In September, Antonio Reza ’22L, gave a talk at TEDx Ohlone College about his experience turning his life around after serving time in jail for second-degree armed robbery. Before coming to Santa Clara Law, Reza earned three associate degrees and then transferred to the University of San Francisco, where he graduated valedictorian. Read more about the event.
With the new school year just days away, Santa Clara University took one more opportunity to look back on the 2018–19 academic year. On September 17, President Kevin O’Brien, S.J. and Interim Provost Lisa Kloppenberg celebrated the achievements of Santa Clara’s faculty with an award ceremony on campus. Here are this year’s winners.
Last weekend, at the second annual Second Chances Empathy Hackathon, law students worked with data experts, lawyers, and reform advocates to find technology solutions to help people who are legally entitled to clear their criminal records finally fully re-integrate into society. Read more.
On October 24, 2019, Professor Tseming Yang’s Torts and Professor Christopher Bacon’s Environmental Law and Policy classes were treated to a presentation from Santa Clara Law Professor Emeritus Kenneth Manaster and Phil Gregory JD/MBA ‘80 on the case of Juliana v. the United States, of which Gregory is a co-lead counsel for the plaintiffs.
Several members of the Environmental Law Society attended the 2019 Environmental Law Conference at Yosemite thanks to generous donations from Santa Clara Law alumni John Cruden JD ’74 and David Sandino JD ’84. The weekend was spent attending educational sessions based on specific areas of environmental law from NEPA and CEQA updates to the latest developments in the U.S. Supreme Court. It was a unique chance for students to learn about the field of environmental law outside of the classroom and discover career possibilities in the field. Lectures and panels were filled with prominent environmental law practitioners who students were able to build professional relationships with. The students received honest and practical career advice and were also able to connect with law students from other schools in attendance.
Santa Clara Law Professor Deep Gulasekaram’s post was published on the Supreme Court of the United States blog about the Kansas v. Garcia case. At issue is whether federal immigration law preempts a state trying to prosecute identity theft by a noncitizen. Read the post in full.
She’s just a second-year law student at Santa Clara Law, but Jess Miers ’21L knows Section 230 like the back of her hand. Actually, Section 230, considered by many to be “the most important law in tech,” or “the Internet’s First Amendment,” is tattooed inside her left wrist. Miers landed her “dream internship” at Twitter this summer as part of her Tech Edge JD program, and will be joining Santa Clara Law Professor Eric Goldman on stage at the Santa Clara University “Meet the President” event in Pasadena on Nov. 6th. Read more about her first year at Santa Clara Law and summer internship at Twitter.