Since 1998, the High Tech Law Institute at Santa Clara Law, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, has trained people who are leading law firms and technology companies in Silicon Valley.

Mission Statement

The mission of the High Tech Law Institute is to be a nationally recognized program that educates and trains lawyers who find innovative legal solutions to intellectual property and technology issues.

High Tech Advisory Board

The High Tech Advisory Board is a group of practicing attorneys, retired judges, and industry leaders who provide guidance to the High Tech Law Institute.

Affiliated Programs

Entrepreneurs’ Law Clinic – a clinical program for upper division law students

Privacy Law Program – unique in its premier access to industry leaders in data technology

Tech Edge JD – an innovative legal education program combining law, business, technology, and individualized mentorship

Tech Law JD students and faculty at Microsoft

Our intellectual property and high tech curriculum is one of the largest in the country. Due to its breadth and depth, students can create a highly personalized course of study.

High Tech Law students at Wilson Sonsini


Our CLE programs provide intensive training for experienced lawyers focusing on specific areas.


Our high tech law faculty care about teaching. They also are well-known for their expertise in many areas, working with public and private agencies and organizations on policy initiatives and regulation. Read more.

Santa Clara University High Tech Law Faculty

Contact the High Tech Law Institute

Joanna Padua
Managing Director
(408) 551-7154

Dorice KunisDorice Kunis
Program Manager
Charney Hall 313
(408) 551-1868

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