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    NEWSLETTERS

    There is a lond-standing tradition of kissing on the Stanford quad during a full moon. Police are now involved to make sure only students take part.

     A group of Stanford University law school students is writing legal textbooks for a country 7,000 miles away.

          The fourth textbook in the online series for students in Afghanistan is set to come out in the fall.
       
     The idea for the textbooks was floated by two law school students, Alexander Bernard and Eli Sugarman, a few years ago.
       
     With a handful of other students helping, they studied Afghanistan's laws, politics and history and wrote the first book, "An Introduction to the Law of Afghanistan."
         
    The books have helped at least 60 students earn legal certificates from the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul so far.
         
    The project's success has led to a $1.3 million grant from the U.S. State Department, part of which will be used to translate the books into two of Afghanistan's languages, Dari and Pashto.