The Stanford Program in Law, Science & Technology (LST) combines the resources of Stanford Law School—including renowned faculty experts, alumni practicing on the cutting edge of technology law, technologically savvy and enthusiastic students, and a location in the heart of Silicon Valley—to address the many questions arising from the increasingly prominent role that science and technology play in both national and global arenas. The program acts to help students, legal professionals, businesspeople, government officials, and the public at large to identify those questions and find innovative answers to them.
The program seeks to:
- Give every Stanford Law student the opportunity to address these issues through innovative coursework, in preparation for practice at the highest level of law’s intersections with science and technology.
- Raise professional understanding and public awareness of technical and ethical challenges.
- Promote informed public policies on science and technology in national and global arenas.
What is the definition of a law in science.
A law in science is a generalized rule to explain a body of observations in the form of a verbal or mathematical statement. Scientific laws imply a cause and effect between the observed elements and must always apply under the same conditions.
Scientific laws do not try to explain the 'why' the observed event happens, but only that the event actually occurs the same way over and over.