Santa Clara University

Benson Memorial Center

Minority Law Day

Feb 2, 2013
9:45 p.m.
For all minority and other students who are interested in pursuing a legal career. This event is open to all prospective students and their guests.   Schedule of events- 10-00 a.m.  Welcome 10-15 a.m.  Faculty & the Minority Atmosphere 10-30 a.m.  Student Panel 11-15 a.m.  Alumni Practitioner Panel 12-00 p.m.  Lunch with Alumni & Current Students                    Keynote Speaker- Judge Shelyna Brown 1-00 p.m.    Campus Tours   More about our speaker- The Honorable Shelyna V. Brown received her BA from UC Davis. She received her Juris Doctorate from Santa Clara University, School of Law. Shelyna was an attorney with the Santa Clara County Office of the Public Defender for 15 years. She is an adjunct professor at Santa Clara University School of Law. Hon. Shelyna V. Brown serves on several boards and has been recognized for her excellence in advocacy, and praised for her contribution to the community. In 2009 she received the award for Trial Attorney of the Year from the Office of The Public Defender. In 2010 she was honored by the 100 Black Women of Silicon Valley for her Excellence in Advocacy. In 2011, Shelyna was honored by the Silicon Valley Business Journal as one of 100 Women of Influence in Silicon Valley. Also in 2011, Shelyna received a Congressional Commendation from Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren for her work and commitment to her community. Most recently, Shelyna was appointed as one the youngest judges to serve on the Santa Clara County Superior Court.   She established the first domestic violence unit in Santa Clara County in 1991 and was the supervisor of the unit until January 2006 when she was promoted to Assistant District Attorney. She currently supervises the Family Violence Unit which includes domestic violence, elder abuse, child abuse and child abduction, the Criminal Issuing Team and oversees the Victim Witness Program. The Family Violence Unit reviews over 4,700 cases per year and is considered one of the premiere units in the country. She is also the office’s expert on Human Trafficking. She is currently the chair of the Santa Clara County Domestic Violence Council and Chair of the Domestic Violence Death Review Team.     To RSVP, please fill out the registration form on the Admissions Events page.     In compliance with the ADA/504 please direct your accommodation requests to Law Admissions at 408-554-5048 or at least 72 hours prior to the event.  
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