Ingram Symposium @ Recital Hall, Music and Dance Building
Jan 7 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

You are cordially invited to the twelfth annual

Judge William A. Ingram Memorial Symposium

on Civility in the Legal Profession

presented by
William A. Ingram Inn American Inns of Court

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA

Free of Charge
One hour of MCLE credit available

R.S.V.P. to lmcgeehon@scu.edu no later than JANUARY 5, 2015

5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Wine and Cheese Reception – Adobe Lodge

6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Panel Discussion – Recital Hall, Music and Dance Building

Please join us for an evening of fellowship and reflection,
to remember Bill Ingram and to ponder:


Hon. Mariano-Florentino Cuellar, Associate Justice, California Supreme Court

Hon. Lucy H. Koh, U.S. District Judge, Northern District of California

Moderator: Gerald F. Uelmen, Professor of Law,
Santa Clara University School of Law

This activity has been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of one hour for ethics. Santa Clara University School of Law certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education.

This event is sponsored by the Heafey Center for Trial and Appellate Advocacy and Santa Clara University School of Law.

If you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation, please call Laura McGeehon at (408) 554-4630 one-week prior to the event.

Judge IngramJudge William A. Ingram

Judge William A. Ingram served as a Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California for twenty-six years, including three years as its Chief Judge. The William A. Ingram Inn of Court, which draws its pupils from Stanford, Santa Clara and Lincoln Law Schools, was renamed to honor Judge Ingram, one of the Inn’s founders, and Judge Ingram’s family designated the Inn to receive memorial contributions to endow this Memorial Symposium.

Judge Ingram was a mentor to many lawyers and judges in our community, and the Inn and this symposium seek to promote the ideals of civility, collegiality, and professionalism that he personified.

Ingram Memorial Symposium

2014 – “The Lawyer Bubble: When Will It Burst?”
Steven Harper, Author of “The Lawyer Bubble,” Adjunct Professor, Northwestern University Law School, Chicago, IL
Lisa Kloppenberg, Dean, Santa Clara University School of Law
David Balabanian, Partner, Bingham Law Firm, San Francisco

2013 – “The Ethics of Marketing a Legal Education in a Shrinking Job Market”
Frank H. Wu, Dean, UC Hastings College of the Law
Donald Polden, Dean, Santa Clara  Clara University School of Law;
Joseph H. Moless, Jr., Dean, Lincoln Law School of San Jose.

2012 – “Judicial Nominations and Paper Trails”
Justice Goodwin Liu, California Supreme Court,
Dennis Brown, Gerald Uelmen

2011 – “Maintaining Collegiality in a Contentious Climate”
Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, California Supreme Court
Chief Judge Alex Kozinski, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

2010 – “Campaigns for Judicial Office: The Impact of Caperton v. Massey
Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson, Wisconsin Supreme Court
Justice Ming W. Chin, California Supreme Court

2008 – “Can Law Schools Teach Civility?”
Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, U.C. Irvine School of Law
Professor Deborah Rhode, Stanford University School of Law

2007-08 – “What Can We Learn From Lawyer Jokes,”
Professor Marc Galanter; Judge Patricia M. Lucas, Santa Clara County Superior Court; Thomas Hogan; James Towery

2006 – “The Labeling, Rating and Ranking of Judges”
Judge Alex Kozinski, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Judge Stephen Reinhardt, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

2005 – “Civility in the Process of Choosing Judges”
Judge Ronald M. Whyte, U.S. District Court, N.D. California; Judge Carolyn B. Kuhl, Los Angeles County Superior Court; Professor Joseph Grodin, Hastings College of the Law

2004 – “Judges, Lawyers and Law Reform”
Justice Anthony Kennedy, U.S. Supreme Court; Justice Patricia Bamattre-Manoukian, California Court of Appeal, Sixth District; Thomas Hogan; James Towery

2003 – “Lawyers and Judges: A Common Destiny?”
Chief Justice Mary Schroeder, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; Judge Ronald M. Whyte, U.S. District Court, N.D. California; Mary Alexander; James McManis

Santa Clara Law
Special Projects Office
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053-0428

Phone: (408) 554-4630
Email: lmcgeehon@scu.edu

The 5th Annual Solo Practice Seminar @ Locatelli Center
Jan 22 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Santa Clara Law Office of Career Management and Law Alumni and Development present

The 5th Annual Solo Practice Seminar

Thursday, January 22, 2015

9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.)

Followed by a Reception with Dean Lisa Kloppenberg


Please RSVP by Friday, January 16, 2015. Seating is limited!

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have your own law practice? Do you fear the unknown of what solo practice entails?

The Solo Practice Seminar will help you build the courage and confidence to succeed as a solo practitioner!

On Thursday, January 22, the Office of Career Management and Law Alumni and Development will host a seminar on how to build a solo practice. Whether you are a law student, just graduated, or you have been in practice for years and are thinking about transitioning out of a firm, this program is for you.

Don’t miss this 5th annual seminar! This year our topics include:

  • The Big Decision: Should You Go Solo?
  • The Logistics of Starting a Solo Practice
  • Legal Ethics For Solo Practitioners
  • Marketing and Getting Clients
  • Fees: How to Get Paid, Arbitration, Upfront Collection
  • and more!

Attendees are invited to attend a hosted Networking Reception immediately following this event. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity!

Attendees will be entered into a raffle to win fantastic prizes from our many sponsors, including gift cards, free classes, and free MCLE offerings!

This is a FREE event for current law students. A continental breakfast and lunch will be served.

Up to 6 hours of California MCLE credit will be available, including 1 hour of Ethics credit for Legal Ethics for Solo Practitioners.

Please direct questions to law-ocm@scu.edu or call (408) 554-4350. If you have a disability that requires an accommodation, please call (408) 554-4350 or e-mail at law-ocm@scu.edu at least 72 hours prior to the event.

*Attendance is on a first come, first served basis


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2015 Santa Clara Journal of International Law Symposium @ Benson Center, Williman Room
Feb 6 @ 8:30 am
2015 Santa Clara Journal of International Law Symposium  @ Benson Center, Williman Room | Santa Clara | California | United States

The 2015 Santa Clara Journal of International Law presents
“Critical Global Business Issues: When Theory Meets Practice”

Hosted by Santa Clara Law, the Santa Clara Journal of International Law, and the Center for Global Law and Policy

Friday, February 6th, 2015 (all day)
Saturday, February 7th, 2015 (morning session)

Register Online

Symposium Schedule

The Santa Clara Journal of International Law and the Center for Global Law and Policy cordially invite students, faculty, practitioners, and members of the international legal and business communities to our International Law Symposium. The event will focus on critical issues currently affecting international law and business on a global scale.

The symposium will host panel discussions on topics such as labor and employment, export controls, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, corporate social responsibility, antitrust, and privacy and cyber security. Our panelists come from all across the country to offer us their expertise in these fields. Finally, we are honored to have Richard Boucher, Deputy Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and former Ambassador, as our keynote speaker.

Ambassador Richard BoucherKeynote Speaker: Ambassador Richard Boucher

Ambassador Boucher was formerly the Deputy Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), promoting international standards in major developing markets. Prior to joining OECD, he was the Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia and served as Spokesman for six Secretaries of State. He joined the Foreign Service in 1977 and achieved the personal rank of Career Ambassador, the highest rank obtainable by a career officer. From October 1993 to June 1996 he served as Ambassador to Cyprus, and from 1996 to 1999 he headed the U.S. Consulate General in Hong Kong as the Consul General. He led US efforts as the U.S. Senior Official for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) from July 1999 to April 2000.Mr. Boucher is fluent in English, Chinese, and French.

Symposium Schedule

Friday, February 6, 2015
8:30–9:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00–9:15 a.m. Welcome
9:15–10:45 a.m. Panel 1: Export Controls
10:45–11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m–12:15 p.m. Panel 2: Antitrust
12:15–1:45 p.m. Lunch with Keynote Speaker
1:45–3:15 p.m. Panel 3: the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)
3:15–4:00 p.m. Break
4:00–5:30 p.m. Panel 4: Corporate Social Responsibility
5:30-6:30 p.m. Reception in Williman Room
Saturday, February 7, 2015
8:30–9:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00–9:05 a.m. Welcome
9:05–10:35 a.m. Panel 5: Labor & Employment
10:35–10:50 a.m. Break
10:50 a.m.–12:20 p.m. Panel 6: Privacy & Cyber-security
12:20–12:45 p.m. Closing Remarks

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Advanced PCT Training @ Santa Clara Convention Center
Feb 11 @ 1:00 am – 8:30 am
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Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. and Santa Clara High Tech Law Institute will host “Advanced PCT Training,” featuring Carol Bidwell and David Reed, US Consultants to WIPO on PCT matters with extensive PCT experience.  You can see the agenda (topics subject to change) of the seminar and bios of the speakers below.

There is no cost for the seminar or lunch.

We have applied for 6.0 CLE credits in California.

For more information and to register online, visit the site.


PCT Seminar Agenda for Schwegman Lundberg Woessner 
Santa Clara, CA
February 11, 2015

Topics (Provisional):

Overview of the PCT System

  • Brief Review of the PCT system including the timeline and major phases
  • Requirements for being accorded an international filing date
  • Naming the applicant

Choosing a Receiving Office for US Applicants

  • Requirements for filing in RO/US and RO/IB
  • Pros and Cons of using RO/US and RO/IB
  • Discussion of “applicant of convenience”

Choice of International Authorities for US Applicants

  • Review of ISAs and IPEAs available
  • Things to consider when choosing an ISA

Claiming Priority under the Paris Convention and Furnishing Priority Documents

  • Discussion of Articles 2, 3 and 4 of the Paris Convention
  • Possible legal consequences of EFS-Web filing in the USPTO
  • Discussion of “restarting” the Paris Convention priority period
  • Furnishing priority documents during the international phase
  • Using WIPO’s Digital Access Service

Procedural safeguards

  • Transmittal to RO/IB under PCT Rule 19.4
  • Incorporation by reference
  • Restoration of the right of priority
  • Fee safeguards
  • Preventing and postponing international publication
  • Recording changes in applicant, inventor and agents
  • Rectification of obvious mistakes

Internet Resources

  • PCT resources available on the WIPO Internet site and new search tools
  • Using the WIPO Internet site to view published international applications

Amendments under the PCT and Informal Comments

  • Discussion of Article 19 amendments including where to submit, time limits for doing so and purpose
  • Discussion of Article 34 amendments including where to submit, time limits for doing so and purpose
  • Informal comments on the Written Opinion of the ISA

8 Recent and Upcoming Changes

  • Review of 2013 changes to the PCT regulations
  • July 2014 changes
  • Information on ePCT

Strategies for Entering the National Phase

  • Decisions that applicant must make
  • Special requirements that may be made by Offices
  • Reinstatements of rights when national phase time limits are missed

Entry into the US national phase and By-pass Continuation Practice in view of the America Invents Act

  • Discussion of US national stage entry requirements
  • Requesting early processing instead of waiting for 30 months
  • New USPTO fee structure and a summary of national stage fees
  • Inventor’s oath/declaration both pre-AIA and AIA
  • How to make a domestic benefit claim in a national stage application
  • Claiming priority to a foreign application
  • Patent term adjustment for national stage applications
  • Filing a by-pass continuation as an option
  • Advantages and disadvantages of national stage entry and by-pass continuations
  • Transition applications for first inventor to file provisions of AIA

PCT and the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH)

  • Information on Global PPH and IP5 PPH pilots
  • Using the PCT work products to get onto the PPH
  • Requirements for PCT-PPH in the USPTO

Where to get help

  • Contact information for US consultants to WIPO
  • Where to get help at the USPTO
  • Contact information for WIPO staff
11th Annual Diversity Gala @ Triton Museum
Feb 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Please RSVP by Thursday, January 22, 2015

Come join the conversation with Santa Clara Law’s 11th annual Diversity Gala on February 12th. Join us in recognizing renowned leaders in the legal profession. The Diversity Gala was developed to inspire organization leaders and students to hold a meaningful conversation regarding diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.  This year, we are proud to announce Dorian Daley, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary of Oracle Corporation, as the Chair of this event!

Event sponsors fund the Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Scholarship, which is awarded to law students who demonstrate a commitment to equality, inclusion, and social justice for the most disadvantaged members of our society. As a result of the generous support of the sponsors of the 10th Annual Diversity Gala, we were able to raise more than $40,000 to support the Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Scholarship Fund.

We invite you to support the Gala and increase your organization’s profile on the Santa Clara Law campus by becoming an event sponsor. To find more information about sponsorship opportunities click here. Please feel free to contact Vicki Huebner, Assistant Dean, Office of Career Management regarding sponsorships at (408) 551-1896 or vhuebner@scu.edu.

Save the date to help celebrate and increase diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.

Bonus Program: If you are available to join an earlier discussion about diversity, you are also invited to attend a Diversity Lecture on-campus that same day!

Spring 2015 Social Justice Diversity Lecture
Professor Daria Roithmayr (USC Law)

“Reproducing Racism: How Everyday Choices Lock In White Advantage”

February 12, 2015
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Santa Clara University, Arts & Sciences Building, Wiegand Room
MCLE Credits Available

Click here for more details:  law.scu.edu/socialjustice/diversity-lectures.

Presenting the Diversity Gala Lifetime Achievement Award to Jeanette Leach, Assistant Dean for Diversity Programs.

The recipients of the Santa Clara Law Social Justice and Human Rights Award and the Santa Clara University Diversity Gala Organization of the Year Award will be announced shortly.

Each year two individuals are selected for the Santa Clara Law Social Justice and Human Rights Award.  Past honorees have included:

  • Simao Avila ‘83
  • Michelle Banks
  • Elizabeth Birch ‘85
  • Dorian Daley ‘86
  • The Honorable Edward Davila
  • The Honorable Phyllis Hamilton ‘76
  • Victor Marquez ‘90
  • The Honorable Carlos R. Moreno
  • Leon Panetta ‘63
  • Luis Rodriguez ‘92
  • The Honorable Rise Jones Pichon ‘76,
  • Andrew Vu ‘93
  • Keith Wattley ‘99

Our inaugural Diversity Gala Organization of the Year Award was given in October 2011 and thus far the award has been presented to:

  • Intel Corporation
  • Google, Inc.
  • Kaiser Foundation Health Plan

Thank you to our Sponsors:

Title Sponsor

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Platinum Sponsors


Perkins Coie

Gold Sponsors

Blakely Sokoloff Taylor Zafman LLP

Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner


Hogan Lovells

Morgan Lewis

Novak Druce

Silver Sponsors

Baker Botts

Individual Sponsor


Diversity Gala sponsorship info

Read about current and past Diversity Gala awardees

Diversity Law Day @ Bannan 127
Feb 21 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

What can you do as a law student at Santa Clara to effect change? Explore the many different answers to this question during Diversity Law Day. You will hear from faculty, clinical programs, alumni and current students throughout the day. This event is open to anyone interested in law school. 

 In compliance with the ADA/504, please direct your accommodation requests to Annemarie Scott at ascott@scu.edu at least 72 hours before the event. 

Fifth Annual Internet Law Works-in-Progress Event
Mar 7 all-day

Fifth Annual Internet Law Works-in-Progress Event

Traveling to Santa Clara

Call for Papers

We invite your participation in the Fifth Annual Internet Law Work-in-Progress conference at Santa Clara University School of Law on March 7, 2015. The conference series is co-sponsored by the High Tech Law Institute at Santa Clara University School of Law and the Institute for Information Law and Policy at the New York Law School.

The work-in-progress event was created for Internet law scholars to receive feedback about their papers and projects from their academic peers. We take a broad view of the topics that fit under the Internet Law umbrella. The conference has three categories of participation:

papers-in-progress. We might allocate additional presentation time to presentations that meet the following specifications: (1) a feedback-ready paper draft is submitted no later than February 20, 2015 at noon–no extensions!; and (2) as of March 7, 2015, the paper draft has not been circulated for publication or posted to SSRN or a similar site.

projects-in-progress. This covers presentations on any other academic project, ranging from nearly finished papers to half-baked ideas.

discussant. Space permitting, we welcome other scholars to join the conversation as active audience participants.

How to Participate

If you would like to participate, email Eric Goldman (egoldman@gmail.com) the following information by the initial deadline of November 10, 2014 at noon:

* your name, contact information and affiliation
* your preferred category of participation
* the title of your project

We expect to notify accepted participants by November 17, 2014. We will evaluate submissions after the initial deadline on a space-available basis.

There is no event participation fee, but all participants are responsible for their own travel and lodging expenses. We will provide further information about transportation and lodging soon.  There are no publication obligations associated with presenting at the event.

Game Night

Game nights have become legendary at this conference. Past events have included PowerPoint karaoke, Dungeons & Dragons and more. See, e.g.,https://secure.flickr.com/photos/81901130@N03/sets/72157633737216641/ Although the details haven’t finalized, we expect we’ll have another game night to remember on March 7. Plan your travel schedule accordingly!

More Information

Contact Eric Goldman at egoldman@gmail.com with any questions or comments.

Past Events:

NCIP Justice for All Awards Gala @ Hotel Sofitel, Redwood City
Mar 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Trina Grillo Retreat 2015 @ Santa Clara University
Mar 20 @ 9:00 am – Mar 21 @ 5:00 pm

Trina Grillo Retreat 2015
  Re-Imagining Social Justice Lawyering:  The Next Generation

The Center for Social Justice and Public Service  at Santa Clara Law will host the next Trina Grillo Retreat. The Retreat provides a unique opportunity for law students, faculty, and practitioners to exchange viewpoints, explore career opportunities, and formulate creative strategies for social justice. The Retreat is co-sponsored by SALT and a consortium of law schools including Santa Clara Law. To learn more, please contact Deborah Moss-West (dmosswest@scu.edu). Thank you.

Trina Grillo

Grillo Consortium

Trina Grillo Bio

Digital Health CLE presented by McDermott Will & Emery @ Williman Room, Benson Center
Apr 16 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Digital Health CLE Event

presented by

McDermott, Will & Emery


More information to follow. Please check back.