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Public policy shapes everything around us. It is the laws, regulations, guidelines, and actions to solve or address relevant and real-world problems, guided by a conception and often implemented by programs. Governmental bodies identify and address societal issues and reach collective goals through public policy. At every level, people are intricately involved in advocating for positive change within public policy.

In the latest McGeorge webinar, Assistant Dean of Graduate, Online, and International Programs Clemence Kucera welcomed guest speaker Rich Deitchman to discuss environmental law in the age of climate change. Rich is an adjunct professor of law at McGeorge School of Law where he teaches Water Resources Law for the MSL program. He is also Regional Counsel for the Pacific Region

Education opens doors to advance your career. Obtaining a higher degree gives you an edge in a competitive job market. According to the United States Census Bureau, in 2022 only 14% of Americans had completed advanced education such as a master’s degree, professional degree, or doctorate. If you’re looking for an advocacy career, the specialized knowledge gained from a

Environmental law refers to the codes, statutes, rules, laws, and regulations that exist to protect our environment. Laws surrounding gas emissions, water, pollution, hazardous waste, and more all fall under this category. Plenty of public interest careers involve protecting the environment. Lobbyists, scientists, government agency advocates, and nonprofit employees are all options for careers in environmental law. The education requirements differ

Earning a Master of Science in Law opens up doors for career possibilities in public affairs, including a career as a lobbyist. Lobbyists are people who advocate for specific matters pending before elected officials. Through oral and written communication, lobbyists work on behalf of people or organizations to influence politics. They aim to get legislation passed or presented that aligns

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

When you hear the word “racism,” your first thought probably leads to the obvious; prejudicial actions towards a group of people based on the color of their skin. But there are many facets of racism with destructive, far-reaching effects. Environmental racism is a form of institutional racism leading to landfills, incinerators, and hazardous waste disposal – essentially, environmental hazards – that