- Amanda K. Packel
- Executive Director
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As the Executive Director, Amanda K. Packel coordinates all aspects of the Center on the Legal Profession’s activities, including developing the direction and goals for the Center and overseeing operations, publications, programs, research, and other inter-disciplinary projects. Amanda conducts research and writes on topics such as changes in the legal profession, diversity, and ethics in nonprofits. She recently co-authored a text specifically designed for teaching leadership in law schools (Deborah L. Rhode & Amanda K. Packel, Leadership: Law, Policy, and Management (Aspen, 2011)). Amanda joined Stanford Law School in 2008 after practicing white collar criminal defense and conducting corporate investigations as an associate at Covington & Burling and at Orrick. She has also worked in a research capacity at the Office of the Federal Public Defender in Northern California and in the Economic Studies Program at the Brookings Institution. Amanda received her B.A. in Economics, magna cum laude, from Princeton University and a J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley School of Law in 2001, where she was an Articles Editor of the California Law Review. After graduating from law school, she served as a law clerk to Judge Marsha S. Berzon of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
- Deborah L. Rhode
- Director (E.W. McFarland Professor of Law)
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Deborah L. Rhode is the former president of the Association of American Law Schools, the former chair of the American Bar Association’s Commission on Women in the Profession, the former founding director of Stanford's Center on Ethics, and the former director of Stanford’s Institute for Research on Women and Gender. She also served as senior counsel to the Minority members of the Judiciary Committee, the United States House of Representatives, on presidential impeachment issues during the Clinton administration. She is the most frequently cited scholar on legal ethics. She has received the American Bar Association’s Michael Franck award for contributions to the field of professional responsibility, the American Bar Foundation’s W. M. Keck Foundation Award for distinguished scholarship on legal ethics, and the American Bar Association’s Pro Bono Publico Award for her work on expanding public service opportunities in law schools.