Pacific McGeorge School of Law
Legal Writing

Mindy Danovaro

Senior Assistant Dean

Pacific McGeorge School of Law


Mindy is responsible for fundraising in support of scholarships, experiential learning, endowments, academic and programmatic needs of the law school. Her background includes fundraising for a variety of industries ranging from healthcare and emergency medical services to the arts. She received her B.A. in Fine Art from UCLA and her M.A in Communications from New York Institute of Technology.

Sally Pereira

Director of Development

Pacific McGeorge School of Law


Sally is responsible for fund development and managing endowments and scholarships at McGeorge. She has served over 20 years on the McGeorge Development and Alumni Relations team and three years leading the University’s Annual Giving team. Previously, she worked in Development and Alumni Relations at Christian Brothers High School and at Price Waterhouse. She received her B.S. in Business Administration from California State University, Sacramento.

McGeorge’s distinctive, two-year Global Lawyering Skills (GLS) legal writing program — ranked #13 by U.S. News & World Report in 2012 — is designed to be an intensive, immersive experience in research, writing, and oral advocacy and ensure that the law school produces skilled, practice-ready graduates. McGeorge graduates frequently cite their legal writing instruction and the McGeorge faculty who teach GLS as critical factors to their success in practice.

The next logical step and the best way to leverage these strengths would be the creation of an online, global LLM program in Legal Writing. Like the envisioned online LLM in Water Law, to create a successful online LLM Degree in Legal Writing, the law school will need two years’ worth of start-up funding to cover the costs of creating the courses and marketing the program to the global audience, roughly $400,000.


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