The Stanford Constitutional Law Center, founded by former dean Kathleen M. Sullivan and now led by Michael W. McConnell, continues Stanford Law School's tradition of excellence in constitutional law scholarship.
The China Guiding Cases Project (CGCP) is a groundbreaking initiative of Stanford Law School. It aims to advance knowledge and understanding of Chinese law and to enable judges and legal experts both inside and outside of China to contribute to the evolution of Chinese case law through ongoing dialogue on “guiding cases” (指导性案例) released by China’s Supreme People’s Court.
The Rule of Law Program has launched student-driven projects in Afghanistan, Bhutan, Timor-Leste, Kurdistan, and most recently, Rwanda. Through examining critical connections between law, society, economy, and polity and the demand for legal tools and resources, the Rule of Law Program’s analyses and country specific projects help to create, articulate, and channel legal resources to meet this demand.
Explores the barriers to the resolution of intractable international and inter-group political conflict and, working in close collaboration with practitioners engaged in peace-making efforts, seeks to develop strategies to overcome those barriers.
The mission of the Stanford Law School Human Rights Center (the Center) is to promote events, research, student engagement, publications, public understanding, practical engagement and policy development in the area of international human rights and global social justice. The Center works closely with the International Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Clinic. (updated Aug. 1, 2014)
The Stanford Program in Neuroscience and Society (SPINS) is a new, multidisciplinary initiative based in the Stanford Law School that seeks to study how neuroscience affects society. The program is directed by law professor Hank Greely, with Anthony Wagner, professor of psychology and neuroscience, serving as deputy director.
The mission of the John and Terry Levin Center for Public Service and Public Interest Law at Stanford Law School is two-fold. Internally at the law school, the Center provides a rich resource for students who are interested in exploring or already committed to advancing the public good and achieving social justice through the law. Our research agenda is focused externally – to support the development and health of the public interest legal field, with a particular interest within the US in legal services for the indigent, and internationally regarding the interaction of international human rights mechanisms with domestic reform efforts.