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May 28, 2022 | McGeorge School of Law Commencement CeremonyUniversity of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law held its 98th commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 28 at Sacramento Memorial Auditorium. There were 213 degrees conferred to graduates who took part in the hooding ceremony. The degrees included: Juris Doctor, Doctor of Juridical Science, Master of Laws, Master of Science in Law, Master

What does an accomplished Olympic athlete do after she retires from athletics? For Emily Azevedo, ‘19, the next step in her career was attending University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law to equip herself with the skills needed to support fellow athletes.Azevedo represented Team USA as a bobsledder for eight years and as a rugby player for 2.5 years.

McGeorge School of Law will soon become the second law school in the United States to offer not one, but two different Marijuana Law courses. Beginning in spring 2023, Adjunct Professor Robert Baca will teach a brand-new course: The Practice and Business of Cannabis Law. Distinguished Professor Michael Vitiello will continue to teach a Marijuana Law Seminar, which he has

Four retiring professors who have received this year’s Order of Pacific—the university’s highest honor—were among 15 lauded for their excellence in teaching and service May 4 during University of the Pacific’s Faculty Retirement and Years of Service Awards Ceremony.Awardees Gene Pearson and Bill Swagerty, from College of the Pacific, Gary Litton from the School of Engineering and Computer Science and

When Michelle Wong-Halabi ’03, became an attorney, “never in a million years” did she think she would become a sports law attorney, working with Super Bowl stars and other professional athletes.Wong-Halabi came to law school at the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law with an interest in business law. She found her passion while enrolled in a tax

In a little more than 24 hours, the Pacific community will come together to support students and university programs through Pacific Gives, the university’s annual 24-hour online fundraising event, which kicks off at noon tomorrow and runs through noon Wednesday. Participants can give any amount to a variety of programs from scholarships to internships to experiential learning opportunities. With support from

Sebastian Lysholm Nielsen, ’10, was honored by Danish newspaper Berlingske in its Talent 100 list last year. The newspaper selects young Danish leaders in a variety of professions, who have the will and ability to reach the very top of Denmark’s business community.Nielsen specifically attributes the honor to his studies at University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law.


For the third year in a row, McGeorge School of Law’s graduates achieved one of the law school’s highest U.S. News job placement rates, according to data submitted to the American Bar Association. Overall, 85% of graduates secured employment within 10 months of graduation, and 78.9% of graduates landed positions considered “best jobs” by U.S. News & World Report.McGeorge’s post-graduate

Isabella DeSisto – Los Angeles District Attorney’s OfficeThird-year law student Isabella DeSisto, who serves on the PLSS Executive Board, is a two-time recipient of the summer grant. She is passionate about criminal prosecution, criminal justice reform, and assisting victims of crime and found a natural fit working at the Los Angeles District Attorney’s (LADA) Office.

In 2020, DeSisto clerked in