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University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law - Summer2015

News Briefs PACI F I C L AW 7 S T E V E Y E AT E R SIXTH ANNUAL IMMIGRATION FAIR Assistant Dean Tracy Simmons Joins LSAC Board of Trustees Tracy Simmons, Assistant Dean of Admissions, Diversity Initiatives and Financial Aid, has been appointed to serve a two-year term on the board of trustees of the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) as an appointee at large, starting May 2015. Simmons has also been named chair-elect for the Association of American Law Schools Section on PreLegal Education and Admission to Law School. Pacific McGeorge Again Ranks High U.S. News & World Report 2016 Best Graduate Schools ranked Pacific McGeorge’s Trial Advocacy program No. 10 in the nation. The law school consistently ranks in the top 20 for International Law, and this year it was ranked 20. The part-time J.D. program was ranked No. 35, up from No. 38 last year. Pacific McGeorge was also ranked 45 on a list of the top 100 most diverse schools. Pacific McGeorge Recognized With Diversity Award Pacific McGeorge received the second place 2015 Diversity Matters Award from the Law School Admissions Council, marking the third year in a row that the law school was recognized in the top three. The award is given to law schools that have demonstrated the highest level of outreach to racially and ethnically diverse students. Pacific McGeorge hosted its sixth annual Immigration Fair on Nov. 7, 2014. Alumni, students, staff and faculty provided free legal services to 140 fair attendees. The focus was assisting community members with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and naturalization applications. Professor Blake Nordahl, the supervising attorney in the Pacific McGeorge Immigration Law Clinic, organized the event, which serves so many in the community. “It is a pleasure and a lot of fun to work with so many students, alumni, staff and faculty with such a strong commitment to service learning,” says Nordahl.


University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law - Summer2015
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