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13th Annual Diversity Gala

April 5, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Diversity Gala

Join Santa Clara Law for the 13th Annual Diversity Gala on April 5, 2017 at the Corinthian Grand Ballroom in downtown San Jose to recognize renowned individuals and organizations which have promoted a diverse and inclusive workplace. The Diversity Gala was developed to inspire organization leaders and students to hold a meaningful conversation regarding diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.

Proceeds from the Diversity Gala fund the Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Scholarship which was established as a means of enabling future generations of lawyers to continue the work of Justice Marshall. The scholarship is available to currently enrolled Santa Clara Law students who:

  1. Demonstrate an academic interest in equality, inclusion and social justice;
  2. Possess a record of community service, and are committed to eliminating racial, social and economic disadvantage in under-served communities; and
  3. Intend to pursue a legal career that advances equality and social justice.



Event Details

2017 Diversity Gala Sponsorship Levels

Directions and parking for Corinthian Grand Ballroom


Jim ObergefellThe Santa Clara University School of Law Social Justice and Human Rights Award to:

Jim Obergefell was the named plaintiff in the landmark Supreme Court marriage equality case Obergefell v. Hodges, a case involving more than thirty marriage equality plaintiffs from four states. After the Supreme Court ruling made marriage equality the law across the entire United States on June 26, 2015, Jim has embraced a career as a speaker with the APA Agency and continued his work as an LGBTQ activist.

Apple Inc.Diversity Gala Organization of the Year award to: Apple Inc.

Apple has continued its commitment to diversity by creating a diverse culture that’s inclusive of disability, religious belief, sexual orientation, and service to country. The Diversity Network Associations (DNAs) at Apple are groups where employees can make connections that create trust and a feeling of belonging; where everyone can find community and feel supported.

Major Sponsor:

Kilpatrick Townsend

Platinum Sponsors:

Cooley LLP

Dorian Daley

Hannig Law LLP


Intel Morgan Lewis Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP


Gold Sponsors:

Fenwick & West LLP Hogan Lovells Hopkins Carley


Littler Polsinelli Santa Clara County


Santa Clara County District Attorney Vinson & Elkins LLP  


Silver Sponsors:

Honorable Judge
Edward Davila

Ebay Inc. Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP


David Garrett

Indo-American Chamber of Commerce Laughlin Falbo Levy & Moresi LLP


Schwegman Lundberg Woessner White and Case  


2016 Diversity Gala

2015 Diversity Gala

Past Award Winners and Award Criteria



April 5, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Office of Career Management
(408) 554-4350


Corinthian Grand Ballroom
196 N. 3rd Street
San Jose, 95112
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    13th Annual Diversity Gala

  • April 5, 2017
  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Corinthian Grand Ballroom