Santa Clara Law Magazine

How We Lead:

Innovative Instruction Designed for an Evolving Profession

Santa Clara Law leads in legal education by preparing students for the legal profession of the future. Through innovative pedagogy, experiential learning opportunities, and an institutional commitment to adopting “next” practices, Santa Clara Law students graduate ready to practice and adapt to the ever-changing legal landscape. Our students learn and collaborate in Charney Hall, our new law school facility equipped with the latest technology and cutting-edge legal research tools that empower them to be better lawyers.

  • Three decades ago, we were among the first in the nation to create a High Tech Law program. We continue to innovate with our first-in-the-nation Privacy Law Certificate and Tech Edge JD program.
  • Students serve others while learning the law through our numerous and innovative experiential learning opportunities, including our Northern California Innocence Project, the Alexander Law Center, and our Entrepreneurs’ Law Clinic
  • Our new law school facility, Charney Hall (completed in 2018), includes a 230-seat mock courtroom, a 1,700-square-foot TEAL (Technology Enabled Active Learning) collaborative learning classroom, and a new law library with 4,300 square feet of stacks and a large reading room with new technology-based research capabilities.
  Sandee Magliozzi
“In our curriculum, Santa Clara Law is committed to identifying next practices: imagining what the future will look like and developing innovative programs that build on our distinctive strengths to prepare our students to lead.”

Sandee Magliozzi
Associate Dean for Experiential and Competency-based Learning, and Clinical Professor of Law


By the Numbers:

Top 5%   The 2019 ranking of Santa Clara Law’s privacy program by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).
1st   Santa Clara Law was the first in the nation to offer a Privacy Law Certificate.
30+   Number of years since Santa Clara Law founded our High Tech Law Program.
33   Number of wrongfully convicted persons that have been freed thanks to the work of Santa Clara Law faculty attorneys and law students in our Northern California Innocence Project.
  Sonya Aggarwal JD '20
“Santa Clara Law’s privacy program provided me with phenomenal experiential learning opportunities, guided by practicing faculty, in the areas of cybersecurity, product counseling, and privacy. By earning the Privacy Law Certificate, I gained invaluable in-house experience at Silicon Valley companies and developed a strong network of privacy professionals.”

Sonya Aggarwal JD ’20,
Associate, Strategic Transactions and Data, Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice Groups, Ropes & Gray, LLP

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