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University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law - Summer 2013

News Briefs 8 summer 20 1 3 s t e v e y e at e r Mcgeorge law review symposiUm On April 5, the McGeorge Law Review hosted its annual symposium, which examined “The State and Future of Legal Education.” Currently, legal education is under the spotlight in terms of the services and value it provides to students. Changing conditions in higher education and the economy have resulted in fewer law school applications each year. The symposium provided an assessment of how legal pedagogy can best prepare students for the changing legal services market. In addition, the symposium addressed what law schools must do to provide real value to their students, who face an uncertain future in today’s legal market and economy. Several Pacific McGeorge professors participated in the discussion. Professor Ruth Jones and Dean Francis J. Mootz III presented. Distinguished Professor Michael Vitiello and the McGeorge Law Review Symposium editor Jeff Dodd, ’13, organized the symposium, and Professors Raquel Aldana, Clark Kelso and Lawrence Levine moderated discussions. Many prestigious law school professors were invited to present, including Professor Katherine Kruse, Hamline University School of Law; Dean Kent Syverud, Washington University School of Law; Professor John Osborn Jr., University of San Francisco School of Law; Professor Gerry Hess, Gonzaga University School of Law; Professor Michael Olivas, University of Houston School of Law; Dean Richard Matasar, New York School of Law; and Professor Carrie Menkel-Meadow, UC Irvine School of Law. SEPC Awards Five Scholarships Five students were honored as scholarship recipients at the Sacramento Estate Planning Council’s (SEPC) 19th annual Technical Forum on Jan. 24. Keith Banks, ’13; Brandt Butko, ’13; Michael Ghanadian, ’13; Sean Mick, ’13; and Sarah Olson, ’13, joined Adjunct Professor Gina Lera, ’95, for the presentation. Since its endowment was established in 1991, SEPC has awarded 80 scholarships totaling $238,012. Participants in the McGeorge Law Review Symposium, from left: Jeff Dodd, ’13; Lawrence Levine; Gerry Hess; John Osborn Jr.; Richard Matasar; Michael Vitiello; Carrie Menkel-Meadow; Kent Syverud; Katheirne Kruse; and Francis J. Mootz III


University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law - Summer 2013
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