Young Alumni @ Work
Many of University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law’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.
Raissa Morris, Immigration Law Associate at Considine, Sorensen & Trujillo
Area of Practice: Immigration Law
Year Graduated: 2012
At the age of 9, Raissa Morris, '12, and her mother fled her hometown of Cartagena, Colombia. They went to Bogota, running away from her father, a lawyer who physically abused his wife, Morris' mother.
One of the best criminal defense attorneys in the country helped Morris' mother pro bono to get custody of Morris. Then the pair left and eventually settled in San Antonio, Tex. There, Morris' mother volunteered with the San Antonio Police Department's domestic violence program. Morris volunteered as a babysitter, watching the women's children when they had meetings.
The experience eventually inspired Morris, an immigration law associate at Considine Sorensen & Trujillo in Sacramento, to become an immigration attorney. She tried accounting for a year, using her undergraduate business degree, but wasn't passionate about it. It was then that she decided on a public-interest career.
Morris chose law, she says, because "I wanted a more active role in changing the way things are today in this nation, the protections they give women who are suffering from this violent crime (of domestic violence)." Morris didn't know what kind of law she would practice until she took Prof. Raquel Aldana's immigration law class at Pacific McGeorge School of Law, eventually earning a certificate in ... more >
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Immigration Law Associate at Considine, Sorensen & Trujillo
At the age of 9, Raissa Morris, '12, and her mother fled her hometown of Cartagena, Colombia. They went to Bogota, running away from her father, a lawyer who physically abused his wife, Morris' mother ...more >
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Hansen had little intention of practicing law when he entered Pacific McGeorge School of Law. Hansen, '11, had five years of public policy work when he started attending McGeorge ...more >
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