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Young Alumni @ Work

Many of University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law’s young alumni have found great positions in the workforce after graduation. Explore profiles of some of our recent alumni who have launched their careers.

Carmen-Nicole Cox, Associate Attorney, Downey Brand

Area of Practice: Litigation
Year Graduated: 2011

As a student at Pacific McGeorge School of Law, Carmen-Nicole Cox took advantage of networking opportunities, both on and off campus.

She met alumni at on-campus gatherings, where she was also a member of the Black Law Student Association, organizing and attending BLSA's First Friday events venued at the homes of local attorneys and judges. Cox attended many off-campus law events courtesy of the Career Development Office where she met many McGeorge alums. Through these events, she cultivated a wide-ranging network, which helped get her resume in front of a hiring partner at a large firm in Sacramento and her first interview there. McGeorge's strong alumni network helped Cox decide to build her career in Sacramento.

With a bachelor's degree in political science from Fisk University in Nashville, Cox says she felt that law was the best professional option for her. At McGeorge, she spent a year on law review, served as a judicial extern for U.S. Magistrate Judge Kendall Newman at the Eastern District of California. In that role, she wrote proposed recommendations and opinions for him. "It was a very humbling experience because you don't want to take that kind of opportunity or authority lightly, especially being a student," she says. Cox also worked for Presiding Justice Vance Raye as a post-bar judicial clerk in the Third District Court of Appeal in Sacramento.

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  • Carmen-Nicole Cox

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    As a student at Pacific McGeorge School of Law, Carmen-Nicole Cox took advantage of networking opportunities, both on and off campus ...

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