An Incubator for Law Education in Silicon Valley

Santa Clara University, School of Law Vision and Program Development, Santa Clara, CA

After celebrating its centennial year, the School of Law at Santa Clara University embarked on a plan for its “next 100 years” to develop a transformative program for law education for a new building on a prime campus site. We partnered with the university – two deans, faculty and administrators – to shape a dynamic approach that is future focused while rooted in tradition.

The vision reflects the unique culture of the school – with a commitment to excellence, ethics, and social justice – and its position in the vibrant and creative hub of Silicon Valley.

The program is shaped by a new Knowledge Center, a focus on experiential learning, and a wide variety of collaboration space. The school is dedicated to legal leadership and service to the community, with its centers and clinics focused on global, community and entrepreneurial law. These programs are to be located prominently on the first floor as evidence of the school’s strong outreach in the region. The program promotes flexibility in infrastructure and adjacencies to support new pedagogies and technologies, supporting the goal of educating today’s law graduates for tomorrow’s workplace.


It was a true joy to work with your team.

Lisa Kloppenberg, Dean, SCU School of Law

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