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    Celebrating 90 Years

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Chip Nielsen

Chip Nielsen
Year Graduated: 1971
Title: Sr. Political Law Partner, Nielsen Merksamer Parrinello Gross & Leoni LLP
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Celebrating 90 Years of Excellence

Fall 2013 marked the beginning of Pacific McGeorge School of Law's 90th academic year. Our law school was chartered in November of 1924 and has grown into an internationally recognized leader in the field of legal education. Our location in the capital city of California, Sacramento, has shaped the school's focus on public law, international law, and advocacy.

Pacific McGeorge has also sought to foster a sense of commitment to serving others. We emphasize a commitment between our students and alumni, to our different communities, to our profession, and to the greater society. Our history of and commitment to community service is reflected in our work with the Oak Park neighborhood and our city of Sacramento.  As a law school, our students and alumni also support access to justice throughout California and the world through extensive pro bono service.

During our 90th year, we have engaged with our communities to bring our history to life with alumni events and by curating a forum for people to share their memories of McGeorge:

  • Feb. 7, 2014 - Bay Area 90th Anniversary Reception benefiting the Poilé Scholarship.
  • March 15, 2014 - Sacramento 90th Anniversary Celebration benefiting the Pacific McGeorge Public Legal Services Society (PLSS).  
  • May 6, 2014 - Reno 90th Anniversary Reception with Justice James W. Hardesty, '75.  
  • June 23, 2014 - Washington, D.C. 90th Anniversary Reception with Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy.  
  • July 11-13, 2014 - International Alumni Reunion in Salzburg celebrating Pacific McGeorge's 90th Anniversary and Justice Kennedy's 25th year teaching in the Salzburg Summer Program.

In the image at the top of the page, taken on the day in 1966 when McGeorge merged with the University of the Pacific, the McGeorge administrative team held the new signage: (from left) Ms. Gary Schaber, Gary Schaber, Alice Murray, Tom Ford, Anna Rose Fischer, Dean Gordon D. Schaber, Addalou Davis and Judge Sherrill Halbert.

90th Commemorative Poster

90th PosterThis commemorative poster was developed in collaboration with the 2013-2014 Pacific McGeorge Alumni Association Board of Directors, who, on Aug. 24, 2013, collectively identified 41 words that best represent the educational and community experience at Pacific McGeorge, its history, and exceptional faculty and staff.

Perfect for your home or office, this 18" x 24" poster will fit a standard frame. Help us celebrate Pacific McGeorge’s 90 years of excellence in legal education, and order yours today.

Price: $10 | Order


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