Halls of Justice

Charney Hall is a Silicon Valley home for law—a place for six clinics and centers, from the Entrepreneurs’ Law Clinic and High Tech Law Institute to the Northern California Innocence Project.

Halls of Justice
Inside Charney Hall. / Image by Keith Sutter

The next generation of lawyers who lead has a new home, designed to support the vital role that lawyers play in advising Silicon Valley clients, shaping the justice system, and serving the greater community.

The Howard S. and Alida S. Charney Hall of Law was dedicated in fall 2018 and incorporates flexible learning spaces, sophisticated classroom technology, collaborative and clinical spaces, and outdoor gathering areas.

The new building brings almost all of the law school’s programs under one roof for the first time in 40 years, including intellectual property law, international law, public interest and social justice law, and privacy law.

That’s crucial as we’re forming leaders operating at the intersection of law, technology, business, justice, and ethics.

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