When he was just 19, Antonio Reza found himself behind bars after being convicted of a felony–second-degree armed robbery. In 2012, he was released from jail with a strike, but he was determined to not become a statistic. Seeing his newfound freedom as a second opportunity, he enrolled at Ohlone College in 2013 and went on to earn three associate degrees before transferring to the University of San Francisco. In 2018, he graduated from USF as valedictorian with a bachelor’s degree in communication studies, minoring in legal studies and sociology. In his TEDx Talk, From Felonies to 4.0s, Reza shares his story and how he’s using his experiences to not only better his own life but to inspire others around him.
A sought-after advisor on matters of company culture, career development, and leadership, Nancy Geenen JD ‘88 discusses how her new venture aims to change the world by changing the workplace. “Flexibility connects employers with highly skilled job seekers with a disability and equity lens, using temporary placement, direct hire, and executive search,” she says. Read the article in its entirety here.
The prestigious award, given by this national organization of progressive law professors, is awarded to one law professor annually for being a “Teacher, Mentor, Scholar, Activist.” Prior winners of the award include Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Read more.
“It is absolutely crucial that cannabis business owners both clear and monitor their trademarks to avoid conflicts. The best way to mitigate infringement risk is to have a comprehensive clearance search performed on your proposed mark,” she writes. Read the article in full.
Given by Freedom Network USA, this award recognizes individuals who have made a unique contribution to the anti-trafficking field. Parker and Silver-Taube teach and supervise students in clinical programs at the Katharine & George Alexander Community Law Center at Santa Clara Law. Read more.
At this annual gathering for those involved in any aspect of lawyer training and professional development, three female faculty members spoke to packed houses on how to prepare law students to be practice-ready and how to enhance their professional development. Read more.