SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 27, 2020 – This past fall, the Knight Foundation announced $3.5M in grants to 22 universities, think tanks, and advocacy organizations to support new, independent research into issues at the forefront of national tech policy debates. Among the grantees is Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Eric Goldman, who received $150,000 to continue his work on legal issues raised by online content, Section230, and content moderation. Professor Goldman’s grant is a part of a $50 million commitment by the Knight Foundation to support research on the ways in which technology transforms our democracy.
In early March, eight law students, accompanied by Professors Lynette Parker and Evangeline Abriel, spent their spring break week volunteering at the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project in Arizona. The trip was sponsored by an anonymous Santa Clara Law alumnus and his wife. Read more.
Professor Francisco Rivera co-authored a newly published report, Safer Sooner, making the case for a new global treaty to address violence against women and girls. Read Safer Sooner in its entirety here.
With the 2020 Commencement postponed, the Santa Clara Law community is disappointed that we won’t be able to celebrate our grads in person. Nevertheless, we want to celebrate their accomplishments. We urge you to let the Class of 2020 know how proud we are of them. Add your well-wishes.
96 Tricia Timm was profiled in the Silicon Valley Business Journal. The general counsel at Looker Data Sciences, she recently led the Santa Cruz startup’s $2.6 billion acquisition by Google. She is also an advisory board member for the Katharine & George Alexander Community Law Center at Santa Clara Law.