August 9th, 2012
Let’s face it: law school students have a reputation for burying their heads in their books. So we offer this weekly series, “The ‘Anti-Social’ Life,” to illustrate that law school students can enjoy a life of leisure as well.
The Stanford Law and Technology Association (SLATA) is the Stanford Law student organization for those interested in the intersection of law and a wide variety of technology fields, including law and cyberspace, law and biotechnology, and science, health and technology policy. Given Stanford’s location in Silicon Valley, SLATA is able to sponsor speaker engagements, panels and discussions with actual law firms specializing in technology law, as well as faculty and in-house counsel at technology firms. The organization also alerts members to tech-related events scheduled throughout Stanford University and has even started a 1L (first-year law student) mentoring program with members of the Bay Area legal community. Its popular “Lunch with the JDs” and “Dinner with the Profs” programs allow students and practicing lawyers to meet and discuss emerging issues in technology.