This month the award-winning educational television show, Behind the Scenes featuring Laurence Fishburne, will visit Santa Clara Law to explore the school’s national reputation as the Jesuit law school in Silicon Valley. The show will air later this year. Read more about the program and its history.
Read stories and reflections about summer law abroad from Santa Clara Law students that will inspire you to get global this coming summer. See photos and learn more about what programs are still available for 2020.
In recognition of National First Generation Student Day on November 8, students, faculty, and staff gathered for cake and cider in the Mabie Grand Atrium on November 6. “Being a first-gen student means pushing the boundaries of what people think is possible,” said 3L student Ozzy Hidalgo Otamendi. “Every experience is new, and every success for you is a success for your community.”
This event supports the Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights scholarship for law students, and the event honored Judge Shelyna Brown JD ’96 and the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley. See photos and read more about the event.
On October 24, 2019, Professor Tseming Yang’s Torts and Professor Christopher Bacon’s Environmental Law and Policy classes were treated to a presentation from Santa Clara Law Professor Emeritus Kenneth Manaster and Phil Gregory JD/MBA ‘80 on the case of Juliana v. the United States, of which Gregory is a co-lead counsel for the plaintiffs.
Several members of the Environmental Law Society attended the 2019 Environmental Law Conference at Yosemite thanks to generous donations from Santa Clara Law alumni John Cruden JD ’74 and David Sandino JD ’84. The weekend was spent attending educational sessions based on specific areas of environmental law from NEPA and CEQA updates to the latest developments in the U.S. Supreme Court. It was a unique chance for students to learn about the field of environmental law outside of the classroom and discover career possibilities in the field. Lectures and panels were filled with prominent environmental law practitioners who students were able to build professional relationships with. The students received honest and practical career advice and were also able to connect with law students from other schools in attendance.
This August, the Santa Clara Law Office of Academic & Bar Success launched a new Pre-Orientation Academic Skills Workshop for incoming first-generation students. The goal of the program is to support the students, give them tools for success, and provide them with a preview of the 1L experience—from being assigned cases, to reading and briefing cases, to the doctrinal classroom experience, to outlining and writing a practice exam.
Santa Clara Law is committed to supporting the wellness of our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community. We are proud to be the first law school in the nation to take the ABA Well-Being Pledge, joining more than 70 national law firms committed to taking concrete steps to improve health and well-being in the legal profession. The pledge has seven core actions, including providing enhanced and robust education, as well as reducing the expectation of alcohol at events.