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Retiring faculty leave lasting imprint on PacificWilliam Herrin, 37 years

Herrin was awarded two year-long Fulbright scholarships to teach and conduct research at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda.

“To receive one Fulbright is an amazing accomplishment. To receive two is almost impossible, and that says so much about Bill,” said College of the Pacific Dean Lee Skinner.

In addition to

The University of the Pacific honored fifty faculty members at the 2023 Faculty Retirement and Years of Service Celebration on Wednesday, May 3. During the celebration, three McGeorge School of Law faculty were recognized for teaching at the law school for 40 years or longer. Distinguished Professor Stephen McCaffrey and Professor Christine Manolakas have both served on the law faculty

In 1989, Professor Larry Levine remembers teaching a remarkably bright class of first-year evening students. He fondly recalls that Elizabeth “Beth” O’Neill was one of the brightest among them.

The Class of 1993 at University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law was taught by a group of young, untenured professors who became legendary faculty, including Professor Emerita Julie Davies

McGeorge School of Law prides itself on being at the forefront of law teaching and learning, and our faculty continues to prove it. Associate Dean for Scholarship Franklin GevurtzDistinguished Professor Mike Vitiello, and Dean Michael Hunter Schwartz each created, published books for, and continue to serve as the editors of their own textbook series.

While writing a

The Executive Board of the Public Legal Services Society at McGeorge School of Law works to engage students in meaningful public assistance and public policy-related legal work. (From left to right) Megan Shaw, Alek Kocher, and Kirsten Weber pose for a photo in the back row of the image. Winnie Ellerman, Alexis Martinez, Katherine Van Horn,

Law students involved with the school’s seven legal clinics serve as legal counsel to low-income and underserved members of the community as they navigate a variety of legal challenges. Students represent criminal defendants, mediate prisoner civil rights claims and prompt legislative change.“The clinics have been providing quality ethical and competent legal services for nearly 60 years to those who have

Norman Allen leads with fervent dedicationFrom student body president to chair of the Board of Regents, Allen has selflessly devoted his time and energy to Pacific’s students, faculty and staff for more than three decades.

“Norm embodies the spirit of service,” said Judy Chambers, vice president for student life emerita. “He has provided outstanding leadership to our university in a