Fernando Almaraz, ’23, is in the Accelerated Honors Program (AHP) at McGeorge School of Law. Almaraz chose to pursue his legal studies at McGeorge for three reasons:

  1. The AHP program provided Almaraz with a way to finish law school faster than the traditional three-year route.
  2. McGeorge’s location in the state’s capital allows him the

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

Elizabeth Rocha Zuñiga, ’24, is interested in public interest work and immigration law. She was drawn to McGeorge School of Law because of its Immigration Law Clinic and the passion that McGeorge has for community building. She chose to attend law school because she is from an underserved community and recognized at a young

Members of McGeorge School of Law’s Class of 2023 thank those who supported them throughout their law school journeys. From friends to colleagues to family members to faculty, the McGeorge School of Law Class of 2023 expressed their gratitude for those who helped make their dreams come true. Congratulations, Class of 2023!

Thank you

Alexis Martinez, ’24, decided to go to law school because she wanted to explore different ways and capacities to advocate for people. After graduation, she hopes to pursue a career in litigation.

Martinez said her favorite class in law school thus far has been Global Lawyering Skills, which sharpened her legal writing skills. She