Santa Clara University School of Law has received gifts totaling $750,000 from Margaret & Kapil Nanda, Barbara & Paul Gentzkow, and Larry Sonsini, three current or former University trustees, and two of their spouses, to expand upon its highly successful program in privacy law. Read more.
On January 30, more than 120 people gathered at Santa Clara Law to watch a film and hear a panel discussion in honor of Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution, which honors the Japanese American civil rights activist who challenged the constitutionality of the incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII.
Lisa Kloppenberg, who served as dean of Santa Clara University School of Law and has been interim University provost since June 2019, was named provost and vice president for academic affairs at the 169-year-old institution. Kloppenberg, who was previously dean of the University of Dayton School of Law, assumed the new post March 1. As the chief academic officer in the University, the provost has executive responsibilities for overseeing all undergraduate and graduate educational programs and academic support functions. Read more.
Santa Clara Law Professor David Ball has a forthcoming NYU Law Review article on the topic of preventive detention of arrestees and whether pretrial decisions can truly be made in a vacuum, or are influenced by unconscious psychological bias. “The human tendency to desire certainty and simplicity may help explain why our default seems to be to keep someone locked up, ‘just in case’—and why this desire is resistant to information and argument,” writes Ball. Read the abstract here.
The grant-funded research for this article was led by Santa Clara Law Professor Michelle Oberman with Bay Area attorney Esther Rosenfeld and 3L Santa Clara Law students Jordan Bernard and Erika Lee. Read more.
Professors Brian Love and Colleen Chien have each authored a chapter in the recently-published “Research Handbook on the Law & Economics of Intellectual Property Law: Volume 2 – Analytical Methods (Peter S. Menell & David L. Schwartz, eds., Edgar Elgar Publishing 2019).” Read more.