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Meet Andrew Schouten, JD '08
Andrew Schouten, ‘08, is a partner at Wright, L'Estrange & Ergastolo in San Diego, California. His practice focuses on business litigation with an emphasis on antitrust, unfair competition, government contracting, and emergency medical services law...

Meet Paula Gluzman, JD '08
Paula Gluzman, ’08, decided to go to law school because she wanted a career path in education reform to change the education system. Gluzman currently works as a private admission consultant for Spivey Consulting Group, where she works with student...

Looking to the past and present: Class of 2024
ConGRADulations to the Class of 2024! Commencement is a day you’ve been dreaming about for the past three years, and now it’s only a few days away! We know you all worked so hard to get here, and now is your time to shine.

Class of 2024 Congratulatory Video
Class of 2024, you did it!! Just a little longer until we can all celebrate you at McGeorge School of Law’s Commencement Ceremony. Congratulations!

Meet Tia Boatman Patterson, JD '94
Throughout her career, Tia Boatman Patterson (‘94) has worked for mayors, speakers of the California State Assembly, two governors, and the president of the United States. She has served in an advisory capacity for policymakers and elected official...

Campus gym at McGeorge School of Law
Have you seen McGeorge School of Law’s newly remodeled campus gym? With new equipment, machines, and fresh paint and flooring, it's the perfect spot to stay fit and focused during your time at McGeorge School of Law!

McGeorge School of Law's Commencement Ceremony 2024
The University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law hosted its 100th Annual Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 25, 2024. Congratulations to the McGeorge School of Law Class of 2024!

McGeorge School of Law Unity Celebration 2024
The University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law will host its annual Unity Celebration on Thursday, May 23, 2024. Unity Celebration is an annual event recognizing the academic accomplishments and unique journey of diverse students in law school.

You're invited: Public Legal Services Society's Spring Celebration 2024
The Public Legal Services Society (PLSS) at McGeorge School of Law is a student organization dedicated to helping law students pursue careers in public service. Devon Cable, President of PLSS at McGeorge School of Law, invites you to join the Spring ...

Meet Michael Dastas, JD '22
Michael Dastas, '22, works as a Staff Attorney at the International Rescue Committee, where he runs the Ukrainian Response Team. Dastas' duties include consultations, filing affirmative applications, representing people in immigration court, and prov...

McGeorge School of Law Diversity Week 2024
The spirit of inclusivity and celebration was very apparent during the festivities of Diversity Week 2024 on the Sacramento Campus. From Henna to hand-painted rocks, chai to churros, students were able to enjoy a myriad of events celebrating heritage...

2024 Michael Belote Capital Center Lecture Series
The McGeorge School of Law community delved into the captivating insights from the Annual Capital Center Belote Lecture, covering the topic of "Electoral Integrity in 2024: Incitements, Indictments, & Access." The lecture was hosted in partnership wi...

KCRA segment about 2024 Michael Belote Capital Center Lecture
Erin O'Neal, Director of McGeorge School of Law's Capital Center for Law & Policy, was interviewed for a segment of KCRA this morning. O'Neal discussed the 2024 Michael Belote Capital Center Lecture Series, which will take place on Tuesday, April 2. ...

Learn about the Capital Center for Law & Policy at McGeorge School of Law
McGeorge School of Law’s Capital Center for Law & Policy provides students with a unique opportunity to gain knowledge, skills, and experience to prepare for careers at the intersection of law and policy. McGeorge is located in Sacramento, Californ...

Government Law and You: How an MSL Can Benefit Public Sector Professionals
Join us for a compelling webinar hosted by McGeorge School of Law's Online Master of Science in Law (MSL) program, focusing on the dynamic field of Government Law and Policy. This exclusive session will feature Jamie Taylor, Director of the Californi...

McGeorge Centennial Speakers: “Navigating Neither”
Susan Kuo, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law, University South Carolina School of Law, will discuss “Navigating Neither” as part of the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law’s Centennial Celebration Speaker Ser...

McGeorge Centennial Speakers: “The Impact of Attacks on Corp. DEI Practices on African Americans”
Cheryl Wade, Harold F. McNiece Professor of Law at St. John’s University School of Law, will discuss “The Impact of Attacks on Corporate DEI Practices on African Americans” as part of the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law’s Cen...

The Challenge of Civility: How to Disagree Without Being Disagreeable
“The Challenge of Civility: How to Disagree Without Being Disagreeable” panel discussion will be hosted by McGeorge School of Law, the Judicial Fairness Coalition, the California Judges Association, and Murphy Austin Adams Schoenfeld LLP. The Hon...

Capital Center Legislative Leaders Speaker Series 2024
Join McGeorge School of Law on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024 for the annual Capital Center Legislative Speaker Series, featuring California State Senator Angelique Ashby, '03.

McGeorge Faculty Scholar Series: Professor Michael Vitiello on the Victims' Rights Movement
Michael Vitiello, Associate Dean of Scholarship and Distinguished Professor of Law, offers a measured overview of the successes and the failures of the Victims' Rights Movement in his book “The Victims' Rights Movement: What It Gets Right, What It ...

Fireside Chat with Assemblywoman Akilah Weber
Join the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law’s Black Law Student Association, Capital Lawyering Association for Students (CLAS), and the Capital Center for Law & Policy, virtually, for an engaging discussion covering Dr. Akilah Weber...

Build connections at the Kennedy Inn of Court
In this video, members of the Anthony M. Kennedy American Inn of Court reflected on their experiences with the organization. Hear from two judges, a law school administrator, a law professor, recent law school graduates, and current law school studen...

Happy Valentine's Day from McGeorge School of Law 2024
Happy Valentine's Day! Four McGeorge School of Law couples shared their love stories with us. A few things the four couples have in common are their love for their spouse and McGeorge School of Law. #ValentinesDay #McGeorgeLoveStories Learn more ab...

Environmental Law in the Age of Climate Change
In this January 23 webinar, Adjunct Professor Rich Deitchman discusses the growing importance of environmental law in addressing climate change. Learn how our Online MSL in Water and Environmental Law program equips students to advance their careers ...

Meet Jason Miller, JD '15
Jason Miller, ’15, works for the Office of Legislative Counsel for the State of California. Miller chose to pursue his law degree at McGeorge School of Law because of the faculty and their passion to teach as well as the school's collaborative lear...

McGeorge School of Law Centennial Kick Off Event 2024
The atmosphere at the McGeorge School of Law Centennial Kick-Off event on Jan. 18, 2024 was electric with the surprise flash mob performed by Conservatory of Music students, showcasing the vibrant spirit of our community! Guests enjoyed specially cra...

McGeorge School of Law Centennial Flash Mob 2024
McGeorge School of Law is celebrating 100 years of memories, but this one has to be our favorite in recent memory. The entire community showed up and showed out at our Centennial Kick-Off event last month, leaving standing room only and a standing ov...

Ben Frantz First Year Mock Trial Competition 2024
McGeorge School of Law will host the final rounds of the Ben Franz First-Year Mock Trial Competition on Saturday, February 3, 2024. Student advocates will compete in the Ben Franz First-Year Mock Trial Competition. At the competition, students perfor...

McGeorge 1L Moot Court Competition 2024
McGeorge School of Law will host the final rounds of the 1L Moot Court Competition on Monday, February 26, 2024. For the competition, first-year law students prepare a short “brief” consisting of a complete argument on a single issue and deliver ...

McGeorge Centennial Speaker Series: Is It Time for a New Constitution?
Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, will discuss “Is It Time for a New Constitution?” as part of the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law’s Centennial Celebration Speaker Series on Jan. 2...

Meet Tiffany Johnson, JD '11
Tiffany Johnson, ‘11, is the Director of Policy and Legislative Initiatives Division at the Office of Policy Legislative Initiatives and Outreach within the Office of Fair Housing Equal Opportunity in Washington, D.C. Johnson said that that McGeor...

Four special edition beverages commemorate McGeorge School of Law's centennial anniversary #Shorts
Experience the taste of law. Join McGeorge School of Law in raising a glass and celebrating the law school’s centennial anniversary. For McGeorge’s 100th anniversary, four special edition beverages will commemorate the occasion and be available ...

Happy New Year from McGeorge School of Law!
McGeorge School of Law hopes that this New Year brings everyone new experiences and new opportunities! Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas from McGeorge School of Law!
McGeorge School of Law wishes each member of our community a wonderful holiday season, and we look forward to seeing you on campus again soon!

Meet Edward Wright, Jr., JD '82
Edward Wright Jr., ’82, chose to go to McGeorge School of Law because of the school’s emphasis on international law and the classes that were focused in this area of the law. During his time as a student, Wright participated in the Salzburg study...

Meet Maurizio Maiano, LLM '88
Maurizio Maiano, ‘88, is from Milan, Italy and currently works as a corporate lawyer in Milan. Maiano received an LLM degree in Transnational Business Practice from McGeorge School of Law. In this video, Maiano discusses his experience in the Uni...

Global Lawyering Skills - Top Oral Advocate Competition 2023
As part of the Global Lawyering Skills Program, McGeorge School of Law students compete in a competition that simulates litigation experience. Students work with a single case preparing and arguing a motion in the trial court through the appeals proc...

Happy Thanksgiving from McGeorge School of Law!
McGeorge School of Law wishes each of you a wonderful day of thanks, spent with family and friends, and tons of food! Happy Thanksgiving!

Meet Vanessa Ibarra, JD '24
Vanessa Ibarra, ’24, chose to pursue her legal education at McGeorge School of Law because of the school’s location near the Capitol. McGeorge School of Law is located just 3.1 miles away from the California Capitol Building. Ibarra was also intr...

Meet Chelsea Tibbs, JD '15
Chelsea Tibbs, ’15, decided to go to law school because she felt drawn to service. As a lawyer, she explains that you are able to make the world a better place in whichever type of law you practice. Currently, Tibbs is an education law attorney whe...

A Master's Degree for the Modern Professional: Balancing Work, Life, and MSL Education at McGeorge
Explore the dynamics of McGeorge School of Law's Online MSL Program in this enlightening webinar. Join Nancy Beecher, a current student in the Water and Environmental Law program, as she shares her personal journey and the many benefits of the progra...

Capital Center Policy Perspectives: A Conversation with Michael Tubbs
McGeorge School of Law's Capital Center for Law & Policy held their first Policy Perspectives Speaker Series on Oct.11, 2023 with Michael Tubbs, the former Stockton Mayor. Tubbs shared his insights about the public policy space in California. Photos...

2023 Fall Spectacular - "Sunrise, Sunset" and "Do You Love Me?" from the Fiddler on the Roof
Tevye and Golda performed "Sunrise, Sunset" and "Do You Love Me?" from the Fiddler on the Roof at the 2023 Fall Spectacular at McGeorge School of Law.

2023 Fall Spectacular - Miss Feasance, Freeda Peeples, and Sue Esponte
Miss Feasance, Freeda Peeples, and Sue Esponte performed at the 2023 Fall Spectacular at McGeorge School of Law.

2023 Fall Spectacular - I'm Just Ken
ThompsKEN, MoyKEN, and AdaKEN performed "I'm Just Ken" at the 2023 Fall Spectacular at McGeorge School of Law.

Meet Tim Long, JD '88
In this video, Tim Long, ‘88, discusses how every single professor at McGeorge School of Law made a positive impact on him during his time as a student. Long said that McGeorge School of Law prepared him for his career exceptionally well because of...

Meet the Hon. Rajinder Rai-Nielsen, JD '01
The Hon. Rajinder Rai-Nielsen, '01, started her own law practice three years ago in Reno, Nevada. She previously served as an administrative law judge for 10.5 years under three different Nevada governors. Rai-Nielsen decided to pursue her legal edu...

Meet Molly Biron, JD '25
Going to law school has been a lifelong dream for Molly Biron, ‘25. "I applied to law school, and it's been the best decision I ever made," she said. Biron is from Boxborough, Massachusetts. She moved across the country to go to law school and has...

Meet Brian Gurwitz, JD '94
Brian Gurwitz, '94, has extensive experience in trial and appellate courts. He said McGeorge School of Law prepared him for his career because the school's curriculum teaches both practical lawyering skills and the theory of law. Gurwitz is a certif...

Kennedy Inn of Court Reflections by Presiding Justice Arthur G. Scotland (Ret.)
Presiding Justice Arthur G. Scotland of the Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District reflected on his experiences with the Anthony M. Kennedy American Inn of Court in Sacramento, California. Learn more: https://www.kennedyinn.org/

Kennedy Inn of Court Reflections by Judge Consuelo M. Callahan
Judge Consuelo M. Callahan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reflected on her experiences with the Anthony M. Kennedy American Inn of Court in Sacramento, California. Learn more: https://www.kennedyinn.org/

Meet Bob MacKichan, JD '76
Robert "Bob" C. MacKichan Jr., ’76, is a partner at Holland & Knight in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. MacKichan’s practice involves decades of experience in litigation, government contracts, real estate and public policy issues associated...

Meet Katharine Baragona, JD '90
Katharine Baragona, '90, serves as Senior Infrastructure Finance Specialist for the World Bank in Washington, D.C. Baragona develops financing structures and risk mitigation support that is used by fragile conflict violence-affected countries to attr...

Tiger Tasting: Craft Beer Fest 2023
McGeorge School of Law hosted the third annual Tiger Tasting: Craft Beer Fest on Friday, Oct. 13, 2023 as part of the University of the Pacific's Homecoming Weekend. The event was a wonderful opportunity for alumni and friends of the law school to ta...

McGeorge School of Law Wellness Week 2023
Wellness Week brought the entire University of the Pacific Sacramento Campus together and celebrated some of the best ways to ensure our students took care of themselves. From puppies to sand art, Rock Band to time management seminars, ergonomic move...

McGeorge Abroad: EducationUSA in Germany
In this video, hear from LLM student Jakob Regenfelder as he discusses EducationUSA's LLM Fairs. Clémence Kucera, Assistant Dean of Graduate, Online, and International Programs at McGeorge School of Law, will be traveling to Frankfurt, Germany and C...

McGeorge Abroad: EducationUSA in Chile
In this video, hear from Cristina Perez Caballero, ‘25, as she discusses EducationUSA's South American LLM tour. Adriana Aguena, Assistant Director of Graduate and International Programs at McGeorge School of Law, will be traveling to Santiago, Chi...

Meet Nicole Low, JD '17
Nicole Low ‘17, chose to go to law school at McGeorge School of Law because of the school's location and its trial advocacy program being ranked among the top 10 in the nation. Currently, Low is a civil litigation attorney and represents railroad i...

Meet Madeline Orlando, JD '20
Madeline Orlando, ’20, decided to go to law school because she enjoyed school and wanted to continue learning after her undergraduate studies. When she was deciding where to go to law school, Orlando chose McGeorge School of Law because of its pers...

McGeorge School of Law students tour the California State Capitol Building
McGeorge School of Law’s Capital Center for Law & Policy hosted its annual Capitol Tour & Cocktails Mixer event on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2023, showcasing McGeorge’s proximity to the Capitol and unmatched alumni network working in government and the ...

Comparing MSL vs. JD Degrees in Government Law & Policy
In our September 2023 webinar, McGeorge School of Law takes an in-depth exploration of the differences between a Master of Studies in Law (MSL) and a Juris Doctor (JD) degree in the field of Government Law & Policy. Watch to learn the unique career p...

Meet Ashley Silva-Guzman, JD '21
Ashley Silva-Guzman, '21, decided to go to law school because she has always wanted to help people in any way she could. Silva-Guzman chose to pursue her legal studies at McGeorge School of Law because of the friendly campus that immediately made her...

McGeorge Abroad: EducationUSA in Portugal
In this video, hear from Zelia Pereira as she discusses EducationUSA's LLM Fair. Clémence Kucera, Assistant Dean of Graduate, Online, and International Programs at McGeorge School of Law, will be traveling to Portugal to recruit prospective students...

McGeorge Abroad: EducationUSA in Spain
In this video, hear from Cristina Perez Caballero, ‘25, as she discusses EducationUSA's Europe LLM tour. Clémence Kucera, Assistant Dean of Graduate, Online, and International Programs at McGeorge School of Law, will be traveling to Madrid, Spain ...

McGeorge Abroad: EducationUSA in Brazil
In this video, hear from Camila Moreira, ‘25, and Taiane Magalhaes, ‘25, as they discuss EducationUSA's South American LLM tour. Adriana Aguena, Assistant Director of Graduate and International Programs at McGeorge School of Law, will be travelin...

Meet Gerry Latasa, JD '13
Gerald "Gerry" Latasa, '13, earned an undergraduate degree in social science from the University of the Pacific and a law degree from McGeorge School of Law, making him a Double Tiger. Latasa practices workers' compensation law in Sacramento represen...

A Day in the Life of a Law Student: Anna Karen Estrada, JD '24
Anna Karen Estrada, '24, shed a light on what a typical day looks for her as a law student at McGeorge School of Law, from her alarm clock going off to hitting the pillow. A typical day is filled with coffee, preparing for class, studying in the libr...

Meet Tara Lucero, JD '25
Tara Lucero, ‘25, decided to pursue her legal studies at McGeorge School of Law because she felt most at home and felt the Office of JD Admissions was always there for her. Lucero recommends McGeorge School of Law's JD program to prospective studen...

How to support McGeorge's Black Law Students Association
The mission of McGeorge School of Law's Black Law Student Association (BLSA) is to further the academic and social welfare of Black students enrolled at the McGeorge School of Law; to increase the enrollment and retention of Black students at McGeorg...

Meet Adriana Aguena, LLM '12
Adriana Aguena, LLM ‘12, decided to pursue an LLM degree because she saw it an opportunity to further her career as well as to live in the United States and learn about the culture and the opportunities in the legal field. Aguena is originally from...

Meet Clémence Kucera, LLM '05
Clémence Kucera, LLM ’05, is originally from France. She decided to pursue an LLM degree at McGeorge School of Law because the program was recommended to her by a personal connection. As soon as she visited the campus, she knew right away that McG...

McGeorge School of Law Sacramento Alumni Mixer 2023
McGeorge School of Law's Annual Sacramento Alumni Mixer featured great food and even greater company! We were so excited to see our Board of Alumni members in attendance, as well as current students and alumni being able to share stories of their tim...

McGeorge School of Law Orientation 2023
The McGeorge School of Law community was thrilled to welcome you home, Class of 2026 (day students) and Class of 2027 (evening students). Orientation was filled with mock classes, campus tours, trainings, tasty treats, study sessions, and lots of opp...

NGO Career Outcomes: How an Online MSL Degree Can Jumpstart Your Water and Enviornmental Law Career
Passionate about making a positive impact on the environment through the legal realm? Join us in this insightful webinar as we dive into how an Online MSL Degree can jumpstart your career in water and environmental law.  In this webinar, Clémence ...

Orientation Swag Sneak Peek 2023
Who’s ready for McGeorge School of Law's 2023 Orientation?! Here’s a sneak peek at some of the goodies our incoming students will be getting to welcome them to McGeorge School of Law. Learn more about McGeorge School of Law: https://law.pacific....

McGeorge School of Law Oath of Professionalism & Pinning Ceremony
Join us to witness the McGeorge School of Law incoming class take their Oath of Professionalism as a part of the law school’s First Week & Orientation programming. The oath of professionalism is a pledge taken by students to act ethically and with ...

Meet Faith Olofintuyi, LLM '17
Faith Olofintuyi graduated from McGeorge School of Law in 2017 with an LLM degree in U.S. Law and Policy. Olofintuyi chose to get an LLM degree to expand his network in the legal community. Olofintuyi is originally from Nigeria, and moved to the U.S....

Conoce a Fernando Almaraz, JD '23 (Español)
Fernando Almaraz, '23, está en el Programa de Honores Acelerados (AHP) en la Escuela de Leyes McGeorge. Almaraz escogió perseguir sus estudios legales en McGeorge por varias razones: El programa AHP provee una manera más rapida de terminar la escu...

Meet Fernando Almaraz, JD '23
Fernando Almaraz, ’23, is in the Accelerated Honors Program (AHP) at McGeorge School of Law. Almaraz chose to pursue his legal studies at McGeorge for three reasons: 1. The AHP program provided Almaraz a way to finish law school faster than the tra...

Meet Sue Ann Van Dermyden, JD '93
Sue Ann Van Dermyden's practice focuses on conducting workplace and Title IX investigations. Van Dermyden, '93, is a founding and senior partner of Van Dermyden Makus Law Corporation. The firm has five offices located throughout Arizona and Californi...

Meet Catherine Mariano, JD '11
Catherine Mariano, ’11, is a Los Angeles County District Attorney who prosecutes sex crimes. Mariano credits her education as one of the reasons she is an effective trial advocate. She said that McGeorge School of Law prepared her well for her care...

Meet Mustafa Karim, JD '23
Mustafa Karim, ’23, graduated from McGeorge School of Law last month. Karim chose to pursue his legal studies at McGeorge because of the school's location in Sacramento and the strength of its Office of Career Services. Karim served as the vice pr...

Meet Uriel Peña, JD '23
Uriel Peña, '23, graduated from McGeorge School of Law last month. Peña chose McGeorge School of Law because of the school's location near the California State Capitol and networking opportunities in the Capitol and throughout the state. During hi...

McGeorge School of Law's Global Center for Business & Development
McGeorge School of Law has long been a leader in international legal education. Our summer program in Salzburg is one of the United States’ longest-standing law school study-abroad programs. The Global Center for Business & Development hosts annual...

McGeorge School of Law's 2023 Commencement Highlights
The University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law's Class of 2023 was celebrated with a series of events, culminating in a commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 27. Learn more about McGeorge School of Law at https://law.pacific.edu/law. -----...

Meet Elizabeth Rocha Zuñiga, JD '24
Elizabeth Rocha Zuñiga, '24, is interested in public interest work and immigration law. She was drawn to McGeorge School of Law because of its Immigration Law Clinic and the passion that McGeorge has towards community building. She chose to attend l...

McGeorge School of Law's 2023 Unity Graduation Thank You Video (Full-Length Video)
Members of McGeorge School of Law's Class of 2023 thank those who supported them throughout their law school journeys. From friends to colleagues to family members to faculty, the McGeorge School of Law Class of 2023 expressed their gratitude for tho...

McGeorge School of Law Unity Graduation Thank You Video 4
Members of McGeorge School of Law's Class of 2023 thank those who supported them throughout their law school journeys. From friends to colleagues to family members to faculty, the McGeorge School of Law Class of 2023 expressed their gratitude for tho...

McGeorge School of Law Unity Graduation Thank You Video 3
Members of McGeorge School of Law's Class of 2023 thank those who supported them throughout their law school journeys. From friends to colleagues to family members to faculty, the McGeorge School of Law Class of 2023 expressed their gratitude for tho...

McGeorge School of Law Unity Graduation Thank You Video 2
Members of McGeorge School of Law's Class of 2023 thank those who supported them throughout their law school journeys. From friends to colleagues to family members to faculty, the McGeorge School of Law Class of 2023 expressed their gratitude for tho...

McGeorge School of Law Unity Graduation Thank You Video 1
Members of McGeorge School of Law's Class of 2023 thank those who supported them throughout their law school journeys. From friends to colleagues to family members to faculty, the McGeorge School of Law Class of 2023 expressed their gratitude for tho...

Meet Katherine Van Horn, JD '24
Before coming to law school, Katherine Van Horn ('24) worked in the California State Legislature for five years. "McGeorge was an obvious choice for me. My brother's an alum and so many of my colleagues in the Legislature are alums," Van Horn said. ...

Meet Alexis Martinez, JD '24
Alexis Martinez, '24, decided to go to law school because she wanted to explore different ways and capacities to advocate for people. After graduation, she hopes to pursue a career in litigation. Martinez said her favorite class in law school thus ...

Inaugural Eglet Scholarship recipients share thanks
Alumnus Robert T. Eglet and his wife, Tracy A. Eglet, believe in the importance of giving back, and their historic gift to McGeorge School of Law in 2021 is a reflection of their commitment to supporting law students. First-year law students and scho...

Meet Marissa Flores, JD '23
Marissa Flores, '23, founded the Womxn of Color Collective at McGeorge School of Law and served as the organization's president for the past two years. She started the student organization in order to empower and amplify the voices of Womxn of Color ...

Meet Wafa Hoballah, LLM '87
Alumna Wafa Hoballah, '87, specializes in international law and immigration law, representing clients across the globe in business, commercial, and corporate law. She earned an LLM degree in 1987 from McGeorge School of Law. Hoballah is originally f...

Meet Iván Morales, JD '96 and LLM '97
McGeorge School of Law alumnus, Iván Morales earned a JD degree in 1996 and an LLM degree in Transnational Business Practice in 1997. Morales was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He currently lives in Miami, but has lived in multiple cities...

Advice for second-year law students from Lauren Layne, JD '10
Alumna Lauren Layne, '10, offers advice to second-year law students who hope to be successful summer law clerks. Layne advises students to be enthusiastic, motivated, and on time. She hopes students will take advantage of the internships, externships...

Meet Cassaundra Kassis, JD '23
Cassaundra Kassis, '23, was drawn to McGeorge School of Law because of the school's emphasis on legal writing and oral advocacy. Kassis is a member of the school's Moot Court Honors Board and Womxn of Color Collective. Kassis served as a law clerk ...

Meet Lauren Layne, JD '10
Lauren Layne, '10, serves as the president of the McGeorge School of Law Alumni Association Board of Directors. Layne is a partner at Baker Manock & Jensen, PC in Fresno, where she chairs the firm’s Business Department and leads the firm’s Water ...

Joseph R. Lasser Part-Time Student Summer Tuition Scholarship
In this video, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Experiential Learning, Mary-Beth Moylan, discusses the importance of the Joseph R. Lasser Part-Time Student Summer Tuition Scholarship. The scholarship is for part-time law students who are requ...

Pre-Law Boot Camp at McGeorge School of Law
The University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law’s Pre-Law Boot Camp is designed for entering first-year law students who want to get a jump start on the skills needed to be successful in law school. Throughout the Pre-Law Boot Camp, the attend...

Lobbying and Advocacy in the Political Arena with Chris Micheli
Interested in upgrading our current political systems? McGeorge School of Law’s April webinar analyzes the role of lobbying and advocacy in shaping public policy and dives into the legal and ethical considerations involved in these practices. Adjun...

Joseph R. Lasser Part-Time Student Summer Tuition Scholarship
In this video, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Experiential Learning, Mary-Beth Moylan, discusses the importance of the Joseph R. Lasser Part-Time Student Summer Tuition Scholarship. The scholarship is for part-time law students who are requ...

Learn about McGeorge School of Law's Summer Grant Program for public interest jobs
Public Legal Services Society at McGeorge School of Law is hosting a spring celebration event on Friday, April 14 from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. PT to honor members of the McGeorge School of Law community for their public service. PLSS is a student organi...

An interview with McGeorge School of Law alumnus Bryan Freedman, JD '90
Alumnus Bryan Freedman, '90, is one of the most influential entertainment litigators in the country. He co-founded Freedman + Taitelman, LLP in Los Angeles. In this video, Freedman discusses how he recently established a scholarship for McGeorge Scho...

Meet Carina Ramos Ceci, JD '23
Carina Ramos Ceci, '23, is a third-year law student at McGeorge School of Law. She immigrated to the United States from São Paulo, Brazil with her family in 2005. Ceci was intrigued by McGeorge's culture and collegial environment when she was searc...

Michael Belote Capitol Center Lecture Series 2023
The McGeorge School of Law’s Capital Center for Law & Policy hosted the annual Michael Belote Capital Center Lecture Series. We dissected the issues facing major cities – including Sacramento, San Francisco, and San Diego. What are the underlying...

McGeorge School of Law's Commencement Ceremony 2023
The University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law hosted its 99th Annual Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 27, 2023. Congratulations to the McGeorge School of Law Class of 2023!

McGeorge School of Law Unity Graduation 2023
The University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law will host the annual Unity Graduation celebration on Thursday, May 25, 2023. Unity Graduation is an annual event recognizing the academic accomplishments and unique journey of diverse students in l...

McGeorge School of Law LLM Alumni Spotlight
Adriana Aguena, Assistant Director of Graduate & International Programs, speaks with McGeorge School of Law alumni about how the LLM program changed their career trajectories. They answer various questions and share their experiences in this video. ...

Meet Drashti Patel, JD '26
Drashti Patel, '26, said that McGeorge School of Law is her dream school. She was drawn to McGeorge because of the school's expert faculty and collegial campus culture. So far in her law school journey, Civil Procedure has been her favorite course. ...

Meet Brooke Hill, JD '23
Brooke Hill, '23, aspires to pursue a career in public service and the legislative realm. At McGeorge School of Law, she is earning a Certificate of Concentration in Capital Lawyering. Hill also serves as the executive president of Public Legal Servi...

Meet Mondis Vakili, JD '23
Mondis Vakili grew up hearing she was destined to be a lawyer. Her last name, Vakili, translates to lawyer. At McGeorge School of Law, Vakili serves as the president of both Women's Caucus and the Middle Eastern and South Asian Association. Vakili ...

Meet Francia Orduño, JD '24
Francia Orduño, '24, has always loved being a student. Orduño cultivated a love of reading and writing during her undergraduate studies and was drawn to the legal field. Orduño decided to pursue her legal education at McGeorge School of Law becaus...

Meet Morgan Graber, JD '24
Second-year law student Morgan Graber has numerous achievements under her belt, including: • In the 1L Moot Court Competition, she won all three awards including Best Brief, Best Oralist, and Best Overall Advocate. • Graber was on the team that ...

Meet Ilana Shoyket, JD '23
Third-year law student Ilana Shoyket did three externships during her time in law school. She was a legal extern at the California Department of Justice in 2021, a judicial extern at the Office of Staff Attorneys at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the ...

You're invited: Public Legal Services Society's Spring Celebration 2023
Public Legal Services Society is a student organization dedicated to helping law students pursue careers in public service. Alexis Martinez, President of PLSS at McGeorge School of Law, invites you to join the Spring Event celebration! Listen in as s...

McGeorge Capital Center for Law & Policy’s Legislative Speaker Series featuring Senator Ben Allen
Environmental Protection, Electoral Reform and Education: Addressing Systemic Inadequacy and Pushing for Progress McGeorge School of Law’s Capital Center for Law & Policy is hosting its annual Legislative Leaders Speaker Series event with Senato...

McGeorge School of Law Celebrates Black History Month
During Black History Month, McGeorge School of Law celebrates Black students, faculty, and staff and their contributions to the law school community and the legal profession. In this video, campus leaders discuss their legal education, careers, and c...

Top Career Outcomes after Earning an MSL Degree in Government Law & Policy
An advanced degree program should expand your career prospects significantly. At McGeorge School of Law, we understand how critical this factor is, so we ensure that our graduates leave prepared for a more promising future. In this webinar, we’re g...

Meet the Hon. Margaret Kuroda Masunaga, JD '87
The Hon. Margaret Kuroda Masunaga, '87, is a retired district judge who served the District Court of the Third Circuit in Hawai'i. Judge Masunaga had a lengthy career of public service in Hawai'i in various capacities before serving on the bench for ...

Meet Jasmine Smith, JD '23
Jasmine Smith, '23, knew from a young age that she wanted to be an attorney. She is currently pursuing the Trial & Appellate Advocacy Certificate of Concentration at the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law. Smith is a member of McGeorg...

McGeorge School of Law Celebrates Valentine's Day 2023
Happy Valentine's Day! Five couples who met at the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law shared their love stories with us. Some couples met during orientation or their first day of law school, while others connected later in life. A few...

Meet Karla Noyles, JD '24
Karla Noyles, '24, was drawn to McGeorge School of Law because of the school's location in the California State Capitol. She is exploring her interests in public policy and policymaking through the school's Capital Lawyering Concentration. Karla No...

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Efforts at McGeorge School of Law
Dr. Mary Lomax-Ghirarduzzi discusses diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging efforts at the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law. Dr. Lomax-Ghirarduzzi is the vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion, and a professor of c...

Meet Khalil Ferguson, JD '25
Khalil Ferguson is a law student, business owner, CEO, community leader, activist, and published author. Ferguson is a native of Richmond, California, but he has lived in Sacramento for the past decade. Before coming to law school, he was the Black A...

University Antiracism Challenge: Week 5 with Mariam El-menshawi
During week 5 of the University Antiracism Challenge, Mariam El-menshawi, ‘11, will discuss “The Criminal Justice System: Systemic Impacts of a Racist Society on the Victim and the Accused.” El-menshawi is the director of the California Victims...

University Antiracism Challenge: Week 4 with Professor Jay Mootz
During week 4 of the University Antiracism Challenge, Professor Jay Mootz will present “Race Theory and its Impact on Building an Anti-Racist Society” in the McGeorge School of Law Lecture Hall on Thursday, March 2. To enroll in the course, visi...

McGeorge School of Law Ben Frantz First Year Mock Trial Competition 2023
McGeorge School of Law will host the final rounds of the Ben Franz First-Year Mock Trial Competition on Saturday, January 28, 2023. Twenty advocates will compete in the Ben Franz First-Year Mock Trial Competition. At the competition, students perform...

Meet Misael Guiterrez, LLM '22
Misael Guiterrez, LLM '22, recently graduated from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law's LLM in U.S. Law & Policy Program. He is originally from Guanajuato, Mexico. Guiterrez pursued an LLM degree to challenge himself personally and ...

MESAA -It’s Not a Moment. It’s a REVOLUTION.
On January 29th, 2023, The Middle Eastern & South Asian Association (MESAA) will convene a symposium to discuss women’s rights in Afghanistan, Iran, and other parts of the world. We will examine the legacies left behind by renowned human rights act...

McGeorge School of Law 49th Annual Top Oral Advocate Competition
As part of the Global Lawyering Skills Program, McGeorge School of Law students compete in a competition that simulates litigation experience. Students work with a single case preparing and arguing a motion in the trial court through the appeals proc...

Meet Maya Alexandria, JD '26
Maya Alexandria, JD ’26, didn't initially plan to go to law school. But, a 10-minute car ride with Professor Dan Croxall, '08, and the opportunity to interact and speak with McGeorge alumni changed the course of her life. Alexandria is now a first...

McGeorge School of Law's Online MSL Programs
Advance your Legal Career with an Online Master of Science in Law (MSL) Degree from McGeorge School of Law, with concentrations in Water and Environmental Law and Government Law and Policy. Learn more about the online program by visiting our website....

Assistant Dean Clémence Kucera
Clémence Kucera, Assistant Dean for the Graduate, Online, and International Programs at McGeorge School of Law, shares how the online MSL program is designed. Learn more about the online program by visiting our website. onlinelaw.pacific.edu

Meet Katrina Smolen, MSL '22
Katrina Smolen, '22, is a graduate of the online MSL in Water and Environmental Law. She is a Professional Hydrologist & Environmental Regulatory Consultant who owns her own environmental consulting firm. She knew about McGeorge School of Law, as she...

McGeorge School of Law Campus Tour From a Dog's Point of View
Introducing a very special new tour guide! Emma the Golden Retriever shows us her unique pawspective on the McGeorge School of Law campus and teaches us how to stop and smell the, well, smell everything! Learn more about McGeorge School of Law: htt...

Meet Jazmin Galvan, MPA '22
Jazmin Galvan, '22, works as the Deputy Political Director for a congressman. She hopes to become a public servant for a government agency after graduating from McGeorge School of Law. In this video, Galvan expresses her gratitude to McGeorge for its...

Earn an MSL Degree Online - Hear from Current Student, Savanna Sanders
Savanna Sanders is a water resource planner with experience in state-wide water planning, water resource management, CEQA and NEPA compliance, regulatory compliance, and environmental fieldwork. She works for Zanjero Inc, advising, managing, and solv...

McGeorge's Online Master of Science in Law Webinar Overview
Here you will learn about McGeorge's Online MSL Degree. Clemence Kucera walks us through how this degree can help you advance in your career, all while having the flexibility of earning it online. McGeorge offers this degree in two concentrations. Wa...

Meet Krishma Malhotra, JD '23
Third-year law student Krishma Malhotra was drawn to McGeorge School of Law because of the school's reputation and its alumni network. Malhotra plans to pursue a career in Criminal Law after graduation. She currently serves as president of McGeorge's...

McGeorge Master of Public Administration Alumni Testimonials
The Master of Public Administration (MPA) at Pacific McGeorge School of Law prepares students to capably manage the public sector processes and effectively implement public policy decisions. Mat Olson, '18; Jenny Rodriquez, '19; Trey Hunter, '19; and...

Recipients of the Jeffrey K. Poilé LGBTQ+ Civil Rights Memorial Scholarship
Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Larry Levine established McGeorge’s Jeffrey K. Poilé Memorial Civil Rights Endowed Scholarship in 2002, an LGBTQ+ civil rights scholarship that helps law students with a passion for civil rights ...

McGeorge School of Law Racial Justice Celebration 2022
The Hon. Kim Mueller, Chief United States District Court Judge, and Professor Emeritus Brian K. Landsberg had a conversation about Landsberg's new book, "Revolution by Law: The Federal Government and the Desegregation of Alabama Schools" on October 1...

McGeorge School of Law California Initiative Forum 2022
McGeorge School of Law students in Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Experiential Learning Mary-Beth Moylan’s California Initiative Seminar class presented about California statewide ballot propositions and the City of Sacramento ballot measu...

Meet the Assistant Dean of Students and Career Services at McGeorge
Leah Adams, ’07, is the Assistant Dean of Students and Career Services at McGeorge School of Law. Adams oversees and manages the Student Services Office and Career Services Office (CSO). Office of Student Services: https://law.pacific.edu/law/stud...

Election Law and How an MSL in Government Law & Policy Can Help Advance Your Career
With midterms in full swing and a rapidly evolving conversation, there’s no better time to analyze Election Law than right now. McGeorge School of Law's Online MSL program is proud to host a webinar led by Dr. Rebecca J. Olson, adjunct professor ...

Meet Omar Figueroa, JD '23
Omar Figueroa, JD ’23, came to McGeorge School of Law with an interest in Public Policy as well as a drive to get into a career where he can give back to the people. Figueroa hopes after graduation to pursue a career in Public Policy and get a jump...

Meet April La Torre, JD '23
Sacramento-native April La Torre, JD ’23, decided to go to law school because wanted to make an impact within her community. She chose McGeorge School of Law because of the school's location and alumni network. During law school, she participated i...

Meet the Hon. Morrison England, JD '83
The Hon. Morrison England, Jr., ’83, shared his journey from being an evening law student at McGeorge School of Law to becoming a judge. He currently serves as a judge for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California. Judge Englan...

Pursue an LLM degree at McGeorge School of Law
McGeorge School of Law offers LLM programs focusing on Transnational Business Practice, Water & Environmental Law, and U.S. Law & Policy to both U.S. and foreign-trained attorneys. Learn more about McGeorge's LLM Program: https://law.pacific.edu/la...

Meet Alec Peden, JD ’23
Third-year law student Alec Peden, ’23, is a member of the Accelerated Honors Program at McGeorge School of Law. The program allows students to complete their JD degree on an accelerated 2.5 year track, instead of the traditional 3-year path. His ...

Meet Ahmed Bakry, LLM '23
Ahmed Bakry, ’23, is currently enrolled in McGeorge School of Law's LLM in Transnational Business Practice Program. He is originally from Cairo, Egypt. His family’s extensive law background made him a curious child growing up, which transformed i...

Meet Dakota Councilman, JD '23
Reno-native Dakota Councilman, '23, was drawn to McGeorge School of Law because of the school's vast network of alumni in Reno, Nevada. Councilman is the Student Bar Association's Alumni Committee Chair. After law school, he hopes to pursue a career ...

Meet Geraldine Mbah, LLM '22
Geraldine Mbah, ’22, started her law career in Nigeria and came to McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, California to bridge the path between her home country and the U.S. After graduation, Mbah plans to take the Bar Exam and join an international...

Meet McGeorge School of Law’s newest students
In August 2022, the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law welcomed more than 230 students to its Sacramento campus. 53 different undergraduate degrees from 71 different universities are represented in the class. In this video, learn more...

How to Fund Your Master's Degree Webinar
In this August webinar, you will learn about tuition and financial aid for the online MSL program at McGeorge School of Law. Our Assistant Dean, Clemence Kucera will be guiding our webinar and will be taking questions on the topic. McGeorge’s Onlin...

Meet the Hon. Arthur Scotland, JD '74
The Hon. Arthur Scotland, '74, originally chose McGeorge School of Law for its economics, its reputation, and its contacts to the local community. Scotland was attracted to McGeorge's student-centered focus and the distinguished faculty. From the ver...

EducationUSA South American LLM Tour (Portuguese version)
Adriana Aguena, Assistant Director of Graduate and International Programs at McGeorge School of Law, will be traveling to three cities in Brazil in October 2022 to recruit prospective students at the EducationUSA South American LLM Tour. Register fo...

EducationUSA South American LLM Tour (English version)
Adriana Aguena, Assistant Director of Graduate and International Programs at McGeorge School of Law, will be traveling to three cities in Brazil in October 2022 to recruit prospective students at the EducationUSA South American LLM Tour. Register fo...

Meet Aleksandr Vorontsov, LLM '22
Aleksandr Vorontsov, ’22, came to McGeorge School of Law from Russia to pursue an LLM degree. His goal is to one day become an international attorney or work for a big law firm either in Russia or San Francisco, California. He said McGeorge has pre...

Meet Professor Dan Croxall, ‘08
Professor Dan Croxall, ‘08, shares his journey from teaching English at Cal Poly at a young age to his experience of being an evening student at McGeorge School of Law, which transformed into his current position as a professor at his alma mater. ...

Meet the Hon. Daniel Flores, ‘01
The Hon. Daniel Flores, ‘01, decided to pursue a JD degree at McGeorge School of Law because of the school’s reputation and the atmosphere of the campus. In this video, he talks about his journey of becoming a first-generation lawyer to serving a...

McGeorge School of Law Pinning Ceremony and Oath of Professionalism
The incoming class of the University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law completes Orientation and becomes initiated into their respective legal programs by participating in an annual Pinning Ceremony and Oath of Professionalism.

Meet the Hon. Arthur Scotland, JD '74
The Hon. Arthur Scotland, '74, originally chose McGeorge School of Law for its economics, its reputation, and its contacts to the local community. Scotland was attracted to McGeorge's student-centered focus and the distinguished faculty. From the ver...

A Legal Degree for Non Lawyers
In McGeorge's June Webinar, "A Legal Degree for Non-Lawyers," Assistant Dean Clemence Kucera discusses the many ways an online Master of Science in Law (MSL) can help advance your career. McGeorge offers two online MSL degrees, Government Law & Polic...

McGeorge Celebrates Earth Day with Kim Delfino
McGeorge celebrated Earth Day with Professor Kim Delfino & Assistant Dean Clemence Kucera. In this webinar, they discussed the legal process of making environmental laws. Along with this, they discussed the benefits of earning a Master of Science in ...

Meet Professor Lindsay Harrington, JD '03
Professor Lindsay Harrington is the Director of Bar Support and an Assistant Professor of Law and Legal Practice at McGeorge School of Law. During her time at McGeorge, Harrington was grateful to have mentors at McGeorge that allowed her to grow as a...

Meet Faizan Hussain, LLM '22
Faizan Hussain, '22, first came to the U.S. and McGeorge School of Law from Pakistan to study U.S Law and Policy. Already having a Bachelor's degree and an LLM from his home country, Hussain decided his next steps were to get an LLM in the U.S., and ...

Meet the Hon. Consuelo María Callahan, JD '75
Ever since she was a little girl, the Hon. Consuelo María Callahan always wanted to help people and serve her country. After coming to McGeorge School of Law to get a JD, becoming a commissioner and Superior Court Judge, serving as a Justice on the ...

Meet Kseniia Kocheva, LLM '22
Before moving to the U.S. to pursue an LLM degree, Kseniia Kocheva, '22, had experience working with American clients. She came to McGeorge School of Law to acquire more experience working with Common Law. Kocheva is originally from Western Siberia, ...

Capital Center for Law & Policy at McGeorge School of Law
McGeorge School of Law’s Capital Center for Law & Policy provides students with a unique opportunity to gain knowledge, skills, and experience to prepare for careers at the intersection of law and policy. McGeorge is located in Sacramento, Californ...

Meet Kevan Rolfness, MPP '19
Kevan Rolfness, '19, decided to pursue a Master's in Public Policy at McGeorge School of Law because he believed that it would give him the toolkit needed to further his career. Rolfness is a Housing Policy Specialist at the California Department of ...

Meet Shisha Yang, JD '22
Shisha Yang, '22, decided to pursue a legal education at McGeorge School of Law because of the school's location and the friendly nature of the McGeorge community. During her time at McGeorge, Shisha formed unbreakable bonds with friends she's made t...

Meet Zahra Naghavian, LLM '22
Zahra Naghavian, '22, came to McGeorge School of Law from Iran to pursue her legal study in U.S. Law and Policy. Previously, she studied in a civil law system and was curious how American common law systems worked. At McGeorge, Zahra's favorite cours...

Meet Alec Watson, JD '23
Alec Watson, JD '23, was drawn to McGeorge School of Law because of the school’s trial advocacy program. U.S. News & World Report ranked the school’s trial advocacy program No. 16 in the nation in its 2022 Best Graduate Schools guide. The program...

Meet the Director of Academic and Student Affairs at McGeorge
Selena Farnesi, '15, is the Director of Academic and Student Affairs at McGeorge School of Law. The Student Affairs Department supports more than 40 student organizations on campus. Office of Student Affairs: https://law.pacific.edu/law/office-of-st...

Meet McGeorge's Director of Bar Support
Lindsay Harrington, '03, is the Director Bar Support at McGeorge School of Law. Harrington oversees McGeorge's programs that help students prepare for the bar exam, in addition to teaching legal writing courses in the LLM and MSL programs. Bar Prepa...

Meet Blessing Nwamaka Aibor, LLM '23
Blessing Nwamaka Aibor, '23, decided to pursue an LLM in Transnational Business Practice at McGeorge School of Law to advance her career and gain experience working with the international legal system. Prior to her time at McGeorge School of Law, she...

Meet McGeorge's 2022-2023 SBA President
Meet Krishma Malhotra '23, McGeorge School of Law's 2022-2023 Student Bar Association President. Krishma wants to make getting access to important information as easy as possible for students. If you see her or any other SBA Representatives around ca...

Why Lobbyists Should Earn an MSL in Government Law & Policy
Hear from a founding partner of the governmental relations and advocacy firm of Aprea & Micheli, Inc. Professor Chris Micheli shares valuable knowledge and discusses why an MSL in Government Law & Policy can help advance your lobbying or legislative ...

McGeorge School of Law Graduation 2022
The University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law hosted its 98th Annual Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 28, 2022. Congratulations to the McGeorge School of Law Class of 2022!

Thank you from the Class of 2022
Members of the Class of 2022 want to thank those who supported them throughout their law school journeys. From friends to colleagues to family members to faculty, the McGeorge School of Law Class of 2022 expressed their gratitude for those who helped...

Meet Vanessa Adame, MPP '18
Vanessa Adame, '18, pursued a degree at McGeorge School of Law because she really wanted to get into policy, and she knew she needed a master's degree to achieve that. The close proximity of the Capitol and the smaller campus were a few things that a...

Meet Milad Ryan Sefidpour, JD '22
With a background in accounting, Milad Ryan Sefidpour (JD '22) decided to pursue a law degree after taking some advice from his father, a solo practitioner. After shadowing him for a week, Milad fell in love with the direct client-to-client interacti...

Meet Erinn Ryberg, JD '13
Erinn Ryberg, '13, knew that she always wanted to pursue policy and advocacy. She was drawn to McGeorge School of Law because of the school's connection to the Capitol and California government. In this video, she talks about her time at McGeorge and...

Meet Alex Pequinot, JD '21
Alex Pequinot's passion for public policy led him to law school. Through McGeorge School of Law’s Legislative and Public Policy Clinic, Pequinot had the opportunity to work on a bill that was eventually signed into law by California Gov. Gavin News...

Updating California Water Law To Address Climate Change
McGeorge School of Law Professor Jennifer Harder explores whether changes to California water law are needed to ensure that the state is prepared to address severe drought and climate change. The webinar will provide an opportunity for attendees to l...

McGeorge Faculty Scholar Series: Professor Leslie Gielow Jacobs on Constitutional Law
In this episode of the McGeorge Faculty-Scholar Series, McGeorge School of Law Dean Michael Hunter Schwartz interviews Professor Leslie Gielow Jacobs about recent developments regarding Constitutional Law and how these laws are affected by the COVID-...

McGeorge MPA Alumni Testimonials
The Master of Public Administration (MPA) at Pacific McGeorge School of Law prepares students to capably manage the public sector processes and effectively implement public policy decisions. Katie Ramsey, '19; Raina Ryan, '20; and Max Huynh, '21, dis...

California Victims Legal Resource Center at McGeorge School of Law
McGeorge School of Law has been home to the California Victims Legal Resource Center since 1984. Mariam El-menshawi, ’11, serves as the director of the California Victims Legal Resource Center. McGeorge law students, under attorney supervision, pr...

Unity Caucus Graduation
Please join the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law on Thursday, May 26, 2022 for an event celebrating the graduating members of Unity Caucus. The graduation celebration will take place in the Lecture Hall at McGeorge School of Law.

Meet Michael Ung, JD '23
Inspired by the show, "How I Met Your Mother," Michael Ung, '23, came to McGeorge School of Law to study Family Law. He was drawn to the McGeorge community because it reminded him of his hometown. Michael is also part of many student organizations on...

McGeorge School of Law 48th Annual Top Oral Advocate Competition 2021-2022
The 48th Annual Final Four Top Oral Advocate Competition took place on Thursday, April 7, 2022. Our esteemed panel of judges for this year’s event were Judge Consuelo Callahan of the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Justice Arthur G. Scotland o...

Meet Brittney Barsotti, JD ’17
Brittney Barsotti, ’17, is general counsel for the California News Publishers Association. Barsotti came to McGeorge School of Law and was instantly attracted to McGeorge’s Public Policy Clinic. She said that McGeorge gave her a lot of exposure t...

Meet Rob Nash, JD '15
Rob Nash graduated from McGeorge School of Law in 2015. In this video, Nash discusses why McGeorge's proximity to the California State Capitol appealed to him, the school's alumni network, how professors helped him network with professionals in the C...

Meet Selena Farnesi, JD '15
Selena Farnesi, '15, was practice ready on day one of her professional career after graduating from McGeorge School of Law. Farnesi credits the school's Trial Advocacy Program; the skills and knowledge she learned from Professors Cary Bricker and Jay...

Public Legal Services Society's Summer Grant Program
Public Legal Services Society at McGeorge School of Law invites you to join their Spring Event celebration on Friday, April 8, 2022, which is being held virtually on Zoom from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. PLSS is a student organization that is decided to h...

Alumni Spotlight: How the LLM program changed my career
Clémence Kucera, Assistant Dean for Graduate, Online, and International Programs, speaks with four McGeorge School alumni about how the LLM program changed their careers. They answer various questions and share their experiences in this video. Lear...

Meet Jenny Rodriquez, MPA '19
Jenny Rodriquez, '19, came to McGeorge School of Law to pursue an MPA degree in order to further her career. In this video, she talks about her time at McGeorge and the relationships she's made along the way. Learn more about McGeorge's MPA and MPP ...

Meet the Hon. Jack Duran Jr., JD '02
The Hon. Jack Duran Jr., '02, talks about his experience coming to law school and what led him to pursue a law degree. In this video, he talks about his different career paths and how that eventually led to him being a judge. Duran was recently nam...

McGeorge Faculty Scholar Series: Professor Dan Croxall on Craft Beer Law
In this episode of the McGeorge Faculty-Scholar Series, McGeorge School of Law Dean Michael Hunter Schwartz interviews Professor Dan Croxall about his newest paper that will be coming out with the Florida State University Law Review. In the paper, he...

Meet Arvi Kaur, JD '21
Arvi Kaur, '21, said that McGeorge School of Law did a tremendous job preparing her for her current position as an associate attorney. Kaur uses skills she learned through the school's legal research and writing program on the job daily. Kaur is an a...

Meet Molly Alcorn, JD '20
Molly Alcorn, '20, discusses her journey to law school, being involved in student organizations, forming lasting friendships with classmates, and campus resources available to students. Alcorn said that Professors Michael Mireles and Larry Levine mad...

California Dreaming: Regulating the Gig Economy
The 2022 University of the Pacific Law Review Symposium took place on Friday, Feb. 25. This year’s topic was "California Dreaming: Regulating the Gig Economy." Former Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez delivered the keynote address and 11 guest speakers...

You're invited: Public Legal Services Society's virtual celebration
Public Legal Services Society is a student organization dedicated to helping law students pursue careers in public service. Brooke Hill, President of PLSS at McGeorge School of Law, invites you to join their Spring Event celebration on Zoom! Listen i...

McGeorge School of Law’s Eglet Center for Advocacy & Dispute Resolution
Robert T. Eglet, one of the nation’s top trial lawyers and a 1988 graduate of the McGeorge School of Law, and his law partner and wife, renowned legal negotiator Tracy A. Eglet, committed to a $25 million gift to McGeorge School of Law in Oct. 2021...

Meet Lacee Solis, MPA '21
Despite coming from a private sector, Lacee Solis, '21, knew she had a passion for public service. She took an interest in getting an MPA because she wanted to learn how to make a difference in her community effectively. She decided on McGeorge becau...

Capital Center Legislative Leaders Speaker Series 2022
McGeorge School of Law hosted the annual Capital Center Legislative Speaker Series, “Supporting Students and Battling Big Oil" featuring Senator Monique Limón, on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022. McGeorge’s Governmental Affairs Student Association, Latin...

Meet Max Huynh, MPA '21
In this video, Max Huynh discusses how earning an MPA degree from McGeorge School of Law helped him pursue the next steps in his career. Huynh, '21, refined practical skills through his coursework. He is a program analyst at a nonprofit organization ...

Happy Valentine's Day from McGeorge School of Law
Happy Valentine's Day! Couples who met at McGeorge School of Law share their stories of how they met, when they were married, and how they support each other. Learn more about McGeorge School of Law love stories from: • Tim Cahill, '79, and Laurel...

Meet Waleed Hojeij, MPA '22
Waleed Hojeij in a student in his final year in the McGeorge's Master of Public Administration, MPA, program. He talks about what sets the MPA apart from the Business Administration degree he earned in undergrad, and what makes McGeorge a special pla...

Meet James Sofranko, MSL '23
James Sofranko, '23, decided to pursue a Master of Science in Law degree to get a better understanding of how laws are made in the public policy making process. In this video, Sofranko discusses the school's location in the diverse city of Sacramento...

Meet Lazaro Cardenas, MSL '23
Lazaro Cardenas, '23, chose McGeorge School of Law’s Master of Science in Law program to get legal training that will advance his career in equity and public health. Cardenas is the Chief for the newly created Health in All Policies/Racial and Heal...

Meet Michael Crisostomo, JD '22
Michael Crisostomo, '22, came to McGeorge to get the benefits of a small campus community - engaged classmates, faculty who know your name, and an active alumni network. He's using his experiences as President of McGeorge's Student Bar Association an...

Learn about the Master of Science in Law degree at McGeorge School of Law
McGeorge School of Law offers a Master of Science in Law (MSL) to professionals who seek the benefits of advanced training in legal reasoning and analysis. In this video, Professor Clark Kelso discusses how he designed the MSL degree program and cour...

Meet Syed Zamir, LLM '22
Syed Zamir is a first-year student at the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law. Prior to moving to the United States, Zamir was a practicing lawyer in Pakistan. In December 2022, Zamir will earn an LLM degree in U.S. Law & Policy. In this...

2021 International Contracts Conference (KCon)
On Saturday, August 14, 2021, McGeorge School of Law sponsored the International Contracts Conference (KCon). The conference was hosted by Distinguished Professor Michael P. Malloy. This is the third time McGeorge School of Law has hosted KCon, a fre...

Meet Haley Summers, JD '23
Haley Summers (they/them) is a second-year law student at the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law. In this video, Haley Summers, JD '23, discusses the school's proximity to the California State Capitol, the Capital Lawyering Concentratio...

Meet Robert Eglet, JD '88
Robert T. Eglet, '88, is a Senior Partner at Eglet Adams in Las Vegas, Nevada, and one of the most successful civil trial attorneys in the United States. He recently gave McGeorge School of Law a $25 million estate gift, with more than $20 of that de...

Meet Katie Ramsey, MPA '19
Katie Ramsey, '19, graduated from McGeorge School of Law with a Masters of Public Administration. Her degree has propelled her career forward. She works at Physicians for a Healthy California, where she has built two programs created by statute from ...

Meet Morgan Gross, JD '24
Morgan Gross is a first-year law student at the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law. In this video, Morgan Gross, JD '24 discusses what led her to apply for law school, what drew her to McGeorge School of Law, living in Sacramento, and h...

Meet Mackenzi Christenson, JD '21
Mackenzi Christenson is a fourth-year evening student at the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law. In this video, she talks about McGeorge's evening program, working in the school's Immigration Law Clinic, the school's part-time program,...

Meet Mathew Olson, MPA '18
Mathew Olson received a Master of Public Administration from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law in 2018. In this video, he talks about what made McGeorge stand out to him during the application process, the hands-on experience he ga...

Courtney Lee Racial Justice Implications of Factory Farming
In this, inaugural episode of Real World Legal Problems, Real World Research, McGeorge Dean Michael Hunter Schwartz interviews Professor Courtney Lee (‘08) about her scholarly research focusing on animal law. Professor Lee’s latest project detail...

McGeorge Swearing-In Ceremony 2021
The University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law will be hosting an in-person swearing in on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. PT on the McGeorge campus. The ceremony is for McGeorge School of Law alumni who passed the California Bar Exam...

Meet Trey Hunter, MPA '19
Trey Hunter, '19, came to McGeorge from Austin Texas to earn his MPA degree. He talks about what sets a McGeorge MPA apart from degrees at other institutions, and why McGeorge's location in Sacramento, California is such an added value to his graduat...

Meet Alexander Lee, JD '22
Alexander Lee is a fourth-year evening student at the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law. In this video, he talks about what made McGeorge stand out to him when he was choosing a law school, the school's award-winning Capital Lawyering ...

Meet Jamie Taylor, MSL '17
In this video, Jamie Taylor, MSL '17, discussed how an MSL degree helped advance his career, what made McGeorge stand out to him, and what skills he learned in MSL courses. Jamie Taylor is the Director of the California Senate Fellows Program. Learn...

Meet Raina Ryan, MPA '20
Raina Ryan came to Sacramento from the East Coast to earn her MPA at McGeorge because of the programs home in a law school, and the law school's location in California's capital city. She also discusses how her degree, and McGeorge's alumni network, ...

McGeorge School of Law | Learn from a Current MSL Student
In this November 10th Webinar, Clemence Kucera, (Assistant Dean of Online & Graduate Programs at McGeorge School of Law) and current MSL student, Lazaro Cardenas Jr. discuss how McGeorge’s Online MSL program provides students with the master’s-le...

Meet Duke Cooney, JD '22
Duke Cooney is a fourth-year evening student at the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law. He talks about what made McGeorge stand out to him when he was choosing a law school, why he chose McGeorge, and some of the highlights from his tim...

Announcing McGeorge Law Today
Kevin O'Keefe, '82, and McGeorge Dean Michael Hunter Schwartz talk about the launch of McGeorge Law Today. The new platform, which McGeorge is the first law school to use, is a one-stop site for blogs, news stories, podcasts and more created by McGeo...

How can an LLM degree advance your career?
McGeorge's Graduate & International Programs team discussed how an LLM degree can advance your career. Learn more about LLM programs: https://law.pacific.edu/law/llm-and-jsd.

LLM Programs Webinar
McGeorge's Graduate & International Programs presented an overview of the LLM admissions process and answered questions about LLM admissions. Learn more about LLM programs: https://law.pacific.edu/law/llm-and-jsd.

McGeorge School of Law Makes Major Announcement
The University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law is making a major announcement on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, at 10 a.m. PT about the future of the law school and its role as a leader in legal education.

McGeorge School of Law Makes Major Announcement
The University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law is making a major announcement on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, at 10 a.m. PT about the future of the law school and its role as a leader in legal education.

The Death of the American Trial Lawyer
Robert Eglet, '88, Senior Partner at Eglet Adams, speaks with members of the McGeorge School of Law Community about the causes of the decline in civil jury trials in the United States, what that decline means for the legal profession, for victims, an...

The California Governor’s Office & State Legislation – Power & Influence
California’s Governor is a key player in the legislative process, influencing the political agenda and possessing significant budget and veto authority, among other things. As chief executive officer of the state’s bureaucracy, the Governor also ...

Careers for Non-lawyers in and around the Capitol
Professor Muilenburg is deeply familiar with the McGeorge resources that help students find and land jobs at or around the California State Capitol. We spoke with her in a webinar to learn more about opportunities for non-lawyer graduates of the McGe...

Alumni in Action – Bryan Freedman, ‘90
Bryan Freedman, '90, is one of the most respected entertainment litigators in Hollywood. In his recent Alumni in Action series talk with McGeorge students, faculty, alumni, and staff, he discusses why he chose to go to law school, how he got his star...

Oath of Professionalism 2021
Chief Judge Dana Sabraw, '85, of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California administers the oath of professionalism to members of McGeorge School of Law's Classes of 2024 and 2025 as they begin their time as law students at McGeo...

Administrative Hearings 101 – A View From Inside A California Water Agency
McGeorge Professor Nicole Kuenzi gives us an insider’s perspective on how administrative hearings work at the State Water Resources Control Board, the agency charged with safeguarding the state’s water resources for all Californians, including re...

McGeorge Class of 2021 Commencement Ceremony
Join your classmates, professors, and McGeorge staff and alumni in celebrating your fantastic accomplishment of graduating from law school!

McGeorge Unity Caucus Welcomes You To Diversity Week
In the McGeorge community, there's always a place for you. Whatever your identity, background, or interest, there's a student group here to support you. For more diversity, equity, and inclusion content, follow @mcgeorgeunitycaucus on Instagram.

Next Out West — University of the Pacific Edit
A video about the Sacramento area produced by the Greater Sacramento Economic Council.

Lobbying the Floors
Adjunct Professor Chris Micheli and his colleagues, Robert Moutrie and Laura Curtis, return to discuss strategies and tactics for successfully lobbying for or against policies when those bills have moved past committees and on to the floor of the Cal...

Lobbying Committees in the California Legislature
Adjunct Professor Chris Micheli, '92 JD, along with his lobbyist colleagues Laura Curtis and Robert Moutrie, explain how to lobby committees in the California Legislature.

California Initiative Review Forum 2020
Being informed matters… Be prepared to mail in or drop off your ballot on or before Nov. 3 with nonpartisan, spin-free analysis of each of the Propositions on the 2020 ballot, presented by McGeorge law students. You can download the 2020 California...

Why an Online Master's from McGeorge? Webinar
McGeorge currently offers two online degree concentrations for a Master of Science in Law (MSL). An MSL degree provides students with the master's-level depth of knowledge needed to accomplish their goals, without the requirement of a law degree. If ...

How Becoming an Expert in Lawmaking Can Boost Your Professional Skills & Facilitate Change
In this webinar, our guest speaker is Prof. Jessica Gosney, who is deputy legislative counsel at the California Office of Legislative Counsel. Prior to joining the Office of Legislative Counsel, Prof. Gosney worked in political campaigning and advoca...

Experience McGeorge
An introduction to Pacific McGeorge School of Law.

Leadership for COVID and Beyond: Legal and Lobbying Skills
Adjunct Professor and legislative advocate, Chris Micheli, and Associate Professor Jennifer Harder take a focused look at the legal expertise you receive in our online Master of Science in Law (MSL) program and how the field of lobbying is being shap...

McGeorge Global Center for Business & Development
Professor Jarrod Wong, co-director of the Global Center for Business & Development at McGeorge School of Law, describes the Center’s mission and opportunities for students interested in international business law.

Housing, Homelessness, and Beyond with Sen. Scott Wiener.
McGeorge's Capital Center for Law & Policy brought California State Senator Scott Wiener (D - San Francisco) to Mcgeorge School of Law in February. He talked with Capital Lawyering Concentration Director Erin O'Neal Muilenburg and students about hous...

Experience McGeorge Redux
In less than two minutes experience all that McGeorge School of Law has to offer as you pursue your law degree in California's capital city.

McGeorge 2019 Commencement
Commencement took place at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 18 at the Memorial Auditorium in Downtown Sacramento. The Honorable Dana M. Sabraw, ’85, of the United States District Court, Southern District of California was the graduation speaker this year.

David Witkin — Choosing the McGeorge JD and MPP Programs
Listen to McGeorge JD and MPP student David Witkin on why he chose McGeorge and what is unique about McGeorge's JD and MPP programs. Learn more at https://ww.mcgeorge.edu.

Joanne Gothard — Choosing the McGeorge JD Program
Listen to McGeorge JD student Joanne Gothard on why she chose McGeorge and what is unique about McGeorge's JD program. Learn more at https://ww.mcgeorge.edu.

Emily Azevedo — Choosing the McGeorge JD Program
Listen to McGeorge JD student Emily Azevedo on why she chose McGeorge and what is unique about McGeorge's JD program. Learn more at https://ww.mcgeorge.edu.

Joshua White — Choosing the McGeorge JD Program
Listen to McGeorge JD student Joshua White on why he chose McGeorge and what is unique about McGeorge's JD program. Learn more at https://ww.mcgeorge.edu.

Shaun Brooks — Choosing the McGeorge JD Program
Listen to McGeorge JD student Shaun Brooks on why he chose McGeorge and what is unique about McGeorge's JD program. Learn more at https://ww.mcgeorge.edu.

Thais Gomes Doki — Choosing the McGeorge LLM Program
Listen to LLM alumni Thais Gomes Doki on why she chose McGeorge and what is unique about McGeorge’s Transnational Business Practice LLM program. Learn more at http://go.mcgeorge.edu/LLM.

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