Rising Collectively – January 2023


Expensive Members of the Santa Clara Regulation Group,

Please settle for my warmest needs for a cheerful, wholesome, joyous, and fulfilling new yr!

Reflecting on our collective achievements previously yr, I’m grateful for the time and expertise that our alumni, college, and employees have contributed to assist overcome the challenges nonetheless posed by the pandemic and to construct on our legislation college’s many distinctive strengths.

By the efforts and help of our devoted group, we are going to welcome our first cohorts to the latest Santa Clara Regulation packages within the fall of 2023 – the Flex J.D. (a part-time, hybrid program designed for working professionals who want to pursue a legislation diploma), and the Public Curiosity J.D. (consistent with Santa Clara Regulation’s historical past of manufacturing civic leaders, this program will present a transparent pathway for these searching for careers in public service).

Central to the Regulation Faculty’s mission of entry and affordability, our clinics additionally expanded their provision of important authorized providers for shoppers who couldn’t in any other case afford authorized illustration. Our college, employees attorneys, and college students have helped to safe 35 exonerations for the wrongfully incarcerated; endorsed underserved members of our surrounding group; revealed quite a few impactful articles; ready amicus briefs to advance worldwide human rights and environmental justice; and helped numerous entrepreneurs receive entry to the engines of financial alternative.

Due to your generosity, Charney Corridor has change into the colourful and various hub of our student-centered studying group. In 2022, we enrolled an exceptionally various and gifted class of scholars, 57% of whom recognized as individuals of coloration and 22% as first-generation college students. In our difficult lessons, authorized conferences, and respectful and balanced boards, we’re addressing our world’s most urgent points. Charney Corridor is buzzing with scholar engagement on all ranges, together with Scholar Bar Affiliation and affinity group boards, conversations with staff-educators and school via atrium workplace hours and social gatherings just like the common Breakfast and Banter and Espresso and Dialog social get-togethers, and mentoring periods with our two distinguished jurists-in-residence: Justice Panelli and Decide Pichon.

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On the heart of all of our Charney Corridor motion – on the coronary heart of our legislation college household – is the fantastic Carmo Correia, who oversees the Sidecar Cafe with large talent and charm; she is a task mannequin of loving kindness for us all.

Like lots of you, I’m excited to enter the brand new yr with a renewed sense of gratitude and optimism. Figuring out the character of our college students, employees, college, alumni, and group companions, I’ve little doubt that 2023 shall be a yr plentiful with alternatives for us to work collectively to proceed to strengthen our legislation college group and to construct the way forward for justice.

With heat regards and large gratitude,

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