Pacific McGeorge School of Law
Trial and Appellate Advocacy

The key barrier to the continued success of these programs are the costs of retaining the law school’s excellent mock trial and moot court coaches and having sufficient funding for team travel and lodging.

Mindy Danovaro

Senior Assistant Dean

Pacific McGeorge School of Law

916.340.6096

mdanovaro@pacific.edu

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

916.739.7391

spereira1@pacific.edu

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.

U.S. News & World Report ranked our Trial Advocacy Program 10th in the nation in its 2018 Best Graduate Schools guide.

That ranking is due to the success of our outstanding Mock Trial teams, which consistently win awards in national competitions. McGeorge’s Trial Advocacy Faculty also enjoy an international reputation, having provided training programs around the globe, including in Chile, Italy, Cambodia, China, Russia, Rwanda, Uganda, and Kosovo.

Similarly, the law school’s Moot Court program is ranked 12th in the nation. The key barrier to the continued success of these programs are the costs of retaining the law school’s excellent mock trial and moot court coaches and having sufficient funding for team travel and lodging.

The part-time faculty who coach the teams are paid, collectively, nearly $100,000 per year, and the travel costs for teams and their coaches require roughly $3,000 per team for each round of each competition. Team sponsorships ensure that all the students who are qualified to compete and wish to do so are able to participate.

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