Two New Books from Professor Emerita Stephanie Wildman

Stephanie Wildman, professor emerita at Santa Clara Law, is celebrating the release of two books. First, NYU Press is reissuing Wildman’s book, Privilege Revealed: How Invisible Preference Undermines America, as part of their “classics” series, with a substantive, updated preface and a new chapter, entitled “Moving Forward: From Colorblindness to Color Insight,” co-written with Margalynne Armstrong, associate professor at Santa Clara Law.

Faculty Represent Santa Clara at National Law School Meeting

On January 5-9, The American Association of Law Schools (AALS) held its annual gathering of law school deans, faculty, and administrators to discuss innovation in legal education. The theme for the virtual event was “The Power of Words,” and it attracted attendees from across the United States, and featured a broad spectrum of topics and speakers. Several Santa Clara Law faculty members were among the speakers and moderators. “I am proud that so many Santa Clara Law faculty members served as active contributors to scholarship and analysis at this year’s event,” said Interim Dean Anna Han. “I thank them for their time and dedication to the advancement of our field.”

Santa Clara County Public Defender’s Office Honors Two Alumnae

Santa Clara County Public Defender’s Office Honors Alumnae

Santa Clara County Public Defender’s Office recently honored two Santa Clara Law Alumni with special awards: Kelley Paul Kulick JD ’98, an adjunct professor at Santa Clara Law, received the Public Defender of the Year award; and Meghan Piano BS ’04, JD ’07, an alum who also worked at NCIP and has helped teach the expungement clinic, received the Heart of the Office Award.

Law Student and Center Director Honored at Charles Houston Bar Association Gala

Deborah Moss-West

In early December, the Charles Houston Bar Association (CHBA) held its 65th annual Gala. A nonprofit composed of lawyers, judges, and law students throughout northern California, the CHBA is named in honor of the legendary civil rights practitioner Charles Hamilton Houston (1895-1950). CHBA continues his legacy by working to address the unique challenges facing the African American community, and the organization supports the next generation of lawyers in many ways, including interviewing and resume workshops, mentoring, and access to and guidance from established Bay Area practitioners.

External Relations Update – January 2021

Charney Hall

This month, I want to highlight a critical component of our External Relations work: Marketing and Communications. This team advances the vision for Santa Clara Law and enhances the reputation of our school through written and visual content that captures the attention of prospective students, maintains strong bonds with alumni and donors, builds relationships with the legal profession and related fields, and showcases the academic contributions of our faculty. Most of Santa Clara Law’s publications, messages, social media posts, and website are the product of our Marketing & Communications team. Here I want to highlight two of our team members and their important contributions to our marketing and communications efforts. Michelle Waters and Beth Kelley Gillogly BA ’93 have each served Santa Clara Law for more than 10 years, and their work has played an instrumental role in the Law School’s success. 

Committed to Social Justice Work: A Q&A with Max Discher, HomeBase Staff Attorney

Max Discher JD '16

For more than two years, Max Discher JD ’16 has served as staff attorney at Homebase, a 30-year-old non-profit whose mission is “to build community capacity to end homelessness and reduce poverty, and to foster thriving, inclusive communities.” In his role, Discher provides technical and legal support to the San Francisco and Napa communities, ensuring compliance with HUD funding requirements, guiding best practices among organizational partners, and steering local policies to best coordinate homelessness response systems. Before joining Homebase, he studied public interest and social justice, seizing every available opportunity to assist underserved populations, working for asylum seekers in Australia, systematically oppressed populations in the Dominican Republic, and indigent criminal defendants at home. He earned a BA from Morehouse College, and a JD from Santa Clara University School of Law, with a certificate in Public International Law.