MELISSA T. CURRIER

Melissa T. Currier, Law Clerk

mcurrier@akk-law.com

T (916)564-6100 ext. 205

F (916)564-6263

Ms. Currier earned her Juris Doctorate with distinction from University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law in May of 2017, and is awaiting her California Bar Exam results. During law school, Ms. Currier was a competing member of the Moot Court Honors Board. Her team competed in the New York City Bar Association national competition, winning best brief and best oralists in the regionals and coming in 6th place overall nationwide. She competed with a second team in the Saul Lefkowitz trademark competition, winning the second best oral advocate award. Ms. Currier was also a writer and editor on the University of the Pacific Law Review. She was an Executive Board member of the Public Legal Service Society, through which she organized a charitable auction that raised approximately $50,000 for student scholarships. Interning with the Attorney General’s Office is what caused her to become interested in trial work. She also completed a full-time externship with the Honorable Judge Nunley in the Eastern District Court.

Ms. Currier earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Graphic Design from San Francisco State University in 2011. Prior to attending law school, she worked as a graphic designer doing primarily freelance work.

A Sacramento native, Ms. Currier enjoys spending time with her friends and family, hiking, baking, and trying new restaurants and breweries.

Publications

Rain, Rain Don’t Go Away: Cloud Seeding Governance in the United States and a Proposal for Federal Regulation

Experience

September 2017 – Present

Angelo, Kilday & Kilduff – Law Clerk

Spring 2017

California Bureau of Real Estate – Legal Intern

Fall 2016

Eastern District Court of California – Extern for the Honorable Judge Nunley

Summer 2016

California Attorney General’s Office, Employment and Administrative Mandate section – Certified Legal Intern

Education

University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, J.D., with distinction (2017)

ALI-ABA Student Award for Scholarship and Leadership

Traynor Honor Society

Second Best Oralists, Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition (2017)

Best Brief Award, New York City National Moot Court Competition, West Coast Region (2016)

Top Oralists Award, New York City National Moot Court Competition, West Coast Region (2016)

Winner, McGeorge 3rd Annual Negotiation Competition (2015)

University of the Pacific Law Review Writer and Editor

Public Legal Service Society Executive Board Member

Student Member, Anthony M. Kennedy Inn of Court

Research Assistant to Prof. Michael Mireles

San Francisco State University, B.S. (2011)

Community Involvement

Volunteer, Operation Protect and Defend Arts Committee (2016)

Volunteer Mediator, California Lawyers for the Arts (2015)

Legal Volunteer, Justice Bus pop up legal clinic (2015)

Tutor, Reading Partners of America (2014-2015)