Directories

Alumni News

  • McGeorge Welcomes New Students

    more >

  • New Alumni Judges Join Bench in California, Arizona, Nevada and New Jersey

    more >

» View all News

Our Alumni

Kathryn Davis

Kathryn Davis
Year Graduated: 1999
Title: Attorney
Area of Practice: Employment Law

read more >

Giving Promotion

Home > Johnnie Rawlinson
Johnnie Rawlinson



Johnnie Rawlinson

Judge, U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
Year Graduated: 1979

Summary Bio

Judge Johnnie Rawlinson, '79, became the first McGeorge graduate to sit on a federal appellate bench when she was appointed to the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in 2000. She is also the first African-American woman to serve on that court. Rawlinson served as a U.S. District Judge, District of Nevada, for only two years before being nominated to the nation's second-highest court by President Bill Clinton. Prior to her judicial service, she spent 18 years with the Office of District Attorney, Clark County, Nevada. She rose from deputy district attorney to chief deputy district attorney to assistant district attorney, where she supervised civil, family support and administrative divisions from 1995 to 1998. A North Carolina native Rawlinson maintains her chambers in Las Vegas where she has spent her entire legal career.

  • Print
  • Share
  • Questions

Campus News

  • Inter-American Summer Program Reaches Ninth Year

    more >

  • McGeorge School of Law welcomes Capitol Seminars to Sacramento Campus

    more >

» View all News

McGeorgeCareersOnline Promotion

McGeorgeCareersOnline

View job listings and apply on line, participate in on-campus interviews and other job fairs, receive emails targeted to your interests, find mentors; and learn about upcoming workshops and events.