McGeorge School of Law

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 education at McGeorge because of the knowledgeable faculty, who continually demonstrate their love of both teaching and the law. “They love

A current MSL student at McGeorge, Nancy Beecher, explained how a Master’s degree can be instrumental to success as a modern professional — and provided some excellent tips for anyone considering enrolling in the program. Nancy, a Senior Environmental Biologist at the Southern Nevada Water Authority with a Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, highlights the diverse and enriching experience of

The Pacific Alumni Association has chosen five 2024 Distinguished Alumni Awards recipients for their exceptional professional achievements and dedication to University of the Pacific.

The honorees are: Ralph Clark ’80, ‘81, Natalie Compton ’12, Alan Cook ’77, Richard Fleming ’69 and the Honorable Johnnie B. Rawlinson ’79.

“These five alumni represent what it means to be a Pacifican,” said Vice

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 certified criminal lawyer specialist in Orange County, who represents clients in state and federal cases. He previously was the former

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 with federal government real estate.

When MacKichan was an undergraduate student at the School of Business at the University of the Pacific on

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 attract private sector investment into their power sectors. Through her job, Baragona often travels to Lebanon, Jordan, Yemen, Palestine, and Iraq to conduct business.

Baragona is

Yuri Khadka, ‘24, decided to go to law school because she believes that if you would like to make any changes in society, law is the best place to start.

Khadka is originally from Kathmandu, Nepal, but moved to the U.S. when she was 14 years old. As an immigrant, Khadka was interested to learn more about immigration law

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 in catastrophic injury cases. She explains that she loves what she does, and she gets to