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

During the 2013–14 school year, Professor Rex Frazier, ’00, launched the Legislative and Public Policy Clinic. Of the five bills that students developed in the first year, Gov. Jerry Brown signed four into law. Participants in the 2014–2015 clinic developed four bills: AB-291, AB-1200, AB-100 and AB-791. AB-291 passed out of its house of origin. AB-1200 passed out of both houses and was vetoed on Gov. Brown’s desk in May 2016. Class of 2015 students Robert From left: Professor Emily Whelan Parento; guest lecturer Trooper Sanders; and Mike Belote, ’87. Former ADVISOR TO BILL CLINTON SPEAKS ON HEALTH POLICY INNOVATION Trooper Sanders, former domestic policy advisor to President Bill Clinton and former deputy director of policy for First Lady Michelle Obama, gave the annual McGeorge Mike Belote Capital Lecture on Dec. 2, 2015, at the Sutter Club in downtown Sacramento. Sanders spoke about the policy and law of Nash, Robert Binning and Alex Khan developed this bill to expand the definition of lobbying to include payments made to those seeking to influence the award of state contracts for goods and services. Mary McCune, ’15, and Elizabeth Kim, ’15, worked on a project that contributed to Gov. Jerry Brown signing the controversial AB-15 End of Life Act into law in October 2015. The 2015–2016 clinic students have been identifying problems with state law and developing public policy responses since fall and have assisted in the introduction of six bills: AB-1554, AB-1740, AB-2505, SB-1064 and SB-1339. Details about each bill are at McGeorge.edu. health markets. Professor Rex Frazier, ’00, works with students in the Legislative and Public Policy Clinic. Legislative Clinic’s Impact Continues The law school’s Legislative and Public Policy Clinic had a second successful year, with McGeorge students continuing to drive change and make their mark on significant issues affecting the state of California. paci f ic l aw 9 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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