McGeorge School of Law

Judge Callahan to Address 2014 McGeorge Graduates

May 17, 2014

Kuffel, Callahan and Ropel

Natalie Kuffel, '14, Judge Consuelo M. Callahan, '75, and Doug Ropel, '14, at the Annual Judicial Extern Reception on April 1, 2014 in Judge Callahan's chambers.

The Honorable Consuelo M. Callahan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit delivered the commencement address at the graduation ceremony of the McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 17, 2014, at Sacramento's Memorial Auditorium.

Before her appointment to the federal bench, Judge Callahan, a '75 McGeorge alumna, served as deputy city attorney in Stockton, deputy district attorney and supervisory district attorney in San Joaquin County, and commissioner of the Stockton Municipal Court. She has also been a state Superior Court judge and an associate justice of the California Court of Appeal. Judge Callahan is a member of the University of the Pacific's Board of Regents.

McGeorge awarded 210 Juris Doctorate degrees, 15 LLM degrees and two Master of Science in Law (MSL) degrees to culminate its 90th academic year. Dean Francis J. Mootz III presided over the ceremony, and University President Dr. Pamela A. Eibeck joined him in the platform party.

Student Honors

The class of 2014 Valedictorians are Gregory Hayes (Full-Time Day Division) and Tara Rojas (Part-Time Evening Division). Student speakers for the commencement will be Brian Michael Wiltshire (Full-Time Day Division), David C. Bass (Part-Time Evening Division), and Luisa Roswitha Geiling (LLM Division).

Jake Weaver (Full-Time Day Division) and Tara Rojas (Part-Time Evening Division) received Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Awards. Gregory Hayes (Full-Time Day Division) and Natalie Kuffel (Part-Time Evening Division) will be honored with Outstanding Graduate Awards for academic achievement. Amanda Iler (Full-Time Day Division), Roman Edwards and Melissa Hastie (Part-Time Evening Division) received Outstanding Student Achievement Awards. ALI-ABA Scholarship & Leadership Awards went to Theresa Schriever (Full-Time Day Division) and Aimee Martin (Part-Time Evening Division). Amanda Massimini (Full-Time Day Division) and Mario Walther (Part-Time Evening Division) received Outstanding Student Service Awards.