More than a third of students at Santa Clara Law identify as the first in their family to attend college, or first-generation. Such students face special challenges to connect and thrive as students and later as lawyers, notes Thiadora Pina, associate clinical professor and director of the Externship Program at Santa Clara Law.
Anna M. Han, an accomplished professor of international, corporate, and technology law, will assume the deanship of Santa Clara University School of Law on an interim basis June 1. She succeeds Lisa A. Kloppenberg, dean and professor of law, who was recently tapped by President Michael Engh, S.J. to serve as interim provost for the University. Han is expected to serve in this capacity for one year.
Santa Clara Law Professional Responsibility students in Professor Flagsberg’s fall class recently scored a victory in the California Supreme Court. In December, the Court granted requests made by the students & Professor Flagsberg to depublish the case of People v. Hayes (2018) 27 Cal.App.5th 340. Because the case is no longer published, it can not be cited as precedent.
Keith Wattley JD ’99, Michael Gencarella JD ’97, and Rachel Fischbein JD ’12 are among the honorees being celebrated at this year’s event, scheduled for the evening of March 16 Charney Hall, Mabie Grand Atrium. Fr. Michael Engh, President of Santa Clara University will also be honored with the prestiguous Amicus Award. Read more about the awards and register for the event here.