Judge, U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
Year Graduated: 1973
Judge Connie Callahan, '73, is a member of the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, having been appointed by President George W. Bush in February 2003 and unanimously approved by the U.S. Senate three months later. Callahan began her law career in Stockton as a deputy city attorney. She served 10 years with the San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office, specializing in child abuse and sexual assault cases. Callahan was appointed a commissioner of the Stockton Municipal Court in 1986 and was elevated to the Superior Court bench six years later. In 1996, Governor Pete Wilson appointed her to serve on California's Third District Court of Appeal. A former president of the Pacific McGeorge Alumni Association, she is a member of the University of the Pacific's Board of Regents.