The executive director of UnCommon Law, Keith Wattley JD ‘99 was recognized as an innovative leader whose breakthrough solutions to critical state challenges improve lives, create opportunity, and contribute to a better California. Read more.
Christina Fialho BA ‘06, JD ‘12 is co-executive director and co-founder of Freedom for Immigrants, which works to abolish immigration detention. She has been the recipient of many honors for her work, including 2016 Ashoka Fellowship and the 2012 Echoing Green Fellowship in recognition of her innovation and entrepreneurship, the 2018 James Irvine Leadership Award, the 2013 Rockwood Fellowship for a New California. Read more.
Working with a team of students and faculty advisors, Sharine Xuan JD ‘21, vice president of the Criminal Law Society and organizer of the Expungement Clinic at SCU, created a bill to help seal arrest or related records of a dismissed conviction under California law. In February, after a few months of dedicated work, the bill was introduced to the California legislature as SB 1045. If enacted, SB 1045 will allow Californians to seal arrest and related records of dismissed convictions.
The new agreement, signed by Santa Clara Law and the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (ITESO), will open up many opportunities for law students and faculty of both institutions. Read more.
On March 3, 2020 the Superior Court of California of Sacramento County overturned the murder conviction of Jeremy Puckett, who has spent the last 19 years wrongfully incarcerated for murder. Read more.
“The intelligence agencies presented a warning to leadership in this country that the coronavirus was a real threat and that we had to pay attention to it,” said former US Secretary of Defense and former CIA Director Leon Panetta BA ‘60, JD ‘63. Listen to the interview.