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Modern lawyering is client-driven, highly customized, collaborative, proactive, interdisciplinary, and, above all, ever-evolving. At McGeorge, you’ll gain the kind of comprehensive expertise that goes beyond traditional legal silos. Your studies here integrate mastery of legal doctrine and analysis with a wealth of real-world opportunities, so you become a versatile, entrepreneurial legal thinker: someone who’s sought out by employers, clients, and colleagues.

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CAPITAL LAWYERING

A TENACIOUS CHAMPION FOR CHANGE

Our network of alumni leaders in government-related fields THE CAPITAL LAWYERING PATHWAY, one of the few programs of its kind, is unrivaled—in fact, more takes advantage of our deep roots in state McGeorge alumni are working government and the work of our Capital Center for Public Law and Policy. in California’s state capital than graduates from any other law school. Fredericka is a particularly impressive The Los Angeles Times has profiled our case in point: she’s currently chief LEGISLATIVE AND PUBLIC POLICY CLINIC and its success in drafting bills of staff and general counsel to the that have turned into laws. Speaker of the Assembly, and has been a driving force behind some of California’s most innovative legislation. She regularly mentors and networks with As statehouses outpace the courts in transforming every sector of society, McGeorge students, and is a frequent visitor LEGAL EXPERTISE IN STATUTES to campus. “McGeorge helped prepare AND REGULATIONS is increasingly essential. me to take advantage of once in a lifetime professional opportunities,” she says. "I believe my understanding of the convergence of law and politics has increased my ability to positively shape California public policy.”

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A passion for skiing first drew Kristian’s attention to alarm

FUTURE-FOCUSED PATHWAYS 4

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Our Practice Area Pathways will strategically focus your ambitions. Each one is interdisciplinary and experiential by design, taking advantage of our faculty expertise, as well as our long-standing connections and geographic proximity to key employers. Whichever Pathway you choose, you’ll have career options in the Sacramento region and beyond.

THE ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION PATHWAY trains you in the various ways that people can settle legal disagreements without going to court—arbitration, mediation, and negotiation—that put you, as the attorney, in the role of problem solver.

THE BUSINESS LAW PATHWAY looks at

the entire life cycle of a business, from formation to liquidation, and can include tax law, labor issues, bankruptcy, and real estate. You’ll learn how to be a source of legal guidance and advice that harmonizes with your client’s objectives and strategies.

THE CAPITAL LAWYERING PATHWAY See pages 2–3.

THE CIVIL LITIGATION PATHWAY prepares you

to bring legal action to a courtroom in civil disputes involving the environment, employment, contracts, business issues, personal injury, and more.

THE COMMERCIAL LAW PATHWAY casts

a wide net. You’ll deal with many day-to-day concerns of business: sales, leases, financing and debtorcreditor relationships, and documents that guarantee payment.

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Future-Focused Pathways (continued)

THE CRIMINAL LAW PATHWAY establishes

your career as prosecutor or defense attorney. You’ll learn from McGeorge’s nationally recognized experts in criminal law, and you’ll graduate ready to walk into a courtroom.

THE ELDER LAW PATHWAY includes issues

ranging from employment discrimination to elder abuse. You’ll advocate on behalf of an increasingly diverse and fast-growing population—one in every eight Americans is age 65+.

THE EMPLOYMENT & LABOR LAW PATHWAY

covers areas that include hiring and firing, maternity leave, drug testing, contracts, and employment discrimination. You’ll help protect the workplace rights of employees and guide businesses in how to comply with the growing number of employment-related laws.

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THE ENVIRONMENTAL LAW PATHWAY leads to investigation of the issues at the intersection of environmental responsibility and society’s impact on the natural world. You’ll focus on natural resources, energy development, pollution reduction, transportation, land use, and many other aspects of environmental quality.

THE ESTATE PLANNING PATHWAY grounds you in laws governing wills, trusts, powers of attorney, Social Security benefits, probate, taxes, and more. Estate attorneys also help their clients establish philanthropic legacies.

THE FAMILY LAW PATHWAY prepares you to handle issues in the always-changing realm of domestic relationships: divorce, child custody, and pre- and postnuptial agreements. It draws on

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both trial advocacy and civil litigation to help families through difficult life situations.

THE FINANCIAL SERVICES LAW PATHWAY prepares

you for a world in which transactions, investment vehicles, financial products, and the market itself are being continually shaped by the forces of regulation and innovation.

THE GOVERNMENT PRACTICE PATHWAY

leads to careers in the three branches of government at all levels: local, county, state, federal. You’ll find opportunities for government attorneys in virtually every area of the law, and many of these opportunities have a direct impact on shaping public policy.

THE HEALTH LAW PATHWAY See pages 24–25.

THE IMMIGRATION LAW PATHWAY develops

your expertise in the laws that define the rights and responsibilities of persons who are not U.S. citizens. It’s a topic that shapes U.S. demographics and culture—and sparks some of our most heated national debates.

THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PATHWAY

THE REAL ESTATE LAW PATHWAY

trains you in laws concerning property or assets that are intangible—scientific breakthroughs, works of art, slogans, and other results of creative thought. The field continues to grow and change as the pace of technological advancements accelerates.

encompasses sales and purchases, financing and development, construction contracts, property management and leasing, environmental and zoning compliance, and litigation.

THE INTERNATIONAL LAW PATHWAY

a field in which many different kinds of laws intersect, and many of your clients—whether individuals or organizations—seek to become global brands.

See pages 20–21.

THE JUDICIAL CLERKSHIP PATHWAY

builds on the experience of the many McGeorge faculty members who served as clerks for federal and state judges. These one- and two-year post-graduate positions are considered one of the law’s most prestigious credentials.

THE PUBLIC INTEREST LAW PATHWAY attracts

attorneys who dedicate their careers to social change, usually on behalf of clients who have historically been disadvantaged or underrepresented. You’ll provide direct service to individuals and work for advocacy and policyoriented organizations.

THE SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT LAW PATHWAY reflects

THE TAX LAW PATHWAY offers you

numerous career possibilities. In addition to advising individuals, tax attorneys advise businesses and organizations: corporations, banks, start-up companies, small businesses, nonprofits, and more.

THE TRIAL & APPELLATE ADVOCACY PATHWAY See pages 14–15.

THE WATER RESOURCES LAW PATHWAY See pages 8–9.

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WATER RESOURCES LAW

TURNING PASSION INTO PRACTICE

A passion for skiing first drew The WATER RESOURCES LAW PATHWAY is Kristian’s attention to alarming led by Distinguished Professor of Law Stephen changes in the snowpack. Now McCaffrey, one of the foremost authorities on international water law. everyone in California, if not the world, is thinking about the issue, due to its impact on the water supply. Kristian knew that Network with top water law attorneys— if he wanted to take an active role many of whom are McGeorge alumni— and water policy experts through in water resource management events hosted by the student-run and policy, McGeorge would be the WATER LAW SOCIETY. best possible place to get a legal education—in a city that’s at the hub Collaborate on water-related projects of water policy and regulation. “We have with UNIVERSITY OF THE PACIFIC an ideal, hands-on connection with the students and faculty in engineering, economics, and business. city and state,” he says. “And, as the only ABA-accredited law school in Sacramento, we’re producing the attorneys who can write good laws that can solve problems.”

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THIS IS THE ESSENTIAL FOUNDATION The first two years

of your three-year J.D. program are devoted to comprehensive training in key lawyering skills. This commitment to our students goes far beyond typical legal writing and research courses. We call it Global Lawyering Skills, and it’s based on what employers told us they’re looking for in new hires.

• Legal writing and research • Discovery • Mediation and conflict resolution • Understanding court structures • Navigating multiple jurisdictions • Interviewing and counseling clients • Transnational problem solving • Cross-cultural awareness and empathy • Arguing before trial and appellate judges

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Whether you’re being hired for that critical first summer job or as a full-time associate, your new employers literally can’t afford to take a break from the myriad pressures they’re facing to help you ease into your legal career. You need to be able to take an assignment and run with it: preempting problems, asking smart questions, and being a poised professional for the people you serve and advise. At McGeorge, our two-year Global Lawyering Skills program turns you into one of these in-demand self-starters. While your peers from other schools are expending critical time ramping up in the workplace, you’ll be moving full speed ahead.

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McGeorge lawyers are products of a culture that’s rare among law schools. Our compact, stand-alone graduate campus encourages a close-knit community where supportive relationships among students and faculty are the norm. You’ll develop a professional identity grounded in collaboration, candor, and cross-cultural competence. These are not “soft skills”—just ask any client, hiring partner, or opposing counsel, and you’ll hear just how much a lawyer’s professional demeanor matters. As a McGeorge graduate, you’ll find our reputation precedes you: clients and colleagues will know you’re genuine, direct, and quick to win trust.

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A COMMUNITY THAT PREPARES YOU FOR THE WORLD

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TRIAL & APPELLATE ADVOCACY

PROTECTING THE PEOPLE’S WELFARE

Gregory left a successful A long-standing McGeorge strength, career as a Google software the TRIAL & APPELLATE ADVOCACY engineer and came to McGeorge PATHWAY is regularly ranked among the top programs of its kind in the country. to pursue his dream of being a trial attorney. His McGeorge experiences—mock trial, moot court competitions, summer One of only two such clinics in the externships—paid off, and he country, our FEDERAL DEFENDER CLINIC has represented clients in more landed a job in the Sacramento than 100 cases in U.S. District Court DA’s office shortly after passing the since 2009—and students have won impressive victories. bar. One of the attorneys in the DA’s office was both a McGeorge alum and Our MOOT COURT AND MOCK his coach in his third-year mock trial TRIAL TEAMS, under the direction competition. “He’s one of the most of the Center for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution, compete and ethical people I know,” Gregory says, win across the country. “and someone I emulate professionally.” His work is everything he was looking for: “Challenging, rewarding, and at the end of the day, all about doing the right thing.”

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EXTERNSHIPS are opportunities to experience firsthand where the law and the legal profession are headed. Supervised by practicing attorneys, you’ll be immersed in the daily life of government agencies, nonprofits, or law firms of all sizes and specialties. McGeorge also offers highly competitive externships with members of the judiciary. Most externship students make use of our extensive connections in Northern California, but we can also help you find placements throughout the world. A short list of examples: • California Supreme Court • International Bar Association (London) • Lawyers Without Borders (Guatemala) • Atlas Entertainment • California Environmental Protection Agency • U.S. Bankruptcy Court THE UNIVERSITY OF THE PACIFIC LAW REVIEW is our quarterly student-run journal of cutting-edge transnational issues. Being chosen for The Law Review is an honor, an impressive addition to your resume, and an opportunity to network with legislators, lobbyists, and policy analysts. The annual “Greensheets” issue, which focuses on recently enacted California legislation, is considered must-reading by those working in or for the public sector—in fact, it’s one of the most widely read issues of any law review in the country. 16

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LEGAL CLINICS connect what you learn in the classroom to cases and projects that promote the common good. Collaborating with a small group of fellow students and a faculty member, you’ll be on the front lines of emerging social, civic, and political issues. Our clinics serve as lifelines for underserved communities, help local governments work more effectively, and influence laws and polices that affect all Californians. ADMINISTRATIVE ADJUDICATION CLINIC

FEDERAL DEFENDER CLINIC

BANKRUPTCY CLINIC

IMMIGRATION LAW CLINIC

CRIMINAL APPELLATE ADVOCACY CLINIC

LEGISLATIVE AND PUBLIC POLICY CLINIC

ELDER AND HEALTH LAW CLINIC (pictured)

PRISONER RIGHTS MEDIATION CLINIC

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KOJO YELPAALA International Business

LESLIE GIELOW JACOBS Constitutional Law

EXPERTS AND MENTORS

HETHER MacFARLANE Legal Writing and Lawyering Skills

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FRANKLIN GEVURTZ Business and Antitrust Law

LAWRENCE LEVINE Sexual Orientation and the Law

JARROD WONG International Arbitration

EMILY GARCIA UHRIG Criminal Law and Procedure

JOHN SPRANKLING Property Law

CLARK KELSO Health Law

CARY BRICKER Trial Advocacy

The McGeorge faculty’s accomplishments are too numerous to be included here— you can learn more about their innovative work from the profiles on our website (we know you’ll be impressed). But they’re equally noteworthy for their approachability and willingness to go the extra mile for their students. They’re good people to have on your side—as teachers, writers of recommendation letters, and future colleagues.

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INTERNATIONAL LAW

A DEGREE THAT TRAVELS WELL

Nathan received his J.D. in The INTERNATIONAL LAW PATHWAY, 2000, when the dot-com bust consistently ranked among the top 20 in hit Northern California law the United States, shows you how global firms as much as tech firms. issues—immigration, trade, security, human rights—make an impact on every A McGeorge professor made an lawyer and law practice. unconventional suggestion: study for a year at Erasmus University Experience international and comparative in Rotterdam. “It was exactly the law in situ through summer and semester STUDY ABROAD OPPORTUNITIES. right move,” Nathan says. Shortly We offer exchange programs with thereafter he was hired by a Dutch universities throughout Europe, as well as the Inter-American Summer firm. He practiced law for more than Program in Antigua, Guatemala. 11 years overseas before bringing his BUILD A GLOBAL NETWORK by expertise back to the United States. connecting with the international Now he leads the International Business professors and jurists who visit campus annually, as well as the and Dispute Resolution practice at Gibbs students who come to McGeorge’s Giden in Los Angeles, and arbitrates cases LL.M. program from around the world. all over the world—Abu Dhabi, Switzerland, Singapore. “McGeorge prepared me so I could build a career that combines everything I love.”

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It’s smart to start thinking about your future in the working world from your very first semester of law school. In our Legal Professions course, taken by all first-year students, you’ll learn about emerging legal markets and technologies, the business of legal practice, and how to successfully navigate the legal job market. Our Career Development Office builds on this knowledge with an open-door policy and a staff that’s ready to start working with you on an individual career plan as soon as you get to campus. They’ll show you how to map your career interests to the marketplace and make sure you’re equipped accordingly.

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CONNECT with the 13,000 members of our alumni network, who are working throughout the public and private sectors. From Sacramento to Shanghai, our alumni start here—and then go wherever their ambitions take them.

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HEALTH LAW

AT THE LEADING EDGE OF A REVOLUTION

“In our post–Affordable Care THE HEALTH LAW PATHWAY readies you Act world,” April says, “there’s a for a sector undergoing massive reform real need for lawyers to be dialed and reorganization. Career opportunities in to what to state legislatures are opening up in law firms, health organizations, and advocacy groups. and regulatory agencies are doing.” From her first class in legal writing (now Global Lawyering Skills)—“the Your health care law studies will cover most useful class I’ve taken in my BIOTECH TO BIOETHICS, and draw on the expertise of the University life”— to the library of professional of the Pacific’s many health contacts in the Career Development professions programs. Office that helped her land her first job, McGeorge gave April the legal Four major health care systems are in foundation, the connections, and the skill McGeorge’s backyard, and HEALTH set she uses in her work every day: taking LAW EXTERNSHIPS have included placements in the private sector, apart and analyzing complex health issues the Department of Public Health, and explaining them to legislators who will and Disability Rights California. be making decisions that affect millions.

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Sacramento is more than the capital of the most populous state. It’s the capital of the world’s seventh-largest economy. It’s the most ethnically and racially integrated city in the nation. It’s a wellspring for game-changing law and policy. And since our founding in 1924, McGeorge has been Sacramento’s law school. We’ll give you the equivalent of an all-access pass to influential people and potential employers through events hosted by our Capital Center for Public Law and Policy. Let us open doors for you in the city where California’s future—and the future of our nation—is taking shape every day.

WITH REVITALIZED NEIGHBORHOODS (like Oak Park, where McGeorge makes its home), an eclectic food and bar scene, and a new downtown sports arena slated to open in 2016, Sacramento has left its once-sleepy image far behind. “The Grid”—the local nickname for Sacramento’s walkable Midtown District—has become the place to go for everything current in the arts, shopping, music, and dining. See more of Sacramento on the 32-mile Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail, which winds alongside the beautiful American River. 26

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THE CAPITAL OF INFLUENCE AND IMPACT

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AT MCGEORGE.EDU/ADMISSIONS YOU CAN:

• Schedule a campus visit. Take a tour and sit in on a classes. • Find out when we’re on the road. We attend graduate school and law school fairs around the country. • Live chat with us. We’re available Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. (PT)

CONTACT US Admissions: 916.739.7105 Email: mcgeorge@pacific.edu mcgeorge.edu/admissions 3200 Fifth Ave. Sacramento CA 95817 @McGeorgeLaw #ExperienceMcGeorge

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DEGREES JURIS DOCTOR (J.D.) J.D. CONCENTRATIONS Business Law Capital Lawyering Environmental/Water Law Health Law Intellectual Property Law International Law Tax Law Trial & Appellate Advocacy DUAL DEGREE PROGRAMS J.D./LL.M. Water Resources Law Fast Track J.D./Master of Public Policy* J.D./Master of Public Administration* J.D./Master of Business Administration MASTER OF PUBLIC POLICY (M.P.P.)* MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION (M.P.A.)* MASTER OF SCIENCE IN LAW (M.S.L.) MASTER OF LAWS (LL.M.) Transnational Business Practice U.S. Law & Policy Water Resources Law DOCTOR OF JURIDICAL SCIENCE (J.S.D.) International Water Resources Law *Degrees pending approval


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