Book traces 92 years of law school history

Mark Thomas J.D. ’56, a retired judge of the superior court, tells the story of the Law School of Santa Clara.

From Promise to Prominence: The School of Law at Santa Clara University (2004, Santa Clara University, $24.95) by Mark Thomas J.D. ’56, a retired judge of the superior court, tells the story of the law school, from its founding in 1912, through the installation of the current dean, Donald Polden. “A highlight of working on this project was the opportunity to meet so many fascinating and gracious people,” says Thomas. The book is available from the Law Alumni Center. Call John Baldwin at 408-554-5467 or e-mail him at jbaldwin@scu.edu for more information.

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Teaching Empathy, Growing Peace

Seeing war and studying for his Ph.D. taught Bill Stover that empathy can make peace possible. It’s something he spent the rest of his life teaching others. 

Growing Support

Jay MacIntosh ’86 kickstarted a nonprofit to help former foster kids make the transition to adulthood.

Stopping Stigma

Srisruthi Ramesh ’17 works in Southern India to eliminate stigma associated with important parts of a woman’s life. 

Collecting Success

Following stints as a scriptwriter on Happy Days to producing Hannah Montana, Barry O’Brien ’79 is tackling his biggest role yet as showrunner of The Bone Collector TV adaptation.