SANTA CLARA, Calif., January 17, 2023— Santa Clara Law’s pioneering privacy law certificate program has been named one of 10 most innovative law programs in the country by Bloomberg Law. The Privacy Law Certificate is a rigorous program designed for students who want to specialize in privacy law. It requires students to complete specific coursework; work in a privacy job;  publish a paper on privacy, and obtain an external certification in privacy. The certificate program was selected out of nearly 90 applicants from over 60 schools and was evaluated by a panel of internal and external experts, including Bloomberg Law analysts and industry authorities. The news was announced as part of Bloomberg Law’s inaugural Law School Innovation Program, which recognizes schools that implement and lead innovative programs into their curriculum and advance new methodologies and approaches to student instruction, legal technology implementation and usage, experiential learning, and other facets of legal education.

 “Innovation in legal education is key to keeping up with the demands of the legal market, and Santa Clara University demonstrates its commitment to the future of the industry with its Privacy Law Certificate program,” said Joe Breda, President, Bloomberg Law. “Bloomberg Law recognizes Santa Clara Law for its performance by naming them as a Law School Innovation Program finalist.”

“The Privacy Law Certificate helps Santa Clara Law students build strong foundations for their professional success, and positions students to become the next generation of leaders in the privacy field, by completing a rigorous set of certificate milestones in and outside the classroom,” added Santa Clara Law Professor Eric Goldman, Associate Dean of Research, Professor of Law and Co-Director, High Tech Law Institute, “By completing rigorous and industry-informed requirements outside of the classroom, our students acquire the wider range of skills and knowledge that make them highly valued professionals in an array of privacy roles.”

More information about Santa Clara Law’s Privacy Law Certificate can be found at

More information about Bloomberg Law’s Law School Innovation Program and the inaugural class of honorees is available at

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Santa Clara University School of Law, one of the nation’s most diverse law schools, is dedicated to educating lawyers who lead with a commitment to excellence, ethics, and social justice. Santa Clara Law offers students an academically rigorous program including certificates in high tech law, international law, public interest and social justice law, and privacy law, as well as numerous graduate and joint degree options. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara Law is nationally distinguished for its faculty engagement, preparation for practice, and top-ranked programs in intellectual property. For more information, see

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