Law

  • What would the next generation say?

    What would the next generation say?

    Hossam Bahgat, one of Egypt’s leading human rights activists, was awarded the 2014 Katharine and George Alexander Law Prize for his work defending human rights.

    Summer 2014

  • A sight of innocence

    A sight of innocence

    George Souliotes went to prison for three life sentences after he was convicted of arson and murder. Twenty years later, he’s out—after the Northern California Innocence Project proved he didn’t do it.

    Winter 2014

  • Patent trolls, beware

    Patent trolls, beware

    The White House has brought on SCU’s Colleen Chien, a leading expert in patent law, as senior advisor.

    Winter 2014

  • A powerhouse of high tech law

    A powerhouse of high tech law

    SCU grads populate the top ranks of Silicon Valley legal departments because technology is “everywhere they turn,” says High Tech Law Institute director Eric Goldman.

  • When justice is kidnapped

    When justice is kidnapped

    The 2013 Alexander Law Prize honors Chen Guangcheng, a Chinese civil-rights activist and attorney who protested government abuses—including excessive enforcement of the one-child policy—then escaped house arrest to the U.S. Embassy in Beijing.

    Spring/Summer 2013

  • 'Patent trolls' file majority of U.S. patent lawsuits

    'Patent trolls' file majority of U.S. patent lawsuits

    SCU law professor Colleen Chien says individuals and companies that do not themselves make anything are bringing the majority of U.S. patent lawsuits.

  • What we talk about when we talk about 'like'

    What we talk about when we talk about 'like'

    Internet ethics expert Irina Raicu considers why clicking a button isn’t necessarily an endorsement.

  • How to nail a dictator

    How to nail a dictator

    The 2012 Alexander Law Prize honors Spanish human rights advocate and attorney Almudena Bernabeu, who has spent 15 years pursuing justice for victims across Latin America, Africa, and the world.

  • A Constitution for Facebook Nation

    A Constitution for Facebook Nation

    Chicago author and law professor Lori Andrews spoke about online privacy issues on March 8.

  • Discouraging job creation overseas could backfire

    Discouraging job creation overseas could backfire

    David Yosifon argues that there are other ways to encourage job growth without resorting to protectionism.

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Features

A day with the Dalai Lama

High-spirited and hushed moments from Feb. 24: a day to talk about business, ethics, compassion.

The Catholic writer today

Poet and former chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts Dana Gioia argues that Catholic writers must renovate and reoccupy their own tradition.

Our stories and the theatre of awe

Pulitzer Prize–winning author Marilynne Robinson speaks about grace, discernment, and being a modern believer.

Mission Matters

What would the next generation say?

Hossam Baghat, one of Egypt’s leading human rights activists, was awarded the 2014 Katharine and George Alexander Law Prize for his work defending human rights.

Breaking records on the maplewood

Scoring 40 points in one game. And besting Steve Nash’s freshman year.

How's the water?

A lab on a chip helps provide the answer—which is a matter of life and death when the question is whether drinking water contains arsenic.