Reno-native Dakota Councilman, ’23, was drawn to McGeorge School of Law because of the school’s vast network of alumni in Reno, Nevada. Councilman is the Student Bar Association’s Alumni Committee Chair. After law school, he hopes to pursue a career that combines his interests in Business Law and Real Estate Law.

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The Hon. Arthur Scotland, ’74, originally chose McGeorge School of Law for its economics, its reputation, and its contacts with the local community. Scotland was attracted to McGeorge’s student-centered focus and the distinguished faculty. From the very beginning, he knew that McGeorge was, and always will be the perfect law school for him.

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Aleksandr Vorontsov, ’22, came to McGeorge School of Law from Russia to pursue an LLM degree. His goal is to one day become an international attorney or work for a big law firm either in Russia or San Francisco, California. He said McGeorge has prepared him for his next steps on this journey. He has enjoyed being a part of the welcoming community of international students during his time as a student.

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Professor Dan Croxall, ‘08, shares his journey from teaching English at Cal Poly at a young age to his experience of being an evening student at McGeorge School of Law, which transformed into his current position as a professor at his alma mater.

Croxall’s dual perspective as both a former student and professor allows him to see eye-to-eye with many different struggles students may encounter during their law school journey.

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The Hon. Daniel Flores, ‘01, decided to pursue a JD degree at McGeorge School of Law because of the school’s reputation and the atmosphere of the campus. In this video, he talks about his journey from becoming a first-generation lawyer to serving as a judge on the Superior Court of San Francisco County. He also shared knowledge and advice for incoming students.

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Kevan Rolfness, ’19, decided to pursue a Master’s in Public Policy at McGeorge School of Law because he believed that it would give him the toolkit needed to further his career. Rolfness is a Housing Policy Specialist at the California Department of Housing and Community Development, and he uses the skills he learned at McGeorge daily in his career.

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Professor Lindsay Harrington is the Director of Bar Support and an Assistant Professor of Law and Legal Practice at McGeorge School of Law. During her time at McGeorge, Harrington was grateful to have mentors at McGeorge that allowed her to grow as a young lawyer. In this video, Harrington talks about the many programs McGeorge offers in preparation for the Bar Exam, her experiences at McGeorge, and her goals for her new role as Director of Bar Support.

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Faizan Hussain, ’22, first came to the U.S. and McGeorge School of Law from Pakistan to study U.S Law and Policy. Already having a Bachelor’s degree and an LLM from his home country, Hussain decided his next steps were to get an LLM in the U.S., and then a JSD. He decided to come to McGeorge and California in general because of the state’s diverse population, and the fact that McGeorge is an ABA-accredited law school that has strong connections with the state’s government.

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Ever since she was a little girl, the Hon. Consuelo María Callahan always wanted to help people and serve her country. After coming to McGeorge School of Law to get a JD, becoming a commissioner and Superior Court Judge, serving as a Justice on the State Court of Appeal, and finally becoming a judge on the U.S Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Callahan was able to do just that.

“It’s a very powerful way to make a difference,” Callahan said. “And it’s a very powerful way you can vindicate rights.”

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Before moving to the U.S. to pursue an LLM degree, Kseniia Kocheva, ’22, had experience working with American clients. She came to McGeorge School of Law to acquire more experience working with Common Law. Kocheva is originally from Western Siberia, Russia. She decided to study at McGeorge School of Law based on recommendations from alumni, its reputation, and its faculty.

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