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 mirror on the great accomplishments of our Legislation faculty group, and to sit up for the various thrilling alternatives that await us.

Pals, I couldn’t be extra happy with our college students. Santa Clara Legislation’s Mock Trial workforce 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 exceptional performances at one of the vital prestigious trial tournaments within the nation.

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

PreLaw Journal not too long ago launched its annual rankings of ABA-accredited regulation colleges. Underscoring our dedication to enriching range inside our Legislation faculty group, I’m happy to announce that Santa Clara Legislation has as soon as once more obtained prime rankings for range, incomes the twentieth spot on PreLaw Journal’s 2022 Greatest Colleges for Variety record. Our famend Worldwide Legislation and Tech Edge J.D. Packages have additionally obtained prime honors. Our Legislation faculty is amongst fifteen regulation 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. 

Trying forward, we now have a number of thrilling initiatives and occasions deliberate for this month. Tomorrow, March third, the Heart for Social Justice might be internet hosting its annual Profit for Justice. All are welcome to attend as we rejoice the excellent achievements of our regulation faculty group 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 Heart (KGACLC) are collectively internet hosting a hearth chat with famend creator Patricia Timm, who may even be this yr’s graduation speaker. On March 21, KGACLC might be internet hosting a reception and awarding its 2023 Katharine and George Alexander Legislation Prize to this yr’s recipient, Legal professional Tara Berta. Please be 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 creator 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 e-book, Poverty, by America, by which the creator reimagines the talk 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 regulation group, 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 hitch us for an creator presentation and Q&A with the viewers, adopted by a e-book signing. The occasion is free and open to the general public, and you’ll obtain a free copy of the e-book by registering to attend by March 15 

With heat regards and great gratitude,

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