Professor Brest joined the Stanford Law School faculty in 1969 and served as dean from 1987 to 1999 before becoming president of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation in 2000. He returned to Stanford Law School in 2012, where, as an emeritus professor recalled to active duty, he is teaching Judgment and Decision-Making at the Law School and Impact Investing and Managing to Outcomes at the Graduate School of Business. Professor Brest is also collaborating with Professor Deborah Hensler in designing a law and public policy laboratory at Stanford Law School.
BA Swarthmore College 1962
LLB Harvard Law School 1965