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President's Speaker Series

Sponsored by the Office of the President, the President’s Speaker Series is a forum that brings eminent leaders to Santa Clara, providing our students, faculty, and the community an opportunity for intellectual rigor, critical thinking, reflection, and dialogue.

Santa Clara Lecture Series

The Santa Clara Lecture Series is sponsored by the Bannan Institute, which is committed to examining Catholic identity and Jesuit character.

Ethics at Noon

The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics sponsors the Ethics at Noon lecture series. These lunch-hour programs provide a forum for SCU faculty members and other experts to explore ethical issues in many fields.

de Saisset Museum

The museum offers several lectures and programs based on current exhibitions.

Prosecutorial Oversight: A national dialogue in the wake of Connick v. Thompson

Oct 11, 2012
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Music and Dance Facility, Recital Hall
Cost : Free
Markkula Center for Applied Ethics; Northern California Innocence Project

This forum is the last stop on a national tour inspired by the United States Supreme Court decision in Connick v. Thompson. In Connick, the Court declined to abolish absolute immunity for prosecutors, even in the most egregious of cases, based on the incorrect assumption that systems are already in place that effectively deter misconduct. The goal is to generate productive dialogue about what should be done to meaningfully address the problem. 



  • Santa Clara County District Attorney, Jeff Rosen

  • Special Assistant District Attorney, David Angel

  • Esteemed defense attorney Tom Nolan

  • Senior Trial Counsel for CalBar, Robin Brune

  • Retired Santa Clara County Judge, James Emerson

  • Exoneree, John Thompson

  • Exoneree, Obie Anthony

  • Law Professor, Kathleen Ridolfi


This is a no charge event, but registration is required.  To register, please go to:

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Kathleen Ridolfi
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