The Hon. Margaret Kuroda Masunaga, ’87, is a retired district judge who served the District Court of the Third Circuit in Hawai’i. Judge Masunaga had a lengthy career of public service in Hawai’i in various capacities before serving on the bench for six years.

Judge Masunaga said her favorite professor at McGeorge School of

Jasmine Smith, ’23, knew from a young age that she wanted to be an attorney. She is currently pursuing the Trial & Appellate Advocacy Certificate of Concentration at the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law.

Smith is a member of McGeorge’s mock trial team and the treasurer for the Trial Advocacy Association.

Karla Noyles, ’24, was drawn to McGeorge School of Law because of the school’s location in the California State Capitol. She is exploring her interests in public policy and policymaking through the school’s Capital Lawyering Concentration. 

Karla Noyles serves as the president of the Black Law Students Association. For Black History Month, Noyles and

Khalil Ferguson is a law student, business owner, CEO, community leader, activist, and published author. Ferguson is a native of Richmond, California, but he has lived in Sacramento for the past decade. Before coming to law school, he was the Black Alumni President at California State University, Sacramento and one of the co-founders of

Third-year law student Krishma Malhotra was drawn to McGeorge School of Law because of the school’s reputation and its alumni network. Malhotra plans to pursue a career in Criminal Law after graduation. She currently serves as president of McGeorge’s Student Bar Association. Malhotra is also a member of the Public Legal Services Society and