March 1, 2016
As a McGeorge School of Law student, Corrie (Erickson) Manning, '11, packed in practical and extracurricular experiences.
She took the Elder and Health Law Clinic for two semesters, winning a Social Security disability case. She served for two years on the law review, as a staff writer and then as chief technical editor. She earned a certificate in advocacy because she wanted to litigate.
Corrie landed a spot on the moot court team, which won first place overall in the Roger J. Traynor California Appellate Moot Court Competition in 2011. The competition tests students' written and oral language skills on appellate cases, something she now encounters often as senior deputy general counsel at the League of California Cities in Sacramento.
A large part of Corrie's job entails keeping track of court cases that affect cities. She also provides in-house legal services. Corrie joined the League in 2015 as Deputy General Counsel, and was named Senior Deputy Counsel in 2016.
In her previous job as an associate attorney practicing labor and employment law at Kronick Moskovitz Tiedemann & Girard, Corrie advised public agencies throughout the employment process. She also litigated employee discipline and termination cases for public agencies. Most of her work affected only the parties involved.
Her current practice has a statewide impact: "It's rewarding to be part of something bigger," says Corrie.
McGeorge, Corrie says, gave her the technical and practical skills to practice law when she graduated. But it was the professors, she says, who supported her career beyond classroom teaching.
"My professors were interested in developing me as a future attorney, and they're still interested in my practice as an attorney and whether I'm successful," she says. "They care about you pursuing the career you want to pursue, and they want to help you along the way."
Corrie also serves as a coach for a McGeorge moot court team, helping McGeorge student
develop the skills needed for a successful career in law.