McGeorge School of Law
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Global Center for Business & Development

Consistently ranked among the United States' top international programs, McGeorge School of Law is distinguished by the breadth and depth of our faculty's engagement with international and transnational law. Our scholarship influences policy and practice, and our pedagogy promotes intercultural competence and exposes students to global issues right across the curriculum. U.S. News & World Report has ranked McGeorge's International Law program among the top programs in the country for the seventh year in a row, this year as No. 20 in the 2019 Best Graduate Schools guide.

The 2019 Global Center Annual Symposium will focus on "Changing Regulation of Pharmaceuticals: Issues in Pricing, Intellectual Property, Trade and Ethics," and was held April 5-6, 2019 at McGeorge. The 2018 Global Center Annual Symposium focused on the  topic "Foreign Interference with Elections," and was co-hosted by the Capital Center for Law & Policy.

Read the Global Center's news — and exciting plans — in the Fall 2019 newsletter.

International Impact and Leadership

Stephen McCaffery

Professor Stephen McCaffrey

The culmination of a decade's work by former International Law Commission (ILC) member Stephen McCaffrey, the UN Convention on the Law of the Non-Navigational Uses of International Watercourses entered into force on Aug. 17, 2014.
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Professor Jarrod Wong, Co-Director of the Global Center

Jarrod Wong has been appointed to both the Executive Committee and Academic Council of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA). Founded in 1986, the ITA is a prominent educational forum in the field of international arbitration that counts among its members the leading lights of the international arbitration community.
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Professor Omar Dajani, Co-Director of the Global Center

In a new report, Omar Dajani and Ramallah-based attorney Hiba Husseini urge a decisive shift in the international community's longstanding and ineffectual approach to promoting peace between Israelis and Palestinians. The report, Past the Point of No Return? A Rights-Based Framework for International Engagement in Israel/Palestine, was published Nov. 4, 2014 by NOREF, the Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre, and will be launched this winter in policy forums in Jerusalem, Oslo, Brussels, London, and Washington.
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Distinguished Professor Franklin Gevurtz

Franklin Gevurtz was reelected as Secretary of the American Society of Comparative Law at the 2014 annual meeting of the Society.
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Distinguished Professor Michael Malloy

Michael Malloy was appointed Director of the Business and Law Research Division of the Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER). Malloy has also recently been appointed as a member of the Editorial Board of the Athens Journal of Business & Economics.
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Our Innovative Educational Initiatives
Our Global Development Initiatives
  • Chile — Trained Chilean public defenders on interviewing, counseling and engaging in plea bargaining
  • Afghanistan — Experiential learning techniques taught to Afghani law professors
Our Faculty

The Global Center draws upon the international expertise of the McGeorge faculty, including:

Stephen McCaffery

Distinguished Professor Stephen McCaffrey

One of the world's foremost experts on international water resources law, who has actually written international law and published a number of books and articles.
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Professor Jarrod Wong, Co-Director of the Global Center

A prolific scholar with expertise in international dispute resolution, public international law, and contract law.
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Professor Kojo Yelpalla

Serves as a consultant on various aspects of international business transactions and industrial policy to several foreign governments.
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Our Conferences and Events

Contact Omar Dajani, Co-Director, Global Center for Business & Development
Email | 916.739.7018

Contact Jarrod Wong, Co-Director, Global Center for Business & Development
Email | 916.739.7231