Law & Policy

Managed retreat buyouts offer lessons for success

New research finds government buyouts of homes in floodplains have often lacked transparency. This could deter residents from participating in managed retreat, one of the main strategies for adapting to areas becoming more flood-prone, Stanford researcher suggests.

How to get good data about human trafficking

Stanford’s researchers have created resources about data gathering for people working in the anti-human trafficking field, including best practices about getting responsible and reliable data when working with hidden and vulnerable populations.

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Suing the opioid companies

In this Q&A, Stanford Law Professors Michelle Mello and Nora Freeman Engstrom explain the scope of the opioid problem and discuss the latest cases and legal challenges.

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Cohen and campaign finance violations

President Trump’s former attorney and “fixer” Michael Cohen pleaded guilty this week to campaign finance violations and multiple counts of tax evasion and bank fraud. In a Q&A, Professor David Sklansky, a former federal prosecutor, discusses the charges and how the president may be implicated.

Who owns the aquifer?

Stanford researchers map out groundwater at stake in the wake of a court decision that bolsters Native American rights to the precious resource across an increasingly arid West.