Liza-Jane Capatos

Assistant Director, Office of Academic & Bar Success; Associate Clinical Professor of Law

Liza-Jane Capatos


Liza-Jane is an Associate Clinical Professor of Law at Santa Clara Law. She directs Santa Clara Law's first-year Academic Success Program (ASP), including hiring, training, and supervising the upper-division ASP fellows, overseeing the ASP curriculum, and facilitating first-year skills workshops. As a part of the Academic & Bar Success faculty, she assists with Bar preparation programming. She teaches Legal Analysis, Advanced Legal Writing: Bar Exam, Performance Test Workshop, and Criminal Procedure: Adjudication.

Liza-Jane received her B.A. in International Relations from the University of California, Davis, and her J.D. from Santa Clara Law. Prior to entering the field of academic success, Liza-Jane specialized in appellate law. She clerked at the Arizona Court of Appeals and then represented the State of Arizona in criminal appeals as an Assistant Attorney General at the Arizona Attorney General’s Office.

Fun Facts fun facts

I was born in South Africa and became a U.S. citizen in 2008.

I live a redwood forest in the Santa Cruz mountains with my husband, two kids, a cat, a dog, a hamster, a bearded dragon, and two chickens.

If I could retire today, I'd spend my time making art.