Assistant Professor of Lawyering Skills Ederlina Co

Ederlina Co

Professor of Law, Legal Practice
Email Address:
Phone Number:

Professor Co teaches Global Lawyering Skills I and II, the Prisoner Civil Rights Mediation Clinic, and Reproductive Rights and Justice.

Professor Co’s research is focused on issues that arise in the area of reproductive rights and justice. Her article Abortion Privilege was published by the Rutgers Law Review in 2021, and she is a contributing author to Feminist Judgments: Reproductive Justice Rewritten published by Cambridge Press in 2020. Professor Co has also published works related to equity in legal education, alternative dispute resolution, and cultural competency in the legal profession.

In 2022, Professor Co received Pacific’s Woman of Distinction Award as well as the Hether C. Macfarlane Teaching Innovation Award. She was also recognized as Faculty Member of the Year by the Public Legal Services Society. In 2020, Professor Co received the Julie A. Davies Professor of the Year Award.

Prior to joining the McGeorge faculty, Professor Co spent nearly a decade clerking for the Honorable Dale A. Drozd at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California. Before that, she was Counsel at NARAL Pro-Choice America in Washington, D.C. Professor Co began her legal career as an Associate in the Insurance and Litigation practice groups at Wiley Rein LLP, also in Washington, DC.

Professor Co graduated cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center where she was the Editor In Chief of The Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law and received the National Association of Women Lawyers’ Outstanding Law Student Award for her contribution to the advancement of women in society. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of California, Berkeley, with a BA in Political Science.

Professor Co is a member of the California Bar and the District of Columbia Bar. In 2021, she began serving as a Pro Tem Judge for the Sacramento County Superior Court.


JD, Georgetown University Law Center
BA, University of California, Berkeley