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

Misael Gutierrez, LLM ’22, recently graduated from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law’s LLM in U.S. Law & Policy Program. He is originally from Guanajuato, Mexico. Gutierrez pursued an LLM degree to challenge himself personally and professionally as well as to open doors to new career opportunities.

In this video, Gutierrez