Sandee Magliozzi

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

Dean Magliozzi believes in the development of professional competencies by helping students’ leverage their experiential learning opportunities such as clinics and externships to gain many of the benchmark experiences and critical skills they need in bridging the gap to practice. Sandee was a primary drafter of SCU Law’s Competency Model and serves as a member of the law school’s leadership team, as well as serving on the Curriculum Committee.  Dean Magliozzi 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.  This includes 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 Master’s of Legal Studies program for non-JD students in the area of corporate compliance.

Dean Magliozzi brings over twenty–five years of experience teaching critical lawyering skills, and developing 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.  She also been an adjunct professor at Hastings College of Law and was the Director of Law Studies at Saint Mary’s College of California.

Dean Magliozzi 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. Dean Magliozzi 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)

Dean Magliozzi 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)