Stanford Law School —

Vaccinations, children’s rights and the law

In a Q&A, Stanford law Professor Michael Wald, an expert on legal policy toward children, discusses the legal rights of children to receive vaccinations and how the law varies from state to state.

Last straw: The path to reducing plastic pollution

Driven by public pressure, governments and corporations are considering eliminating or phasing out single-use plastics such as straws. Stanford experts discuss the limitations of these bans and the potential for meaningful change.

California contemplates expansion of offshore oil drilling

If federal plans move forward, most U.S. coastal waters would be open to offshore oil drilling. Stanford Professors Deborah Sivas and Alexandria Boehm look at related legal and marine issues from the perspective of the California coastline, which has been protected from new drilling since 1969.