It’s a great time to be a lawyer

Phyllis Hamilton J.D. ’76 encourages all to strive to be their best.

Its A Great Time To Be A Lawyer Fall 2008

Keeping it brief, Hamilton gave the audience two pieces of advice: “Strive to be the best person you can be,” and “Don’t be afraid of change; change can be good.”The Santa Clara School of Law held its commencement May 17. The Honorable Phyllis Hamilton J.D. ’76, a U.S. District Court judge, told the 311 students receiving law degrees that now is as exciting a time as ever to be a lawyer. She noted that while 8.4 percent of law school graduates were women the year she received her degree, women make up about 50 percent of the 2008 law school grads. “The opportunities available to you are virtually limitless,” she said.

Hamilton was presented with an honorary degree by President Locatelli.

 

Digging Into Making a Difference

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Sinatra Chair

Santa Clara welcomes actor and activist BD Wong as the 2021-22 Frank Sinatra Chair in the Performing Arts.

Kick, Ball, Buzz

Math major and tap dancer Alissa LaFerriere ’21 combined her two passions to help create a device that teaches wearers how to kick, ball, change through buzzes.

Reaching Out

Marrkula Center for Applied Ethics gets out the word about vaccinating hard-to-reach communities.