McGeorge School of Law

Katerina Deaver

Adjunct Professor of Law
Katerina Deaver

JD, McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
Post-graduate degree in Business Law, Moscow State Law Academy, Russia
Graduate degree in Law, Mari State University, Russia


Katerina Deaver is a member of the adjunct faculty at McGeorge School of Law. She serves as an academic advisor for the LLM program and previously taught a legal research, writing and analysis course for LLM students. Ms. Deaver is currently employed as Attorney III with the California Department of Water Resources (DWR), where she focuses on energy and climate change laws. DWR is a California state agency responsible for managing the state’s water resources, systems, and infrastructure, including the State Water Project.

Prior to joining DWR in 2015, Ms. Deaver was in private practice advising clients on various land use and environmental law issues and also served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Morrison C. England, of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California. Ms. Deaver graduated from McGeorge with a JD degree in 2012, as a class valedictorian. She also holds a professional degree in law from Mari State University (Russia) and a post-graduate degree in Business Law from Moscow State Law Academy (Russia).