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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11th Annual Diversity Gala @ Triton Museum
Feb 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm


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

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.

Thank you to our Sponsors:

Title Sponsor

Cooley LLP logo

Platinum Sponsors


Perkins Coie

Gold Sponsors

Blakely Sokoloff Taylor Zafman LLP

Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner


Hogan Lovells

Morgan Lewis

Novak Druce

Hopkins & Carley

Silver Sponsors

Baker Botts

Individual Sponsor


Diversity Gala sponsorship info

Read about current and past Diversity Gala awardees