Congratulations, Class of 2022

You and 4 guests are cordially invited to:

4:00 p.m., Friday, May 20, 2022 – Commencement Liturgy, Mission Church, Reception immediately following in the Mission Gardens

9:30 a.m., Saturday, May 21, 2022 – Commencement Ceremony, Mission Gardens, Reception immediately following

Commencement Livestream

Commencement Ceremony Livestream

Academic Attire Rental Pickup TBA

graduatesThe attire will be rented downstairs in the Text Department at the online order/buy-back counter located near the Law Section of the Bookstore. The cost for the cap, hood and gown rental for the JD/LLM will be $128.98, and the price for the MLS will be $67.98. Students keep the cap/tassel and hood and return the gown to the bookstore after the ceremony. You do not need to pre-order a gown. The Bookstore purchases the gowns in bulk according to height. You will need to provide your name and height and will receive your attire (cap, hood and gown).

Commencement Announcements

Graduation announcements can be ordered online from CB Graduation Announcements/Balfour at or by calling 1(800) 433-0296.

Degree Designations are as follows:

JD program: “Juris Doctor”

LL.M. program: “Legum Magister”

MLS program: “Master of Legal Studies in Corporate Compliance”.

Sample announcements will be available in Law Student Services.

Commencement Speaker

Judge Edward J. DavilaJudge Edward J. Davila began his legal career with the Santa Clara County Office of the Public Defender following his graduation from Hastings College of the Law. In 1989 he established the criminal defense firm of Davila & Polverino in San Jose.

Judge Davila has been actively involved with the Santa Clara Bar Association, having served as past President, Barristers Club President, and membership on the Diversity Committee and Judiciary Committee. He is a recipient of the Beryl Salsman Award and Unsung Hero Award from the Bar Association.

Judge Davila is a past President of the Santa Clara County La Raza Lawyers Association and has been recognized by the Hispanic Business Magazine as one of the 100 most influential Latinos in the United States.

Judge Davila has served as Chair of the Santa Clara University Law School Advisory Board.

He is a recipient of the Social Justice and Human Rights Award and the Amicus Award from Santa Clara University Law School.

Judge Davila was appointed by Governor Gray Davis in 2001 to the Santa Clara County Superior Court where he sat as a trial judge.

In 2010 Senator Barbara Boxer recommended Judge Davila to the White House and President Barack Obama nominated him for a seat on the Federal District Court.

He was confirmed by a unanimous vote of the United States Senate on February 14, 2011.

In addition to his judicial duties, Judge Davila is Chair of the Ninth Circuit Space and Security Committee, he also sits on the Ninth Circuit State and Federal Judicial Council, was the Program Chair for the 2017 Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference and was the Ninth Circuit Conference Chair in 2018.

Judge Davila is married to the Hon. Mary J. Greenwood, Presiding Justice for the California Court of Appeal, Sixth District.

Law Commencement FAQ 2022

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Questions: Email Minh Virasak at

Questions about special accommodations: Email Karla De La Torre at