Rising Collectively – March 2023


Mar 2, 2023

Expensive Members of the Santa Clara Legislation Neighborhood,

As we transfer into the month of March, let’s pause for a second to replicate on the large accomplishments of our Legislation college neighborhood, and to look forward to the various thrilling alternatives that await us.

Pals, I couldn’t be extra pleased with our college students. Santa Clara Legislation’s Mock Trial crew excelled on the Nationwide Trial Competitors. Felicity Evans JD ‘23, Olivia Salguero JD ‘23, Tessa Duxbury JD ‘23, Christopher Maldonado JD ‘24, Taylor Inexperienced JD ‘23, and Michael Thiagasingh JD ‘24 delivered outstanding performances at one of the crucial prestigious trial tournaments within the nation.

Allow us to additionally prolong our heartiest congratulations to the finalists of Santa Clara Legislation’s Galloway Prison Moot Courtroom competitors, Jennifer Stukenberg JD ‘25 and Hanchel Cheng JD ‘25, who represented the successful crew, and Ajit Bhullar JD ‘25 and his teammate Simone Wolberg JD ‘25, who gained one of the best oral advocate award. We’re pleased with all of our college students and need them the easiest as they proceed on their authorized journey. 

PreLaw Journal lately launched its annual rankings of ABA-accredited legislation colleges. Underscoring our dedication to enriching range inside our Legislation college neighborhood, I’m happy to announce that Santa Clara Legislation has as soon as once more obtained high rankings for range, incomes the twentieth spot on PreLaw Journal’s 2022 Greatest Colleges for Range checklist. Our famend Worldwide Legislation and Tech Edge J.D. Applications have additionally obtained high honors. Our Legislation college is amongst fifteen legislation colleges within the nation to be awarded an A+ ranking for our Worldwide Legislation program, and amongst twelve to be awarded an A+ for our Tech Edge J.D. program. 

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Trying forward, we have now a number of thrilling initiatives and occasions deliberate for this month. Tomorrow, March third, the Middle for Social Justice will probably be internet hosting its annual Profit for Justice. All are welcome to attend as we have a good time the excellent achievements of our legislation college neighborhood within the realm of social justice and public service. On March 7, the Excessive Tech Legislation Institute and the Katharine and George Alexander Neighborhood Legislation Middle (KGACLC) are collectively internet hosting a hearth chat with famend writer Patricia Timm, who may even be this yr’s graduation speaker. On March 21, KGACLC will probably be internet hosting a reception and awarding its 2023 Katharine and George Alexander Legislation Prize to this yr’s recipient, Lawyer Tara Berta. Please be a part of us on the Adobe Lodge for a night of celebration as we acknowledge Tara Berta’s distinctive authorized advocacy which has earned her this well-deserved honor.

Lastly, we welcome Pulitzer-Prize-winning writer and acclaimed sociologist Matthew Desmond to Santa Clara Legislation on March 29 as he embarks on a collection of excursions for the launch of his new ebook, Poverty, by America, through which the writer reimagines the controversy on poverty, making a brand new and bracing argument about why it persists in America: as a result of the remainder of us profit from it. This work is well timed and related to our legislation neighborhood, given our Silicon Valley location and proximity to nice disparities in wealth that contribute to the poverty in California, in addition to our social justice work that’s central to our mission. I invite you to affix us for an writer presentation and Q&A with the viewers, adopted by a ebook signing. The occasion is free and open to the general public, and you may obtain a free copy of the ebook by registering to attend by March 15 

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With heat regards and large gratitude,

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