"My greatest satisfaction is in knowing I have helped my students develop the skills, perspective and confidence needed to help clients solve real problems and obtain peace of mind."
Associate Dean Jeffrey E. Proske is a Professor of Lawyering Skills who joined the faculty of McGeorge School of Law in 2009 after 20 years of legal practice, both as in-house counsel and in private practice. On May 1, 2018, he was appointed as Associate Dean for Administration. Prior to coming to McGeorge, Professor Proske served as the General Counsel for National Commercial Ventures, Inc., a Los Angeles, California based national commercial real estate investment company and developer. Prior to that, he served as Associate General Counsel for The Ryland Group, Inc., a Calabasas, California based, Fortune 500, NYSE-listed, high-volume homebuilder. Before joining The Ryland Group, Inc., Professor Proske also served as Corporate Counsel for PMC Global, Inc. in Sun Valley, California, a Fortune 500 international plastics, machines, chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturing company.
Before going in-house, Professor Proske was in private practice in San Francisco and Los Angeles, assisting clients with issues involving finance, business combinations, securities offerings, as well as matters related to real estate, intellectual property and entertainment. Professor Proske has been a member of the State Bar of California since 1989. Professor Proske is a contributing author of Global Lawyering Skills (West Academic Publishing). He is also the author of "The Proposition 8 Sausage Factory" for About.com.
Professor Proske has been a consulting professor with the U.S. Russia Foundation for Economic Advancement and the Rule of Law ("USRF") providing training to professors of business law at the Russian Foreign Trade Academy of Moscow, Russian Federation, in connection with USRF's Legal Education Exchange Program ("LEX"). The LEX program aims to strengthen legal education in Russian and U.S. universities by the exchange of experience and best practices in modern teaching methodologies, including practice-based and interactive teaching techniques and those based on modern IT technologies. Professor Proske is also a co-creator and a co- instructor of a required first year professional identity development course called The Legal Profession. Courses: Global Lawyering Skills, Business Transactions: The Art of the Deal, The Legal Profession, Introduction to Legal Analysis (MSL)
BA, University of Kansas
JD, Boston University
The Proposition 8 Sausage Factory: Overview and Analysis of Prop 8 Hearings in March 2009, About.com.