When I was an undergraduate student at the University of California, Santa Cruz, I attended a Critical Race Theory Seminar hosted by political activist, professor, and author Angela Davis. I learned a great deal about the prison-industrial complex. From there, I became interested in topics ranging from prison conditions, mass incarceration, and other social justice

Amidst the pandemic in October 2020, I applied for a position with a local non-profit organization in Sacramento called Women’s Empowerment. After three years of working as a legal secretary for a firm that handled landlord-tenant law, I found myself wanting to advocate for the unhoused during a time when housing was and currently still

Haley Summers (they/them) is a second-year law student at the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law. In this video, Haley Summers, JD ’23, discusses the school’s proximity to the California State Capitol, the Capital Lawyering Concentration, and useful skills they acquired during law school coursework.

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Mackenzi Christenson is a fourth-year evening student at the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law. In this video, she talks about McGeorge’s evening program, working in the school’s Immigration Law Clinic, the school’s part-time program, and student organizations at McGeorge.

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Jacob Mendelson is a third-year law student at McGeorge School of Law.

Humanizing justice-involved individuals is what I have long been most passionate about, especially in this time of mass incarceration. I’m most in my element when I’m at the forefront of decriminalizing mental health conditions, seeking to end collateral consequences,

Waleed Hojeij in a student in his final year in the McGeorge’s Master of Public Administration, (MPA) program. He talks about what sets the MPA apart from the Business Administration degree he earned in undergrad, and what makes McGeorge a special place to learn.

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James Sofranko, ’23, decided to pursue a Master of Science in Law degree to get a better understanding of how laws are made in the public policy making process. In this video, Sofranko discusses the school’s location in the diverse city of Sacramento, useful skills he has acquired through coursework, and the school’s alumni

Lazaro Cardenas, ’23, chose McGeorge School of Law’s Master of Science in Law program to get legal training that will advance his career in equity and public health. Cardenas is the Chief for the newly created Health in All Policies/Racial and Health Equity Section in the Office of Health Equity at the California Department