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  •  Northern California Innocence Project Wins Exoneration of Innocent Man After 15 Years of Wrongful Imprisonment

    Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015
    The Tehama County Superior Court in northern California has overturned the wrongful conviction of Larry Pohlschneider, a client of Santa Clara University School of Law’s Northern California Innocence Project, after nearly 15 years of wrongful imprisonment f
  •  Santa Clara University School of Law Receives Largest-Ever Gift of $10 Million to Help Build New Law School Building

    Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014

    A veteran Silicon Valley tech-company founder and technology pioneer has donated $10 million in matching and direct funds to Santa Clara University School of Law to fund a new technologically advanced, collaboration-oriented law school building.

  •  “Open Source” to be Discussed at Jan. 23 Santa Clara University High Tech Law Symposium

    Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014
    On Jan. 23, 2015, the Santa Clara High Tech Law Journal will bring together prominent scholars, practitioners, and entrepreneurs to discuss Open Source in the Legal Field.
  •  Santa Clara Law Signs on to Help Ease Community College Students' Pathway to Law School

    Thursday, May. 1, 2014
    The California Community Colleges and The State Bar of California today announced a new initiative that will provide students at 24 community colleges a smoother pathway to six of California’s top law schools, including Santa Clara University School of Law.
  •  Human Rights Pursuer Almudena Bernabeu to Be Santa Clara University School of Law Commencement Speaker May 24

    Wednesday, Apr. 2, 2014

    SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 2, 2014— The attorney who is helping to prosecute the alleged killers of six Jesuit priests in El Salvador in 1989 will be the featured commencement speaker at Santa Clara University School of Law.

    Almudena Bernabeu has spent more than 16 years pursuing justice for victims of human rights abuses across Latin America, Africa, and the world. She will speak to the 2014 graduates of Santa Clara University School of Law on May 24 at 9:30 a.m. in the University’s Mission Gardens. 

    Bernabeu is an attorney with the Center for Justice and Accountability, a nonprofit human rights law firm in San Francisco, where she leads the center’s Latin America and Transitional Justice Programs. 

    She is the lead private prosecutor on the high-profile case, under way before the Spanish National Court, against the Salvadoran officials alleged to be behind the massacre of six Jesuit priests, as well as their housekeeper and her daughter in 1989. She also represented survivors of the Guatemalan genocide (including Nobel laureate Rigoberto Menchú Tum). She and her team’s relentless and exhaustive work to find evidence in the Guatemalan genocide case is featured in the 2011 documentary Granito: How to Nail a Dictator.

    She studied at the University of Virginia, received her law degree from the University of Valencia School of Law, and is a Ph.D. candidate in public international law at UNED University in Spain. She is vice president of the Spanish Association for Human Rights, and serves as an adviser at the International Human Rights Clinic at Santa Clara University School of Law. She is a member of the board of the Peruvian Institute of Forensic Anthropology and the Guatemalan Forensic Anthropology Foundation. She was awarded SCU’s 2012 Katharine and George Alexander Law Prize for her dogged pursuit of justice for the victims of human rights abuses across the world. 

    About Santa Clara University School of Law
    Santa Clara University School of Law, founded in 1911 on the site of California’s oldest operating higher-education institution, is dedicated to educating lawyers who lead with a commitment to excellence, ethics, and social justice. One of the nation’s most diverse law schools, Santa Clara Law offers its 860 students an academically rigorous program, including graduate degrees in international law and intellectual property law; combined J.D./MBA degree; and certificates in intellectual property law, international law, and public interest and social justice law. Santa Clara Law is located in the world-class business center of Silicon Valley, and is distinguished nationally for our top-ranked program in intellectual property. For more information, see
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  •  Use Your Voice to Make the Impossible a Reality, Google’s top Legal Officer Tells 2013 SCU Law Graduates

    Saturday, May. 25, 2013
    What is difficult and worthwhile "always seems impossible until it's done," Google's chief legal officer David Drummond told the 340 graduating students from Santa Clara University School of Law.
  •  Experts Available for Same-sex Cases Before the Supreme Court:

    Thursday, Mar. 21, 2013
    On March 26 and March 27 the Supreme Court will hear challenges to California's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriages, Prop. 8, and to the federal Defense of Marriage Act, a federal law that forbids the U.S. government from recognizing same-sex marriage. Experts from the Santa Clara University School of Law are available to discuss both cases.
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