On June 2, Santa Clara Law Interim Dean Anna Han, Santa Clara University President Kevin O’Brien, S.J., and Provost Lisa Kloppenberg hosted a recorded virtual conferring of degrees to the 2020 Santa Clara Law graduates who earned LLMs, JDs, and MLS. “We believe it may be the first time in SCU history that 3 lawyers conferred degrees to the law graduates,” said Interim Dean Han. “I know it is the first to be done virtually.”
Deputy Santa Clara County Public Defender and Santa Clara Law Lecturer Meghan Piano ’04, JD ’07 and Santa Clara Law Lecturer Ashanti Mitchell were featured in a Mercury News article about delivering face masks, hand sanitizer, supplies, and resources to people living in homeless camps. Read more.
It was likely not what Professor Gary Neustadter had imagined, but after 45 years of teaching at Santa Clara Law, he taught his final class on Zoom. However, several faculty members “zoomed in” to help honor him and celebrate, including longtime Santa Clara Law colleague Professor Emeritus Kenneth Manaster.
In this program, attorneys at the Contra Costa County DA’s Office work with 1Ls who are interested in a career as a prosecutor, offering students rigorous training in trial skills and techniques. This year, in an online version of the program, all three of the top honorees were Santa Clara Law students. Read more.
In May, when President Trump signed an executive order, “Preventing Online Censorship,” many platforms and news outlets reached out to tech law expert and Santa Clara Law Professor Eric Goldman for comment, and he has blogged about the issue as well. Read more.
“The CDC expulsion order is one more step in the Trump administration’s relentless efforts to limit asylum,” writes Abriel in her op-ed in the Mercury News. “Public safety and the safety of immigration officers must certainly be considered. But there are humane alternatives to a blanket expulsion order, including health screening, testing, quarantine, and self-isolation.” Read the op-ed in full.