DEADLINE: July 23, 

Dear Santa Clara Law Students:

I have been asked by the Ingram American Inn of Court to select
student leaders at Santa Clara Law who will be invited to serve as
Pupils in next year’s Inn of Court membership.  I am writing to
solicit student interest by 3L and 4L in serving as a Pupil in the
Ingram Inn of Court during the​ 2018-​2019 academic year. 

In case you are not familiar with the Inn of Court concept, I will
explain. The concept started about 20 years ago in the US and it is
based on the English inns of court.  Senior lawyers and judges meet
monthly with younger lawyers and law students to discuss issues of
significance to the legal profession (for example, civility in the
practice of law, the nature of professionalism among lawyers,
development of essential lawyering skills), mentor newer lawyers and
law students, and discuss the work they do. It is a very prestigious
appointment and, after working with Inns of Court in three cities, I
can assure you that you will enjoy the experience.

The Inn meets on the second Wednesday of each month during the
academic year (except for December) and the final meeting in May. The
meetings fit the school year schedule very well, but you will need
make a personal commitment to attend the meetings (i.e., not have
class conflict at that time and day of the week) which begin about
5:30 p.m. in both the fall and spring semesters.  The Inn will give
you specific information about meeting locations and times.  There is
a small fee for pupils to participate but the law school covers the

Please let me know if you are interested in being considered for
appointment as a Pupil in the Ingram Inn of Court by sending an
expression of interest, along with a current resume or personal
statement to Noelia McKeever at in the Dean’s Office.

Please send this information to Noelia by July 23, 2018and we will notify you shortly after that to let you know if you have been selected for one of the positions.

Please let me or Professors ​Donald Polden​ (who is a member of the Ingram Inn of Court) if you have any questions.

Best wishes,


Lisa A. Kloppenberg

Dean & Professor of Law
Santa Clara University
School of Law
(408) 554-4362