Courtney Huizar

Courtney Huizar

Associate Clinical Professor; Faculty Advisor, Honors Moot Court

Courtney S. Huizar joined the Santa Clara University School of Law faculty in 2010. Professor Huizar currently teaches first-year Legal Research and Writing and advises the Honors Moot Court Internal program. In previous years, she has also taught Appellate Advocacy and advised the Honors Moot Court External and Galloway Criminal Moot Court programs.

During college at Duke University, Professor Huizar was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and served as a teaching assistant for an introductory public policy course.  Professor Huizar then graduated with distinction from Stanford Law School, where she served as an executive editor for the Stanford Law Review, was a semi-finalist in the Kirkwood Moot Court competition, and received the Hilmer Oehlmann, Jr. award for outstanding research and writing skills.

After graduating from law school, Professor Huizar clerked for Hon. Vaughn R. Walker, former United States District Judge for the Northern District of California. She then practiced civil litigation, first with Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe and then with Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass (both in San Francisco).

Professor Huizar also served as a volunteer attorney coach for the Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts High School’s mock trial team from 2007 to 2012. The award-winning School of the Arts team won the San Francisco County mock trial championship tournament in 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011, and finished second in the California state mock trial championship tournament in 2010.


J.D., Stanford Law School, with distinction

A.B., magna cum laude, Duke University

Affiliations and Honors

  • State Bar of California

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