Adriana Aguena, LLM ‘12, decided to pursue an LLM degree because she saw it an opportunity to further her career as well as to live in the United States and learn about the culture and the opportunities in the legal field. Aguena is originally from São Paulo, Brazil.

Aguena’s favorite course was Legal English,

Faith Olofintuyi graduated from McGeorge School of Law with an LLM degree in U.S. Law and Policy in 2017. Olofintuyi chose to get an LLM degree to expand his network in the legal community. Olofintuyi is originally from Nigeria, and moved to the U.S. to start his LLM studies.

During his legal studies, Olofintuyi

Sue Ann Van Dermyden’s practice focuses on conducting workplace and Title IX investigations. Van Dermyden, ’93, is a founding and senior partner of Van Dermyden Makus Law Corporation. The firm has five offices located throughout Arizona and California.

Van Dermyden serves on the McGeorge School of Law Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Van Dermyden’s

Catherine Mariano, ’11, is a Los Angeles County District Attorney who prosecutes sex crimes. Mariano credits her education as one of the reasons she is an effective trial advocate. She said that McGeorge School of Law prepared her well for her career because of the practical experience that McGeorge offers, which isn’t available at

Mustafa Karim, ’23, graduated from McGeorge School of Law in May. Karim chose to pursue his legal studies at McGeorge because of the school’s location in Sacramento and the strength of its Office of Career Services.

Karim served as the vice president of the Middle Eastern South Asian Association and said it was a

Uriel Peña, ’23, graduated from McGeorge School of Law in May. Peña chose McGeorge School of Law because of the school’s location near the California State Capitol and networking opportunities in the Capitol and throughout the state.

During his time at McGeorge, he participated in the Latinx Law Student Association and the Public Legal

Alumna Wafa Hoballah, ’87, specializes in international law and immigration law, representing clients across the globe in business, commercial, and corporate law. She earned an LLM degree in 1987 from McGeorge School of Law.

Hoballah is originally from Lebanon. She serves on McGeorge’s International Board of Advisors. She said the board is a great