McGeorge School of Law

Message from the Dean

Dean Schwartz sitting

A message from Dean Schwartz

Dear Alumni and Friends of McGeorge,

McGeorge is on the rise, but we can only get where we need to get in partnership with our alumni. I am therefore enormously grateful to those of you who have chosen to help your law school by donating your time and providing financial support to the law school.

Your donation of time has created invaluable opportunities for our students and our programs. McGeorge alumni serve on our Alumni Board, Capital Center Board, Global Center Board, and Advocacy Center Board. They serve as volunteer mentors for our first-year students in our cutting-edge alumni-student mentoring program. They teach for the law school as adjunct faculty and guest speakers, and they serve as panelists for career services events and symposia.

Your financial support has proven to be transformative in other ways. With your support, we have been able to send our moot court, mock trial, negotiation, and client counseling teams to a wide variety of national and international competitions, allowing McGeorge to continue its long-standing tradition of competition wins and high rankings.

Likewise, with your support, in 2018, we have been able to offer more scholarships to prospective students than we ever have, which helped the law school attract our impressive fall 2018 entering class. Your support also can help us attract and retain outstanding faculty. In the past eighteen months, we received gifts that allowed us to create a professorship to honor alumna Carol Olson and a faculty chair to honor our longest-serving faculty member, U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy (Ret.).

Finally, alumni support allows us to host exciting speakers who take on the major issues of our time.

On behalf of our students, faculty, and staff, thank you for the time, energy, and financial support you give to McGeorge. We still have plenty of work to do, and I look forward to working with you to elevate your law school.

— Dean Michael Hunter Schwartz