Director of Capital Initiatives, Capital Center for Law & Policy
Area of Practice: Capital Lawyering
Year Graduated: 2011
Steve Hansen, '11, serves as the Director of Capital Initiatives for the McGeorge School of Law’s Capital Center for Law & Policy. Hansen holds a J.D. from McGeorge School of Law, and he earned a Certificate for Senior Executives in State and Local Government from Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government in 2014.
Hansen has served on the Capital Center for Law & Policy's Advisory Board since it formed in 2012, contributing time and ideas to the formation of the Center's initiatives. He was the Senior Regional Manager for State Government Affairs at Genentech, Inc. from 2006 to 2014. His prior position was the Associate Director for Legislative Affairs at Equality California for two years. Further, he was elected in 2012 as a Councilmember in the City of Sacramento, representing the neighborhoods of Downtown, Midtown, Land Park and River Oaks in Natomas.
As the Director of Capital Initiatives in the law school's Career Development Office, Hansen will lead Capital events and activities on campus and in the Capital community. He will also focus on employment networks and identifying new opportunities in and around government lawyering, public policy and government-related fields for Juris Doctor (J.D.), Master of Science in Law (M.S.L.), Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.), and Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) students and alumni. The M.P.P. program will launch in fall 2016 as a full-time day program, and the M.P.A. program will launch also in 2016 as a part-time evening program to serve working professionals.