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Fred A. Galves

Fred Galves

Professor of Law
B.A., Colorado College
J.D., Harvard University


Phone: 916.739.7117
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Professor Galves has been a member of the Pacific McGeorge faculty since 1993. Galves lectures widely on the use of technology in the practice of law, including the use of 3D computer animations and virtual reality exhibits. His use of technology in teaching and his computer-assisted litigation course has inspired several universities to recruit Professor Galves as a visiting professor. He has taught at the University of California at Davis School of Law, Fordham Law School, the University of Denver Law School and Southwestern University Law School. Professor Galves also teaches several international courses to Americans and foreigners. He has taught Trial Advocacy in Chile and China, private international litigation in Austria, alternative dispute resolution in Germany, and each summer he teaches U.S. Securities Law as well as USA Legal Orientation to foreign attorneys and judges enrolled in the U.C. Davis international program. At Pacific McGeorge, Professor Galves administers the Street Law International Program in conjunction with Sacramento Charter High School – a program in which law students teach legal concepts and trial advocacy to inner city teenagers. Following graduation from Harvard Law School in 1986, Galves served as a judicial clerk for Judge John L. Kane (U.S. District Court, District of Colorado). He later practiced with the Denver law firm of Holland & Hart, specializing in complex commercial litigation and litigation against former directors and officers in failed banks and savings and loan associations. Galves has worked on national banking legislation with both the Senate and House Banking Committees. Galves has done pro bono legal work in Chile on a human rights fellowship from Harvard, and was a Harvard teaching fellow in Principles of Economics ("EC 10").

Courses: Civil Procedure, Evidence, Online Dispute Resolution, Street Law International

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