SANTA CLARA LAW CELEBRATES FIRST GENERATION STUDENTS

First Gen Day Cake

In recognition of National First Generation Student Day on November 8, students, faculty, and staff gathered for cake and cider in the Mabie Grand Atrium on November 6. “Being a first-gen student means pushing the boundaries of what people think is possible,” said 3L student Ozzy Hidalgo Otamendi. “Every experience is new, and every success for you is a success for your community.”

“FROM FELONIES TO 4.0S,” A TEDX TALK BY 1L ANTONIO REZA

Antonio Reza

At 19 years old, Antonio Reza found himself behind bars after being convicted of a felony. Rather than allowing his circumstances to define and limit his life, Antonio made a complete 180. Now, a college graduate, valedictorian and current law student, Antonio Reza discusses how he converted his felonies to 4.0’s. and how he’s using his experiences to not only better his own life, but to inspire others around him. Watch the talk here.

KATHARINE & GEORGE ALEXANDER COMMUNITY LAW CENTER RECEIVES ADVOCACY AWARD

KGACLC

The Katharine & George Alexander Community Law Center will receive the Clinton W. White Advocacy Award at the Charles Houston Bar Association Dinner & Awards Gala on Saturday, Dec 7th in Oakland. Each year over 350 people from the Northern California legal community attend. CNN Political Commentator Bakari Sellers will deliver the keynote address. Purchase tickets and learn more about the event.