Dear Alumni and Friends of Santa Clara Law,
As we settle into our fall semester of virtual classes at Santa Clara Law, we are looking ahead to our future. Recently, I have been enjoying having small group discussions with our new students, 1Ls, and LLMs. I am grateful for the energy, excitement, and ideas I am hearing from these new members of our Santa Clara Law community. They are engaged, enjoying classes, and feel very welcomed by everyone they have met. I am glad that our sense of community is not diminished despite the virtual environment.
Thanks to dedicated work by the NCIP attorneys and students, Arturo Jimenez, a 44-year-old man who was wrongfully convicted of murder in 1995, had his conviction reversed and all charges dismissed. Read more.
Experienced law school administrator and innovation leader, Joy Baker Peacock, rejoins Santa Clara Law as the Managing Director of the Privacy Law Initiative and Interim Managing Director of the High Tech Law Institute. Read more.
“Unscrupulous companies…are exploiting the weakness in our worker protections by shutting down and reopening under a new name in order to avoid paying the wages they owe,” write Lorena Gonzalez and Ruth Silver Taube, the workers’ rights supervising attorney at the Katharine and George Alexander Community Law Center and an adjunct professor at Santa Clara Law. Read the op-ed in full.
Join us for an evening of socializing with colleagues and networking with eager Santa Clara Law students. This event is an opportunity for current law students to meet attorneys who are working in their desired practice area(s). Your presence allows these students to meet and connect with future employers, coworkers, and colleagues! 7-9 pm online.