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Claude Rohwer

Professor Emeritus


Professor Emeritus Claude Rohwer, a "founding father" of the law school first taught a course at McGeorge while he was practicing law at Downey Brand Seymour & Rohwer in the 1960s. Before launching a career in private practice, Claude was a Deputy Attorney General for the State of California between 1960 and 1961. In 1967, following its affiliation with the University of the Pacific, he became one of the law school's original four full-time faculty members. Claude specialized in International law during his career. From 1982 to 1986 he was the Associate Dean for Graduate and International Programs. He not only consulted but taught commercial and contract law in cities across the world including Vienna, Salzburg, Edinburgh, Shanghai, and London. At McGeorge, Rohwer taught Contracts to thousands of first-year students for nearly 40 years before retiring in 2005. He played a key role in the establishment of the LL.M. in Transnational Business Practice program and the annual Pacific McGeorge summer program in Salzburg, Austria. He also served as associate dean of international affairs. He received his undergraduate education at the University of California, Berkeley and obtained his J.D. from Berkeley Boalt Hall School of law.

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