Please join the Santa Clara Law’s High Tech Law Institute at one of our upcoming spring events:

Women of Amazon Legal (online)
4/13/21, 12:00 – 1pm  

The SCU ChIPs student chapter invites you to a panel of Amazon attorneys speaking about their experience working in-house at Amazon, their career paths and how Amazon promotes diversity in its legal team. The panelists include attorneys from Amazon Lab126, Ring, and Project Kuiper.

Registration is required.


Building RelationChIPs (online)
4/14/21, 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Join SCU ChIPs student chapter for a fireside chat with Board Director of National ChIPs, VP and Associate General Counsel of Amazon, Stephanie Burns, along with Roxana Niktab, Senior Corporate Counsel of Amazon Lab126, followed by multiple networking opportunities.

Registration is required


AI/ML for Clinical Decision Making: Should Patients be Informed? (online)
4/14/21, 12:00 – 1:00pm

The High Tech Law Institute and the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics are pleased to host Dr. Charles Binkley, Director of Bioethics program at the Markkula Center, for a conversation discussing AI/ML for Clinical Decision Making.

Registration is required.

This event is part of the IT, Ethics and Law Series co-sponsored by the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics and the High Tech Law Institute.


Pathways to Leadership in the Patent System (online)
4/16/21, 12:00 – 1:00pm

Join us for a fireside chat with Laura A. Peter ’92 and Julie Mar-Spinola ’87, moderated by Prof. Colleen Chien, Former White House Senior Advisor on Intellectual Property and Biden-Harris Transition Team member. Hear how these Santa Clara Law women became patent powerhouses and made their way to the top! Laura Peter is the former Deputy Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. She was the principal advisor to the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO, and was responsible for all agency operations. This included oversight for the four USPTO Regional Offices, managing 13,000 employees, and executing the policies, priorities and programs for an annual budget of $3.5 billion. Julie Mar-Spinola is the current chair of the USPTO Patent Public Advisory Committee, in addition to being the Chief IP Officer and VP of Legal Operations at Finjan Holdings. She is also a co-founder of the renown women’s organization, ChIPs, a global 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to advancing women at the confluence of law, technology and regulatory policy.

Registration is required.

This event is co-sponsored by the High Tech Law Journal, the High Tech Law Institute, the Student Intellectual Property Law Association, ChIPs (Chiefs in IP) Student Chapter and Women and Law.