McGeorge School of Law

Faculty Honors & Awards

McGeorge faculty are often recognized for their scholarly service to the profession and communities around the globe. The following awards highlight a commitment to excellence and honors received from internal and external peers and well-regarded associations and organizations.

American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children — William Friedrich Memorial Award
  • 2009 — John E.B. Myers
Distinguished Elisabeth Haub Award for Environmental Law and Diplomacy
  • 2018 — Stephen McCaffrey
John G. Sprankling Faculty Scholarship Award

The John G. Sprankling Faculty Scholarship Award was established in appreciation of Professor Sprankling's dedicated service to McGeorge as Interim Dean and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs from 2000 to 2005 and his steadfast commitment and contribution to legal scholarship. The John G. Sprankling Faculty Scholarship Award is conferred upon the tenured or tenure-track member of the McGeorge faculty who has made a significant contribution to legal scholarship in published work, or works, during one academic year.

  • 2018 — Leslie Gielow Jacobs
  • 2017 — Courtney Lee
  • 2016 — Rachael Salcido and Brian Slocum
  • 2015 — Michael Colatrella
  • 2013 — Kojo Yelpaala
  • 2012 — Frank Gevurtz, Brian Slocum (co-winners)
  • 2011 — Thom Main
  • 2010 — Miriam Cherry, Jarrod Wong (co-winners)
  • 2009 — Emily Garcia Uhrig
  • 2008 — Julie Davies
  • 2007 — Brian Landsberg
  • 2006 — Thom Main
  • 2005 — John Sprankling
Sacramento County District Attorney's Office Outstanding Service Commendation
  • 2017 — John E.B. Myers
Stockholm Water Prize Laureate 
  • 2017 — Stephen McCaffrey
University of the Pacific Podesto Award

The Podesto Award is one of the Faith Davies All University Leadership Awards given each year by the University of the Pacific. The Podesto Award recognizes outstanding educators who directly touch and enrich the lives of Pacific students.

  • 2012 — Courtney Lee
  • 2011 — Linda Carter
  • 2010 — Ed Telfeyan, '75
  • 2009 — Thom Main
  • 2008 — Julie Davies