As part of McGeorge’s one-of-a-kind Legislative and Public Policy Clinic, students are required to develop a legislative proposal and then secure a state legislator to author the bill. This year’s Clinic has three teams. Over the past two weeks, students were able to “pitch” their proposed bills to, and learn more about the legislative process from, six lobbyists working at the California State Capitol and seven Capitol staffers working on committees and in the offices of Democratic and Republican elected officials in both houses of the California Legislature. The Clinic’s students and faculty want to thank the following professionals for lending their time and expertise to help our students.

Lobbyists helping McGeorge Legislative and Public Policy Students
McGeorge Legislative and Public students with Kirstin Kolpitke (VP of Government Affairs for the California Forestry Association), John Moffat (Attorney at Nielsen Merksamer), Katerine Pettibone (Principal at Pettibone Consulting), Randy Pollack (Attorney at Churchwell White), and Robert Moutrie and Adam Regele (both Policy Advocates at the California Chamber of Commerce).
Legislative & Public Policy Clinic students with Brandon Bjerke (Legislative Director for Asm. Jacqui Irwin), Tom Clark (Counsel to the Asm. Judiciary Committee), Chris Clemons (Legislative Aide to Asm. Adrin Nazarian), Zach Keller (Legislative Aide to Senator Tom Umberg), Jaspreet Johl (Chief of Staff to Asm. Miguel Santiago), Spencer Street (Legislative Aide to Senator John Moorlach), and Celia Mata (Legislative Director for Asm. Tasha Boerner-Horvath).