Academic-focused centers that promote scholarship.
Center for Global Law & Policy promotes scholarship in the field of international and comparative law and provides a variety of educational opportunities for law students.
Center for Social Justice and Public Service is a community for all who share the commitment to giving voice in the legal system to marginalized, subordinated, or underrepresented clients and causes.
The High Tech Law Institute helps coordinate Santa Clara Law’s many high tech and intellectual property law programs, initiatives, and events to foster strong ties among our faculty, students, alumni, and the thriving high tech community.
Faculty-supervised opportunities to develop lawyering skills.
The Entrepreneurs’ Law Clinic focuses on the needs of early-stage Silicon Valley companies, serving the dual purposes of providing SCU-affiliated startups with high-quality, affordable legal help, and giving Santa Clara Law students real-life exposure to legal issues that confront high-tech or other Silicon Valley companies.
Students represent individuals seeking review of deportation orders before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. The students communicate with their clients, research the law and develop arguments, write a brief, and present oral argument before the Court.
International Human Rights Clinic (IHRC) provides Santa Clara Law students with unique, practical, and supervised real-life experiences in international human rights litigation and advocacy, and represents victims of human rights violations in partnership with regional and international human rights organizations.
The Katharine & George Alexander Community Law Center provides pro bono advice and representation in several areas including workers’ rights, consumer rights and immigration rights.
The mission of the Northern California Innocence Project is to promote a fair, effective and compassionate criminal justice system and protect the rights of the innocent.
Other skill-building opportunities
Additional ways to develop essential lawyering competencies.
An externship allows students to learn and enhance their legal skills by combining classroom work with practical legal experience with an approved sponsoring organization and supervisor.
Broadband Institute of California specializes in applied research and education in the areas of law, technology and public policy.
Conflict Resolution Program offerings include academic courses, student competitions, workshops, conferences, and faculty scholarship.
Honors Moot Court gives law students the means to showcase their legal skills and advocacy abilities while developing professional law practice skills.
Promotes the development of leadership education for law students by working with academics and members of the legal profession.
LARAW helps get you practice-ready by providing three semesters of legal analysis, research, and writing courses, designed to allow you to acquire and hone your skills.