At our 16th annual event, Santa Clara Law honored Judge Iravani-Sani JD ’93, the National Black Law Students Association, and awarded the Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Scholarship. This event would not have been possible without the support of our sponsors: Iron Mountain, McManis Faulkner, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, Duane Morris, and many others. Read more.
Santa Clara Law Adjunct Professor Michael Vargas argues that “Courts simply do not have the personnel to keep up with the tens of thousands of petitions they receive each year. The result is that reviewers err on the side of rejecting appeals simply to keep the process moving.” Read more.
This past legislative season, Governor Newsom signed AB 2542 (The Racial Justice Act) into law. During this next phase of implementation, NCIP wants to ensure their broader communities understand this new law, what it does and doesn’t do, and how it can be used to fight racial discrimination in criminal court cases. Learn more.
Santa Clara Law awards thousands of dollars in scholarships every year to enable students to pursue their dreams of becoming a lawyer. “We know scholarships are a powerful tool for increasing diversity, attracting and retaining high achieving students, and generally addressing issues of access and affordability,” says Interim Dean Anna Han.
In addition to her work actively filing asylum applications and co-authoring this new edition, Abriel serves as clinical professor of law and director of the Center for Social Justice and Public Service at Santa Clara Law. Read more.
Santa Clara Law Professors Catherine Sandoval and Al Hammond filed an amicus brief with the US Supreme Court in the FCC v. Prometheus Radio Broadcasters case, with the help of students Robert Murillo JD ’21 and Rosa Rico JD ’22. Read more.