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

Contents features 16 The Case for Same-Sex Marriage Rights The Pacific McGeorge community is watching this landmark civil rights case, now at the U.S. Supreme Court, with great interest and long-standing ties to the issues. 22 Tomorrow’s Water Lawyers To prepare lawyers for the complex and ever-changing field of water law, Pacific McGeorge offers programs and resources that are top of the line. departments 2 From the Dean 3 Discovery The beautiful, verdant Quad is the heart of the Pacific McGeorge campus. 4 News Briefs What’s been happening on campus. 10 Areas of Excellence News from the Global Center, the Advocacy Center and the Capital Center. Plus: a profile of environmental attorney Kim Delfino. 14 Innovations Curricular reform, the new Master of Science in Law degree, books that bridge theory and practice, and more. 26 Profiles Water lawyer Scott Slater and the Sacramento office of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe are two of the law school’s most dedicated supporters. 28 Mentorships The Pacific McGeorge Alumni Network helps students and alumni establish meaningful connections. 30 Profile Professor Brian Slocum offers fresh insights into the way language affects our understanding of the law. 32 Faculty Scholarship A sampling of faculty publications and presentations. 34 Community Partnerships The Elder & Health Law Clinic serves seniors, and Pacific McGeorge invites high school students to “discover law.” 36 Alumni News News and notes about your classmates and friends. 50 Honor Roll of Donors Pacific McGeorge is deeply grateful to these individuals and organizations for their generous support. 60 The Last Word For lobbyist Mike Belote, ’87, giving back is a top priority. paci f i c l aw 1 s t e v e y e at e r , e d a s m u s


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