Law & Policy

Why Medicare and Social Security keep growing

While U.S. federal entitlement program expenditures are intricately woven into the fabric of American society, they have grown into a costly burden with a reach far beyond what was originally intended, Stanford scholar John Cogan says.

Stanford Law —

Running out of water: Cape Town, the U.S., and drought

Water law expert Buzz Thompson (who has spent time in South Africa including teaching “South African Water Policy” at the Stanford program in Cape Town in 2015, right as the drought was starting)  discusses our most important resource – water.

Stanford Law School —

Homeschooling, the law and state oversight

In a Q&A, law Professors Bill Koski and Michael Wald discuss state oversight of children in alternative schooling and how cases of child endangerment can be identified.

Stanford Law School —

State marijuana laws at odds with federal enforcement

In a Q&A, law Professor Robert MacCoun discusses the decision by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to rescind an Obama-era policy that, in effect, allowed state laws regarding marijuana use to trump federal law.

Stanford Law School —

The tax bill, climate change and ANWR

Stanford Law Professor Deborah Sivas discusses environmental implications of the GOP’s tax bill, including a provision to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling.

Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies —

What does the end of net neutrality mean for us?

Didi Kuo, academic research and program manager at FSI’s Program on American Democracy in Comparative Perspective, and Ryan Singel, media and strategy fellow at Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society, provide perspective.