McGeorge School of Law

Best Law Teachers Book May Include Bricker

January 19, 2011

Professor Cary Bricker has made the next-to-last cut for inclusion in an upcoming book, What the Best Law Teachers Do, which will be published by Harvard University Press in 2012.

Bricker is one of 28 teachers chosen as finalists from more than 300 nominations received by co-authors Gerry Hess (Gonzaga), Michael Schwartz (Washburn) and Sophie Sparrow (Franklin Pierce) who are collaborating on the project. The authors expect to include almost all of finalists in the book.

"I was surprised and delighted to be contacted by one of the authors," said Bricker, who teaches Trial Advocacy and Advanced Trial Advocacy at McGeorge while also overseeing the Federal Defender Clinic. "They plan to come to campus, observe one or two of my classes and talk to my students and faculty colleagues."

Bricker has been one of the most popular professors on campus since joining the faculty five years ago. In 2006, she was voted Professor of the Year by the Day and Evening Divisions. Bricker came to Sacramento from the Temple University School of Law in Philadelphia, where she was director of the highest-rated Trial Advocacy program in the country. Thanks to the efforts of Professors Jay Leach, Joe Taylor and Bricker, McGeorge's outstanding Trial Advocacy program was rated No. 5 in the country in the 2011 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools magazine.