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Global Center for Business & Development

The Pacific McGeorge Global Center for Business & Development pursues educational, scholarly and practical initiatives addressing the interface between the global economy and the legal profession. The efforts of the Center are a principal reason why the international law program at Pacific McGeorge is recognized as a top international law program in the United States. 

U.S. News & World Report has ranked Pacific McGeorge's International Law program among the top 20 best programs in the country for the third year in a row, this year as No. 15 in the 2015 Best Graduate Schools guide.

Our Center's Mission

The Global Center's mission is to:

  • To optimize the preparation of future attorneys for practice in the global economy;
  • Promote sustainable development of resources for the global economy
  • Assist in developing the legal infrastructure so that everyone may enjoy the benefits of the global economy
  • Study the intersections between law and the global economy

Our Innovative Educational Initiatives

Our Global Development Initiatives

  • Chile — Trained Chilean public defenders on interviewing, counseling and engaging in plea bargaining
  • China — Training Chinese law professors during a six-year program funded by a USAID grant
  • Afghanistan — Experiential learning techniques taught to Afghani law professors
  • Antigua, Guatemala — Pacific McGeorge's Inter-American Program offers student internships in the fields of environmental justice, commerce and trade, human rights, economic development, immigration and labor relations.

Our Faculty

The Global Center draws upon the international expertise of the Pacific McGeorge faculty, including:

  • Stephen McCaffery

    Professor Stephen McCaffrey
    One of the world's foremost experts on international water resources law, who has actually written international law and published a number of books and articles.
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    Professor Jarrod Wong
    A prolific scholar with expertise in international dispute resolution, public international law, and contract law.
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  • Kojo Yelpalla Thumbnail

    Professor Kojo Yelpalla
    Serves as a consultant on various aspects of international business transactions and industrial policy to several foreign governments.
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Meet all of our International Faculty

Our Conferences and Events

Co-Sponsored Distinguished Speakers

Stephan Kirste"Is There a Human Right to Democracy?"
Presented by: Professor Dr. Stephan Kirste, Deputy Head of the Department of Social and Economic Sciences at the Law Faculty of the University of Salzburg and Head of academic group of Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy
When: Aug. 26, 2014 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Where: Seminar Room 20

Questions?

Contact Omar Dajani, Co-Director, Global Center for Business & Development
Email | 916.739.7018

Contact Jarrod Wong, Co-Director, Global Center for Business & Development
Email | 916.739.7231