Christina Fialho receives the New Frontier Award

Christina Fialho BA ‘06, JD ‘12 is co-executive director and co-founder of Freedom for Immigrants, which works to abolish immigration detention. She has been the recipient of many honors for her work, including 2016 Ashoka Fellowship and the 2012 Echoing Green Fellowship in recognition of her innovation and entrepreneurship, the 2018 James Irvine Leadership Award, the 2013 Rockwood Fellowship for a New California. Read more.

Santa Clara Law Students Spearhead Criminal Justice Legislative Reform

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.