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

4 summer 20 1 3 s t e v e y e at e r Congressman Ami Bera Gives Commencement Address Congressman Ami Bera of the U.S. House of Representatives was the commencement speaker at the graduation ceremony of the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law on May 18. Congressman Bera represents California’s Seventh Congressional District, located east of Sacramento. During Bera’s 20-year medical career, he worked to improve the availability, quality and affordability of health care. Bera helped to connect UC Davis medical students with Pacific McGeorge community legal clinic students five years ago in a joint interdisciplinary class. Our graduates were inspired by Bera’s comments about a hopeful future. Jus tice Kennedy Speaks to McGeorg e Commu nity On March 7, U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy engaged a lecture hall packed with Pacific McGeorge students and community members in a discussion about his love of the law. Kennedy came to Sacramento to be honored by the dedication of the new Justice Anthony M. Kennedy Library and Learning Center in the downtown federal courthouse. One of the many memorable statements Justice Kennedy made while addressing the Pacific McGeorge community was that the most important purpose of a legal education is “teaching you to think about the ordinary in a formal way.” Some Pacific McGeorge students will see Justice Kennedy again in July when he returns to teach in Pacific McGeorge’s Salzburg, Austria, Summer Program for his 24th year. U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Elena Kagan will join Kennedy for the first time this summer to teach in Salzburg. She previously served as dean of Harvard Law School and solicitor general of the United States. Justice Anthony Kennedy at Pacific McGeorge Congressman Ami Bera


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