Immerse yourself in the heart of Silicon Valley, a leading center of biotech innovation

When you choose to study biotech law at Santa Clara Law, you will be immersed in the heart of Silicon Valley, a leading center of innovation in biotech. You can choose from more than a dozen biotech-related courses, and you will have the opportunity to participate in a host of fascinating activities offered by the law school and Santa Clara University. Plus, our Silicon Valley location gives you access to top biotechnology companies for networking, internships, and careers. Santa Clara Law alumni have worked at top biotech companies located here in Silicon Valley, including Genentech and Affymetrix.

Laura Reed

“Santa Clara Law’s location and reputation in Silicon Valley make it a strong contender among the most elite IP-focused law schools. In addition, its burgeoning student involvement in biotechnology law makes it an appealing choice for anyone with a background or interest in biotech.

Some of my favorite courses at SCU are not offered at many law schools: Biotechnology Law, Assisted Reproduction and Genetic Engineering, Bioethics, and Patent Litigation. These classes, among others, combine to teach all facets of biotech law, from technology to ethics and public interest.”

—Laura Reed
Class of 2010,
B.S. in Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics
from the University of Maryland


  • South of San Francisco and north of San Jose.
  • Home to world-class biotech companies, such as Amgen, Genentech, Gilead, Agilent Technologies, Life Technologies, Elan, and Affymetrix.
  • A hotbed of thousands of start-up companies developing innovations in biotech and other technologies.
  • Mediterranean climate with sunshine.

We invite you to explore these pages, learn more about our programs, and contact us to discuss how we can help you accomplish your professional and personal goals.

Biotechnology Law Brochure