Law

  • Legal Leader

    Legal Leader

    SCM Staff, 1 Jul 2015

    Phyllis Hamilton J.D. ’76 named Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

  • Fair and Just

    Fair and Just

    SCM Staff, 1 Jul 2015

    Risë Jones Pichon ’73, J.D. ’76 becomes presiding judge for the Santa Clara County Superior Court.

  • Natural Law

    Natural Law

    SCM Staff, 1 Jul 2015

    John Cruden J.D. ’74 becomes assistant attorney general for the Department of Justice’s Environment and Natural Resources Division.

  • What would the next generation say?

    What would the next generation say?

    SCM, 15 Jun 2014

    Hossam Bahgat, one of Egypt’s leading human rights activists, was awarded the 2014 Katharine and George Alexander Law Prize for his work defending human rights.

    Summer 2014

  • Dance like everybody’s watching

    Dance like everybody’s watching

    Jack Bowen, 13 May 2014

    Author and coach Jack Bowen discovers the beauty of taking risks within a framework of trust, even when everyone is watching.

  • A sight of innocence

    A sight of innocence

    Sam Scott ’96, 15 Dec 2013

    George Souliotes went to prison for three life sentences after he was convicted of arson and murder. Twenty years later, he’s out—after the Northern California Innocence Project proved he didn’t do it.

    Winter 2014

  • Patent trolls, beware

    Patent trolls, beware

    Deborah Lohse & Steven Boyd Saum, 15 Dec 2013

    The White House has brought on SCU’s Colleen Chien, a leading expert in patent law, as senior advisor.

    Winter 2014

  • A powerhouse of high tech law

    A powerhouse of high tech law

    Nathalie Pierrepont, 23 Oct 2013

    SCU grads populate the top ranks of Silicon Valley legal departments because technology is “everywhere they turn,” says High Tech Law Institute director Eric Goldman.

  • When justice is kidnapped

    When justice is kidnapped

    Deborah Lohse & Steven Boyd Saum, 1 May 2013

    The 2013 Alexander Law Prize honors Chen Guangcheng, a Chinese civil-rights activist and attorney who protested government abuses—including excessive enforcement of the one-child policy—then escaped house arrest to the U.S. Embassy in Beijing.

    Spring/Summer 2013

  • 'Patent trolls' file majority of U.S. patent lawsuits

    'Patent trolls' file majority of U.S. patent lawsuits

    Sarah McBride, 2 Jan 2013

    SCU law professor Colleen Chien says individuals and companies that do not themselves make anything are bringing the majority of U.S. patent lawsuits.

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