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.
The Katharine & George Alexander Community Law Center (KGACLC) has a two-fold mission: to train law students to be life-long social justice advocates and to serve the legal needs of the low-income community. One of the cornerstones of Santa Clara Law’s mission is to serve others, and the KGACLC has been doing just that for 25 years.
Santa Clara Law’s brand-new Tech Edge JD program, created by Santa Clara Law professors Eric Goldman and Laura Norris, combines legal, business, and technology education with hands-on skills development and individualized mentorship, while leveraging the school’s location in the Silicon Valley and renowned tech law and intellectual property curriculum.. Read more about this exciting new program.
Since 1998, the High Tech Law Institute at Santa Clara Law, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, has produced leaders and innovators who are heading law firms and high technology companies locally and around the world. As a partner from the early beginnings of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara Law has educated and graduated thousands of lawyers who have founded and influenced the tech industry from the start. The deep and lasting partnerships between the Institute and the global companies and firms in our high tech community have matured and blossomed into a successful and vibrant program for Santa Clara Law students. Whether it’s cutting-edge symposia from industry innovators, support from in-residence experts, or finding new ways to align with Silicon Valley companies, the High Tech Law Institute continues to innovate, collaborate, and educate two decades after its founding.
Ellen Wise JD ‘79 is a couturier and designer who has “emerged as a godsend for professionals requiring ensembles that effortlessly transition from day to evening, as well as those desiring exquisite gowns for social affairs such as San Francisco’s ballet and symphony opening night galas.” Read the feature profile from the Nob Hill Gazette.