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University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law third-year and Capital Lawyering Concentration student Knarik Melkonyan recently gave testimony to the California Assembly’s Committee on Higher Education on Assembly Bill 1232. The bill was developed by Melkonyan and her partner in McGeorge’s Legislative and Public Policy Clinic, Mo Roeckl-Navazio. The legislation would allow recent immigrants to access English as

Colatrella co-developed McGeorge School of Law’s innovative, required first-year course “The Legal Profession,” and is a nationally sought-after contributor on legal education reform issues. He served as Interim Dean at McGeorge School of Law during the 2019-2020 academic year and as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for four years.The Institute, founded in 1991, develops materials for faculty that can be

Anna Frostic’s lifelong passion for protecting animals launched the 2007 McGeorge School of Law alumna to a top role for an international non-profit.Now serving as the senior vice president of programs and policy for the Humane Society International, Frostic said it was her time at McGeorge that defined her path, which has included successfully advocating for improved animal welfare.


The University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law community is mourning the passing of longtime professor Joseph “Joe” Taylor, who died Dec. 24 in Sacramento after a long illness. He was 88.Taylor taught Trial Advocacy courses at McGeorge School of Law for 22 years, from when he started teaching in 1992 until his retirement in 2014. During his tenure

Michael Belote, ’87, was selected by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, California Capital Chapter, as its Outstanding Philanthropist. The selection committee considers individuals with a proven record of exceptional generosity, who have demonstrated both civil and charitable responsibility, and who have encouraged others to do the same.Belote’s philanthropic work includes generous donations, contributions of time and talent, and inspiration. McGeorge

When Joshua White, ’21, was applying to law schools, he already knew University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law by reputation; he was aware, for example, that McGeorge’s Trial Advocacy Program is ranked eighth in the nation. During his first on-campus visit, Joshua met Cary Bricker, the Co-Director of McGeorge’s Eglet Center for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution and

In just the past two years, Chris Micheli, ’92, has translated his extensive knowledge and experience developed based on his many years navigating California’s Capitol to publish seven books on California’s legislative and regulatory processes. His most recent book, “Insiders Talk: Guide to Executive Branch Agency Rulemaking: Policy, Procedure, Participation, and Post-Promulgation Appeal” was published in July 2021.Micheli is