Thursday, April 11th: A luncheon for our graduating students.
The luncheon will take place from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. in Leavey Center.
RSVP's required via Evite. More details will follow closer to the event date.
Thursday, May 23: Public Interest and Social Justice Law Celebration and Graduation Ceremony
The Celebration will begin at 3:00 p.m. in the Williman Room in Benson Center. Invitations to be sent out.
Friday, May 24: High Tech Law Institute Graduation Celebration
A celebration of our high tech law community - 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., California Mission Room, Benson Center. Invitations to be sent out, more information to follow.
Friday, May 24: Law Commencement Liturgy
Students of all faiths, their families, and friends are cordially invited to participate in this celebration. It is a time for giving thanks and praise for the gifts given and received while at Santa Clara and for asking a blessing on the graduates and their futures. The Law Commencement Liturgy begins at 4:00 p.m. in the Mission Church. Immediately following the liturgy there is a special reception for graduates. This special reception takes place on the St. Ignatius Lawn.
Saturday, May 25: Commencement Ceremony and Reception
Graduates will be honored in this ceremony taking place at 9:30 a.m. in the Mission Gardens. No tickets are required. Seating is first come first served. A light reception in the Mission Gardens will immediately follow the ceremony.
A cap and gown are required to be worn by each graduate participating in the Law Commencement ceremony.
- Attire may be rented at the Campus Bookstore.
- The cost to rent attire is $97.95 plus tax.
- The rental includes tam, gown, hood and tassel.
- You will get to keep the tam, hood and tassel, but need to return the gown.
- Attire must be returned to the campus bookstore immediately following the commencement ceremony. Attire return will take place in front of the bookstore.
- Failure to return the attire will warrant the placing of a hold on your student account. You will be billed $350.00 to replace the attire.
- When picking up your attire remember to pick-up your name card. (Name card will be included in attire order).
- Bring this name card with you to the commencement ceremony; your name will be read from this name card as you receive your diploma cover.
- Attire rentals will begin on Monday, May 13th. The attire rentals will be downstairs in the Text department at the new On-Line Order/Buyback counter located near the Law Section of the store. Just come in through the main entrance and go down to the Text department. You do not need to preorder a gown. The Bookstore purchases the gowns in bulk according to height. You will need to go in and give your name and height. You will receive your attire (a cap, gown and hood) and a name card. This is the card you will give the name reader (Professor Jimenez) during the ceremony. The name card also has your seat number on it. Make sure to bring this card with you to the ceremony!
- Hours of operation:
Monday thru Thursday: 8:30 am-6:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 am-5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am-2:00 pm
Graduation day: 8:00 am-2:00 pm (gowns returned in the front of the Bookstore)
- Attire must be returned to the campus bookstore immediately following the commencement ceremony. Attire return will take place in front of the bookstore. Failure to return the attire will warrant the placing of a hold on your student account. You will be billed $350.00 to replace the attire.
Order announcements from Balfour/CB Graduation Announcements via the web at cbgrad.com/ or by calling 1-800-433-0296 Your degree is "Juris Doctor" or, if you are in the LL.M program, "Legum Magister". Balfour will also be on campus on February 5th from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. and February 6th from noon until 6:00 p.m.
David Drummond joined Google in 2002, and today is senior vice president and chief legal officer. He leads Google's global teams for legal, government relations, corporate development (M&A and investment projects) and new business development (strategic partnerships and licensing opportunities).
David was first introduced to Google in 1998 as a partner in the corporate transactions group at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati, one of the nation's leading law firms representing technology businesses. He served as Google's first outside counsel and worked with Larry Page and Sergey Brin to incorporate the company and secure its initial rounds of financing. During his tenure at Wilson Sonsini, David worked with a wide variety of technology companies to help them manage complex transactions such as mergers, acquisitions and initial public offerings.
David earned his bachelor's degree in history from Santa Clara University and his JD from Stanford Law School.
GradImages will take three pictures of each graduate during the ceremony: one "portrait style" photo, one photo of each graduate as he/she receives his/her diploma cover and one at the bottom of the ramp as each graduate leaves the stage. GradImages will send you proofs and ordering information after the graduation ceremony. Your proofs will be sent to the address you have given us on your petition to graduate.
Reserved Seating and Reserved Parking
Reserved seating and parking will be available for individuals with a medical or physical disability. Please fill out the Reserved Seating/Parking Form and return it to Joanie Schuller (Heafey room 223) or firstname.lastname@example.org). Please don’t wait until the last minute to turn in this form—do it ASAP! All forms must be turned into Joanie by Friday, May 17th. All seats released 15 minutes before ceremony begins. All other seating and parking is on a first come first serve basis. If you'd like to drop off relatives, family or friends, please do so in the parking lot behind Adobe Lodge (off of Lafayette Street). This is the closest area to the ceremony-please remember you may only drop off, but YOU CAN'T PARK HERE!
Robing for the Commencement Ceremony
On the morning of commencement, graduates should report to the steps in front of Heafey/Bergin facing the Alameda Mall no later than 8:30 a.m. to robe into their attire. We will begin lining up at 9:00 a.m. The ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m. and usually lasts for about 2 hours.
Tickets for the Commencement Ceremony
Tickets are not required to attend the commencement ceremony or reception. All seating and parking (except for those with a medical or physical disability, see above) is on a first come, first served basis. You are not allowed to reserve or hold seats for individuals not present.
Length of Ceremony
The length of the cermony varies from year-to-year based on the length of the speeches. It usually averages between one and a half to two hours in length.
Commencement day is one of life’s most memorable events, and having a DVD to remember this special event is important to every family.
When the members of the graduating class receive their diplomas, the day will be preserved on a commemorative DVD.
A professionally produced DVD of the ceremony is being created for you by Graduation Nation. Observe an unobstructed perspective of the events as professional videographers capture the graduation ceremony from start to finish. A copy of the DVD can be reserved at www.graduationnation.com.
Special Law Graduation Hotel Room Rates
Special Law Graduation Hotel Room Rate at Candlewood Suites
Friday, May 24, 2013, Saturday, May 25, 2013 and Sunday May 23, 2013
481 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053
Across the street from Santa Clara University
Studio Suites - $129.99 per night plus tax
One bedroom suites - $159.99 plus tax
Please reserve by 5:00 p.m. Friday, April 26, 2013. The group rate may not be available after this date/time.
Individual Reservation Process
Individual Guest Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly at 408-241-9305 ext. 2 and referring to group code LSG. Reservations can also be made by contacting the Director of Sales at 408-241-9302 ext. 402 or via email at email@example.com.
You can also make your reservations using this link.
All reservations will require a credit card number, with expiration date to guarantee late arrival and cover no show charges, if applicable.
Cancellations/no show charges (one night’s room/tax) will be assessed for all reservations not cancelled by 6:00 p.m. on the day prior to arrival.
For any additional questions please contact Joanie Schuller, Special Projects Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or (408) 554-5473.