Letter from the Dean — October 2020

SCU Law Dean Anna Han

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.

Why We Must Crack Down on Companies Exploiting the Pandemic to Cheat Workers

Ruth Silver Taube

“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.