Robert T. Eglet and his wife, Tracy A. Eglet, believe in the importance of giving back, and their historic gift to McGeorge School of Law in 2021 is a reflection of their commitment to supporting law students who would not have had the financial means to attend law school otherwise. Now, their impact can be heard directly from the inaugural
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Faculty honored for retirements and years of service
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…
McGeorge School of Law ranked No. 9 in the nation for trial advocacy
The Trial Advocacy program at the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law has once again been recognized as one of the top 10 programs in the nation, according to a study by U.S. News & World Report.
McGeorge School of Law ranks No. 9 for Trial Advocacy, higher than Harvard University, Georgetown University and University of California…
Alumnus establishes entertainment law scholarship
A recent commitment from McGeorge School of Law alumnus Bryan Freedman, ’90, will establish a scholarship for law students interested in pursuing careers in entertainment law. Freedman said he has envisioned creating this scholarship since the beginning of his legal career 32 years ago.
“I always wanted to do something for the school. I knew that if there was…
Three McGeorge School of Law faculty each dedicate 40+ years of service to the law school
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…
Legacy of former student lives on through contribution to Poilé Scholarship
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…
Three McGeorge School of Law professors literally wrote the book . . . and they designed the textbook series too
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 Gevurtz, Distinguished 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…
Public Legal Services Society’s Summer Grant Program supports students in public interest internships
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,…
McGeorge School of Law’s legal clinics change lives in Sacramento
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…
Five Order of Pacific honorees leave indelible impact
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…