Jared Renteria JD ‘20 co-wrote an article for the American Society for Aging website with Michael Adams, CEO of SAGE USA, Services and Advocacy for LGBT Elders. The article discusses the commonalities between LGBT elders and immigrant care workers. Jared was Mr. Adams’ intern this year through a Center for Social Justice summer grant, which was supported by a gift from Skip Paul JD ‘75. Read the article in its entirety here.
At 19 years old, Antonio Reza found himself behind bars after being convicted of a felony. Rather than allowing his circumstances to define and limit his life, Antonio made a complete 180. Now, a college graduate, valedictorian and current law student, Antonio Reza discusses how he converted his felonies to 4.0’s. and how he’s using his experiences to not only better his own life, but to inspire others around him. Watch the talk here.
The Katharine & George Alexander Community Law Center will receive the Clinton W. White Advocacy Award at the Charles Houston Bar Association Dinner & Awards Gala on Saturday, Dec 7th in Oakland. Each year over 350 people from the Northern California legal community attend. CNN Political Commentator Bakari Sellers will deliver the keynote address. Purchase tickets and learn more about the event.
On Oct 30, 2019 Santa Clara Law Professor Colleen Chien testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee, IP Subcommittee’s hearing, “How Can Congress Prevent the Issuance of Low-Quality Patents?” In her testimony, Chien drew from a decade of research on patent quality, her time as a patent prosecutor, and her work as senior intellectual property advisor in the Obama White House, providing the Subcommittee with her views of patent quality, AI, and rigorous experimentation in government. Read more.
In September, Antonio Reza ’22L, gave a talk at TEDx Ohlone College about his experience turning his life around after serving time in jail for second-degree armed robbery. Before coming to Santa Clara Law, Reza earned three associate degrees and then transferred to the University of San Francisco, where he graduated valedictorian. Read more about the event.
With the new school year just days away, Santa Clara University took one more opportunity to look back on the 2018–19 academic year. On September 17, President Kevin O’Brien, S.J. and Interim Provost Lisa Kloppenberg celebrated the achievements of Santa Clara’s faculty with an award ceremony on campus. Here are this year’s winners.
Last weekend, at the second annual Second Chances Empathy Hackathon, law students worked with data experts, lawyers, and reform advocates to find technology solutions to help people who are legally entitled to clear their criminal records finally fully re-integrate into society. Read more.
Santa Clara Law Professor Deep Gulasekaram’s post was published on the Supreme Court of the United States blog about the Kansas v. Garcia case. At issue is whether federal immigration law preempts a state trying to prosecute identity theft by a noncitizen. Read the post in full.