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Strategic Initiatives Fund

The Strategic Initiatives Fund was established in 2009 to help provide financial resources needed to sustain the law school’s most critical programs and to launch initiatives that will better prepare our students for the challenges of tomorrow’s workplace. A few of the key areas supported by the fund include:

  • Student Success – including scholarships and academic support resources
  • Faculty Enrichment & Scholarship – attracting and retaining the best minds in the field
  • Graduate Support Services – career services, CLE, and an active alumni network
  • Experiential Learning – providing practical legal training to our students and offering valuable services to our wider community
  • Next Practices – developing a curriculum that keep our students at industry’s cutting edge

“If today I am closer to achieving my goal, it is definitely thanks to generous donors who have helped me along the way. All these scholarships are a reminder that many people believe in me, and I am beyond grateful for all the extraordinary support I have received from donors and the Santa Clara community.”

– Camilla Amato, JD ’20,
past scholarship recipient

Camilla Amato JD '20


Stephanie Burns JD '95“I created an endowed scholarship at Santa Clara University School of Law with the goal of increasing diversity and affordability for students who are interested in pursuing a career in tech and IP law. As a graduate of the High Tech Law Institute, I wanted to give back to a top ranked program that prepared me well for my own legal career.”

Stephanie Burns JD ’95

Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Devices & Lab 126 at Amazon