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In the Community

Pacific McGeorge faculty engage in the community through service, advocacy, and training of legal educators and lawyers around the world.

  • Raquel Aldana was a panelist on the topic of Unaccompanied Minor Children at the Border at University of the Pacific's Latino Heritage Month Celebration on Oct. 1, 2014.
  • Melissa Brown and Dorothy Landsberg participated as law school faculty facilitators in a joint Doctoring III class with the UC Davis School of Medicine on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, 2014. Alumni Donald Fraulob, '69, Lauren Foust, '13, Ian Scharg, '12, Jacob Smith, '14, and Vincent Wiraatmadja, '14, also participated as faculty facilitators.
  • Melissa Brown spoke at the Renaissance Society's Mini-Seminar on Estate Planning at California State University, Sacramento on Oct. 10, 2014.
  • Brian Landsberg spoke at Congregation B'nai Israel brunch on the Civil Rights Laws and his experience enforcing them on Oct. 19, 2014.
  • Brian Landsberg spoke to the Adventist Attorneys of California about the Voting Rights Act on Sept. 12, 2014.
  • Michael Malloy participated as an academic observer in the Seventy-fifth session of the UN Economic Commission for Europe, Committee on Housing and Land Management and its Ministerial Meeting, at Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, on Oct. 8-9, 2014.
  • Raquel Aldana served as external Reviewer for Americorps/Executive Office for Immigration Review Grants for proposals to offer legal representation to unaccompanied minors.
  • Melissa Brown made a presentation with California State Assembly Member Dr. Richard Pan about elder abuse and current bill in progress, AB 2623 at the Community Housing & Services Coalition on July 29, 2014. Dr. Pan carried AB 2623, which was a product of a case in the Pacific McGeorge Elder & Health Law Clinic and drafted into legislation by students in the Legislative & Public Policy Clinic. The bill requires additional training for Peace Officers in Elder Abuse and provides procedures for law enforcement officers to provide victims of elder abuse with resources for assistance.
  • Brian Landsberg spoke about "Building Upon a Strong Foundation: The Civil Rights Division's Role in the Past, Present and Future of Civil Rights Enforcement," at American University, Washington College of Law at a program co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division on June 16, 2014.
  • John Myers hosted a discussion about international parental child abduction issues with Brazilian federal judges on Aug. 18, 2014, as part of the U.S. Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program.
  • Lawrence Levine received the Freedom of Speech Award at the Sacramento Stonewall Democrats Four Freedoms 10th Annual Award Dinner on May 21, 2014. Steve Hansen, '11 introduced Professor Levine and noted "we need leaders like Larry in our institutions of higher education."
  • Stephen McCaffrey participated as a member in a meeting of the Implementation Committee of the UNECE Water Convention, held in Bologna, Italy on May 15, 2014.
  • Pauline Nguyen was a panelist on the topic "Can Tenants Use Mediation as a Venue to Obtain Justice and Remain in their Homes when Faced with an Eviction?" at a webinar hosted by Tenants Together on May 13, 2014.
  • Omar Dajani was a panelist on the topic, "Negotiating Peace Talks in the Middle East: Late Breaking News," at an event held at the UC Berkeley International House on April 24, 2014.
  • Clark Kelso was named the "Elizabeth G. Hill Public Official of the Year" by the American Society for Public Administration (Sacramento Chapter) for his many contributions to California's judicial, legislative and executive branches. The award was presented by Elizabeth Hill, who for 22 years served as the Legislative Analyst for the California Legislature. The awards ceremony, held at Mulvaney's B & L on May 8, 2014, was attended by over 100 state and local dignitaries.
  • Mary-Beth Moylan organized "A Conversation with Great Women," with National Women's Hall of Fame Inductees Dr. Sylvea Earle, Oceanographer and Conservationist, and Dr. Judy Pipher, Infrared Astronomer on April 4, 2014. Dr. Maria Pallavicini, Provost of University of the Pacific was a panelist and the Hon. Allison Claire, United States Magistrate Judge, Eastern District of California, moderated the event.
  • Mike Vitiello was a panelist at the Sacramento County Bar Association's District Attorney candidates' debate on April 16, 2014.
  • Raquel Aldana testified before the California Senate Public Safety Committee about SB 1310 on April 1, 2014.
  • Brian Landsberg spoke to Hamline Law School's American Constitution Society on enforcement of civil rights laws on March 24, 2014.
  • Stephen McCaffrey spoke to the Environmental Law Section of the Sacramento County Bar Association on International Water Law, the Environment, and the Kishenganga Arbitration between Pakistan and India on April 1, 2014.
  • Tracy Simmons has been appointed to the Sacramento CASA Board of Directors.
  • Raquel Aldana spoke about legalization and the denial of citizenship at UC Davis School of Law's Cesar Chavez celebration lunch on Feb. 27, 2014.
  • Melissa Brown spoke at "Working Women's Injuries Symposium: Causes, Consequences & Prevention" sponsored by the California Women's Legislative Caucus and the California Applicants' Attorneys Association on Feb. 12, 2014 at the Citizen Hotel. Brown addressed cumulative trauma injuries and their effect on women and families, together with a review of legislative changes over the past 25 years and the disparate impact on women.
  • Melissa Brown spoke at the Renaissance Society's Mini-Seminar "Medicare Beneficiary Rights & Appeal" at California State University, Sacramento on Feb. 21, 2014. Brown's presentation addressed the recent class action settlement in "Jimmo vs. Sebelius" which expanded rights for Medicare beneficiaries who were unlawfully denied nursing home, home health and physical therapy coverage under a medical improvement standard policy that was inconsistent with law.
  • Stephen McCaffrey was one of three experts responsible for running the Meeting of Senior Officials of Central Asian States in Vienna, Austria from March 6-7, 2014, based on documents the three prepared. The meeting of high-level officials of Central Asian States (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan) focused on developing a procedural mechanism to assist them in dealing with the management of shared freshwater resources in the Aral Sea Basin and issues arising with respect thereto.
  • Linda Carter travelled to The Hague in December 2013 to meet with judges in international criminal tribunals as part of her current research project and to cultivate internships for Pacific McGeorge students.
  • Raquel Aldana is an Organizing Member of SALT's B.A. to J.D. Pipeline Program, which held a meeting for high school students during the NEPOC on Dec. 7, 2013.
  • Julie Davies served as an external reviewer for the law undergrad and master's program in CETYS University, Tijuana, Mexico from Dec. 16-18, 2013.
  • Brian Landsberg taught a session, with Margaret Barry of Vermont Law School, on how to teach clinical students counseling and interviewing of clients in a train the trainers program conducted by the Global Alliance For Justice Education in New Delhi, India on Dec. 16-18, 2013.
  • Lawrence Levine spoke about the current struggle for marriage equality in the United States in a program sponsored by the Buenos Aires Bar Association and the Asociacion Internacional de Estudios on Nov. 27, 2013.
  • Lawrence Levine attended a breakfast meeting at the residence of the U.S. Ambassador to Argentina about LGBT issues in the United States and in Argentina on Nov. 27, 2013.
  • Stephen McCaffrey served as external examiner in a thesis defense of a doctoral candidate at the Institute of International Human Rights Law at the National University of Ireland, Galway on Dec. 10, 2013.
  • Stephen McCaffrey participated in the second meeting of the Implementation Committee of the UNECE Water Convention, held in Geneva on Dec. 12, 2013.
  • Stephen McCaffrey was the chair of a session and speaker at a conference at the U.N. Office at Geneva organized by the University of Geneva on "Public Participation and Water Resources Management: Where Do We Stand in International Law?" on Dec. 13, 2013.
  • Raquel Aldana and Emily Garcia Uhrig conducted a training session for Chilean Public Defenders on client interviewing, client counseling and negotiation from Nov. 25 through Nov. 29 in Santiago, Chile.
  • Brian Landsberg spoke about "The Voting Rights Act: Past, Present, and Future" to an audience of more than 150 people at the Renaissance Society at California State University Sacramento on Nov. 1, 2013.
  • Lawrence Levine taught a 90-minute class about the civil justice system at Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep Charter High (NP3) on Nov. 13, 2013.
  • Stephen McCaffrey appeared for Nicaragua before the International Court of Justice in hearings on Costa Rica's request for new provisional measures, in two cases before the Court involving the San Juan River, on Nov. 5-8, 2013 in The Hague. Read the cases and watch the hearings.
  • Francis J. Mootz III spoke about "The New Legal Profession" at the Women Lawyers of Sacramento's November Luncheon, on Nov. 21, 2013. Read the WLS newsletter article (pdf).
  • Melissa Brown and Dorothy Landsberg participated as law school faculty facilitators in a joint Doctoring III class with the UC Davis School of Medicine on Oct. 1 and 3, 2013. Clinical fellow Katherine Roe, '12, and alumni Donald Fraulob, '69, Brett Gowen, '11, and Megan Beaver, '13, also participated.
  • Clark Kelso joined Professor Gerald Uelmen from Santa Clara University School of Law on a panel sponsored by the Constitution Law Center and Berkeley Law on Oct. 4, 2013, where they reviewed important and interesting cases decided by the California Supreme Court during the 2012-13 term.
  • Linda Carter gave a presentation, "The Turbulent Relationships of the International Criminal Court and National Jurisdictions: The Libya Tempest and the Kenya Mutiny," to students at Brandeis University in Boston, MA on Oct. 9, 2013.
  • Michael Malloy participated as an academic observer in the Seventy-fourth session of the UN Economic Commission for Europe, Committee on Housing and Land Management and its Ministerial Meeting, at Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, on Oct. 7-9, 2013.
  • Stephen McCaffrey appeared for Nicaragua before the International Court of Justice in hearings on Costa Rica's request for new provisional measures, in two cases before the Court involving the San Juan River, on Oct. 14-17, 2013. Read the cases and watch the hearings.
  • University of the Pacific's Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and McGeorge School of Law hosted a Medicare Outreach and Health Fair on the pacific McGeorge campus on Oct. 26. Melissa Brown, clinical fellow Katherine Roe '12, and clinical education staff co-organized and staffed the event.
  • The Pacific McGeorge Global Center hosted a meeting through the International Jurist Series with Lidija Nedelkova, President of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Macedonia, and Vladimir Panchevski, Chief Judge of Basic Court Skopje 1-Skopje on Oct. 3, 2013.
  • Monica Sharum has been invited by Thomson Reuters to join their Westlaw Fall 2013 Advisory Board, which is composed of members from law schools and large law firms across the country.
  • Michael Vitiello spoke about "Are We on the Road to Legalizing Marijuana" at a Northern California Association of Law Librarians meeting on Sept. 12, 2013.
  • Brian Landsberg spoke about the Federal Government's Role in Lee v. Macon County Board of Education, the case that led to the desegregation of Tuskegee High School in Macon County, at the Tuskegee Human & Civil Rights Multicultural Center. The Center and Auburn University co-sponsored a Symposium on Tuskegee 1963, commemorating the 50th anniversary of school desegregation in Tuskegee, Ala. on Aug. 23, 2013.
  • Leslie Gielow Jacobs and Emily Garcia Uhrig gave the annual Supreme Court in Review lunch presentation for the Sacramento Federal Bar Association on Aug. 6, 2013.
  • Melissa Brown testified before the California Senate Judiciary Committee on July 3, 2013, in support of AB 477, a bill that amends the civil code, government code and welfare and institution code by including notaries public as mandatory reporters for elder abuse.