September – October 2014
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.
(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 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.”
Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. and the High Tech Law Institute
Navigating the Software Patent Landscape in the European Patent Office:
An Examiner’s View
“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.
Four hours of California MCLE is offered upon completion.
Dr. 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.
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.
Moderator: Alex Turnbull, UK and European Patent Attorney, TLIP Ltd
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Join us as we celebrate twenty years of education, service and success.
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.
View the Save the Date postcard and feel free to share with your friends.
About Luis J. Rodriguez, Keynote Speaker
On 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.
Santa Clara University Executive Education
“Pathways to Impact Investing”
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.
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.
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)
General Registration US $2990.00
Partner Members US $2490.00
SCU Board and Alumni $2490.00
For program information, please contact Joerg Geier, email@example.com, 1-408-551-6043.
For questions concerning program logistics and reservation, please contact Dorice Kunis, firstname.lastname@example.org, 1-408-551-1868.