A University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law alumnus has committed to an estate gift supporting the school’s Legal Writing Program, which teaches students critical legal analysis and writing skills needed to be successful practicing attorneys. 

“This extraordinary estate gift will make a difference for generations of law students in a meaningful way. The gift will also help the law school recruit and retain top faculty for one of our strongest programs,” said Dean Michael Hunter Schwartz. “I am so grateful for this investment into the future of McGeorge and its innovative legal writing program, called Global Lawyering Skills.”

The transformational estate gift from Brad Lee, ‘91, will help students develop essential lawyering and legal writing skills.

“For me, it was just the right thing to do. I was trying to give back to the school because I think for me the greatest benefit of McGeorge was teaching me a different way of thinking about and of looking at problems,” Lee said. “I learned to analyze problems from a different perspective.”

McGeorge School of Law is ranked No. 31 in the nation for legal writing, according to U.S. News & World Report. McGeorge’s distinctive, three-semester Global Lawyering Skills (GLS) legal writing program is an intensive, immersive experience in research, writing, and oral advocacy that develops law students into skilled, practice-ready graduates.

“I wanted to make sure that my gift was something that would help students in their law careers in terms of skills that they would actually use in practice,” Lee said.

Lee received a JD from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law in 1991 through the school’s evening program. He also has a MD from Howard University College of Medicine and a MBA from Golden Gate University.

He served the country in the U.S. Air Force for 30 years. Lee is now retired, but he served in a variety of roles throughout his career – including as an emergency medicine physician, flight surgeon, hospital commander, chief of the medical staff, and command surgeon.

Lee has also worked as a Ringside Physician for the Nevada State Athletic Commission for the past decade. As a ringside physician, Lee protects the health of boxers and mixed martial artists by determining their suitability to compete.

Questions about estate gifts? Contact Director of Development, Quentin Graeber, by email at qgraeber@pacific.edu or by phone at 916-739-7229.

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