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University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law - Summer/Fall 2016

Areas of Excellence Capital Center for Law & Policy Focuses on Critical Policy Questions Students, alumni and guest speakers address—and influence—a wide range of today’s timeliest issues FEC Chair Ann Ravel Urges Election Finance Reform Political money in elections is shaping up to be one of the hot topics in the 2016 U.S. presidential race, and Ann Ravel, chair of the Federal Elections Commission (FEC), is at the center of the national dialogue. McGeorge students enjoyed a guest lecture by Ravel on Oct. 14, 2015, in the Municipal Innovation Seminar, taught by adjunct professors Gary Winuk and Nicolas Heidorn. Ravel’s presentation focused on the workings of the FEC and the need for citizen action to prompt changes in oversight at the federal level. From left: FEC Chair Ann Ravel; Director of Capital Initiatives Steve Hansen, ’11; and Professor Gary Winuk. Above, from left: Professor Rex Frazier ’00, honoree Noreen Evans, ’81; State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson; Steve Hansen ’11. Evans Receives First Capital Center Alumni Award The McGeorge Capital Center for Law & Policy honored the first Capital Center Distinguished Alumnus, former State Senator Noreen Evans, ’81, on March 16, 2016, in the Capitol Rotunda basement. From her election to the Santa Rosa City Council through her time in the California State Senate, Evans has been recognized for her many accomplishments in law and policy. Her priorities included protecting the environment, fighting for women and children, and reforming the legal system to promote access to justice for all. 8 summer / fal l 20 1 6 S t e v e Y e at e r


University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law - Summer/Fall 2016
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