A Duty to Civility

Don’t be a jerk: SCU’s 2019 law class gets real

Don’t be an “obstreperous jerk.” Embrace the “big uglies.” That was the commencement advice Dorian Daley J.D. ’86 gave to SCU Law’s 2019 graduating class. The executive vice president and general counsel of Oracle stressed that lawyers must be exemplars of civility and integrity. Acting like a jerk is an impediment to one’s own brand and the entire profession, she says. Students honored at graduation include Brian Pettis J.D. ’19, winning the Inez Mabie Award for Outstanding Graduate, Maria Palomares J.D. ’19, receiving the Dean’s Leadership Award, and Ariel Keller J.D. ’19, who earned the John B. Bates Jr. Dispute Resolution Award.

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Build a Better Pipeline

Austin Gray ’19 takes initiative to increase the presence and confidence of black employees in the Silicon Valley.

 

Take Charge

For the first time ever, all six academic leadership roles are filled by women—not bad for a school that didn’t grant women degrees until 1961

Bringing Tradition Near

Kaweni Ibarra ’19 learned how to reinvigorate history when he apprenticed with a Hawaiian tattooist his senior year.

Bright Times

Sammi Bennett ’19 tap the potential of women in clean energy on her Fulbright scholarship to India.