Professor Sandoval is an Assistant Professor of Law at Santa Clara University where she teaches Mass Communications Regulation, Antitrust Law and Contracts. She is the co-author of a Telecommunications Casebook to be published in 2009 by Aspen Publishing. She published two articles focusing on the antitrust and constitutional analysis of whether Spanish-language radio competes in a separate market from English-language radio. Her article on the role of the Federal Trade Commission's Deceptive Conduct Provisions in the Net Neutrality Debate will be published in 2009 by the Fordham Law Review. She organized a coalition of scholars to file comments for the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) media ownership proceeding regarding minority ownership issues.
Professor Sandoval received her Juris Doctor from Stanford Law School where she was a member of the Stanford Law Review and the co-chairperson of the Latino Law Students' Association. She was the first Latina to win a Rhodes Scholarship and received a Master's of Letters from Oxford University. She graduated magna cum laude from Yale College where she was one of five Yale Seniors selected to spend her senior year in the university honors program as a "Scholar of the House." She hails from Los Angeles and was the first person in her family to graduate from college.
Following her graduation from Stanford Law School, Ms. Sandoval clerked for Judge Dorothy W. Nelson on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. She was an associate at the law firm of Munger, Tolles and Olson in Los Angeles for two years. During her six year tenure at the Federal Communications Commission, she was the Director and previously the Deputy Director of the Office of Communications Business Opportunities. She served as the General Counsel of Z-Spanish Media Corporation for two years, then served for three years as the Staff Director and then the Undersecretary of the State of California's 47,000 employee Business, Transportation and Housing Agency. She joined the Santa Clara University School of Law faculty in August 2004.