Law & Policy

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Responding to China’s state capitalism

Research by Stanford Law School’s Curtis Milhaupt sheds light on the complex challenges China’s distinct form of capitalism presents for the U.S.

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Proof of vaccination and the ongoing fight against COVID-19

A U.S. District Court judge for Northern Indiana ruled on Monday, July 19, that Indiana University could require that its students be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus before coming to campus. Stanford health law experts Michelle Mello and David Studdert discuss the decision and how the law is developing.

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Stanford’s William Gould on SCOTUS student-athletes decision

On Monday, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the NCAA cannot bar relatively modest payments for expenses to student-athletes. Stanford law Professor William Gould IV discusses the significance of this decision.

Finding fortitude from the diaries of a man who escaped slavery

As Juneteenth approaches, Stanford law Professor William Gould IV shares how the journals of his great-grandfather, who escaped slavery and fought against the Confederacy in the American Civil War, inspired him throughout his career and personal life.

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Stanford’s Mark Lemley on Epic Games case against Apple

Late in 2020, Epic Games sued Apple in federal court, charging that Apple is using the power of its App Store to stifle competition. After months of buildup in the media, the trial began last week. Stanford Law Professor Mark Lemley, a technology law expert, discusses the case and its wider implications.

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Stanford’s Lisa Ouellette on waiving COVID-19 vaccine patents

The U.S. government is facing pressure to support a proposal before the World Trade Organization (WTO) to suspend patents related to COVID-19 vaccines. Stanford Law Professor Lisa Larrimore Ouellette explains this patent waiver proposal and how it relates to efforts to expand global vaccination.

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Stanford’s Hank Greely on CRISPR people and designer babies

Stanford law Professor Hank Greely explains the science behind gene editing while telling the story of Chinese scientist He Jiankui’s experiment, and considers the future of human germline genome editing.