This August, the Santa Clara Law Office of Academic & Bar Success launched a new Pre-Orientation Academic Skills Workshop for incoming first-generation students. The goal of the program is to support the students, give them tools for success, and provide them with a preview of the 1L experience—from being assigned cases, to reading and briefing cases, to the doctrinal classroom experience, to outlining and writing a practice exam.
Oct. 12: All law alumni are invited to the Law Reunion Reception celebrating the class years ending in 4 and 9. This Saturday evening reception will include tasting stations, photo booth, and music. Special recognition will be given for the members of the class of 1969, who are celebrating their 50-year reunion. 6-7:30 pm in the Mabie Grand Atrium, Charney Hall.
The Katharine & George Alexander Community Law Center (KGACLC) has a two-fold mission: to train law students to be life-long social justice advocates and to serve the legal needs of the low-income community. One of the cornerstones of Santa Clara Law’s mission is to serve others, and the KGACLC has been doing just that for 25 years.
“California law currently includes approximately 4,800 legal restrictions on people with criminal records even after they have completed their sentences. These barriers prevent the estimated 8 million Californians with criminal records from participating fully in and contributing to society by limiting their access to jobs, housing, education, and other opportunities. They haunt individuals with records that are decades-old and apply even when the underlying activity that has been decriminalized, like marijuana possession.” Read more of Colleen Chien’s op-ed.
Since 1998, the High Tech Law Institute at Santa Clara Law, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, has produced leaders and innovators who are heading law firms and high technology companies locally and around the world. As a partner from the early beginnings of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara Law has educated and graduated thousands of lawyers who have founded and influenced the tech industry from the start. The deep and lasting partnerships between the Institute and the global companies and firms in our high tech community have matured and blossomed into a successful and vibrant program for Santa Clara Law students. Whether it’s cutting-edge symposia from industry innovators, support from in-residence experts, or finding new ways to align with Silicon Valley companies, the High Tech Law Institute continues to innovate, collaborate, and educate two decades after its founding.
Santa Clara Law’s brand-new Tech Edge JD program, created by Santa Clara Law professors Eric Goldman and Laura Norris, combines legal, business, and technology education with hands-on skills development and individualized mentorship, while leveraging the school’s location in the Silicon Valley and renowned tech law and intellectual property curriculum.. Read more about this exciting new program.