Dean Michael J. Kaufman

Leading Santa Clara Law since 2021.

Meet the Dean.

Leadership in Law

In this essay and video series, Dean Michael Kaufman explores Santa Clara Law’s distinctive strengths.


Innovating for the Greater Good:
Santa Clara University School of Law’s Strategic Plan

Swearing In Ceremony 12.6.21Because we care for each other deeply, we are challenging ourselves to develop a plan that will allow us to achieve ambitious, transformational priorities and outcomes that will drive our energies, resources, and comprehensive advancement goals. Supported by enduring values, guiding principles and distinctive strengths, a “living” plan will be crafted that increases our ability to serve our students and respond to rapidly changing situations and needs over the next three years and well beyond. It will be aligned with the University’s mission and a reflection of who we aspire to be as a law school.

You can play an instrumental role in this shared endeavor by Building the Future of Justice and supporting the Law School’s advancement goals tied to our strategic plan.

As our strategic plan takes shape, I will share our progress throughout the process. I invite you to check-back regularly for updates.

Warm Regards,

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