ALUMNI FUND STUDENT TRIP TO 2019 ENVIRONMENTAL LAW CONFERENCE IN YOSEMITE

From left to right; Corey Langer, Elias Rodriguez, Elia Kazemi, William Schmelter, Wesley Clark (all 2Ls) at the 2019 Environmental Law Conference in Yosemite.

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.

THE GIRL WITH THE TECH LAW TATTOO

Santa Clara law student Jess Miers poses for a portrait at Twitter headquarters on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, in San Francisco, Calif. Miers is a participant in the tech law program at SCU Law School called Tech Edge and that lead to an internship at Twitter. (Photo by Jim Gensheimer)

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.