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Law touches most aspects of life. Here to help make sense of it, is a podcast and radio show Stanford Legal. Co-hosted by Stanford Law professors Joe Bankman, a tax law expert (and, more recently, clinical psychologist), and Richard Thompson Ford, an expert on civil rights and antidiscrimination law, the show brings together attorneys, scholars, and experts in a range of fields from across Stanford and the country to discuss timely legal issues of the day.

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Law touches most aspects of life. Here to help make sense of it, is a podcast and radio show Stanford Legal. Co-hosted by Stanford Law professors Joe Bankman, a tax law expert (and, more recently, clinical psychologist), and Richard Thompson Ford, an expert on civil rights and antidiscrimination law, the show brings together attorneys, scholars, and experts in a range of fields from across Stanford and the country to discuss timely legal issues of the day.

Please subscribe, rate, and review our podcast.

    Evictions and How Covid Changed the Discussion about Government Support for Society's Most Vulnerable

    Evictions and How Covid Changed the Discussion about Government Support for Society's Most Vulnerable

    When AG Garland put out a call to lawyers, law students, and law schools generally to suit up to deal with the "eviction tsunami" that many are predicting in the coming months, Juliet Brodie , director of the Stanford Community Law Clinic and an expert in tenants’ rights answered the call. In this episode, Joe and Rich discuss evictions, the challenges lower income Americans face in staying in their homes, and how the law has been innovating during Covid-19. Juliet is joined by Lauren Zack, a teaching and litigation fellow working on the eviction projects with the clinic.

    In this episode, Joe and Rick discuss evictions, the challenges lower income Americans face in staying in their homes, and how the law has been innovating during Covid-19. Juliet is joined by Lauren Zack, a teaching and litigation fellow working on the eviction projects with the clinic.

    • 28 min
    Fake it Until You Make It? The Fall of Theranos and the Trial of Elizabeth Holmes

    Fake it Until You Make It? The Fall of Theranos and the Trial of Elizabeth Holmes

    It was the stuff of Silicon Valley dreams. Elizabeth Holmes dropped out of Stanford University to launch the blood testing disruptor Theranos and built it to a $9 billion valuation. But the tech adage “fake it until you make it” didn’t quite work for this medical device startup, and charges that the devices didn’t work mounted. Holmes and Ramesh Balwani, her onetime business and romantic partner, were indicted with 12 counts of wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud. In this episode, Stanford Law School Professor Robert Weisberg, a criminal law expert, discusses the trial, which began in September, the prosecution, the defense, and the larger implications of the case.

    • 27 min
    The Future of Afghanistan and the Rule of Law

    The Future of Afghanistan and the Rule of Law

    In 2007, Erik Jensen, helped launch the Afghanistan Legal Education Project, a collaboration with with Stanford Law School and the American University in Afghanistan to build a high quality legal program for Afghan law students. Today, dozens of Afghan men and women count themselves as graduates—lawyers critical to building the legal infrastructure so badly needed in Afghanistan. But what will happen to the country—and those dedicated to law and civil society—under the new Taliban regime? In this episode, Jensen discusses the abrupt withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan and the prospects of the still struggling country.

    • 27 min
    California Burning: Fire, Drought, and Climate Change

    California Burning: Fire, Drought, and Climate Change

    Western states are once again in severe drought with water in short supply. And California’s fire season is starting earlier and causing more devastation, with the Dixie fire, the second largest in the state’s history, still growing after destroying almost 750,000 acres. In this episode, a leading national water law expert Buzz Thompson joins us to discuss fires, water, and climate change.

    • 28 min
    Conservatorships, Britney Spears, and the Law

    Conservatorships, Britney Spears, and the Law

    Legal issues surrounding the elderly and mentally incapacitated have been making headlines lately, particularly the conservatorship for popstar Britney Spears. But why are these legal tools used? What are the alternatives? And what rights do people like Britney have? In this episode of Stanford Legal, Michael Gilfix , a leading authority in the field of law, aging, and estate planning, answers these questions and more.

    • 27 min
    Taxes, Wealth, and Poverty with Joe Bankman

    Taxes, Wealth, and Poverty with Joe Bankman

    We complain about paying taxes, but appreciate the roads, bridges, safety net, and more that they pay for. But is the U.S. tax system fair? Should the rich pay more, and the poor pay less?

    • 27 min

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It’s Elizabeth Holmes

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Get her name right

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