March – October 2014
Enjoy a pre-St. Patrick’s Day gathering with alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends of Santa Clara Law. A portion of the events proceeds will be donated by O’Flaherty’s to the Santa Clara Law Alumni Scholarship. Bring your best limerick!
Thursday, March 13, 2014
5:30pm – 8pm
Brendan O’Flaherty ’85U ’89 J.D.
David Mulvehill, G.M.
The Law Alumni Board of Directors
The Northern California Innocence Project is pleased to invite you to our Seventh Annual Justice for All Awards Dinner!
The Justice for All Awards Dinner provides the resources for NCIP to free innocent prisoners and reform the criminal justice system. At the dinner we thank supporters, like you, and celebrate the accomplishments of the exonerees you have helped to free.
This year we honor:
Leadership Award: Denise Foderaro Quattrone. Denise’s leadership and unwavering determination to exonerate the wrongfully convicted and make policy changes to prevent future wrongful convictions inspires others to act on behalf of the wrongfully convicted.
The Cookie Ridolfi Freedom Award: George Souliotes. George was wrongfully convicted of arson and triple murder and spent 16 years in prison. George has demonstrated courage, fortitude and grace in facing down and transcending gross injustice. This award was named for NCIP co-founder Professor Kathleen “Cookie” Ridolfi.
Pro Bono Award: Jim Brosnahan, Morrison & Foerster LLP. Jim courageously stepped forward to represent George Souliotes at trial with fewer than two months to prepare. To have Jim, one of the most respected and recognized trial lawyers in the country, lead this trial was the most incredible gift imaginable.
Justice Award: Police Chief Scott Seaman. Chief Seaman is a tireless advocate for improving the methods law enforcement agencies statewide use to collect and preserve eyewitness identification evidence. His efforts will help to prevent wrongful convictions based on misidentification.
We hope to see you there! Get your table or tickets early as space is limited. Tickets can be purchased here.
SATURDAY, APRIL 5, 2014
Celebration of Achievement Gala & Alumni Awards
The Celebration of Achievement honors lawyers who have made a difference for Santa Clara Law.
The Community comes together to acknowledge the significant contributions of alumni and friends from far and wide.
6:30 pm – Reception
7:30 pm – Dinner*
8:30 pm – Awards Program
9:30 pm – Program concludes
(* menu below)
The Alumni Special Achievement Award – Howard Charney ’73 M.B.A. ’77 J.D.
The Santa Clara Law Amicus Award - Joseph W. Cotchett
The Edwin J. Owens Lawyer of the Year Award - The Honorable James C. Emerson ’73 J.D.
The Young Alumni Rising Star Award - Karin Frenza Cogbill ’06 J.D.
Special thanks to our 2014 Sponsors!
PLATINUM SPONSOR – $5,000
GOLD SPONSOR – $3,000
SILVER SPONSOR – $2,000
BRONZE SPONSOR – $1,000
TABLE HOST – $1,750
TABLE HOST YOUNG ALUMNI – $1,500
INDIVIDUAL TICKET – $150 per person
YOUNG ALUMNI INDIVIDUAL TICKET – $125 per person (graduate from last ten years)
Deadline for inclusion in Gala Program is 3/14/2014.
For more information, contact Law Alumni & Development Office at (408)554-5496.
CELEBRATION OF ACHIEVEMENT ALUMNI AWARDS DINNER
Organic Field Greens, Belgian Endive, Ricotta Salata Cheese, Port Wine Marinated Cranberries, Toasted Almonds, Creamy Vinaigrette
Grilled Filet Mignon, Gorgonzola Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Mushrooms, Shallot Sauce
Baked Honey Thyme Salmon, Fingerling Potatoes, Forest Mushrooms, Lemon Thyme Butter
Wild Mushroom and Puff Pastry Crisp, Sauteed Spinach, Brandy Cream
Assorted Rolls and Butter
Chocolate Almond Zuccotto with Chocolate Sauce, & Amaretto Crème Anglaise
Return to campus to reminisce with your classmates and reconnect with Faculty and Staff. Law Reunion Classes: 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004 and 2009.