Stanford Law School

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2011

    "Dr. Syed," Fake Dermatologist, Sentenced to Six Years in Prison

    The many faces of Dr. Syed ​The San Francisco doctor best known to his patients as "Dr. Syed" was reportedly sentenced this week to six years behind bars for posing as a dermatologist and treating patients in the basement of his home. For years, Timothy Syed Andersson, 68, practiced dermatology ou ... More >>

  • Culture

    September 7, 2011
  • News

    August 25, 2010

    Asylum Denied

    Only a fraction of Mexicans get U.S. asylum.

  • News

    August 4, 2010
  • News

    June 16, 2010


    Men don’t have to agree to sex in order to get busted in a prostitution sting. They just have to seem interested.

  • News

    May 5, 2010

    A Lack of Conviction

    As D.A. Kamala Harris campaigns to be attorney general, her success rate in felony trials has dropped below that of any big-city prosecutor in California.

  • News

    April 21, 2010

    The Many Faces of Dr. Syed

    A phony dermatologist misdiagnosed patients and stuck them with needles. It took four years for the medical board to figure it out.

  • News

    September 3, 2008

    Double Bogey

    Muni's bogus tax shelter and theGuardian's bogus lawsuit.

  • News

    May 28, 2008
  • Blogs

    April 14, 2008

    Stanford Attorneys vs. Harry Potter

    J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. are going to court today where they will face off against copyright experts from the Stanford Law School’s Fair Use Project. The dispute was sparked when Steve Vander Ark, who runs a Harry Potter fansite, got a book deal. Vander Ark, along with others, created a si ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2008

    Larry Lessig May Run for Congress

    Local free culture champion Larry Lessig is considering a run for congress. Lessig is a professor at Stanford Law School and founder and CEO of Creative Commons an SF based non profit that offers alternatives to restrictive copyrighting. The recent death of Representative Tom Lantos has left a seat ... More >>

  • News

    July 27, 2005

    Kees to the City

    The mysterious obsession with Weldon Kees, poet, polymath, and icon of San Francisco bohemianism

  • News

    December 15, 2004

    Housing Democrats

    Why Democratic mayors must build America's cities by establishing an urban real estate cartel

  • News

    October 8, 2003

    The Great Left Hope

    Matt Gonzalez wants to be mayor. And he doesn't mind climbing over fellow progressives to get the gig.

  • Calendar

    August 21, 1996
  • News

    August 30, 1995

    Achtenberg's Third Act

    Roberta Achtenberg bristles when anyone dares say that Williw Brown is the one who gets things done. "I have gotten things done my entire life, right?" she says, citing when her accomplishments as a law school dean, her 800-page book on sexual orientatio

  • News

    March 15, 1995


    Milpitas residents Carleen and Robert Thomas found a lucrative way to sell the hardest of hardcorepornography to smut fans all over the country: by computer bulletin board. Then their little Silicon Valley startup attracted the interest of a U.S. Postal S

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