McGeorge School of Law

Grandparents’ time in ‘camp’ drives McGeorge student to become ‘shepherd of justice’

December 12, 2019

Carly Moran

Carly Moranl, third-year student at University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law.

Carly Moran was 6 when she first heard her grandparents talk about their time in the “camp.”

“At such a young age, I was unaware that this camp, a Japanese internment camp, was a place of virtual imprisonment where people’s rights were callously stripped with no regard for justice,” Moran said. “My grandfather always stressed the importance of a tireless work ethic and providing a voice for the voiceless, which sparked my interest in law school.”

As she enters her third year at University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, Moran’s goal is to become “a competent and compassionate shepherd of justice,” and she has immersed herself in the opportunities that law school affords. During her first year, she was designated a Sacramento County Bar Association Diversity Fellow and worked at a private Sacramento law firm. In her second year, she was selected as one of the Final Four in the Global Lawyering Skills II oral advocacy competition and was awarded Best Appellant Brief in the written-brief competition. In her final year, Moran will compete on the Moot Court Honors Board team.

“All of these experiences have helped me develop legal research, writing and interviewing skills, build a résumé and have a firm understanding of the law,” she said. “My dream is to continue my grandfather’s mission — to be a conduit of hope and healing for those desperately needing an advocate in their moment of injustice.”