The University of the Pacific community — including students, faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni — believes that diversity and inclusion are essential to the fulfillment of our institutional mission. We value inclusiveness in learning, curricular and co-curricular programming, campus climate, recruitment, admissions, hiring and retention.

The McGeorge campus in residential Sacramento fosters a vibrant, supportive and welcoming community, which celebrates the many definitions of diversity in our student body and community. McGeorge is recognized as the No. 7 law school with the "Greatest Resources for Minority Students" in the Princeton Review's Best 169 Law Schools 2019 rankings.

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Sacramento Campus
Center for Inclusion and Diversity (CID)

The Sacramento Campus Center for Inclusion and Diversity (CID) is a drop-in space located upstairs in the Student Center. The Center is open to all students and is staffed by peer volunteers. Students are encouraged to explore the center for kinship and support. Programming from the Center seeks to build community, foster understanding on issues of diversity, and promote an atmosphere of inclusion for all members of the Sacramento campus.

Better Together

McGeorge School of Law Diversity Week 2021 Schedule of Events.

Monday, Feb. 1

Latinx Law Students Association Presents Loteria!

Noon to 1 p.m.

Questions? Patricia Castillo at p_castillo@u.pacific.edu.
Zoom link: https://pacific.zoom.us/j/96367690757 Meeting ID: 963 6769 0757 (no passcode required)

Emmett Till Documentary Discussion

5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Sponsored by BLSA, JD Admissions, DAC & Prof. Michael Vitiello. Be sure to watch thedocumentary prior to the discussion. A link will be shared 1-2 days prior. Please RSVP at: https://mcgeorge.wufoo.com/forms/qaht8im1cwk9mt/

Tuesday, Feb. 2

Lambda Presents Competency Working with LGBTQ+ Clients

Noon to 1 p.m.

Questions? Annie Thomas at a_thomas15@u.pacific.edu.
Zoom link: https://pacific.zoom.us/j/96470928132

BLSA Presents: Your Mental Health Matters

7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Questions? Vanessa Washington at v_washington@u.pacific.edu.

To Register for this event,please use this link: https://pacific.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0lde6rrjojGdfjn3KQit9jFH_ui7…

Wednesday, Feb. 3

Diversity Week Keynote Lecture: Prof. Rhonda Magee, Colorinsight: Mindfulness and the Inner Work of Racial Justice

Noon to 1 p.m.

Questions? Dean Salcido at rsalcido@pacific.edu.
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/96572937318

Thursday, Feb. 4

Women of McGeorge Overcoming Adversity — Sponsored by Women's Caucus

Noon to 1 p.m.

Questions? Kajal Patel at k_patel33@u.pacific.edu.
Zoom link: https://pacific.zoom.us/j/97793329405

The Undocumented Lawyer, Virtual Film Screening and Q&A — Sponsored by DAC and the Dean's Office

5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information and to register: https://watch.showandtell.film/watch/upmgsl

Friday, Feb. 5

Unity Caucus Summit

12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Questions? Julienne Correa at j_correa4@u.pacific.edu.
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/99877019988

McGeorge Unity Caucus Welcomes You To Diversity Week

Opportunities

ABA Judicial Clerkship — Planning is underway for the 2021 ABA Judicial Clerkship Program (JCP). The 2021 program will be held virtually Feb. 18-20, 2021 in conjunction with the ABA Midyear Meeting. Please visit the ABA Judicial Clerkship Program page to download the 2021 program brochure and participation form.

South Asian Bar Association — Northern California Foundation Public Interest Fellowship Application — A fellowship for a law student or a recent graduate working at a public interest or government agency.

Equal Justice Works' AmeriCorps JD program — Serve local communities and help to expand legal service delivery for civil legal aid organization. Participants receive an educational award of $1,538 for 450 hours of service. This year, slots are reserved for those interested in serving immigrant children and hundreds of others for those working on issues of employment, disaster relief, veterans, and elder abuse. apply as soon as possible as we will be accepting participants on a rolling basis until the positions are filled. | Additional information & Application (pdf)

Resources

Questions?

Rachael Salcido
Associate Dean for Diversity Initiative
916.739.7354
rsalcido@pacific.edu

Diversity & Inclusion
McGeorge School of Law Diversity Board

Other Scholarship Opportunities

American Bar Association Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund - $5,000 of financial assistance annually to first-year students attending an ABA-accredited law school. May be renewable for two additional years, totaling $15,000 during their time in law school. Students with diverse backgrounds and/or commitment to community encouraged to apply. Application link opens on Feb. 1, 2021. Deadline is April 1, 2021.

National Native American Bar Association Bar Review Scholarship - The NNABA Foundation strives to foster the development of Indigenous lawyers. Preparation for the bar exam can be daunting. Preparation courses are critical, yet often costly. Living expenses continue to mount. This scholarship is intended to alleviate some of these financial strains to ensure the future Native attorney can successfully devote their mind and spirit to the final hurdle of becoming a legal warrior. Applications are due March 1, 2021. Applicants must be Indigenous (including Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander); be an active member of NNABA, a regional American Indian bar association, and/or NALSA; be a graduate of or a current third year law student attending an ABA accredited law school in the U.S.; and be intending to take the bar exam within the next year. Applicants must submit an application, a transcript, a resume, and a personal statement. Awardees will be honored at the NNABA Annual Meeting.