McGeorge School of Law Newsroom

Graduates from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law excelled on the February 2024 bar exam, earning the highest bar pass rate in the state among ABA-accredited law schools.Nearly 65% of test takers from McGeorge passed the two-day exam on their first try and 46% of repeat takers passed the exam.By comparison, statewide, only 55% of first-time test-takers

Dr. John Kirlin, who led McGeorge’s 2016 groundbreaking creation of the first-ever Master in Public Administration (MPA) and Master in Public Policy (MPP) programs to be housed in a U.S. law school, has retired from the law school.In 2015, Kirlin joined the McGeorge community with the express goal of creating a distinctive MPA and MPP program. Having both worked

Throughout 2024, the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law is celebrating members of its vast alumni network in honor of the school’s 100-year anniversary. These posts are part of a series highlighting 100 exceptional McGeorge School of Law alumni.As we continue publishing stories, we invite you to follow along and explore the stories of exceptional McGeorge alumni. This

Michelle Wong, ‘03  Michelle Wong, ‘03, focuses her practice on estate planning, wealth preservation, and estate administration. A significant portion of Wong’s practice is tailored to addressing the complex needs and issues unique to professional athletes and coaches as they progress through various stages of their careers and beyond, including clients in the NFL, MLB, NBA, and NHL. In addition,

Throughout his career, Wichinsky has held various roles within the gaming industry, including president, general counsel, director, and compliance officer for both public and private gaming companies. He has also managed licensed casinos in Las Vegas and Laughlin, Nevada, and was a licensed manufacturer, distributor, and operator of land-based electronic gaming machines in Nevada.Since 2018, Wichinsky has served as a

Students at the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry on the San Francisco Campus spent more than 155,000 hours serving the community last year. Third-year dental student Katie Hagan ’24 estimates she spent up to 150 hours planning for events and volunteering, from teaching oral hygiene at elementary schools to providing health screenings for Special Olympics athletes to treating senior

On Tuesday, McGeorge School of Law’s Homeless Advocacy Clinic (HAC) submitted an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in Grants Pass v. Johnson. Professor Ron Hochbaum, staff attorney Tori Larett, and third-year law student Rachel Alstrom co-authored the brief with a team of attorneys representing the Western Regional Advocacy Project (WRAP), a coalition of organizers dedicated to