes under the state’s Three Strikes law.

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George Fisher examines the roots and myths of America’s war on drugs

A new book by Stanford Law’s George Fisher examines the moral roots and racial myths of America’s war on drugs.

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Latin America’s judges are defending democracy

The judicial branches in Brazil, Mexico, and Colombia are taking innovative actions to check leaders with authoritarian tendencies, according to a new paper by Diego Zambrano.

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Stanford Law’s Lisa Ouellette on the problem with patents

The law “has long favored coming up with an idea over doing the work to implement that idea in practice.” Stanford Law’s Lisa Ouellette explains the innovator-inventor gap.

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Stanford scholars on AI and the law

How worried should we be about large language model-powered legal tech leading lay people – or even attorneys – astray?

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Transition in law school interim leadership announced

Robert Weisberg is stepping down as interim dean to deal with some health issues; former Dean Paul Brest will now serve in the interim role. The search for the school’s next dean is continuing.

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Regulating quantum technology

The smallest particles in the universe have the potential to create some of the world’s biggest quandaries.

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