Refund process for Fall 2009
August 10, 2009 at 3:00 PM
Possible Unplanned Network Outage Today
January 28, 2008 at 2:41 PM
Review of the Dean
January 10, 2008 at 11:03 AM
Emergency Alert System
October 24, 2007 at 1:54 PM
Campus Safety Advisory: Bike Thefts
October 19, 2007 at 6:57 PM
Information from Campus Safety Services regarding Parking
September 12, 2007 at 2:36 PM
Parking for the next few days
June 14, 2007 at 8:39 AM
ecampus will be down on saturday morning
June 13, 2007 at 1:12 PM
WIRELESS Networking Now Available
December 22, 2006 at 8:32 AM
Law School Hours on September 18th
September 12, 2006 at 9:50 AM
ATTENTION ALL 2Ls and PART TIME 3Ls INTERESTED IN THE LAW REVIEW
August 22, 2006 at 9:20 AM
Welcome back everyone! For those 2Ls and part time 3Ls who are interested in joining the Santa Clara Law Review, we will be holding three informational meetings next week to explain the candidacy process and discuss the upcoming fall casenote. You must attend one of the following meetings:
Monday, August 28th at 12:10 pm in Bannan 110
Tuesday, August 29th at 12:10 pm in Bannan 135
Tuesday, August 29th at 9:10 pm in Bannan 139
***PIZZA WILL BE SERVED AT ALL MEETINGS!***
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Jessica Sharron at
WE LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING YOU ALL! !
Parking Lot Repairs this Week
July 12, 2006 at 4:15 PM
We are expecting a paving contractor to be on site either Wednesday or Thursday of this week to make repairs in the following parking lots. I cannot confirm which day they will be here at this time.
University Finance Office--areas to be repaired are outlined on the pavement in orange. They are in the entry aisle and in the aisle along the south side of the lot. Please do not park in these areas; and use the entrance off Benton which leads to the driveway at the back of your building to avoid any conflicts;
Leavey Lot: the areas to be repaired are primarily at the north end of the lot. It is recommended that cars enter the lot from Accolti way while repairs are in progress;
South Bannan Lot: The area around an underground vault at the west end of the first row of parking spaces (closest to Bannan Hall) needs to be repaired. When the work is in progress, cars will not be able to exit the lot, so this row of stalls will be closed to vehicles on Wednesday (and Thursday) if necessary. Signs/Barricades will be in place at Sherman St blocking access to these stalls temporarily.
Each of these lots will be closed to all vehicles during pavement resealing and re-striping in the near future. We will notify you well in advance of when this work will occur.
Thank you for your cooperation in this effort
E-Campus going down!
June 28, 2006 at 9:20 AM
Details of the Analytical Writing Graduation Requirement
May 15, 2006 at 11:45 AM
Supervised Analytical Writing Requirement
Academic Affairs Committee Adopted May 5, 2006
Each student at Santa Clara University School of Law must satisfy a Supervised Analytical Writing Requirement as a condition of graduation. The Requirement is intended to assure that each student completes a significant piece of legal writing under the supervision of a faculty member following the first year of law school. The Supervised Analytical Writing Requirement is in effect for matriculating students who began Law School in fall 2005. It is the responsibility of each student to satisfy this Requirement before graduation from Law School.
General Goals and Objectives
The ability to write effectively and persuasively is fundamental to law practice. A lawyer’s service to society and professional satisfaction depend on an ability to communicate through writing. The purpose of the Supervised Analytical Writing Requirement is to further develop and improve that ability in each student beyond the level achieved in the first year research and writing program and the second year Advocacy course. In addition, the writing experience will provide the opportunity for intellectual growth through concentration and analysis in a specialized area of law.
How the Requirement Can Be Satisfied
The Supervised Analytical Writing Requirement can be satisfied only by individual work; joint papers or projects do not qualify. Students may discuss topics, ideas, or other aspects of the writing project with others, and may exchange drafts for the purpose of seeking feedback on improving the writing; however, all of the research and writing must be exclusively the student’s own work. In general, students may not use a writing that satisfies another requirement of graduation—such as an Advocacy brief or a brief produced in connection with a course satisfying the Skills Requirement¾for the Supervised Analytical Writing Requirement. However, a paper that satisfies the Supervised Analytical Writing Requirement can also satisfy the paper requirement for one of the specialized certificates (e.g., International Law, High Tech, or Social Justice). In addition, a paper completed in connection with a course that satisfies the Skills Requirement may satisfy the Supervised Analytical Writing Requirement if the skills course involves substantial instruction in a professional skill other than brief writing (such as negotiation, interviewing, or oral advocacy). Faculty will certify that any writing produced in connection with the Skills Requirement does not also satisfy the skills component of the course (e.g., if the skills component involves the drafting of a brief, contract, or license).
So long as the paper meets the criteria set forth in the next section, the Supervised Analytical Writing Requirement may be satisfied in one of the following ways:
(1) A paper required in a course or seminar in which the student is enrolled. Papers written for seminar credit must independently satisfy the criteria for the Supervised Analytical Writing Requirement as set forth below. Not all papers that are satisfactory for course credit will be satisfactory for the Requirement.
(2) A law review comment or note written for one of the LawSchool’s law reviews. A faculty member must review the student’s comment or note and determine whether it meets the criteria for the Supervised Analytical Writing Requirement. A revision may be required.
(3) Independent research (Course 350).
(4) Upper division writing course. A paper or series of shorter papers produced in an upper division writing course will satisfy the Supervised Analytical Writing Requirement if the instructor determines that the criteria specified below are met.
(5) A directed research and writing project without credit.
(6) Moot Court Brief. Normally, a brief or memorial (“brief”) submitted in the context of a moot court competition would not satisfy the Supervised Analytical Writing Requirement as such writings are usually collaborative exercises and are not produced with faculty supervision. However, if a student is the sole author of a brief, or a significant portion of a brief such as a substantial section or argument contained within a brief, such a brief or portion thereof may qualify. Students who want to satisfy the Supervised Analytical Writing Requirement through a Moot Court competition may do so by resubmitting their brief to the faculty advisor or another faculty member after submission in the competition. If the student wishes a portion of the brief to satisfy the Requirement, the student must identify the portion of the brief for which he or she is the sole author. The faculty member will review and critique the brief with the student and will likely require revision of portions of the brief, or brief section, prior to certifying the brief as meeting the Supervised Analytical Writing Requirement.
Supervised Analytical Writing Requirement Criteria
Regardless of the way in which the student chooses to satisfy the Requirement, the final product must meet the professional standards and expectations for the relevant audience. Close and critical faculty supervision and review of the writing is expected. The topic shall be selected early in the term. Next, the student should, inter alia, develop a research strategy, produce an outline, formulate a thesis as appropriate, submit a first draft, engage in faculty consultation, implement revisions, and submit a final draft. If the final product is not satisfactory, the faculty member may deny approval or may require that the paper be rewritten again before certifying that the Supervised Analytical Writing Requirement has been met.
The student’s final product should demonstrate an ability to analyze complex legal issues and to communicate the analysis effectively. The writing is expected to be of high quality. The faculty member will approve the writing if it demonstrates the following qualities:
• the choice of an original or challenging topic;
• the succinct articulation and support of the thesis, if applicable;
• logical organization;
• an appropriate level of research and analysis;
• comprehensive analysis of the relevant law and application to the topic;
• persuasiveness and analytical depth, as appropriate;
• a proper introduction and conclusion;
• clear, concise, direct sentences;
• proper paragraphing and appropriate use of headings, sub-headings, and transitions;
• the correct use of legal terms and citation forms;
• appropriate attribution to original and secondary sources as necessary;
• adherence to the prohibition against plagiarism;
• proper grammar, syntax, punctuation, spelling and capitalization; and
• a neat and professional appearance.
Although the required page length will depend upon the nature of the project and the number of units sought, rarely would a piece of writing of fewer than twenty pages be adequate to satisfy the Requirement.
Any member of the full-time faculty may supervise the writing and certify that it meets the Supervised Analytical Writing Requirement. LARAW professors, visiting full-time professors, and teaching scholars or fellows, and lecturers teaching an upper division writing course may also supervise a paper for the Supervised Analytical Writing Requirement. Under certain limited circumstances, the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs may approve certification by part-time or adjunct faculty, such as where the student desires to write on an area of particular expertise of one of our lecturers. Upon receiving a written petition from a student to allow for such supervision setting forth reasons for which the paper should be supervised by a lecturer rather than a full faculty member, the Associate Dean will consult with the lecturer to explain that such supervision is not expected and to convey the time commitment and degree of rigor expected for the supervision.
A student’s first choice of supervisor may not be available if the particular faculty member is already supervising, or has already supervised, a sufficient number of papers pursuant to the Requirement.
When the student has chosen the way by which s/he intends to satisfy the Supervised Analytical Writing Requirement, a “Writing Agreement” must be completed with the supervising faculty member and filed with Law Records at the outset of the project. This Agreement should reflect the means by which the student intends to fulfill the Requirement (by a seminar paper, independent research, etc.) and an estimated completion date. The Agreement must be signed by both the student and the supervising faculty member. Upon final completion of the paper and approval by the supervising faculty member, the faculty member shall certify on the Agreement that the Supervised Analytical Writing Requirement has been satisfied. The completed Agreement and a copy of the paper must then be submitted to Law Records for inclusion in the student’s file for graduation.
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CHANGE in the LAW REVIEW Candidate Informational Meeting Schedule for 1Ls and Part time 2Ls
April 17, 2006 at 2:30 PM
****ATTENTION all 1Ls and Part-Time 2Ls: CHANGE in the LAW REVIEW Candidate Informational Meeting Schedule
In order to accommodate the part time networking event on Wednesday night, we have moved the Wednesday night Law Review Meeting to Tuesday night at 9:00 pm in Bannan 135. Reminder: we have TWO meetings left to learn about the candidacy process for Law Review. We hope to see you there!
Please see the schedule below:
Monday, April 17th: 12:10 p.m. in Bannan 135
Tuesday, April 18th: 9:00 p.m. in Bannan 135
Thursday, April 20th: 12:10 p.m. in Bannan 139
**PIZZA will be served**
WE LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING YOU ALL!!
If you have any questions, please e-mail Jessica Sharron firstname.lastname@example.org
EIGHT STUDENTS SELECTED FOR THE 2006-2007 TRIAL TEAM
April 13, 2006 at 3:40 PM
Congratulations to the following new members of Santa Clara University School of Law’s 2006-2007 Trial Team:
Along with returning members Maxwell Ayisi and Lien Dang, Trial Team will be representing SCU Law at multiple Mock Trial competitions throughout the nation next year.
ATTENTION all 1Ls and Part-Time 2Ls interested in the LAW REVIEW...
April 10, 2006 at 4:00 PM
This information is being sent on behalf of the Law Review. Please forward inquiries to Jessica Sharron at email@example.com
We will be holding three informational meetings next week to discuss the candidacy process for the Santa Clara Law Review and the details for the summer casenote. You MUST attend one of the following meetings:
Monday, April 17th: 12:10 p.m. in Bannan 135
Wednesday, April 19th: 9:00 p.m. in Bannan 135
Thursday, April 20th: 12:10 p.m. in Bannan 139
**PIZZA will be served**
WE LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING YOU ALL AND WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!
If you have any questions, please e-mail Jessica Sharron firstname.lastname@example.org
Trial Team Applications are Due Tomorrow
April 06, 2006 at 4:00 PM
2. Sign up for a try out slots when you turn in an application
3. Tryouts will take place in the Panelli Moot Court Room on
Sat. April 8th 12-4pm
Sun. April 9th 2-6pm &
Mon. April 10th 6-9pm
Human Trafficking Event
April 06, 2006 at 2:45 PM
~ What is human trafficking?
~ Who are victims of trafficking?
~ What can I do to help?
- Kavitha Sreeharsha from Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach
- Nalini Shekar from Next Door Solutions
- Jen Adler from San Jose YWCA
- Evangeline Abriel from SCU Law LARAW Department
When: Monday, April 10, 2006 12:10-1:00 pm
Where: Bannan 110
PIZZA AND DRINKS WILL BE PROVIDED!
ALL undergraduates, graduate students and law students are welcome!
*Sponsored by: KGACLC, Amnesty Int’l, and Women & Law
Honors Moot Court Awards
March 31, 2006 at 5:30 PM
The 2006 Honors Moot Court Board is please to announce the following awards and their recipients:
Best Oral Advocate, Preliminary Round - Kevin Thelen
Best Oral Advocate, Quarterfinal Round - Braeden Sullivan
Best Oral Advocate, Semifinal Round - Jessica Sharron and Kevin Thelen
Richard Echeverria Prize for Best Oral Advocate - Emily Andrews
Harold R. McKinnon Prize for Best Brief - Jessica Sharron and Katie Dunn
Gerald Marer Advocacy Prize - Jennifer Prieb and Kevin Thelen
Alan G. Martin Prize for Best Oral Advocacy Team - Braeden Sullivan and Emily Andrews
Congratulations to all of the competitors who participated in this year’s competition!
Law Admissions Is Seeking Summer Counselors for the PLUS Program
March 22, 2006 at 12:55 PM
Interested in working with prospective law students from a variety of backgrounds over the summer? Want to earn some money over the summer? Then apply to be a summer counselor for the PreLaw Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) program.
The PLUS Program at Santa Clara University is one of only a few similar programs in the entire country sponsored by the Law School Admission Council. The four week program is meant to better prepare students from disadvantaged backgrounds to the realities of law school and help them to be more competitive law school applicants. Students stay in the dorms on campus along with law student mentors, eat meals in the Benson Center, attend daily classes and workshops taught by law faculty and staff, participate in special events on campus, and go on trips to other law schools and court facilities.
For more information or an application, contact Jeanette Leach, Assistant Dean of Admissions and Diversity Services via email at JLeach@scu.edu or (408) 554-5048
Mandatory SofTest Service Pack (8.0b) Announcement
March 20, 2006 at 2:25 PM
This may be a duplicate message for some of you, it is being resent because the spam filter kept many students from receiving this important message from ExamSoft.
ExamSoft has posted a SofTest Service Pack that must be installed prior to taking any additional exams. The Service Pack is available at the link provided below and will only take a few minutes to download, even on a slow dial-up connection. This Service Pack will provide you with SofTest version 8.0b. If you were originally required to take the Qualification Exam, you will not be required to do so again.
Please click the link below (or copy/paste into your Web browser) to install this Service Pack prior to taking any exams:
At the end of the installation, you will be prompted to register SofTest by entering your Student ID and Password, both of which are provided at the bottom of this email message. You will receive email confirmation of your registration shortly thereafter. You can further confirm the update by viewing the new 8.0b version number at the top of the SofTest window after double-clicking the SofTest icon on your Windows Desktop.
If you have any questions regarding the installation of the SofTest Service Pack, please contact ExamSoft Support at email@example.com or 866-429-8889.
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Student ID: [Student ID]
March 09, 2006 at 10:55 AM
Santa Clara University School of Law
To: Law School Staff
From: Donald J. Polden, Dean
Subject: Outstanding Graduate
For the past couple of years, the School of Law has named the outstanding graduate from the graduating class. The proceeds from a $100,000 gift from an alumnus permits an award of $5,000 each year to the graduating student so selected. This award will be made again this year and I am writing to encourage your assistance in recognizing the outstanding graduate of the Class of 2006.
A key element in the selection process is through members of the faculty nominating students. A committee reviews the faculty nominees and ultimately selects the recipient from the nominees. Students and staff are encouraged to identify and nominate worthy students to members of the faculty. Faculty, in turn, will submit their nominees to the committee. Faculty members may nominate more than one student.
Criteria established by the donor for selection are: member of the graduating class; scholarship that includes not only grades, but also scholarly activity such as work on scholarly journals, moot court success, and performance in seminars; leadership roles held while in school, and other professional service and accomplishments, such student organization leadership, and pro bono work In short, while academic achievement is an important criteria, the award is designed to recognize the "complete student," not just the one with the highest grades.
As final nominations need to be in the dean’s office no later than March 17, you should submit your suggestions to a faculty member soon. Thank you for taking part in the process. Please consider nominating one or more graduating students for this prestigious award.
Please Note: If you are unable to open the attachment, there will be nominating forms in the Dean’s Office
Interested in living on campus as a Resident Minister? Info Sessions March 9-16
February 24, 2006 at 10:45 AM
SCU Trial Team Advances to Sweet 16 Round of National Trial Competition
February 14, 2006 at 1:45 PM
Issues with SCU Email Accounts
November 29, 2005 at 9:10 AM
An important message from SCU's Information Technology Department:
We are currently experiencing major problems with email to/from the Internet. SCU is currently the target of the latest Internet email virus/worm (w32/sober-aa). We are seeing a increase of greater than 1000% in email volume with all of that being invalid and infected emails. This huge volume is causing tremendous problems for the systems involved in delivering Internet messages resulting in delays and possible loss of messages.
We are working with our vendors to minimize the effects of these virus generated emails. As we have updated information, we will be posting on our IT status page located at http://it.scu.edu.