Margaret Vick
Margaret Vick, ’83, ’09

Margaret J. Vick, ‘83, ‘09 has recently retired after more than 30 years of experience working with and advising Native American Tribes and tribal organizations in the Western United States. She advised governments on complex cross-jurisdictional legal issues including transboundary water, resources and environmental issues, tribal-state-federal regulations, and government operations. Dr. Vick also served as an embedded advisor for USAID with the Ministry of Energy and Water for the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.   

She received a doctorate of juridical sciences in the law of international water resources from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law and works with all levels of government on complex water allocation and management issues. She specializes in cross-jurisdictional negotiations and brings a wide range of expertise and a broad perspective to issues of water use and governance. She is a frequent speaker on Colorado River issues and an adjunct professor at McGeorge School of Law teaching the law of international water resources in their Masters in Science and Law program. 


Throughout 2024, the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law will celebrate members of its vast alumni network in honor of the school’s 100-year anniversary. This post is the first in a series highlighting 100 exceptional McGeorge School of Law alumni. 

Stay tuned for more blog posts as we celebrate the law school’s centennial anniversary.