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Wiemond Wu



Wiemond Wu

Class of 2018
J.D. Candidate
Chief Comment Editor, University of Pacific Law Review

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Undergraduate: UC Berkeley
Major: Political Science and Legal Studies

Bio

Wiemond Wu, a first-generation American, is the first in his family to have graduated from college. He was born and raised in the Bay Area where his parents immigrated to from China and Hong Kong.

Wu knew that he wanted to practice law since he participated on his high school's mock trial team. His double major at Berkeley in Political Science and Legal Studies and work experience at Lamb & Frischer Law Firm, LLP in San Francisco fomented his desire to practice law.  

Passionate about research and writing, Wu is the Chief Comment Editor on the Board of Volume 49 of the University of the Pacific Law Review. "I got involved with the Law Review because I have always enjoyed legal research and writing and the intricacy of the scholarly work done on the law review was very appealing. As a staff writer, I wrote a comment on judicial recall in California and offered suggestions on how we hold judges accountable in this state. Writing a comment is a very special experience because as a student you get to be an expert on a specific legal issue."  

Wu also works as a teaching assistant for Torts, Global Lawyering Skills and Principles of Legal Analysis. "I have thought about becoming a professor someday in the future and so I particularly enjoy the teaching assistant role because I can help both the students and professors with class preparation and materials."  

In spring 2017, Wu participated in the GLS II Final Four Competition and was deemed the Top Oral Advocate and honored for writing the Best Appellee's Brief. "I advanced through each round, making it to the final four round. At the final four, I was able to argue the case before three real-life judges. This was one of the most intense experiences of my life. The judges rapidly fired questions, leaving almost no time for me to formulate an answer. There was a large audience watching the event live."  

Wu decided to attend McGeorge because the law school is close to his family in the Bay Area and it has an esteemed reputation in Northern California.  

"McGeorge has a strong reputation in the Sacramento legal community and in the Bay Area, and since I already knew that I would like to live in Sacramento after law school, the location was a great fit for me. I also heard from alumni that many of the law professors at McGeorge are amazing. Everything that I heard about McGeorge became true. The professors and people here in Sacramento are great and the campus is just perfect. I've made several lifelong connections with professors and classmates at McGeorge."  

After graduation, Wu hopes to litigate and to continue honing his command of oral and written advocacy. For the past two summers, he was a summer associate at Wendel Rosen Black & Dean, LLP in Oakland and at Downey Brand, LLP in Sacramento where he engaged in litigation research assignments and attended depositions. 

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