Hello, my name is Michael Hunter Schwartz, and I am the Dean of the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law. To be honest with you, I would so much rather be doing this in person, but it's 2020 and videos what you do.
Let me share with you the things that have me so excited about being the Dean of McGeorge. The first is our location, I mean that in two different ways. One, I love our gorgeous campus. And two, I love being in the capital of the sixth largest economy in the world. That fact allows our students to have access to legislators who are making a difference in the world to get a Master's in Public Policy or in Public Administration at the only law school that has those degrees in the law school itself. It also means because we're in California, that we're able to have our students get an incredibly rich education in international law. We're one of the few law schools that infuse international law throughout the curriculum. And we have alumni practicing in forty one different countries.
Probably McGeorge's bread and butter, part of its educational program, is our incredibly strong advocacy program. We have eight different clinics, and we have competition teams that every single year are among the most successful in the entire country. Just last year, we won multiple competitions in trial advocacy and moot court. We finished in the top seven in the nation for all the competition sponsored by the American Bar Association, and a McGeorge graduate, just won Top Gun that goes to the top trial advocate in the country.
And finally, I am really proud to be a member of this community and anytime a person says, "Oh, my community is great!" I would imagine you it'd be pretty skeptical about this. I'll give you one example. Every single semester our faculty, staff and students cook our favorite home cooked dish, and we serve it to all the students altogether. So please come and join us and I look forward to you joining our community