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RAQUEL ALDANA

Professor of Law
Associate Dean for Faculty Scholarship
Director, Inter-American Program

B.A., Arizona State University
J.D., Harvard Law School

raldana@pacific.edu | 916.733.2802

Professor Raquel Aldana is a prolific scholar who is an internationally recognized expert on matters of immigration law and human rights in the Americas. She is the founder and director of the McGeorge School of Law Inter-American Program, an innovative project committed to educating bilingual and bicultural lawyers who wish to pursue a domestic or transnational career with a focus on Latino or U.S Latin American relations.

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE | CRIMMIGRATION | STATUTES AND REGULATIONS 

CARY A. BRICKER

Professor of Lawyering Skills
Director, Mock Trial Program

B.A., University of Rochester  
J.D., Boston University

cbricker@pacific.edu | 916.739.7236

Professor Cary Bricker teaches in the law school’s award-winning trial advocacy program. Professor Bricker has significant experience as a trial attorney, litigating dozens of jury trials to verdict in New York City courts. Her scholarly interests are focused on comparative criminal law. She has lectured on topics of advocacy and evidence in several Chinese law schools.

TRIAL ADVOCACY | ADVANCED TRIAL ADVOCACY | PRINCIPLES OF LEGAL ANALYSIS | ART OF PLEA BARGAINING | MOCK TRIAL TEAM

MELISSA C. BROWN

Professor of Lawyering Skills
Director, McGeorge School of Law Legal Clinics
Co-Director, Health Law Concentration

B.A., California State University, Chico
J.D., Loyola of Los Angeles

mbrown1@pacific.edu | 916.733.7378

Professor Melissa Brown is an expert in Elder and Health Law. She teaches the Elder and Health Law Clinic and seminar as well as the law school’s course on Elder Law and Social Policy. She is the author of a well-regarded treatise on Elder Law and has directed professional education programs for the law school on health-related issues. Professor Brown is an experienced lawyer with a wealth of experience in workers’ compensation as well as issues facing the elderly and disabled. This experience makes her an excellent mentor for her students.

ELDER LAW AND HEALTH CLINIC | ELDER LAW AND HEALTH SEMINAR | ELDER LAW AND SOCIAL POLICY

ADRIENNE L. BRUNGESS

Professor of Lawyering Skills
Director, Capital Lawyering Concentration

B.A., San Diego State University
J.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge

abrungess@pacific.edu | 916.739.7170

Professor Adrienne Brungess had her own family law litigation practice before entering academia. Drawing upon that practical experience, she teaches in the McGeorge School of Law Global Lawyering Skills program, as well as the Negotiation and Settlements course. Professor Brungess is also the Director of the Capital Lawyering Program.

GLOBAL LAWYERING SKILLS I, II | NEGOTIATION AND SETTLEMENTS | NEGOTIATING DISPUTES INTO DEALS

LINDA E. CARTER

Distinguished Professor of Law

Sabbatical - Spring 2016

B.A., University of Illinois
J.D., University of Utah

lcarter@pacific.edu | 916.739.7109

Professor Linda Carter brings together theory and practice in criminal justice. She has written extensively on death penalty and international criminal procedure issues. These publications include the treatise Understanding Capital Punishment Law and the book Global Issues in Criminal Law. Her primary scholarly interest is international criminal law with a particular focus on war crimes tribunals. She has served as a Visiting Professional at the International Criminal Court in The Hague.

CRIMINAL LAW | INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW

MICHAEL T. COLATRELLA JR.

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Professor of Law

B.A., Rutgers University
J.D., Seton Hall University
LL.M., New York University

mcolatrella@pacific.edu | 916.739.7303

As Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Professor Michael Colatrella administers the law school's academic programs and directs the faculty.  Professor Colatrella is an expert in alternative dispute resolution, including mediation, negotiation, and conflict management. He is the co-author of the interdisciplinary text Mediation: Skills & Techniques (Lexis Nexis 2008) that is widely used in law schools, graduate schools, and schools of diplomacy. Professor Colatrella co-developed a series of McGeorge School of Law- sponsored executive training seminars in negotiation and mediation.

PRISONER CIVIL RIGHTS CLINIC | LEGAL PROFESSION

OMAR M. DAJANI

Professor of Law
Co-Director, Global Center for Business and Development
Co-Director, International Law Concentration

B.A., Northwestern University
J.D., Yale Law School

odajani@pacific.edu | 916.739.7018

Professor Omar Dajani is one of the nation’s foremost experts on the legal aspects of the conflict in the Middle East. His scholarly work explores the links between international law, legal and political history, and contract and negotiation theory. He also has considerable experience advising governments and development organizations in the Middle East and elsewhere.

CONTRACTS | PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW | INTERNATIONAL NEGOTIATIONS | TRANSNATIONAL LAWYERING | LEGAL PROFESSION | PACIFIC LAW REVIEW

JULIE ANNE DAVIES

Professor of Law
Director, Inter-American Summer Program, Guatemala

B.A., J.D., University of California, Los Angeles

jdavies@pacific.edu | 916.739.7194

Professor Julie Davies teaches torts, civil rights and animal law. Her most recent torts scholarship focuses on comparative torts issues. Her civil rights scholarship has focused on the legal obstacles to private and government enforcement of civil rights legislation and suggests ways to surmount these problems. She is the co-author of Global Issues in Tort Law, which has been adopted in numerous other law schools. In addition, her scholarship has been published in many prominent law reviews. She is an elected member of the American Law Institute and is very active in a number of civic organizations.

TORTS | ANALYTICAL SKILLS | NEGOTIATION AND SETTLEMENTS | ADVANCED TORTS | LEGAL PROFESSION

GRETCHEN FRANZ

Professor of Lawyering Skills

B.A., University of Colorado at Boulder
J.D., Washington and Lee University

gfranz@pacific.edu | 916.340.6108

Professor Gretchen Franz joined the McGeorge School of Law faculty in 2000. Prior to entering academia, Professor Franz worked as a research attorney for the Alameda County and Marin County Superior Courts, and also practiced law as a litigation associate with Cooper, White & Cooper. Drawing upon that practical experience, she is an instructor in the McGeorge School of Law Global Lawyering Skills program, and teaches lawyering skills to first- and second-year law students. She is also engaged in research and writing about experiential learning.

GLOBAL LAWYERING SKILLS 

EMILY GARCIA UHRIG

Professor of Law

B.A., University of Pennsylvania
J.D., Stanford Law School

eguhrig@pacific.edu | 916.739.7129

Professor Emily Garcia Uhrig has an extensive background in government service at the federal level. Her work as an attorney-advisor with the Office of Legal Counsel, U.S. Department of Justice; a trial and appellate Deputy Federal Public Defender in Los Angeles, CA; and as a staff attorney with the Ninth Circuit specializing in habeas corpus, has enabled her to generate some impressive scholarship. In particular, her article, “A Case for a Constitutional Right to Counsel in Habeas Corpus,” published in the Hastings Law Journal, 60 Hastings L.J. 541 (2009), has drawn praise for its in-depth analysis.

EVIDENCE | CRIMINAL PROCEDURE | FEDERAL HABEAS CORPUS 

FRANKLIN A. GEVURTZ

Distinguished Professor of Law

B.S., University of California, Los Angeles
J.D., University of California, Berkeley

fgevurtz@pacific.edu | 916.739.7178

Franklin Gevurtz is a Distinguished Professor of Law. Among Professor Gevurtz’ widely cited scholarship is the treatise, Corporation Law, published by Thomson- West as part of its Hornbook Series, and the casebook, Business Planning, published by Foundation. Most recently, Professor Gevurtz authored the book, Global Issues in Corporate Law, and served as editor for the other 23 books in that series. His scholarship, which includes a number of impressive articles, is frequently cited not only by other scholars, but also by courts.

U.S. ANTITRUST AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION LAW | BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONS | BUSINESS PLANNING 

LESLIE GIELOW JACOBS

Professor of Law
Director, Capital Center for Public Law & Policy

B.A., Wesleyan University
J.D., University of Michigan

ljacobs@pacific.edu | 916.739.7217

Professor Leslie Gielow Jacobs is one of the law school’s preeminent scholars. A former law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Lewis F. Powell, Jr., she has authored a substantial and important body of scholarship on constitutional law, specifically free speech, government speech, and on issues of bio-terrorism and national security. Her articles have appeared in law journals at many of the nation’s most prestigious law schools. She is the Director of the Capital Center for Public Law & Policy.

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW | REMEDIES AND PRINCIPLES OF LAW | PRINCIPLES OF LEGAL ANALYSIS II

DOROTHY S. LANDSBERG

Associate Dean for Experiential Learning
Associate Professor of Lawyering Skills

B.A., Earlham College
J.D., McGeorge School of Law 

dlandsberg@pacific.edu | 916.739.7009

Professor Dorothy Landsberg served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in 2013-2015, and before that as Director of Legal Clinics. She was an associate and then partner at Kronick, Moskovitz, Tiedemann and Girard — one of Sacramento’s largest law firms, where she also served as chairperson of the firm’s board of directors. A specialist in education and employment law, she has litigated cases before administrative law judges, trial courts and the California Courts of Appeal. She has also conducted independent investigations of employment practices and participated in collective bargaining. During the 1960s she served on the staff of Assistant U.S. Attorney General John Doar in the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice.

PRISONER CIVIL RIGHTS MEDIATION CLINIC

THOMAS J. LEACH

Professor of Law
Director, Trial & Appellate Advocacy Concentration

B.A., Cornell University
M.A.T., Wesleyan University
J.D., University of Pennsylvania

jleach@pacific.edu | 916.739.7002

Professor Jay Leach is a professor in the law school’s award-winning trial advocacy program. Professor Leach has significant experience in courts and in various alternative dispute resolution settings. His scholarly interests are focused on evidence, advocacy in comparative perspective, and the teaching of advocacy. He is a frequent lecturer for programs sponsored by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, and has also lectured in several Chinese law schools.

TRIAL ADVOCACY | PERSUASIVE PUBLIC SPEAKING | ADVANCED TRIAL ADVOCACY | EVIDENCE (ITAP)

COURTNEY G. LEE

Associate Professor of Lawyering Skills
Director, Academic Support

B.S., Grove City College
J.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

clee1@pacific.edu | 916.739.7242

Professor Lee was appointed as Director of Academic Support at McGeorge in 2008. Prior to entering the legal field, she spent many years as the co- owner and manager of several independent pharmacies. Professor Lee is a published author and member of various national committees in the field of Academic Success and Bar Admissions.

ANIMAL LAW | PRINCIPLES OF LEGAL ANALYSIS | PASS I | PASS II | ANIMAL LAW

LAWRENCE C. LEVINE

Professor of Law

B.A., Allegheny College
J.D., University of California, Hastings

llevine@pacific.edu | 916.739.7155

Professor Lawrence Levine has authored several books and articles on the subject of Torts, and is a frequent panelist, lecturer, and speaker on legal issues involving sexual orientation. He has served on numerous national boards regarding the legal rights of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community.

TORTS | ANALYTICAL SKILLS | BIOETHICS:  LIFE AND DEATH

HETHER CLASH MACFARLANE

Professor of Lawyering Skills

A.B., Connecticut College
M.A., University of California, Berkeley
J.D., Union University, Albany Law School

hmacfarlane@pacific.edu | 916.739.7215

Professor Hether Macfarlane has served as the director of two legal writing programs: the first, at Albany Law School, and then at McGeorge School of Law from 2000-2009. She now teaches lawyering skills in the McGeorge School of Law Global Lawyering Skills program to first and second-year law students and is a coauthor of an important research text aimed at students and practitioners. In addition, she teaches international LL.M. students about U.S. legal systems and legal process. She is actively engaged in research and writing about experiential learning.

GLOBAL LAWYERING SKILLS | LL.M. LEGAL RESEARCH, WRITING AND ANALYSIS I, II

MICHAEL P. MALLOY

Distinguished Professor of Law

B.A., Georgetown University
J.D., University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D., Georgetown University

malloympm@aol.com | 916.739.7338

An SEC enforcer, bank regulator, and economic sanctions architect, Dr. Malloy has authored or edited more than 100 books and book-length supplements in such fields as banking and corporate/securities regulation, economic sanctions, international banking, philosophy, and public international law.

BANKING LAW | BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONS | LAW AND LITERATURE 

CHRISTINE MANOLAKAS

Professor of Law
Director, Tax Concentration
Director, Business Concentration

B.A., University of Southern California
J.D., Loyola University, Los Angeles
LL.M. (Taxation), New York University

cmanolakas@pacific.edu | 916.739.7110

Professor Christine Manolakas is a tax expert whose recent scholarship focuses on issues relating to international tax law, interpretation of tax treaties, and comparative tax law. She has taught courses throughout California for the California CPA Educational Foundation. Professor Manolakas served as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at McGeorge School of Law from 2005 to 2008.

FEDERAL INCOME TAXATION | TAXATION OF REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS | TAXATION OF CORPORATIONS AND SHAREHOLDERS | COMMUNITY PROPERTY

STEPHEN C. McCAFFREY

Distinguished Professor of Law

Sabbatical - Spring 2016

B.A., University of Colorado
J.D., University of California, Berkeley
Dr. iur., University of Cologne, Germany

smccaffrey@pacific.edu | 916.739.7179

Stephen C. McCaffrey is a Distinguished Professor of Law. One of the world’s foremost authorities on international water law, he served as special rapporteur for the commission’s draft articles on the law of the non-navigational uses of international watercourses, which formed the basis of the 1997 U.N. Convention on the subject. Professor McCaffrey was Counselor on International Law in the State Department in 1984-85 and represents countries in disputes before the International Court of Justice and other fora. He also advises the Palestinians in connection with the Permanent Status talks with Israel and is Legal Adviser to the Nile River Basin Negotiation Committee.

TRANSNATIONAL LITIGATION | INTERNATIONAL WATER RESEARCH SEMINAR

MICHAEL S. MIRELES

Professor of Law
Director, Intellectual Property Concentration

B.S., University of Maryland
J.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
LL.M., (Intellectual Property Law), George Washington University

mmireles@pacific.edu | 916.739.7154

Professor Michael Mireles teaches and writes in the intellectual property law field. He also teaches Property Law and Wills and Trusts. His scholarship has appeared in many law reviews and he has taught a number of different intellectual property law courses. He is a graduate of McGeorge School of Law, and has an LL.M. in intellectual property from the George Washington University Law School. He also clerked for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, practiced law at the Downey Brand law firm, and taught at the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, and in Germany. He has served on the board of directors of several professional and community organizations.

PROPERTY | WILLS AND TRUSTS | TRADEMARK LAW | PATENT LAW

FRANCIS J. MOOTZ III

Dean
Professor of Law

J.D., Duke University School of Law
A.M., Philosophy, Duke University Graduate School
B.A., History, University of Notre Dame

deanmootz@pacific.edu | 916.739.7151

Dean Francis J. Mootz III joined McGeorge School of Law on June 1, 2012 as the school’s ninth dean. Mootz served as Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Professor of Law, at William S. Boyd School of Law. He previously taught for 18 years at Penn State, William & Mary, and Western New England School of Law. Mootz has written in traditional doctrinal areas such as insurance, contract and sales law, and he also pursues interdisciplinary scholarship exploring relationships between law and contemporary European philosophy. He is a regular presenter at academic symposia focusing on issues of legal theory.

STATUTES AND REGULATIONS

MARY-BETH MOYLAN

Professor of Lawyering Skills
Director, Global Lawyering Skills Program

B.A., Oberlin College
J.D., Case Western Reserve University

mmoylan@pacific.edu | 916.739.7223

Professor Mary-Beth Moylan is an expert on California’s initiative process, election process and constitution. She lectures and writes on these topics, while also serving as director of the Global Lawyering Skills program. Before entering academia, she clerked for a federal judge and worked in a large law firm as a civil litigator and in one of the few firms that specializes in political law.

GLOBAL LAWYERING SKILLS | CIVIL PROCEDURE | INTRO TO LEGAL ANALYSIS

JOHN E. B. MYERS

Professor of Law

B.S., J.D., University of Utah

jmyers@pacific.edu | 916.739.7176

John E.B. Myers is one of the country’s foremost authorities on child abuse. He has traveled throughout the United States and abroad, making more than 400 presentations to judges, attorneys, police, doctors, and mental health professionals. Professor Myers is the author or editor of eight books and more than a hundred articles on child abuse. His writing has been cited by more than 150 courts, including the United States Supreme Court and the California Supreme Court.

CRIMINAL LAW | EVIDENCE | FAMILY LAW | COMMUNITY PROPERTY

BLAKE C. NORDAHL

Associate Professor of Lawyering Skills
Supervising Attorney, Immigration Clinic

B.A., University of California, Berkeley
J.D., University of California, Davis

bnordahl@pacific.edu | 916.340.6109

Professor Blake Nordahl had over 10 years as a successful practitioner in Immigration Law. He was an attorney advisor with the Executive Office for Immigration Review in San Diego. Professor Nordahl was a key organizer in the inaugural McGeorge School of Law Citizenship Fair held in November 2009, which has helped hundreds of future citizens each year.

IMMIGRATION CLINIC | IMMIGRATION SEMINAR

JEFFREY E. PROSKE

Professor of Lawyering Skills

B.A., University of Kansas
J.D., Boston University

jproske@pacific.edu | 916.739.7784

Professor Jeffrey Proske had 20 years of legal practice as an in-house counsel and in private practice as a transactional lawyer before entering academia. Drawing upon that practical experience, he teaches lawyering skills in Pacific McGeorge’s Global Lawyering Skills program to first and second-year law students. He is a frequent contributor on legal matters to online news outlets.

GLOBAL LAWYERING SKILLS | BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS: THE ART OF THE DEAL | LEGAL PROFESSION | INTRODUCTION TO LEGAL ANALYSIS (M.S.L.)

RACHAEL SALCIDO

Professor of Law
Director, Environmental Law Concentration

B.A., J.D., University of California, Davis

rsalcido@pacific.edu | 916.739.7354

Professor Rachael Salcido is a scholar of environmental and natural resources law, with particular expertise in ocean and coastal law and ecosystem restoration. Her articles have appeared in prominent law journals and she is an active member of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation.

PROPERTY | NATURAL RESOURCES LAW | SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENVIRONMENTAL LAW | WATER AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH SEMINAR

JOHN CARY SIMS

Professor of Law

A.B., Georgetown University
J.D., Harvard University

jsims@pacific.edu | 916.739.7017

Professor John Sims was an attorney for the Public Citizen Litigation Group before joining the academia. His practical experience includes involvement with several significant constitutional cases, including Chadha v. INS and Snepp v. United States. His primary research interests involve human rights, and problems arising under the First Amendment. Professor Sims is a founding Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of National Security Law and Policy, a peer-reviewed law review devoted to the broad range of issues related to national defense.

PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY | CONSTITUTIONAL LAW | FIRST AMENDMENT LAW | LAW REVIEW SEMINAR

BRIAN G. SLOCUM

Professor of Law

B.B.A., Pacific Union College
J.D., Harvard Law School

bslocum@pacific.edu | 916.739.7013

Professor Brian Slocum is a prolific young scholar with expertise in administrative law, contracts, immigration law and statutory interpretation. His articles appear in many of the nation’s prominent law reviews. Prior to joining McGeorge School of Law, Professor Slocum worked with the U.S. Department of Justice and taught at several American law schools.

CONTRACTS | ADMINISTRATIVE LAW | STATUTES AND REGULATIONS

JOHN G. SPRANKLING

Distinguished Professor of Law

B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara
J.D., University of California, Berkeley
J.S.M., Stanford University

jsprankling@pacific.edu | 916.739.7225

Professor John G. Sprankling, a nationally-recognized authority on property law, has written four books and many articles on this subject. Prior to joining the academy, he was the managing partner of one of the nation’s largest property law firms. At McGeorge School of Law, he has served as Interim Dean and as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. He has also served as the Chair of the Property Law Section of the Association of American Law Schools.

PROPERTY | SURVEY OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY | WILLS AND TRUSTS | INTRODUCTION TO SPACE LAW | LAND USE PLANNING

EDWARD H. TELFEYAN

Professor of Lawyering Skills
Director, Moot Court Program

B.A., Gettysburg College
J.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

etelfeyan@pacific.edu | 916.739.7340

Professor Edward Telfeyan had 20 years of experience as a litigator and transactional attorney before entering academia. Drawing upon that practical experience, as an instructor in the McGeorge School of Law Global Lawyering Skills program, he teaches lawyering skills to first and second-year law students. He is also engaged in research and writing about experiential learning. Professor Telfeyan directs McGeorge School of Law Moot Court Program which has enjoyed much competitive success.

GLOBAL LAWYERING SKILLS | ADVANCED APPELLATE ADVOCACY SEMINAR | CRIMINAL LAW DEFENSES

STEPHANIE THOMPSON

Professor of Lawyering Skills

B.A., University of California, Davis
J.D., Georgetown University

sthompson@pacific.edu | 916.739.7322

Professor Stephanie Thompson practiced labor and employment law for a large law firm in Los Angeles before entering academia. Drawing upon that practical experience, she is an instructor in the McGeorge School of Law Global Lawyering Skills program, and teaches lawyering skills to first and second-year law students. She has written a legal writing text book entitled Legal Writing Exercises: A Case File and Formula-Based Approach to Legal Reasoning published by West.

PRINCIPLES OF LEGAL ANALYSIS I, II

COLLEEN TRUDEN

Lecturer in Law
Director, Externships

B.A., Taylor University
J.D., Valparaiso University School of Law
L.L.M., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

ctruden@pacific.edu | 916.340.6104

Professor Colleen Truden is the Director of the Externships and a Lecturer in Law. Her legal career spans more than 25 years during which time she had a robust civil litigation practice, clerked for federal and state court judges, served as a municipal court judge, worked as staff counsel for a state agency, and as the district attorney for her jurisdiction. She continues to participate in several bar associations and community non-profit organizations. She brings her diverse experiences to help students identify the best real-life placement experiences and guide them in their professional development.

EXTERNSHIPS

MICHAEL VITIELLO

Distinguished Professor of Law

B.A., Swarthmore College
J.D., University of Pennsylvania

mvitiello@pacific.edu | 916.739.7323

Michael Vitiello is a Distinguished Professor of Law. A nationally-recognized expert on criminal law, Professor Vitiello’s many articles appear in leading journals, and his work is widely cited by scholars around the country. He is particularly well-known for his expertise on matters involving sentencing reform, and his analysis of the legal issues that would arise from the legalization of marijuana.

CRIMINAL LAW | CRIMINAL PROCEDURE

EMILY WHELAN PARENTO

Associate Professor

Gordon D. Schaber Health Law Scholar
BBA, the University of Notre Dame
JD and LLM, Georgetown University Law Center

AFFORDABLE CARE ACT SEMINAR | PUBLIC HEALTH LAW | ADMINISTRATIVE LAW

JARROD WONG

Professor of Law
Co-Director, Global Center for Business and Development
Co-Director, International Law Concentration

B.A. Cambridge University
J.D., University of California, Berkeley
LL.M., University of Chicago

jwong@pacific.edu | 916.739.7231

Professor Jarrod Wong is a prolific scholar with expertise in international dispute resolution, public international law, and contract law. Professor Wong’s work draws from this expertise and his international legal background, having graduated with law degrees from Cambridge University, the University of Chicago, and the University of California at Berkeley. His articles have been published in the Minnesota Law Review, Tulane Law Review, and George Mason Law Review, among others.

CONTRACTS | INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT ARBITRATION | LAW REVIEW SEMINAR

KOJO YELPAALA

Professor of Law

B.L., LL.B., University of Ghana
M.B.A., Bowling Green State University
Msc., S.J.D., University of Wisconsin

kyelpaala@pacific.edu | 916.739.7209

Professor Kojo Yelpaala is an expert whose books and articles have influenced a number of fields, including international business law, international trade law, intellectual property, contracts, and conflict of laws. Fluent in three languages, his multi-disciplinary and jurisprudential scholarship is complemented with service as a consultant and policy draftsman for several foreign governments.

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS | BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONS | CONFLICT OF LAWS

LOUIS J. ANAPOLSKY

Partner, Knox Lemmon Anapolsky & Schrimp LLP
B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara
J.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

TAKING AND DEFENDING DEPOSITIONS | CIVIL PRETRIAL LITIGATION

JOHN BALAZS

Attorney, Law Office of John Balazs
B.S., University of Illinois
J.D., University of California, Los Angeles

FEDERAL PRETRIAL | TRIAL SEMINAR

KATHERINE BARAGONA

Senior Infrastructure Finance Specialist – The World Bank
J.D., Pacific McGeorge School of Law

GLOBAL INFRASTUCTURE DEVELOPMENT

RACHELLE BARBOUR 

Asst. Federal Defender and Research & Writing Specialist, Sacramento
B.A., University of Michigan Law School
J.D., University of Michigan Law School

FEDERAL DEFENDER CLINIC | FEDERAL PRETRIAL | TRIAL SEMINAR

ROBIN BASRA

Staff Attorney, State Lotterybr /> B.A., U.C. San Diego
J.D., Pacific McGeorge School of Law

PASS II

THADD A. BLIZZARD

Judge, Sacramento County Superior Court
B.A., Claremont Men's College
M.A., Claremont Graduate School
M.Phil., Columbia University
J.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
LL.M., New York University

GLOBAL LAWYERING SKILLS II

DIANE BOYER-VINE

Legislative Counsel, Legislative Counsel Bureau
B.A., C.S.U. Sacramento
J.D., U.C. Davis, King Hall School of Law

LAWMAKING IN CALIFORNIA

ELIZABETH CAMPBELL

Principal, Law Office of Elizabeth Campbell
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles
M.A., California State University, Sacramento
J.D., University of California, Davis

CRIMINAL APPELLATE ADVOCACY CLINIC

MARTIN D. CARR

Principal Attorney, Belzer & Carr LLP
B.A., Stanford University
J.D., Yale University

NEGOTIATION AND SETTLEMENTS

CAITLIN CHRISTIAN

Principal, Law Office of Caitlin Christian
B.A., California State University, Monterey Bay
J.D., Pacific McGeorge School of Law

CRIMINAL APPELLATE ADVOCACY CLINIC

JOSEPH M. CRESS

Attorney at Law, Public Defender’s Office
B.A., University of Illinois
J.D., UC Hastings College of Law

EXTERNSHIP CRIMINAL JUSTICE, PUBLIC DEFENDER SEMINAR

DANIEL CROXALL

Principal, Croxall Law
B.A., California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
M.A., California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
J.D., Pacific McGeorge School of Law

GLOBAL LAWYERING SKILLS I

DONALD J. CURRIER 

Chief Deputy Inspector General, California State Office of the Inspector General
B.A., California State University, Sacramento
J.D., Lincoln University School of Law, Sacramento

CRIMINAL PRETRIAL LITIGATION

WALTER DAHL 

Partner, Dahl & Dahl
B.A., University of the Pacific
J.D., University of California, Los Angeles

BANKRUPTCY

KATERINA P. DEAVER 

Associate, Mitchell Chadwick LLC
J.D., Pacific McGeorge School of Law

LL.M. LEGAL RESEARCH, WRITING AND ANALYSIS 

ALAN DONATO

Law Offices of Alan J. Donato
B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara
J.D., Pacific McGeorge School of Law

ORDER OF THE COIF | MOCK TRIAL COACH

HECTOR DE AVILA GONZALEZ

Attorney, De Avila Law Firm
LL.B., Universidad Autonoma de Aguascalientes, Mexico
LL.M., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

LEGAL SPANISH FOR U.S. LAWYERS

MONA G. EBRAHIMI 

Principal Attorney, Kronick Moskovitz Tiedemann & Girard, Sacramento
B.A., University of California, Davis
J.D., California Western School of Law, San Diego

REPRESENTING LOCAL AGENCIES | ADVOCATE, NEUTRAL COUNSELOR, RISK ASSESSOR

MARK EGGLESTON

Lead Appellate Attorney, Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District
B.S., University of California, Davis
J.D., Santa Clara University

GLOBAL LAWYERING SKILLS I | PASS II

ELIZABETH JACKSON

SMALL BUSINESS CLINIC 

LAURA ENDERTON-SPEED

Division Chief, Office of Stakeholder Relations, California Public Employees Retirement System
B.A., San Jose State University
J.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

PRACTICAL AND PERSUASIVE LEGAL WRITING

ERIKA ENGLUND

Law Office of Erika Englund
B.A., University of California, Davis
J.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

ALTERNATIVES TO LITIGATION IN FAMILY LAW

NEIL FORESTER

Downey Brand LLP
B.A., California State University, Sacramento
J.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

TRIAL SKILLS IN FAMILY LAW

REX FRAZIER

President, Personal Insurance Federation of California
B.A., M.P.P., University of Chicago
J.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

LEGISLATIVE AND PUBLIC POLICY CLINIC; LEGISLATIVE DECISION MAKING: POWER AND INFLUENCE IN CALIFORNIA

JENNIFER A. GIBSON

Attorney, Gibson Appellate Law
B.A., Spelman College
J.D., Vanderbilt University

CRIMINAL APPELLATE ADVOCACY CLINIC

JOSHUA GOLKA

Principal, Law Office of Joshua P. Golka
B.S., California State University Sacramento
M.B.A., Indiana University, Kelley School of Business
M.G.M, Thunderbird School of Global Management
J.D., Pacific McGeorge School of Law

SPORTS LAW

JENNIFER HARDER

Assistant Professor of Lawyering Skills
B.A., University of California, Davis
J.D., University of California, Davis School of Law

WATER RESOURCES LAW | WATER AND ENVIRONMENTAL LAW PRACTICE A AND B

LINDA HARTER

Chief Assistant, Federal Defender, Eastern District of California
B.A., University of Arizona
J.D., University of Arizona College of Law

FEDERAL PRETRIAL\TRIAL SEMINAR | FEDERAL DEFENDER CLINIC

NICOLAS HEIDORN

Assistant General Counsel, California Environmental Protection Agency
B.A., Claremont McKenna College, California
J.D., Harvard University Law School, Cambridge

LEGISLATION/STATUTORY INTERPRETATION

KEITH HILL

Deputy District Attorney, Sacramento County District Attorney
B.S., California State University, Sacramento
J.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

ADVANCED TRIAL ADVOCACY

ELIZABETH LEET JACKSON

Attorney, Delfino Madden O'Malley Coyle & Koewler LLP
B.A., University of California, Davis
J.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

SMALL BUSINESS CLINIC

WARREN JONES

Professor of Law
B.A., California State University, San Jose
J.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

BANKRUPTCY CLINIC | BANKRUPTCY SEMINAR

JAMES KACHMAR

Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman & Grodin
B.A., University of California, Irvine
J.D., Pacific McGeorge School of Law

CIVIL PRETRIAL LITIGATION

CHARLES KELSO

Professor of Law
A.B., J.D., University of Chicago
LL.M., J.S.D., Columbia University
LL.D., John Marshall

AMERICAN LEGAL HISTORY | FIRST AMENDMENT LAW

KEVIN KILEY

Deputy Attorney General at the California Department of Justice
B.S., Harvard University
J.D., Yale Law School

PRINCIPLES OF LEGAL ANALYSIS 2

R. STEVEN LAPHAM

Assistant U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of California
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles
J.D., University of California, Hastings College of Law

WHITE COLLAR CRIME

JAMES L. LEET

Shareholder, Boutin Jones Inc.
A.B., St. Louis University
J.D., University of Santa Clara Law School
LL.M., University of Florida

TAXATION OF PARTNERSHIPS/S CORPORATIONS

GINA LERA

Partner, Downey Brand LLP
B.A., California State University, Sacramento
J.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

ESTATE & GIFT TAX | ESTATE PLANNING

TRAVIS LINDSEY

Employee & Labor Relations and Investigations, U.C. Davis Health System
B.A., California State University Sonoma
J.D., Pacific McGeorge School of Law

NAVIGATING HR IN HEALTH CARE

ALBERT LOCHER

Assistant Chief Deputy District Attorney, Sacramento County
B.A., University of California, Berkeley
J.D., University of California, Davis

EXPERT AND SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE

DANIELLE LOPEZ

B.A., Queens College
J.D., Pacific McGeorge School of Law

PRINCIPLES OF LEGAL ANALYSIS I

KEN MALOVOS

Attorney at Law and Mediator
A.B.., Stanford University
J.D., UC Hastings School of Law

MEDIATION

AMBER MALTBIE

B.A., Mills College
J.D., Pacific McGeorge School of Law

ELECTION LAW

AIMEE MARTIN

Deputy Legislative Counsel at the Office of Legislative Counsel, State of America
B.A., University of California, Berkeley
J.D., Pacific McGeorge School of Law

PASS II

SAMUEL McADAM

Judge, Yolo County Superior Court
B.A., Stanford University
M.P.P., Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government
J.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

EMPLOYMENT LAW

GREGORY T. MEATH

Partner, Meath & Pereira
B.A., University of the Pacific
J.D., University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

COMPUTER AND INTERNET LAW

CHRIS MICHELI

Principal, Aprea & Micheli, Inc.
B.A., University of California, Davis
J.D., McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific

LAWMAKING IN CALIFORNIA | INTRODUCTION TO CAPITAL LAWYERING

BREANN MOEBIUS

Clerk, Honorable William Shubb, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
B.A., Chapman University
J.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

CIVIL RIGHTS LITIGATION

RICHARD MONTARBO

Attorney at the Law Offices of Richard L. Montarbo
B.S., Sacramento State University Sacramento
J.D., Pacific McGeorge School of Law

WORKER’S COMPENSATION LAW

PAULINE D. NGUYEN

Shriver Attorney-Mediator, Pacific McGeorge School of Law
B.A., University of California, Davis
J.D., Gonzaga University School of Law

HOUSING MEDIATION CLINIC

DAVID NORTON

Boutin Jones Inc.
B.S., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
J.D., Pacific McGeorge School of Law

TRIAL ADVOCACY MOCK TRIAL AND COMPETITION COACH

THOMAS J. NUSSBAUM

Former Chancellor, California Community Colleges
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles
J.D., California Western

INTRODUCTION TO CAPITAL LAWYERING

KEITH E. PERSHALL

Keith E. Pershall, LL.M. Attorney & Counselor at Law
B.A., Stanford University
J.D., Santa Clara University
LL.M., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

INTERNATIONAL SALE OF GOODS

JOHN P. PEZONE

Deputy District Attorney, Sacramento County
B.A., Williams College
J.D., Golden Gate University

ADVANCED CRIMINAL PROCEDURE

MICHAEL RHOADS

Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. State Capitol Legal Affairs
B.A., Santa Clara University, Santa Clara
J.D., George Washington University Law School

CALIFORNIA PAROLE HEARINGS AND LITIGATION

WANDA HILL ROUZAN

Deputy Attorney General IV, California Dept. of Justice, Office of the Attorney General
B.A., Pomona College
J.D., University of California, Los Angeles

PRACTICAL AND PERSUASIVE LEGAL WRITING

KAITLYN SABERIN

Attorney, Delfino Madden O'Malley Coyle & Koewler LLP
B.A., University of California, San Diego
J.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

SMALL BUSINESS CLINIC

RONALD SARGIS

Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of California
B.A., Stanford University
J.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

BANKRUPTCY

JESSE SAUCEDO

Sacramento District Attorney
B.A., Carleton College
J.D., Pacific McGeorge School of Law

TRIAL ADVOCACY MOCK TRIAL AND COMPETITION COACH

JEFFREY SCHAFF

Attorney, State Farm Claims Litigation Counsel
B.A., California State University, Long Beach
J.D., Pacific McGeorge School of Law

TRIAL ADVOCACY MOCK TRIAL AND COMPETITION COACH

RICHARD SCHICKELE

Clerk, Honorable Consuelo Callahan
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit
B.A., Whitman College
M.A., George Washington University
J.D., University of California, Berkeley

GLOBAL LAWYERING SKILLS II

THERESA SCHRIEVER

B.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison
J.D., Pacific McGeorge School of Law

ACADEMIC SUPPORT, M.S.L. 

KRISTIANNE SEARGEANT

Attorney at Law, Kronick, Moskovitz, Tiedemann & Girard
B.A., University of California, Davis
J.D., Pacific McGeorge School of Law

EMPLOYMENT LAW PRACTICE

MEGAN SHAPIRO

Associate, Radoslovich Krogh, PC
B.A., University of Missouri, Columbia
J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law
LL.M., Temple University, Beasley School of Law

ADMINISTRATIVE ADJUDICATION CLINIC

WIM VAN ROOYEN

Career Law Clerk
United States Magistrate Judge Kendall J. Newman
United States District Court, Eastern District of California
B.A., University of Texas at Arlington
J.D., Texas A&M University School of Law

JUDICIAL EXTERNSHIP

DAVID R. SHAW

California National Guard
B.A., California State University, Sacramento
J.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

CRIMINAL PRETRIAL LITIGATION

STACEY SHELLY

Attorney at Kennaday, Leavitt & Daponde PC
B.A., University of California Santa Barbara
J.D., Pacific McGeorge School of Law

PASS I

DANIEL WADHWANI

Associate Professor of Management and Fletcher Jones Chair in Entrepreneurship at Pacific Ebhardt School of Business
B.A., Yale University
M.B.A., University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Business School

ENTREPRENEURIAL MANAGEMENT

LESLIE WALKER

Associate, Kronick Moskovitz Tiedemann & Girard
B.A., University of California, San Diego
J.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

LOCAL AGENCY PRACTICE | ADVICE AND LITIGATION

HANSPETER WALTER

Principal, Kronick Moskovitz Tiedemann & Girard
B.A., University of California, Berkeley
J.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

LOCAL AGENCY PRACTICE | ADVICE AND LITIGATION

GARY WINUK

Principal, Law Offices of Gary Winuk
B.A., Rutgers-State University, Newark
J.D., Pacific McGeorge School of Law

MUNICIPAL INNOVATION SEMINAR

RYAN WOOD

Associate, Downey Brand Attorneys LLP
B.A., California State University Sacramento
J.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

PRACTICAL AND PERSUASIVE LEGAL WRITING

DANIEL YAMSHON

Associate, Downey Brand Attorneys LLP
B.A., San Francisco State University
J.D., UC Davis SOL King Hall, Davis

ARBITRATION ADVOCACY PRACTICE | MEDIATION

SCOTT DODSON

Visiting Professor of Law, UC Hastings College of the Law
B.A., cum laude, Rice University
J.D., Duke University School of Law

CIVIL PROCEDURE

JITH MEGANATHAN

BS, with honors and distinction, Stanford University
JD, cum laude, Harvard Law School

CIVIL PROCEDURE 

LETICIA SAUCEDO

Professor of Law
Director of Clinical Legal Education, Davis School of Law

IMMIGRATION LAW AND POLICY

JOSEPH SMALLHOOVER

Attorney at Law, Bryan Cave, Paris
A.B., Duke University
M.A., University of Virginia
J.D., University of Pittsburg

CORRUPT FOREIGN PRACTICES

TERESA WEBER

J.D., University of Vienna
Doctor of Law, Vienna University of Business and Economics

COURSE COMPARATIVE E.U. | U.S. CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

WILLIAM M. WIECEK

Visiting Professor of Law, University of California, Davis
Legislation Emeritus
B.A., Catholic University of America
LL.B., Harvard University
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

PAUL HOWARD
Head of Faculty Services and International Research

B.A., California State University, Northridge
J.D., Loyola Law School
M.L.S., Indiana University

INTERNATIONAL AND FOREIGN LEGAL RESEARCH

MAUREEN MORAN
Instructional Svc. & Legal Research Librarian

M.L.I.S., Pratt Institute (NYC)
B.A., University of Connecticut
J.D., University of Michigan Law School

GLOBAL LAWYERING SKILLS II

MONICA SHARUM
Head of Library Technology & Instructional Support

B.S., University of Wyoming
J.D., University of Wyoming
M.L.S., Indiana University

ADVANCED LEGAL RESEARCH 

JAMES WIRRELL
Assistant Dean for Library Services

B.A., Simon Fraser University
M.C.S., Regent College
LL.B., University of British Columbia
J.D., M.S.L.I.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

ADVANCED LEGAL RESEARCH