Dedicating the Goda Gardens

On a bright Sunday morning, Santa Clara Law welcomed over 100 guests to celebrate the dedication of the Goda Gardens, in honor of Paul J. Goda, SJ, to mark his golden anniversary of dedicated service to the Law School.  Santa Clara University leadership joined project donors as well as members of the Jesuit community, to acknowledge Goda’s impact on alumni, family and friends for the past 50 years.  Check out photos from the day and read more about the event.

Supreme Court Alumni Swearing-In

On May 28, 2019, in Washington, D.C., 24 Santa Clara Law alumni were admitted to the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States. Retired Justice Edward A. Panelli BS ’53, JD ’55 was the movant who presented the group, by individual names, for admission to the court to Chief Justice John Roberts. Another justice present on Monday’s bench observing alumni admissions was Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

B.T. Collins Law Scholarship Gathering

A sunny July afternoon at the newly re-opened SCU neighborhood landmark, The Hut, was the setting for a gathering to honor B.T. Collins BA ’70 JD ’73 and celebrate the memorial law scholarship in his name. Among the crowd were scholarship committee members, faculty, friends, and many past scholarship recipients, including awardees from 2018 to as far back as 1993, which was the first year that the scholarship was awarded, shortly after Collins’ passing. As those gathered shared memories of Collins, there was a common thread among this diverse group: a sense of awe at his legacy of leadership and public service, as well as the loyalty he has inspired.

New Course Improves Communications Among Silicon Valley Professionals

This year, Santa Clara University launched an innovative new multidisciplinary course called “How Engineers, Businesspeople, and Lawyers Communicate with Each Other.” The course enriches Santa Clara University’s capacity to prepare the next generation of Silicon Valley professional leaders. Read more:

Santa Clara Law Hosts Expungement Clinic

On March 22, the Santa Clara Law Center for Social Justice and Public Service, along with Criminal Law Society at Santa Clara University, co-hosted the first “speed screening” criminal records expungement clinic at Santa Clara Law. More than twenty clients were served, and twenty-five law students received training in expungement law.