University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

40 Views
Wikipedia.org says the following about the school: ''Originally founded in 1924, the school merged with and became part of the University of the Pacific in 1966. The university also runs an Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco, California. The current dean of McGeorge School of Law is former CIA General Counsel Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker.''

In 1921, Stanford Law School graduate and Standard Oil executive Verne Adrian McGeorge began teaching night classes to law students Sacramento, California. The school, formally established in 1924, was named in honor of Professor McGeorge. It merged in 1966 with the University of the Pacific to become Pacific McGeorge.



In 1969, McGeorge earned full accreditation by the American Bar Association. The school joined the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) in 1974. It also has a chapter of the Order of the Coif, a national law school honorary society founded for the purposes of encouraging legal scholarship and advancing the ethical standards of the legal profession.

According to U.S. News & World Report's annual guide to ''America's Best Graduate Schools'', McGeorge was once again recently ranked among the nation's Top 20 in both Advocacy and International Law programs.

According to the April 22nd sacbee.com article, ''Dean of McGeorge law school to step down'', the school's current dean, Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker is slated to leave McGeorge shortly.

Parker made many changes to the school, most notably by bringing many new programs to the school, including various legal clinics. She also ''began collaborations with legal scholars in other countries'' and created mentoring programs in cooperation with local high schools.

Maria Pallavicini, provost of University of the Pacific was quoted as saying: ''Dean Parker has led the Pacific McGeorge School of Law to new heights in teaching, scholarship and community profile.''

Before coming to McGeorge, Parker was general counsel for the University of Wisconsin system, which included 26 campuses. She also worked in private practice, focusing on public policy and international trade issues. She served as a lawyer for several federal agencies for over ten years, including the National Security Agency, the Department of State and the CIA.

Perhaps the message in her letter to those visiting the McGeorge website says it best: ''I want to personally ensure that you become the well-trained, effective and ethical professional and leader that our world needs and for which Pacific McGeorge is justly proud.''

University of The Pacific

    


Featured Testimonials

I like the services provided by LawCrossin, but the E-mail alert function is the best.
Thomas


Facts

LawCrossing Fact #137: Without you, our job board is pointless. Tell us what you want the site to do for you, and we’ll do our best to make it possible!


Location
Washington, DC
Description
Executive Director Duties : The candidate shall be reporting to the Faculty Director and Associate ...
Apply now  
Location
Augusta, GA
Description
Director Spon Contracts & Agreement The candidate will be responsible for the timely negotiation an...
Apply now  
Location
Washington, DC
Description
Benefits Manager Responsibilities: Department Operations: Partners with Chief Human Resources Offic...
Apply now  
Location
New York City, NY
Description
Post-Graduate Fellowship Sponsorships - Fall 2017 Fellows will work alongside staff attorneys on ...
Apply now  
Location
New York City, NY
Description
Fellowship Fellow works alongside other staff on the company’s public advocacy, research, and lit...
Apply now  
Location
Washington, DC
Description
ABA ROLI Country Director Duties: Will have overall field responsibility for in-country programs, i...
Apply now  
 

NOW TRENDING ON BCG ATTORNEY SEARCH

MOST POPULAR ARTICLES

Testimonial of the Week

I was able to obtain my new job through LawCrossing. I love your service! Hopefully, I won't need your help for a while, but if I do, I'll certainly sign up again. I have already told others about your great site.
  • Theresa D. Colorado
Job of the Day

LITIGATION ASSOCIATE

Atlanta, GA

Atlanta office of highly regarded national law firm has an immediate need for a Litigation Associate with three - five y...

Employer: firstPRO Legal Inc.

Job Search Tip

Don't be lulled into a false sense of security by big, fat severance packages. Over time, money runs out.