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Alumna Excels in California’s Capitol

Mariana Corona Sabeniano, ’15, was one of the first students to pursue a Master of Science in Law, Government Law & Policy when the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law launched the program eight years ago.

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Legislative Process

The California Governor’s Role in the Legislative Process

Most of the work of making laws is done by the legislative branch of government, though governors can play a key role beyond signing vetoing legislation. Professor Chris Micheli, who teaches in McGeorge School of Law’s Master of Science in Law (MSL) in Government Law & Policy program, delivered a webinar that takes a detailed look at the role of the California governor’s office with regard to state legislation.

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McGeorge School of Law

Advancing your Legal Career with an Online Degree from McGeorge School of Law

In 2018, the Association of American Law Schools conducted a national survey, Before the J.D. According to the survey, the most common (44%) reason for attending law school is it offers a path to a career in government, politics, or public service. 32% chose it to advocate for social change. But lawyers are not the only people who deal with legal matters in these areas. Whether you’re pursuing a career within the legal field or you have legal concerns to handle in your day-to-day business, an MSL degree from McGeorge School of Law can help you advance your career.

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MSL Program ‘Pushed Me from Having a Job to Building a Career’

Tara Beltran (MSL ‘18) began to consider pursuing a master’s degree when she worked at a California public agency, managing a habitat program. “I became very interested in water policy and water law during that time,” she told us. Also, “I knew I wanted to continue that work, so I looked into getting an advanced degree to further my career.”

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Careers for Non-Lawyers

Careers for Non-Lawyers in and around the California State Capitol

Professor Muilenburg reported that the McGeorge MSL degree is very well recognized by individuals working in and around the capitol. The degree shows, she said, a unique understanding of law and policy issues, either in government law and policy or in environmental and water law and policy. “It helps individuals stand out from their peers, either in the job application process or for promotion within a person’s existing organization.”

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Water Policy

Water Policy in the Biden Administration: What’s on Tap?

We invited water policy expert Kim Delfino to speak with us at a webinar about changes she anticipates to water policy in the Biden administration. Delfino reviewed the Biden administration’s top four priorities: Covid-19, economic recovery, climate change, and racial equity. “These priorities,” she said, “will have a profound impact on water policy.” In her presentation, Delfino laid out the changes that are already underway and what we can expect to see going forward.

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Environmental Law Program

McGeorge’s Online Water and Environmental Law Program Helps Fight for a Human Right to Water in California

In California, over one million people do not have access to safe, affordable, and reliable drinking water. Many small water systems and domestic wells are unable to meet safety standards under federal and state drinking water laws, and this problem disproportionately affects Latino, rural, and low-income communities. Two-thirds of the communities that suffer from drinking water insecurity or entire lack of drinking water are disadvantaged communities that have an annual median household income less than 80% of the statewide annual median. In many of these communities, the taps run dry, and where water runs, the water is toxic. Additionally, some California residents spend more than five times the affordable rate for water. 

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Long Intrigued by the Possibility of a Legal Career, Amanda Richie Decided to Launch a Career in Policy with a Master of Legal Studies Degree

While interning for a California State Senator, Amanda Richie, MSL ‘18, quickly realized that most of the Sacramento Capitol staff she worked with had earned advanced degrees.
Amanda, who earned her bachelor’s degree in political science, made a decision that she wanted to pursue a career in policy work. She learned about McGeorge’s Master of Science in Law in Government Law & Policy, attended an informational session, and determined the program was right for her.

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Alumna Excels in California’s Capitol

Mariana Corona Sabeniano, ’15, was one of the first students to pursue a Master of Science in Law, Government Law & Policy when the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law launched the program eight years ago.

Read More

The California Governor’s Role in the Legislative Process

Most of the work of making laws is done by the legislative branch of government, though governors can play a key role beyond signing vetoing legislation. Professor Chris Micheli, who teaches in McGeorge School of Law’s Master of Science in Law (MSL) in Government Law & Policy program, delivered a webinar that takes a detailed look at the role of the California governor’s office with regard to state legislation.

Read More

Advancing your Legal Career with an Online Degree from McGeorge School of Law

In 2018, the Association of American Law Schools conducted a national survey, Before the J.D. According to the survey, the most common (44%) reason for attending law school is it offers a path to a career in government, politics, or public service. 32% chose it to advocate for social change. But lawyers are not the only people who deal with legal matters in these areas. Whether you’re pursuing a career within the legal field or you have legal concerns to handle in your day-to-day business, an MSL degree from McGeorge School of Law can help you advance your career.

Read More

MSL Program ‘Pushed Me from Having a Job to Building a Career’

Tara Beltran (MSL ‘18) began to consider pursuing a master’s degree when she worked at a California public agency, managing a habitat program. “I became very interested in water policy and water law during that time,” she told us. Also, “I knew I wanted to continue that work, so I looked into getting an advanced degree to further my career.”

Read More

Careers for Non-Lawyers in and around the California State Capitol

Professor Muilenburg reported that the McGeorge MSL degree is very well recognized by individuals working in and around the capitol. The degree shows, she said, a unique understanding of law and policy issues, either in government law and policy or in environmental and water law and policy. “It helps individuals stand out from their peers, either in the job application process or for promotion within a person’s existing organization.”

Read More

Water Policy in the Biden Administration: What’s on Tap?

We invited water policy expert Kim Delfino to speak with us at a webinar about changes she anticipates to water policy in the Biden administration. Delfino reviewed the Biden administration’s top four priorities: Covid-19, economic recovery, climate change, and racial equity. “These priorities,” she said, “will have a profound impact on water policy.” In her presentation, Delfino laid out the changes that are already underway and what we can expect to see going forward.

Read More

McGeorge’s Online Water and Environmental Law Program Helps Fight for a Human Right to Water in California

In California, over one million people do not have access to safe, affordable, and reliable drinking water. Many small water systems and domestic wells are unable to meet safety standards under federal and state drinking water laws, and this problem disproportionately affects Latino, rural, and low-income communities. Two-thirds of the communities that suffer from drinking water insecurity or entire lack of drinking water are disadvantaged communities that have an annual median household income less than 80% of the statewide annual median. In many of these communities, the taps run dry, and where water runs, the water is toxic. Additionally, some California residents spend more than five times the affordable rate for water. 

Read More

Long Intrigued by the Possibility of a Legal Career, Amanda Richie Decided to Launch a Career in Policy with a Master of Legal Studies Degree

While interning for a California State Senator, Amanda Richie, MSL ‘18, quickly realized that most of the Sacramento Capitol staff she worked with had earned advanced degrees.
Amanda, who earned her bachelor’s degree in political science, made a decision that she wanted to pursue a career in policy work. She learned about McGeorge’s Master of Science in Law in Government Law & Policy, attended an informational session, and determined the program was right for her.

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