Santa Clara Law Honors Outstanding Graduates

Each spring, Santa Clara Law selects three members of the graduating class for special recognition in honor of their academic achievements, service, and leadership. “The selection was truly difficult this year because the Class of 2019 boasts many outstanding leaders who have not only excelled in their individual studies but added so much to our community with their concern for others,” said Dean Lisa Kloppenberg at the reception honoring the students on May 17. Meet this year’s honorees below.

Celebrating the Santa Clara Law Class of 2019

More than 200 law students and thousands of friends and family gathered in the Mission Gardens on Saturday, May 18, to celebrate Santa Clara Law’s 108th Commencement. In her address to graduates, Dorian Daley JD ’86, executive vice president and general counsel of Oracle, gave some advice: To get the most out of one’s membership in the joyful “club” of practicing attorneys, one needs to listen and understand; resist the urge to be an “obstreperous and uncivil jerk;” and not be afraid of “the big uglies.”

New Course Improves Communications Among Silicon Valley Professionals

This year, Santa Clara University launched an innovative new multidisciplinary course called “How Engineers, Businesspeople, and Lawyers Communicate with Each Other.” The course enriches Santa Clara University’s capacity to prepare the next generation of Silicon Valley professional leaders. Read more:

Student Among 10 in the Nation to Receive Corporate Legal Operations Scholarship

Rising 3L Syed Nayef Andrabi was one of 10 law students in the U.S. to receive a full scholarship to attend the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC) in May in Las Vegas. Since January, Andrabi has been an extern in the legal department at Oracle Corporation, where he works with the knowledge management team on projects that have exposed him to multiple practice groups, in the company including commercial, corporate, and privacy.