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Outreach Coordinator Pacific Legal Scholars Program
legalscholars@pacific.edu
209.946.2554
Dr. Cindy Ostberg
Professor of Political Science Director of the Pacific Legal Scholars Program & Pre-Law Advisor
University of the Pacific
Stockton, CA 95211
209.946.2554
costberg@pacific.edu

Past Events

The Pacific Legal Scholars program co-sponsors and hosts a number of law related field trips and events at both the Stockton campus and Pacific McGeorge. Highlights of some of our past events are shown below.

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor answering questions from Pacific Legal Scholars and other students at the Women's Leadership Forum at Pacific.

   The Legal Scholars were invited to listen to Brigadier General Mark Martins, U.S. Army Chief Prosecutor for Military Commissions, speak about the tribunals at Guantanamo Bay.

The Legal Scholars sponsored a 'Conversation with the Chief' question and answer session with Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court, Tani Cantil-Sakauye.



 

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy (center) met with students and spoke at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Legal Studies Center at Pacific McGeorge. This reception included various attorneys, judges, and McGeorge faculty and Alumni.

 

California Supreme Court Justice Ming Chin (center); College of the Pacific Dean Thomas Krise (far left); Cynthia Ostberg (lower left), Director of the Pacific Legal Scholars Program; and Provost Phil Gilberton with Pacific Legal Scholars students following a special speaking event on campus. Legal Scholars with Ming Chin

 

Panel about women in the legal profession A panel was held at Pacific's Stockton campus with Judge Mary M. Schroeder and Judge Consuelo Maria Callahan from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. The judges spoke about their experiences as women in the legal profession.

 

Professors Tom Brierton, Cindy Ostberg, and PLS Students with Former Director of the Central Intelligence James Woolsey (center).Woolsey spoke exclusively with the Legal Scholars and talked about his legal career and how he became involved in the CIA, his experience in law school and the importance of making connections to advance within the legal field. Legal Scholars with former Director of the CIA

 

Federal Court House in Sacramento Federal Court Judge Morrison England (center) invited the Legal Scholars inside his courtroom and chambers. He spoke about his career path and provided insight into the process of becoming a court judge.

 

Superior Court Judge Ronald Northup lectures during the Legal Scholars weekly course about his career as a Superior Court Judge.

Superior Court Judge Ronald Northup

 

Dean of Admissions for Pacific McGeorge, Tim Naccarato

Dean of Admissions for Pacific McGeorge, Tim Naccarato spoke to the Legal Scholars at the monthly club meeting regarding a homicide case.

PLS students talked with Tracy Simmons, Director of Admissions, and Joe Pinkas, Office of Financial Aid at Pacific McGeorge. Students learned what it takes to get into law school, and what financial options are available to them once they are accepted.

                                                                                                        McGeorge Law school representatives talk with PLS students

Kirupa Pushparaj

The legal Scholars talked with Kirupa Pushparaj, an intellectual property associate at Perkins Cole LLP in Palo Alto, California. Mr. Pushparaj handles patent litigation with an emphasis in computer, communications, semiconductor, electrical signal processing, clean energy technology, fuel cells, social media, internet, and cosumer electronic technologies.

daniella Green with Condi Rice Legal Scholar Daniella Green introduced former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice at Pacific's forum on Advancing Women's Leadership.

Judge Kazinski

Pacific Legal Scholars at the Inn of Court with judges Alex Kozinski and Consuelo "Connie" Callahan of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Pacific Legal Scholars in chambers with Judge Callahan at the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Upcoming Pacific Legal Scholars Activities & Events for Fall 2016

 

Week 1:           Monday 8/29              Welcome Reception

                                                                        Alumni House, 5:00-6:30

                       

                        Tuesday 8/30              Mandatory Club Information Session

                                                                        Regents Room, 4:00-5:15

 

Week 2:           Thursday 9/3              Talk with Robert MacKichan

                                                                        Partner Holland & Knight D.C. Law Firm

                                                                        U.C. 211-212, 12:00-1:15

 

Week 5:           Thursday 9/29                        Field Trip:  Judge Consuelo Callahan’s Chambers

                                                                        Ninth Circuit Court

                                                                        Sacramento, 3:30-5:00

 

Week 6:           Thursday 9/6              Environmental law in U.S. and Canada

                                                                        Cindy Ostberg and Karrigan Bork

                                                                        Regents Room, 4:00-5:15

                                                                       

Week 7:           Tuesday 10/6              LSAT Workshop

                                                                        Dylan Zorea, WPC 119

 

Week 8:           Friday 10/21               Talk on Intellectual Property with Professor Mireles

                                                                        Director, IP Concentration, McGeorge

                                                                        XXX, 2:00-3:15                     

 

Week 9:           Tuesday 10/25                        Halloween Party

                                                                        Regents Room, 4:00-5:00

 

Week 9:           Wednesday 10/26       Tribal Water Rights & Stewardship Native American Lawyer Panel

                                                                        XXX, 7:00-8:00

 

Week 11:         Thursday 12/8                        McGeorge Water Lecture Series – Water & Law

                                                                        Groundwater Banking

                                                                        XXX, 12:30-3:45

 

Week 12:         Tue/Wed. 11/15-16     Fieldtrip:  San Joaquin County Courthouse

                                                                        Stockton, 12:00-4:00

 

Week 15:         Wednesday 12/7         No Impartiality, No Law Panel

                                                                        Featured Speakers

                                                                        Grace Covell, 5:00-8:00

 

Past Pacific Legal Scholar Events, 2009-2015

 

1.  Student Events for 2015-2016

  • Welcome Reception for Pacific Legal Scholars, August 23, 2015
  • Field Trip-Judge Stephenson’s Ethics Class on September 3, 2015
  • Field Trip-Inn of Court Speaker: Ninth Circuit Court Judge Kozinski on September 10, 2015
  • Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor event on October 23, 2015
  • Talk With Richard Trudell on October 27, 2015
  • Talk with District Attorney Tori Verber-Salazar on November 4, 2015
  • Field Trip – San Joaquin County Courthouse on November 10th and 11th
  • Field Trip-General Legal Counsel Edward Kwakwa–Int’l Intellectual Property Law on Jan. 27th
  • Field Trip – McGeorge Int’l Symposium Panel on Transitional Justice Issues on March 4, 2016
  • Talk with Former Legislator Greg Aghazarian & Lobbyist Rex Frazier on March 8, 2016
  • Field Trip – McGeorge Final Moot Court Competition on April 7, 2016
  • Graduation Ceremony, April 21, 2016
  • Moot Court Debate with Professor Zorea on May 11, 2016

 

2.  Student Events for 2014-2015

  • Welcome Reception for Pacific Legal Scholars, August 24, 2014
  • Field Trip-Judge Callahan’s Chambers 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on September 25, 2014
  • Lecture by Attorney Paul Fraidenburgh on October 21, 2014
  • Panel on Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault & Elderly Abuse w/ Michael Mulvihill Oct. 23,2014
  • Solutions to Overcrowding in California State Prisons Panel with Clark Kelso on Nov. 14, 2014
  • Field Trip – McGeorge Admissions and Financial Aid info. session on January 20, 2015
  • Field Trip – Oral Arguments with Justice Murray on January 21, 2015
  • Field Trip – Michael Mulvihill, Judge swearing-in Ceremony on January 22, 2015
  • Field Trip – Visit Third District Court of Appeal, Justice William Murray, February 2015
  • Field Trip – talk on Prop.8 Human Rights Watch by Joe Becker on Feb. 12, 2015
  • International Law, the United Nations, and the State of the World-D. Stephen Mathias Feb.2015
  • Field Trip – Final Four Moot Court Competition at McGeorge on April 8, 2015
  • Field Trip – Panel Presentation with Judge Rich Vlavianos at Humphreys College April 10, 2015
  • Graduation Ceremony, April 23, 2015
  • Moot Court Debate with Professor Zorea on May 4, 2015

 

3.  Student Events for 2013-2014

  • Welcome Reception for Pacific Legal Scholars, August 25, 2013
  • Field Trip – Judge Morrison England, Sept. 16, 2013
  • Field Trip -Trials at Guantanamo Bay with Brigadier General Mark Martins, October 10, 2013
  • Lecture by Little Fawn Boland – Tribal Nations Law in Flux, November 5, 2013
  • Field Trip – San Joaquin County Courthouse, November 12/13, 2013
  • Field Trip– Legislative Process, Strategy, & Ethics Class at the Sac. State Capital on Nov.7, 2013
  • Field Trip – McGeorge Admissions and Financial Aid info. session on January 21, 2014
  • Field Trip – Talk with Kirupa Pushparaj, IP Lawyer for Intel, Amazon, & Square on Jan 31, 2014
  • Field Trip – Professor Emily Garcia Uhrig’s Class, February 5, 2014
  • Field Trip – Visit Third District Court of Appeal, Justice William Murray, February 24, 2014

·       LS Club meeting-Judge Kronlund Visit “What it is like to be a S.J. County Judge March 25, 2014

  • Field Trip – Family Court in Sacramento, April 2, 2014
  • Field Trip – Final Four Moot Court Competition at McGeorge on April 10, 2014
  • Graduation Ceremony, April 24, 2014

 

4.  Student Events for 2012-2013

  • Welcome Reception for Pacific Legal Scholars, August 26, 2012
  • A Conversation with Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye, Sept. 17, 2012
  • Lecture by Little Fawn Boland – Tribal Nations Law in Flux, October 23, 2012
  • Field Trip – San Joaquin County Courthouse, November 13/14, 2012
  • Field Trip – Visit Judge Callahan Circuit Court Cambers, Nov 9, 2012
  • Field Trip – Visit Third District Court of Appeal, Justice William Murray, January 23, 2013
  • Field Trip – Professor Larry Levine’s Torts Class, February 6, 2013
  • Field Trip – Justice Goldstone S. African Supreme Court, February 19, 2013
  • Lecture - Ron Northup, Judge in San Joaquin County, March 26, 2013
  • Field Trip – McGeorge Law Review Symposium, April 25, 2013
  • Refresher skills & Exam workshop, April 27, 2013
  • Graduation Ceremony, April 24, 2013  

 

5.  Student Events for 2011-2012 School Year

·       Welcome Dessert for Pacific Legal Scholars, August 22, 2010

·       McGeorge – Ribbon Cutting Reception with S. Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, Sept. 17, 2011

·       LS Club meeting-D.A. Michael Mulvihill presented lecture on criminal law, Sept 27, 2011

·       Field Trip - Federal Court in Sacramento, Judge Morison England, Sept 30, 2011

·       Lecture - Little Fawn Boland-How Tribes are Reshaping the World, October 24, 2011

·       Luncheon w/ local attorneys - November 10, 2011

·       Tim Naccarato – Jags in Combat lecture, November 22, 2011

·       Lecture - Ron Northup, Judge in San Joaquin County, January 31, 2012

·       Field Trip - Ridgeway Family Court Center & Judge Roman, March 14, 2012

·       Field Trip – Third District Court of Appeals, Justice William Murray, March 21, 2012

·       Immigration law panel -- Raquel Aldana, Omar Dajani, Daniel Galindo, April 5, 2012 

·       Graduation Party, April 27, 2012

 

6.  Student Events for 2010-2011 School Year

·       Welcome Dessert for Pacific Legal Scholars, August 22, 2010

·       Field Trip - Federal Court in Sacramento, Judge Morison England, Sept 17, 2010

·       McGeorge – Lecture by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, Sept. 24, 2010

·       Tim Naccarato – Jags in Combat lecture, September 28, 2010

·       Karen Tse Event – Development of IBJ Chapter, October 12, 2010

·       Field Trip – Charter House in Sacramento, Schaber Luncheon, October 13, 2010

·       Inn of Court Event w/ 100 Attorneys & Judges on campus, October 14, 2010

·       Judge Panel – Law/Courts:  Challenges Facing California Judges, Nov. 4, 2010

·       Christmas Party in River Room, November 30, 2010

·       Raquel Aldana – Immigration of Undocumented Students lecture, February 1, 2011 

·       Visit Large Firm in Sacramento – Greenberg Traurig, February 10, 2011

·       The Water War:  Challenges and Litigation Surrounding Water in San Joaquin, March 1

·       Field Trip –Court of Appeals for the Armed Services – McGeorge, April 6, 2011

·       McGeorge Law Day, April 14

·       Graduation Party, April 22, 2011

 

7.  Student Events for 2009-2010 School Year

·       Welcome Dessert for Pacific Legal Scholars, August 23, 2009

·       McGeorge - Lecture by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, Sept 18, 2009

·       Pizza party mixer with 1st and 2nd year students, October 6, 2009

·       Domestic Violence Panel with D.A. Michael Mulvihill, October 15, 2009

·       Field Trip to San Joaquin Superior Court, November 17 and 18, 2009 

·       Christmas Party in River Room, December 1, 2009

·       McGeorge - Lecture by James Woolsley (former Director of CIA), January 21, 2010

·       Michael Dukakis Event on the Health Care Politics, January 25, 2010

·       Susan Estrich, Don’t Say ‘No,” Say ‘Rape,’” March 3, 2010

·       Barristers Social with San Joaquin attorneys, March 4, 2010

·       McGeorge - National Ethics Trial Competition, March 20, 2010

·       Karen Tse Event – International Bridges to Justice, April 1, 2010

·       End of year Party, April 13, 2010

·       McGeorge - Field Trip to Law Day, April 17, 2010