Young Alumni @ Work
Many of McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific’s young alumni have found great positions in the workforce after graduation. Explore profiles of some of our recent alumni who have launched their careers.
Sara Bobbitt, Managing Attorney of Immigration Legal Services, Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services
Area of Practice: Immigration Law
Year Graduated: 2012
Sara Bobbitt,'12, entered McGeorge School of Law knowing she wanted to represent people on the margins. She considered immigration law after completing an externship at the Mexican Consulate and taking Prof. Raquel Aldana's immigration class. "Then I worked in the immigration clinic and it really solidified my desire to practice immigration," Bobbitt says.
The clinic gave her the opportunity to practice what she was learning and to work directly with clients.
In December 2014, Bobbitt became the managing attorney of immigration legal services at Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services. She set up the operation, which launched in April.
In addition to providing food and clothing, the food bank offers services such as citizenship and GED and ESL classes. Employees realized that many of their clients also need immigration legal help.
The new unit is partially funded by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sacramento. The diocese was running its own immigration legal services nonprofit but closed it and approached the food bank to manage a similar program.
Bobbitt oversees three caseworkers and serves clients. Most cases have been family-based immigration applications.
She anticipates a surge in demand for immigration services with President Barack Obama's November executive order, which allows eligible undocumented parents of children who are citizens or permanent residents to stay ... more >
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Managing Attorney of Immigration Legal Services
Bobbitt entered McGeorge School of Law knowing she wanted to represent people on the margins. She considered immigration law after completing an externship ...more >