BA, San Jose State University
JD, McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
Laura Speed, '08, is the Director of the Leadership Support Services. Laura was formerly the Supervising Attorney of Governmental Affairs for the Judicial Council. Laura has over 15 years of experience in management, policy development, and legislative advocacy.
Ms. Speed has served as the governmental relations and legislative officer for the County of Sacramento, as division chief in the Office of Stakeholder Relations with the California Public Employees Retirement System, as deputy chief of external affairs at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, and as a policy consultant for the Senate Republican Policy Office.
In addition, she serves as an adjunct professor at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. Laura earned her bachelor’s degree in political science from San Jose State University and her juris doctorate from McGeorge School of Law.
PASS I & II, Persuasive Analysis Strategies and Skills