Sandee Magliozzi

Sandee Magliozzi

Associate Dean for Experiential and Competency-based Learning; Clinical Professor of Law

Dean Magliozzi is a bold thought leader and member of the law schools senior leadership team, skilled at designing curriculum for future lawyers. Sandee believes in the development of lawyer competencies by helping students’ leverage their experiential learning opportunities to gain the agility and critical skills they need in bridging the gap to the rapidly changing legal industry. Through innovation and collaboration, Sandee sees how to synergize disparate ideas into a vision promising enough for everyone to sign on.  She was a primary drafter of SCU Law’s Competency Model and serves as a member of the Curriculum Committee.

Sandee works with faculty to collaborate on developing “next practices”, strategic curricular initiatives and new programs related to experiential learning with a focus on emerging and innovative trends. These include: the development and design of Santa Clara Law’s first-year Critical Lawyering Skills seminar, our In-house Counsel Institute, the collaborative Bay Area Legal Incubator with the Alameda County Bar, and the design of an online Masters of Legal Studies for non-JD students in the area of corporate compliance.

She brings over twenty-five years of experience teaching critical lawyering skills, and leading subject matter and industry experts in the development of curricula and competency models for both attorney professional development and legal education. Before joining the Law School, she was a former Senior Manager of Attorney Training and Development at several AmLaw100 firms. Sandee was an adjunct faculty member at Hastings College of Law and the Director of Law Studies at Saint Mary’s College of California.

She has served on the National Association for Legal Professionals Board of Directors and is often asked to write and speak on attorney professional development issues. Sandee is a contributing author to Innovating Talent Management in Law Firms (NALP, 2016) and The Art and Science of Strategic Talent Management in Law Firms (West, September 2010)

Sandee is a former Drinan Fellow in the Economic Crime Unit of United States Attorney’s Office and earned her JD (with honors) from Suffolk University School of Law and her BS (magnum cum laude) from Northeastern University. She is admitted to practice in California.


J.D., Suffolk University School of Law

Certificate Professional Screenwriting, UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television

B.S., magna cum laude, Northeastern University

Areas of Specialization

Experiential Learning, Lawyer Competencies and Benchmark Experiences, Professional and Leadership Skills Development

Affiliations and Honors

  • Board of Directors NALP – The National Association for Legal Career Professionals (2011-2013)
  • Drinan Fellow in the United States Attorney’s Office (1990 – 1991)

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