In an op-ed for the San Jose Spotlight, Santa Clara Law Lecturer Michael Vargas argues that we need a plan to protect the most vulnerable populations from COVID-19, including the homeless, poor, communities of color, and LGBTQ communities. Read the op-ed in full.
“The intelligence agencies presented a warning to leadership in this country that the coronavirus was a real threat and that we had to pay attention to it,” said former US Secretary of Defense and former CIA Director Leon Panetta BA ‘60, JD ‘63. Listen to the interview.
On March 3, 2020 the Superior Court of California of Sacramento County overturned the murder conviction of Jeremy Puckett, who has spent the last 19 years wrongfully incarcerated for murder. Read more.
The new agreement, signed by Santa Clara Law and the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (ITESO), will open up many opportunities for law students and faculty of both institutions. Read more.
Working with a team of students and faculty advisors, Sharine Xuan JD ‘21, vice president of the Criminal Law Society and organizer of the Expungement Clinic at SCU, created a bill to help seal arrest or related records of a dismissed conviction under California law. In February, after a few months of dedicated work, the bill was introduced to the California legislature as SB 1045. If enacted, SB 1045 will allow Californians to seal arrest and related records of dismissed convictions.