Class of 2019
Hometown: Holon, Israel
Undergraduate: CSU Sacramento
Uri Grant is originally from Israel and can speak Russian. For the last 10 years Uri has been in the Sacramento area. Uri, who has diabetes and epilepsy, has worked with many students suffering with diabetes to help embolden their confidence and take care of their health. He has also developed an ongoing fundraiser, which promotes good health and regular exercise.
He also enjoys competitive swimming; and during his years as an undergraduate at CSU Sacramento, Uri worked as a swim coach. He was also a Public Relations manager in a Real Estate firm while going to school full time. Working at the firm provided him great experience and exposure to health care issues and regulatory practices. Because of his management position, the connections Uri made helped him get a job at Dignity Health where he furthered his passion for health services.
Uri decided he wanted to go to law school during his junior year of undergrad. Originally, he wanted to be a psychiatrist, but college was a great opportunity for Uri to learn more about himself. After doing research and shadowing a few attorneys, Uri realized law school was the right place for him. He comments, "I enjoy the use of analytics, logic, and theory all together. I am pursuing a career that is so expansive and have the ability to constantly learn and develop new skills."
After taking a tour of the campus, Uri made the decision to enroll in McGeorge, convinced the school helps students succeed. Uri enjoys staying busy, and as a 1L, he has already immersed himself into McGeorge's campus, becoming heavily involved in both Health Law and Alternate Dispute as the 1L student representative. He is also a member of the Jewish Law Society and Phi Alpha Delta.
Uri hopes to work for a private law firm specializing in Healthcare Law. He mentions, "as of now, I am open to anything in the field of litigation, regulations, and health care plans. I am more than happy to stay in the Sacramento area and continue building stronger roots. Because I have a strong connection to the Slavic community, I hope to intertwine them with the American community and help people break the language barrier."
When asked about his favorite part of McGeorge's campus, Uri replies, "the campus is wonderful. Students work together as a unit, and you feel like one big family going through this journey together. The professors are extremely professional and accessible; they challenge you in ways inconceivable to our inexperienced minds. All staff (Career Development, Admissions, Business, Deans, etc.) are a pure joy to talk to and are more than willing to help with any issue. As a law student, you practically live on campus whether it be in the library or the classroom, and McGeorge truly feels like home."