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U.S. Patent and Trademark Office holds roundtable at Stanford on patent laws

Cloreth Greene May 16, 2017, 11:47am

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently held a roundtable discussion at Stanford University on whether Congress should adjust rules that prohibit the patenting of abstract ideas, laws of nature and natural phenomena.

Stanford Law School receives $7.4 million gift

John Severance Apr. 20, 2017, 7:46pm

The Levin Center at Stanford Law School (SLS) recently received an unexpected anniversary gift when it received an anonymous estate donation of $7.4 million as the center was celebrating its 10th anniversary.

Five professors urge Stanford to reinstate dismissed attorney

S. Laney Griffo Mar. 15, 2017, 3:40pm

STANFORD, Calif. — Five Stanford professors have urged the university to reinstate an outside attorney who was dismissed for comments she made against the school’s handling of sexual-assault complaints. 

To pension reformers, California's only hope is a friendly Supreme Court ruling

Taryn Phaneuf Jan. 26, 2017, 11:51am

SAN FRANCISCO — California has a pension-debt problem, with a combined unfunded liability sitting close to $1 trillion, according to estimates.

Stanford University Law School helps build new app to help Louisiana flood victims

Dee Thompson Dec. 20, 2016, 2:15pm

STANFORD – A new app developed in California is helping flood victims in Louisiana rebuild their lives after the devastating floods of last August.

California case could set national precedent on Native Americans' water rights

Glenn Minnis Dec. 7, 2016, 10:52am

SAN FRANCISCO -- A California federal appeals court is expected to rule soon in a water rights case pitting the Aqua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians against the state government in a decision that could spark concerns across the country.

Achaogen adds Gary Loeb to its company as general counsel

Cheyenne Dickerson Dec. 7, 2016, 10:41am

SAN FRANCISCO- The California-based biopharmaceutical company Achaogen Inc.has named Gary Loeb as its new general counsel.

Study shows decline in UC Berkeley, Stanford grads securing employment

Dawn Geske Oct. 27, 2016, 1:20pm

BERKELEY – The University of California Berkeley School of Law and Stanford University of Law have dropped in their rankings in a Princeton Review study of graduates' ability to gain employment, but still show strong numbers in reports required by the American Bar Association (ABA).

Stanford University leaders say new alcohol policy not prompted by Brock Turner's sexual assault case

Michelle de Leon Oct. 22, 2016, 10:21pm

STANFORD -- Stanford University's move to ban hard liquor on campus has drawn criticism from many who see it as proof of the school's alleged bias in the Brock Turner sexual assault case.

Stanford Law scholar among the dead in American University attack in Afghanistan

Michelle de Leon Oct. 14, 2016, 11:29am

STANFORD -- A Stanford Law School scholar was one of the victims of the deadly 10-hour long assault at the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) in August – a tragedy that killed at least 16 individuals.  

Public pushes for impeachment of judge in Brock Turner's rape case

Kerry Goff Oct. 9, 2016, 11:43am

STANFORD -- It didn’t take long for public outrage to hit social media and other digital platforms when Judge Aaron Persky handed down what some perceived to be a lenient six-month sentence to convicted rapist and former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner, whose case created considerable debate on how accountable judges should be to the public. 

California employers question drug testing policies in face of Proposition 64

Chandra Lye Aug. 15, 2016, 7:41pm

STANFORD – With California set to vote on whether or not to legalize marijuana for recreational use, some employers are wondering what a "yes" vote could mean for their drug testing policies.

Legal Services Corp. president says now is the time to change legal industry

Dawn Geske Jul. 7, 2016, 6:36pm

STANFORD – The president of Legal Services Corp., who spoke at the CodeX FutureLaw Conference at Stanford University last month, says the time is now for technology to revolutionize the legal industry.  

Court declines to end suit against California company over arbitration agreement

Rick Fahr May 31, 2016, 7:39pm

ST. LOUIS – A federal appellate court in Missouri has ruled that a company forfeited its right to arbitration by participating in litigation for months – including an attempt to get the case moved to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California – when company officials knew all along that an employment contract had contained an arbitration clause.

Former U.S. Attorney Carter Stewart joins leading venture philanthropy firm

Emma Gallimore Apr. 14, 2016, 3:35pm

MENLO PARK – The Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation welcomed former U.S. Attorney Carter Stewart to its team of five managing directors on April 4.

First class of the Knight-Hennesy Scholars Program at Stanford starts in 2018

April Bamburg Apr. 6, 2016, 1:22pm

STANFORD – Some law students at Stanford University will have a unique opportunity starting in the fall of 2018 when the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program’s first class officially begins.