Diversity Gala and Inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Summit @ Mission Room in Benson Center and Locatelli Event Center
Feb 27 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Santa Clara Law and the Law Career Services Office present the

10th Annual Diversity Gala and Inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Summit

February 27th, 2014
5:00  to 8:00 p.m.
Santa Clara University

Please click here to register or contribute to the event.
Please RSVP by Friday, February 7, 2014

Come join the conversation with Santa Clara Law’s 10th annual Diversity Gala and the inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Summit on February 27th. Join us in recognizing renowned leaders in the legal profession. The Summit will commence at 5 p.m. with distinguished speakers and move into the Gala where contributions to diversity will be celebrated and relationships between students and potential mentors will grow at 6 p.m.

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 diverse ethnic social groups that Justice Marshall worked diligently to protect throughout his career as a lawyer and a jurist. 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.

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

Diversity and Inclusion Summit

February 27th, 2014
5:00  to 6:00 p.m.
California Mission Room in Benson Center, Santa Clara University
1 Hour Elimination of Bias CLE

Moderated discussion by
Dean Lisa Kloppenberg
Santa Clara University School of Law


Tony Estremera
Directing Attorney, Legal Aid Society of Santa Clara County

Honorable Rise Pichon ’76
Judge of the Superior Court of Santa Clara County

Karen Robinson
Director of Litigation, Adobe Systems Inc.

Cristina Rubke ’04
Counsel, Shartsis Friese LLP

Diversity Gala

February 27th, 2014
6:00  to 8:00 p.m.
Locatelli Event Center, Santa Clara University

Presenting The Santa Clara Law Social Justice and Human Rights Award to

Michelle Banks
Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Gap Inc.

Luis Rodriguez ’92
President of the State Bar of California and Division Chief, Law Office of the Los Angeles County Public Defender

The Santa Clara University
Diversity Gala Organization of the Year Award to

Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.

Thank you to our Sponsors:

Title Sponsor

Cooley LLP logo

Major Sponsors

iron-mountain-logo Latham & Watkins Orrick

Stroz Friedberg Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP Perkins Coie
Sheppard Mullin Paul Hastings Logo  

Platinum Sponsors

Littler Laughlin Falbo Levy & Moresi LLP

Honorable Judge Rise Jones Pichon ’76

Gold Sponsors

Axiom logo Blakely Sokoloff Taylor Zafman LLP Hogan Lovells
Hopkins & Carley Morgan Lewis intel-logo

Dorian Daley ’86

Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office Santa Clara County Public Defender's Office

Silver Sponsors

Baker Botts Bingham
Wilson Sonsini

Bar Association Sponsors

SCC-Black-Lawyers-Assn South Asian Bar Association
sccba-logo IABA logo

Individual Sponsors

Major, Lindsay & Africa Legal Search Consultants PLI-Logo

Honorable Leonard Edwards
Cindy Hendrickson
Sharon Kirsch
Jennifer Murakami
Christine Peek
Elizabeth Pipkin
Jeff Rosen
Nahal Iravani-Sani
Barmak Sani

Corporate Sponsors


Diversity Gala sponsorship info

Read about current and past Diversity Gala awardees

High Tech Career Fair @ California Mission Room
Mar 13 @ 4:30 pm – Mar 13 @ 6:30 pm

Students: To register for this event , please use the Event tab in SCU Law Jobs.
Students should register by Monday , March 10th, 2014.

Explore potential employers at the 2014 High Tech Career Fair

Title Sponsor


Major Sponsors

Kilpatrick Townsend

Patron Sponsors

Cooley Goodwin-Procter Foley
Blakely Sokoloff Taylor Zafman LLP O'Melveny Morrison Foerster
Lowenstein McDermott, Will & Emery


Knobbe Martens Latham Morgan Lewis
Orrick Logo Paul Hastings Logo Wilson Sonsini Logo
Simpson Thacher K&L Gates Oracle
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Mueller Law Dickstein Shapiro LLP
EFI Fish and Richardson Jones Day
Nixon Peabody Novak Druce
Up Your Game: Six Timeless Principles for Networking Your Way to the Top @ Locatelli Events Center
Mar 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Up Your Game: Six Timeless Principles for Networking Your Way to the Top

Presenter: David Bradford

“The Bottlecap Kid,” is Executive Chairman and former CEO of HireVue, former CEO of Fusion-io, and a member of the Utah Technology Council Hall of Fame. As a proven business leader with over 30 years of experience in the computer industry, David is known for accelerating the growth and performance of game-changing organizations by utilizing his “UP Principles.” His last two companies are two of the fastest growing businesses in the U.S. with Fusion-io as #4, and HireVue as #44, on Deloitte’s 2013 Technology Fast 500. Under Bradford’s leadership, Fusion-io was also named the “No. 1 innovation up and comer in the world” by BusinessWeek in 2009 and the “second most promising IT company” of 2010 by The Wall Street Journal. Learn more about David at DavidBradford.com.

Follow the link to RSVP: http://bit.ly/1kbR97N

Nail That OCI Pre-Screen! Tips on Professionalism, Effective Communication and Navigating an Interview @ Bannan 127
Apr 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lee Anne Masetti-MartinMost pre-screen interviews last 20 minutes. In that time, you need to market yourself effectively and make a successful connection with your interviewer. Lee Anne Masetti-Martin, Patent Attorney Recruiting Manager at Morrison & Foerster will discuss tips, strategies and techniques to maximize your time and create a positive and professional impression with your OCI interviewer. As a bonus, she will also talk about the Patent Law Interview Program including how to navigate the networking receptions, and the interview program as a whole.

If you are interested in learning more about on-campus interviews, pre-screens or the Patent Law Interview Program, don’t miss this informative session!

OCI 101 Webinar
Jul 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The focus of this webinar will be how to accept, schedule a pre-screen interview through SCU Law Jobs for OCI. This webinar will also cover pre-screen prep tips and will touch on what a callback interview is, and how to navigate that process. Questions from participants will be fielded.

Alumni Workshop: Graduate Career Launch Program @ Williman Room
Aug 12 @ 4:00 pm – Aug 12 @ 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: Focusing your Job Search


From Here to Attorney (Evening Students) @ Bannan 241
Aug 12 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Students will be introduced to the role and function of the Office of Career Management. Additionally, we will empower students with information to managing their career development.

From Here To Attorney (Day Students) @ Mission Room - Lower Benson
Aug 14 @ 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

Students will be introduced to the role and function of the Office of Career Management. Additionally, we will empower students with information to managing their career development.

HUD Legal Honors Info Session @ Bannan 135
Aug 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Come meet attorneys from the local HUD field office to learn about the scope of work performed by the Office of General Counsel and application procedures to get hired into the Honors Program. HUD’s Legal Honors Program for graduating law students, graduate law students and judicial law clerks serves as the Department’s only recruitment program for entry-level attorneys. Applications for the Honors Program are due by September 5th. Don’t miss this chance to learn more!

First Year Friday – Laying the Foundation to Begin Your Job Search @ Bannan 127 and 135
Aug 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

This program is the launching point for the novice job seeker to begin his/her own self-assessment and market exploration. In this interactive session participants will be given tools to research alumni, practice their elevator pitch, and navigate a networking event.