SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 5, 2014— The legal publication The Recorder has named Laura Norris, assistant clinical professor and director of Santa Clara University School of Law’s Entrepreneurs’ Law Clinic, as one of the Top 50 Women Leaders in Tech Law for 2014. The honorees were chosen by editors of The Recorder based on their recent accomplishments and their demonstrated ability to lead.
“These are the women who lead litigation and deals; who lead in-house teams and firm practice groups; who are thought leaders; and who lead the way for other women seeking roles in the region’s most dynamic sector,” noted The Recorder.
Norris, one of only two academics named, was nominated for her work founding the Entrepreneurs’ Law Clinic, and her innovative approach in educating students to be start-up lawyers while representing entrepreneurs and new ventures as clients.
Four other Santa Clara Law alumnae were named to the list: Valerie Albanza-Cary ’00, Marcia Chang, ‘04, Julie Mar-Spinola, ‘87 who is a mentor in the Entrepreneurs’ Law Clinic; and Heidi Keefe ‘95. Another honoree, Noreen Krall, serves on the advisory board of the law school’s High Tech Law Institute, on which honoree Michelle Lee also formerly served.
The Recorder will host a reception on Sept. 23 in San Francisco to celebrate the fifty women leaders named to the list.