Calendar

September – October 2014

Sep 17 Wed
SF Trial Lawyers Association Summer 2015 Trial Advocacy Fellowship Program Info Session @ Bannan 127
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association Summer 2015 Trial Advocacy Fellowship Program Info Session on Wednesday, September 17th at 5:00pm!
Learn about a unique opportunity to work in several plaintiff’s law firms. Get hands on litigation experience and receive a $6000 stipend for the summer!
To get information about the application process including requirements, general guidelines, deadline and what the fellowship includes, please attend this session on Wednesday, Sept. 17th!
Date: Wednesday, September 17th
Room: B127
Time: 5:00-6:00
*Light snacks provided.

 

 

Sep 18 Thu
September Application Workshop @ Bannan 238
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.

 

Sep 24 Wed
Alumni Workshop: Graduate Career Launch Program @ Bannan Hall 127
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

This event is meant for 2014 graduates to help you jumpstart your career. There will be a presentation, a resume review workshop, as well as a LinkedIn photo shoot.

Please RSVP to these events on Symplicity.

The schedule is:
4:00 – 5:30 PM: LinkedIn headshot photos and resume review with staff.

5:30 – 6:00 PM: Break and refreshments.

6:00 – 7:00 PM: Presentation: Staffing Agencies, or How to Get Your Foot In the Door

Sep 25 Thu
Fall 2014 Social Justice Visiting Practitioner @ Bannan Hall Room 135
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Paul Henderson

PAUL HENDERSON
(Mayor’s Office, City of San Francisco)

“Public Interest Law is a Life Choice; Not Just a Career Choice
Frontline Reflections from a Public Servant and Political Analyst

Food will be provided.

Wine and cheese reception at 5:00 p.m., Bergin Hall Strong Common

Paul Henderson is Deputy Chief of Staff & Public Safety Director, Mayor’s Office, City of San Francisco. Mr. Henderson is a principal advisor to the Mayor and is responsible for the development and implementation of strategic policy and administration among various cabinet and supervisory officials of the local government. Prior to joining the Mayor’s office, Mr. Henderson was Chief of Administration and prosecutor for the District Attorney of San Francisco. Mr. Henderson regularly contributes to CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, and many other media outlets. He is currently the on-air legal analyst for CBS News.

Prior to joining the Mayor’s office, Mr. Henderson served as Chief of Administration and prosecutor for the District Attorney of San Francisco.  As a trial attorney with nearly two decades of courtroom experience, Mr. Henderson successfully handled all types of cases in the criminal justice system. As a leader and innovator, Mr. Henderson is recognized for introducing numerous cutting-edge programs of national consequence including, a modified approach to 3 strikes, juvenile drug court, juvenile domestic violence court, drug possession court, community justice court and a neighborhood DA program.  Over the years these programs have served as model initiatives of national recognition that have contributed to the reform of the criminal justice system. Mr. Henderson’s service as Chief Administrator constituted the highest ranking position in the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office ever held by either a LGBT or an African-American male attorney. Mr. Henderson has developed curricula and conducted trainings for legal professionals, public agencies and elected officials across the country. Most notably, Mr. Henderson serves on the national faculty for the Department of Justice where he trains other attorneys and municipalities on how to develop and implement innovative criminal justice models.

A native of San Francisco, Paul worked his way through his undergraduate studies at UCLA before venturing off to earn his Juris Doctorate from Tulane University.   As a speaker and attorney, Paul Henderson has made over 400 televised appearances and he regularly contributes to CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, and many other media outlets.  He is currently the on-air legal analyst for CBS News. California Magazine recently identified Mr. Henderson as “one of the most astute legal minds in the state.”

Wine and cheese reception for Fall 2014 Visiting Practitioner @ Bergin Hall Strong Common
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm


Paul Henderson

PAUL HENDERSON
(Mayor’s Office, City of San Francisco)

Paul Henderson was appointed Deputy Chief of Staff & Public Safety Director by the Mayor of the City of San Francisco, Edwin M. Lee, in March, 2011. As Deputy Chief of Staff, Mr. Henderson serves as a principal advisor to the Mayor and is responsible for the development and implementation of strategic policy and administration among various cabinet and supervisory officials of the local government. The City of San Francisco has over 27,000 employees, and Mr. Henderson is responsible for managing the various city departments that provide direct support to the Mayor on major issues affecting the city with an emphasis on the criminal justice system and local, state and federal partners.

Prior to joining the Mayor’s office, Mr. Henderson served as Chief of Administration and prosecutor for the District Attorney of San Francisco.  As a trial attorney with nearly two decades of courtroom experience, Mr. Henderson successfully handled all types of cases in the criminal justice system. As a leader and innovator, Mr. Henderson is recognized for introducing numerous cutting-edge programs of national consequence including, a modified approach to 3 strikes, juvenile drug court, juvenile domestic violence court, drug possession court, community justice court and a neighborhood DA program.  Over the years these programs have served as model initiatives of national recognition that have contributed to the reform of the criminal justice system. Mr. Henderson’s service as Chief Administrator constituted the highest ranking position in the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office ever held by either a LGBT or an African-American male attorney. Mr. Henderson has developed curricula and conducted trainings for legal professionals, public agencies and elected officials across the country. Most notably, Mr. Henderson serves on the national faculty for the Department of Justice where he trains other attorneys and municipalities on how to develop and implement innovative criminal justice models.

A native of San Francisco, Paul worked his way through his undergraduate studies at UCLA before venturing off to earn his Juris Doctorate from Tulane University.   As a speaker and attorney, Paul Henderson has made over 400 televised appearances and he regularly contributes to CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, and many other media outlets.  He is currently the on-air legal analyst for CBS News. California Magazine recently identified Mr. Henderson as “one of the most astute legal minds in the state.”

Sep 26 Fri
Navigating the Software Patent Landscape in the European Patent Office: An Examiner’s View @ Bannan Hall
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. and the High Tech Law Institute

present

Navigating the Software Patent Landscape in the European Patent Office:
An Examiner’s View

Register Online

“Navigating the Software Patent Landscape in the European Patent Office:  An Examiner’s View” aims to explain the EPO approach to software patents, and its history. The format  of the conference will begin with an overview of the current EPO approach to software patents by current EPO examiners. The presentation will be followed by interactive workshops moderated by EPO patent practitioners. The workshops will focus on the identification of patentable subject matter and how to develop arguments for patentability.

This conference is ideal for patent attorneys, agents and other legal professionals that advise on intellectual property protection of software and related technologies.

The event is complimentary, but you must register in advance.

Register Online

Four hours of California MCLE is offered upon completion.

Speakers:

John-CollinsDr. John Collins, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A., graduated with an honours degree in Medical Physics from London University and went on to obtain his doctorate in Physics from London University. After a couple of years post-doctoral research, he entered the patent profession in 1990. He is a Chartered Physicist, a Member of the Institute of Physics and a Member of the European Physical Society. His practice has covered a wide range of technical fields including logic design, medical equipment, telecommunications, Internet related technology, neural networks, genetic algorithms, speech recognition, active noise control, encryption, software and business methods. He has considerable experience of proceedings before the European Patent Office, including oppositions and appeals and also has experience in litigation both in the UK and the USA.


Cristina-Margarido Christina Margarido, EPO Examiner, holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Porto University, Portugal, as well as a post-graduation in management. After a couple of years in Research, she became a Patent Examiner at the EPO in 2002. Her field of work ranges from electronic business, electronic payment, and devices for supporting learning. She has worked in search, examination and opposition of European Patent and Patent Applications.

 


Luca Falo, EPO Examiner, graduated magna cum laude in Electronic Engineering at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” in February 2000, with a dissertation in Artifical Intelligence. After graduation, he joined the Italian Air Force as Engineering Officer (Lieutenant). Since 2002 he has been a Patent Examiner at the EPO, first in the Telecommunication cluster and then in Directorate 1958 (Business Methods/Computer implemented inventions). He took further studies in International Law and Comparative Law at the University of Trento, Italy, and he has passed the European Qualifying Examination (EQE) in 2010.


Alex-TurnbullModerator:  Alex Turnbull, UK and European Patent Attorney, TLIP Ltd

Oct 3 Fri
First Year Friday – Marketing Yourself in Writing: Cover Letter Drafting and Preparation @ Bannan 127 and 135
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
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

 

Oktoberfest-SmallThe Northern California Innocence Project

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
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

James Yoon, Esq., Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati

 

Event Partners:

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Oct 15 Wed
Public Interest Career Information Fair @ First Floor Bannan Hall
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.