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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Shisha Yang, ’22, decided to pursue a legal education at McGeorge School of Law because of the school’s location and the friendly nature of the McGeorge community. During her time at McGeorge, Shisha formed unbreakable bonds with friends she’s made throughout her law school career. She was a part of several student organizations, such the Asian Pacific American Law Students, Public Legal Services Society, and Unity Caucus.

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Zahra Naghavian, ’22, came to McGeorge School of Law from Iran to pursue her legal study in U.S. Law and Policy. Previously, she studied in a civil law system and was curious how American common law systems worked. At McGeorge, Zahra’s favorite course was Constitutional Law. After graduation, Zahra has plans to take the California Bar Exam.

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Alec Watson, JD ’23, was drawn to McGeorge School of Law because of the school’s trial advocacy program. U.S. News & World Report ranked the school’s trial advocacy program No. 16 in the nation in its 2022 Best Graduate Schools guide. The program is also one of only 11 in the country to receive an A+ rating from preLaw Magazine in 2022. This summer, Watson is working for the ACLU’s National Prison Project. Watson will get hands-on experience working on prison reform litigation. The National Prison Project works to end policies that have given the U.S. the highest incarceration rate in the world and to improve prison conditions.

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Blessing Nwamaka Aibor, ’23, decided to pursue an LLM in Transnational Business Practice at McGeorge School of Law to advance her career and gain experience working with the international legal system. Prior to her time at McGeorge School of Law, she practiced corporate commercial law in Nigeria for several years. Aibor said she has expanded her research skills and knowledge of the American education system while at McGeorge School of Law.

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Members of the Class of 2022 want to thank those who supported them throughout their law school journeys. From friends to colleagues to family members to faculty, the McGeorge School of Law Class of 2022 expressed their gratitude for those who helped make their dreams come true.

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Vanessa Adame, ’18, pursued a degree at McGeorge School of Law because she really wanted to get into policy, and she knew she needed a master’s degree to achieve that. The close proximity of the Capitol and the smaller campus were a few things that attracted her to McGeorge School of Law.

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