Oct
3
Fri
First Year Friday – Marketing Yourself in Writing: Cover Letter Drafting and Preparation @ Bannan 127 and 135
Oct 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Don’t believe anyone who tells you that cover letters aren’t read! They are, and they make a difference. This session will focus on how to approach cover letter drafting including effectively communicating why an applicant is applying for a position, and how to persuasively demonstrate how the applicant will contribute to the employer’s organization.

Oct
11
Sat
NCIP’s Oktoberfest Celebration @ Gordon Biersch Brewery
Oct 11 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

 

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invites you to

Gordon Biersch Oktoberfest

Register Online

All You Can Eat Oktoberfest Fare
All You Can Drink Gordon Biersch Beers
Brewery Tours by the Brewers

Celebrate exonerating the innocent with NCIP exonerees, NCIP staff, and supporters from around the Bay!

$20 advance student admission
$40 advance general admission 
$60 at the door
Must be 21 and over

All proceeds directly support the work of the Northern California Innocence Project.

Space is limited so register early to reserve your space and reduced price! Advance pricing closes on Wednesday, October 8, 2014.

Awesome NCIP Gear Available for sale!

Do not drink and drive; designate a driver or Lyft/Uber it. 
Easy access to San Jose Diridion CALTRAIN station.

 

 

Oct
14
Tue
Engineer and Patent Professional Networking and Career Event @ Nobili Hall, Santa Clara University
Oct 14 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for a networking reception that will bring engineers and patent professionals together, hosted by Santa Clara Law, SCU School of Engineering, the Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association, IEEE and CASPA.

John Cabeca, Director of the USPTO Silicon Valley Satellite Office, and a panel of patent law practitioners will discuss how to leverage your engineering experience into a successful career as a patent professional.

The event is complimentary, but registration is required.  Email htli@scu.edu to register.

Featured Speakers and Panelists:

John Cabeca Director of the Silicon Valley United States Patent And Trademark Office

Laura Lee Norris, Assistant Clinical Professor and Director, Entrepreneurs’ Law Clinic, Santa Clara Law

Joseph Wang, Esq., Associate, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner

Fabio Marino, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery

 

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Oct
15
Wed
Public Interest Career Information Fair @ First Floor Bannan Hall
Oct 15 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Seventeenth Annual Public Interest Career Information Fair which will be held in Bannan Hall at the Santa Clara University School of Law on Wednesday, October 15thfrom 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

Oct
16
Thu
October Application Workshop @ Bannan 241
Oct 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Application Workshops are coordinated to give prospective students an opportunity to learn more about the application process here at Santa Clara. Admissions counselors will give a description of the admissions timeline and application process, talk about paying for law school and leave time for general Q&A.

 

Oct
23
Thu
Fall 2014 Social Justice Diversity Lecture @ Arts & Sciences Building, Wiegand Room
Oct 23 @ 4:00 pm – Oct 23 @ 6:00 pm

Fall 2014 Social Justice Diversity Lecture

Ian Haney-Lopez

PROFESSOR IAN F. HANEY-LÓPEZ (Berkeley Law)

“Dog Whistle Politics: Race and Surging Wealth Inequality for All”

Talk at 4:00 p.m., followed by Wine and Cheese Reception

MCLE Credits Available

Ian Haney López is the John H. Boalt Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley, where he teaches in the areas of race and constitutional law. His current research emphasizes the connection between racial divisions and growing wealth inequality in the United States. His most recent book, Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class, lays bare how conservative politicians exploit racial pandering to convince many voters to support policies that ultimately favor the very rich and hurt everyone else.

Ian is also the author of White by Law as well as Racism on Trial, books that explore the legal construction of race. A constitutional law scholar, he has written extensively on how once-promising legal responses to racism have been turned into restrictions on efforts to promote integration. He has been a visiting law professor at Yale, New York University, and Harvard, where he served as the Ralph E. Shikes Visiting Fellow in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. He holds a master’s in history from Washington University, a master’s in public policy from Princeton, and a law degree from Harvard. In 2011, Ian received an Alphonse Fletcher Fellowship, awarded to scholars whose work furthers the integration goals ofBrown v. Board of Education, and he currently serves as a Senior Fellow at Demos.

Oct
24
Fri
Jerry A. Kasner Estate Planning Symposium @ Santa Clara Convention Center
Oct 24 @ 8:00 am – Oct 25 @ 1:00 pm
Oct
25
Sat
Katharine & George Alexander Law Center 20th Anniversary Celebration @ Hotel Valencia
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join us as we celebrate twenty years of education, service and success.

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CELEBRATION LOCATION

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

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Twenty years of education, service and success

Twenty years ago, when Santa Clara law students decided to use their legal skills to help their community, they could not anticipate the tremendous success of their efforts. Their vision, represented today bythe Katharine & George Alexander Community Law Center, known then as the  East San José Community Law Center, touches the lives of thousands of clients in the Valley who could not otherwise obtain legal representation. At the same time, the Law Center continues to be a practical training ground for the law students who serve the Center’s clients under the supervision of expert attorneys.

Through its unique student-attorney model, the Alexander Community Law Center is able to provide about $1.5 million of legal services every year – without charging its clients one penny.  Today, the Community Law Center serves more than 1,000 clients per year in the areas of consumer law, immigration law, employment law and tax matters.


The Celebration will take place in the sophisticated Hotel Valencia, in Santana Row, San Jose

The hotel’s courtyard will provide a cozy setting for the event’s reception, while an adjacent event room will host a three-course meal and the event’s program.

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About Luis J. Rodriguez, Keynote Speaker

Luis RodriguezOn Oct. 12, 2013, Luis J. Rodriguez was sworn in as the 89th President of the State Bar of California. Luis is the first Latino, the first active Public Defender and the first Santa Clara Law School alum to serve as President of the State Bar.

Luis attended Santa Clara University as an undergraduate. While at SCU, Luis’ commitment to social justice blossomed when he joined a coalition of student groups to urge the school’s administration to divest from South Africa’s then apartheid government; he fought for an expansion of the Ethnic Studies curriculum, and participated in student politics. Upon graduation, Luis was honored with the Nobili Award. The Nobili Award, named after SCU founder John Nobili, S.J., is given by the faculty and the provost to the male graduate deemed outstanding in academic performance, personal character, school activities, and constructive contribution to the University.

Luis went on to Santa Clara Law School, where he was active with the La Raza Law Students, and he continued his commitment to diversity and access to justice. In 1994, Luis joined the Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office where he has worked for the last 19 years to fight for the rights of indigent adults and children charged with criminal offenses.

In his role as Special Counsel to then Public Defender, Michael P. Judge, Luis was also key to advancing Mr. Judge’s commitment to the diversity of the attorneys in the Office. Luis was instrumental in assuring that not only attorneys were representative of the diverse population in L.A. County but that law clerks were similarly representative of L.A. County’s rich and diverse community.

Luis has taken leadership roles throughout the years as President of the L.A. County Mexican American Bar Association, President of the California La Raza Lawyers Association, President of the Latino Public Defender Association, member of the California State Board of Education and Chair of the State Bar of California’s Council on Access and Fairness (COAF). The mission of COAF is to advise the State Bar Board of Trustees on appropriate strategies consistent with State Bar policies and procedures that enhance opportunities and advancement in the legal profession for diverse populations, particularly those who have been historically underrepresented.

The commitment to social justice can be traced back to Luis’ family and childhood struggles. Both of his parents were Mexican immigrants. Neither parent had an education past high school, so Luis was the first in his family to attend college and law school.  Although Luis was born in Los Angeles, at the age of two, his parents moved back to Ciudad Juarez, in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico. He lived in Juarez until the fifth grade, when the family returned to Los Angeles.

In the period from living in Mexico through high school in the U.S., Luis experienced xenophobia first-hand. He and his family were often told to “go back to Mexico” or asked to show “your papers”. In addition to fighting to overcome obstacles faced by many poor and immigrants, his family faced personal struggles. His father battled substance abuse for many years.  Yet, his father’s struggle was ultimately successful.  This battle taught Luis about redemption, forgiveness and compassion.

Because of the obstacles he faced and the support that he received from many, Luis forever committed himself to being the voice for those who have no voice. Luis is happily married. He and his wife are raising two young, socially conscious and loving girls who will become strong, independent and compassionate women.

As President of the State Bar of California, one can be assured that what has driven Luis for most of his life will continue to be the motivation to serve the community in a broader scale.

Oct
27
Mon
Pathways to Impact Investing @ Santa Clara University
Oct 27 @ 9:00 am – Oct 29 @ 5:30 pm

 

Santa Clara University Executive Education

“Pathways to Impact Investing”

 

Program Description

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Overview:

There is a growing interest to combine personal investment choices with meaningful social and environmental impact. Coined in 2007, Impact Investing now encompasses a broad array of investment choices. Pathways to Impact Investing will help you understand the sector landscape, plan your impact strategy, and learn from other impact investors how they make direct and indirect investments. This case-led 3 day course is hosted by Santa Clara University in collaboration with Toniic, SV2 and TPW – The Philanthropy Workshop – and presents a practical guide for investors. It is oriented toward asset owners and advisors who are serious about including impact in their investment choices. Participants will come away with a better understanding of investment choices and impact measures, techniques for assembling a portfolio, and a personalized action plan for making impact investments.

The Impact Sector:

Explore the ‘theory of change’ that drives the sector and its work to use money and market building to affect positive social and environmental outcomes both domestically and abroad. Learn about the people and organizations that have built the sector to date and examine the results earned so far. Gain an understanding of terms used by investors in the field and resources available to sector participants.

Portfolio Assembly:

Take a deep look at examples and results from active portfolios in the impact sector. Learn about the broad asset choices that are now available to investors – from passive placement of funding to very active direct investments. An understanding of impact metrics will also be included. Filled with personal and professional examples, the course leaders will take you through how they have made investments and the tools they use to consider and ultimately choose an investment. This lively interaction will look at finding and screening investment opportunities, understanding terms of investments and structures used, and convey anecdotes on post-investment experience.

Taking Action:

Impact investing is deeply rooted in a values-centered approach. During Pathways to Impact Investing, you will have a chance to form your own impact strategy and work on aligning your interests with your actions. Pathways to Impact Investing will also provide you materials to help structure your impact investing plan, create a personalized investment policies statement, and identify the ‘next steps’ surfaced during the course.

Join us for an immersive, values-centric 3 day session on impact investing.

Dates & Fees

Dates: October 27 to 29, 2014
Duration: 3 full days (9:00am to 5:30pm)

Fees

General Registration  US $2990.00
Partner Members US $2490.00
SCU Board and Alumni $2490.00

For program information, please contact Joerg Geier, jgeier@scu.edu, 1-408-551-6043.

For questions concerning program logistics and reservation, please contact Dorice Kunis, dkunis@scu.edu, 1-408-551-1868.

Content Partners:

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Nov
12
Wed
Speed Networking @ Mission Room - Lower Benson
Nov 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Speed Networking is one of the most popular activities hosted by the Office of Career Management. Approximately 30 alumni turn out for the evening to speak to students in structured short conversations. Students will have the chance to speak to one or more graduates. Speed Networking is a fun way to meet alumni, build relationships, and explore career pathways.