Sandee W. Magliozzi

Associate Dean for Experiential Learning; Clinical Professor


Professor Magliozzi believes in the development of lawyer competencies by helping students’ leverage their experiential learning opportunities to gain many of the benchmark experiences and skills they need in bridging the gap to law practice. She is a member of the leadership team working on the law school’s Leadership Education Initiative, as well as a member of the Curriculum Committee. Professor Magliozzi has served on the National Association for Legal Professionals Board of Directors and is often asked to write and speak on attorney professional development issues and is a contributing author to The Art and Science of Strategic Talent Management in Law Firms (West, September 2010).

Professor Magliozzi brings over twenty years of experience teaching critical lawyering skills, and developing curricula and competency models for both attorney professional development and legal education. Before joining the Law School, She was a Senior Manager of Attorney Training and Development at Holland & Knight LLP and the former firm-wide Professional Development Manager for Heller Ehrman LLP. She also taught legal writing, research and advocacy at Hastings College of Law and was the Director of Law Studies at Saint Mary’s College of California.

Professor Magliozzi is admitted to practice in California.


J.D., Suffolk University School of Law

Certificate Professional Screenwriting, UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television

B.S., magna cum laude, Northeastern University

Areas of Specialization

Experiential Learning, Lawyer Competencies and Benchmark Experiences, Professional and Leadership Skills Development

Affiliations and Honors

  • Board of Directors NALP – The National Association for Legal Career Professionals (2011-2013)
  • Drinan Fellow in the United States Attorney’s Office (1990 – 1991)



Bridging the Gap: From Law School to Law Firm in The Art and Science of Strategic Talent Management in Law Firms. Mottershead, editor. West (2010) | Link to Library Catalog


Criminal Law--International Jurisdiction--Federal Child Pornography Statute Applies to Extraterritorial Acts, United States v. Thomas, 893 F.2d 1066 (9th Cir. 1990), 14 Suffolk Transnational Law Journal 605-614 (1991) | Link to Full Text

Aliens--Immigration and Nationality Act--Foreign Logging Vessels' Crane Operators Are Not Alien Crewmen Entitled to Enter the United States Without Work Visas International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union v. Meese, 833 F.2d 1443 (9th Cir. 1989), 14 Suffolk Transnational Law Journal 221-230 (1990) | Link to Full Text

Other Articles

Developing Our Students: A Competency Model Approach, 20 Santa Clara Law: The Magazine of Santa Clara University School of Law 8-11 (Spring 2014)

A Leader in Practice-Ready Graduates, 19 Santa Clara Law Magazine (Fall/Winter 2012) | Link to Full Text

Leveraging Externship Opportunities to Provide Benchmark Experiences and Skills for Practice, with Beneville, 23 NALP Bulletin ___ (March 2011)

Ensuring Presentations by Practicing Lawyers Engage Students, with Beneville, 22 NALP Bulletin ___ (January 2010)

Leadership Skills Development Is Lawyer Skills Development, with Beneville, 21 NALP Bulletin ___ (November 2009)

How Will You Thrive in an Uncertain Economy?, with Beneville, ___ The Complete Lawyer ___ (May 2009) (online exclusive) | Link to Full Text

Use Coaching To Develop Your Lawyers’ Skills And Expand Your Firm’s Potential, with Beneville, ___ The Complete Lawyer ___ (March 2009) (online exclusive)

Professional Development: Your Key to Success and Satisfaction, with Beneville, ___ The Complete Lawyer ___ (November 2008) (online exclusive) | Link to Full Text