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Paul J. Goda, S.J.
Professor Emeritus, School of Law
Father Paul Goda began teaching at Santa Clara's School of Law in 1969. A California native, He graduated in 1952 from Loyola University in Los Angeles, then spent two years in the United States Air Force, serving as an intelligence officer. After one year at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, he joined the Society of Jesus in 1955.
During his course of training in the Society of Jesus, Paul Goda earned his degree in law from Georgetown University Law Center. He was ordained a priest in 1966. After two years on a fellowship for law teachers at New York University Law Center, where he received an LLM, he began teaching at Santa Clara University School of Law.
Father Goda's legal specialties include contracts, community property, wills and trusts, and jurisprudence.
For 12 years, Father Goda served on the board of trustees at Santa Clara University, and nine years on the board of trustees at the University of San Francisco. He has served on the board of trustees of Economic and Social Opportunities, the anti-poverty agency for Santa Clara County; the Advisory Board for the Young Parents Center in Santa Clara; the Biomedical Ethics Committee of San Jose Hospital, and for many years was the Chair of the California Province of the Society of Jesus Committee on Investment Responsibility.