Superior Selections

Two Santa Clara Law alums have been appointed to California Superior Court judgeships.

In November, Governor Gavin Newsom ’89 appointed two fellow Broncos to the bench. The pair was among 19 total appointments of California Superior Court judges.

Rita Badhan Jd 02
Rita Badhan
Murlene Randle Jd 80
Murlene Randle

Rita Badhan J.D. ’02 will serve as a judge in the Los Angeles County Superior Court. After attending Santa Clara Law, she worked in public defender offices in Santa Clara, Sacramento, and Los Angeles counties.

Murlene Randle J.D. ’80 was appointed to serve in the San Francisco County Superior Court. Prior to becoming a sole practitioner in 2006, Randle served in several positions at the county and city levels, including chief of the Criminal Division at the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office.

A Crescendo of Achievements

Nicolás Lell Benavides ’10 shares how his Santa Clara experience and passion for composition led to the creation of his largest project to date: “Dolores.”

Haunted or Not? We Ask the Winchester Historian

“One day, I was at the house very early when no one else was there, and I heard the clearest footsteps treading on the metal roof above me.” Meet Janan Boehme ’81, the first-ever historian of the Winchester Mystery House.

Impact That Lasts

“Steve and I want whatever is left when we die to make a real difference for people and the planet.”

A California Leader

Richard Riordan ’52 leaves a lasting California legacy as a distinguished leader, committed philanthropist, and a visionary innovator.