Golden Anniversary Campaign
50 Years of MCL
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Monterey College of Law
Opportunity and Excellence in Legal Education
Since 1972, Monterey College of Law has prepared our graduates for careers in law, business, and non profit and public sector professions. By any measure, our first 50 years have been a resounding success.
To celebrate our golden anniversary, we are reconnecting students, alumni, faculty,
trustees, and the many others who have encountered MCL. We are planning lots of activities
and events and hope you continue to check this page and join us.
50th Anniversary Honorary Chairs
Secretary Leon Panetta
Monterey native Leon Panetta graduated from University of Santa Clara Law School and began his long, distinguished public service career in 1964 as an U.S. Army intelligence officer. Upon discharge he went to work for Senate minority whip Tom Kuchel in Washington where, in 1969, he was appointed director of the Office for Civil Rights. After returning to ...read more
Dean Marian Penn
Often introduced as the first dean of Monterey College of Law, Marian Penn was actually the second Dean of the law school following Founding Dean, David Kirkpatrick. And, it was during her five-year tenure from 1977-1982 that we achieved our full accreditation from the State Bar Committee of Bar Examiners, funded a Community Legal Education ….read more
Hon. Richard Silver
Raised in Oakland, Hon. Richard M. Silver (Ret.) attended UC Berkeley before graduating from Boalt Hall School of Law (as it was then known) in 1966. Two years in the U.S. Army followed, including a tour in Vietnam during the Tet offensive in early 1968. He was awarded the Bronze Star and, after his discharge, he joined the Carmel law firm…read more
Monterey College of the Law and the Judiciary
The Honorable Stephanie Hulsey didn’t expect to become a judge when she was growing up. Rather, the Central Coast native trained to be an opera singer, and followed that dream to the Manhattan School of Music. After earning both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in music, she spent the next decade performing classical music and musical theater proessionally...read more
The Honorable Thomas Wills, Judge of the Monterey County Superior Court, was born and raised in a rural area of upstate New York. His path to law school and ultimately to the judicial bench reflects the values and characteristics of many MCL students over the years . . . hard work and dedication. As the oldest of 14 children, Tom started his first job as a paperboy at age 10. By the time he entered…read more
Commissioner Katherine Stoner
From the beginning, Kathy Stoner saw a legal career as a way to do good in the community.
She became interested in attending law school after volunteering with a welfare legal
assistance program and attending hearings as a fair hearing advocate.
“It’s hard to imagine what life would be like if I hadn’t gone to law school,” said Stoner. “It gave me access to ways to make things happen and...read more
Service to the Community
Celebrating our 5o year history
By almost any measure, Monterey College of Law’s first 50 years have been a resounding success. Now, as our Golden Anniversary approaches, it’s time to pose some questions:
• How do we shape our law schools for success over
the next 50 years?
• How do we elevate our academic program to continue
its leadership role in legal education:
• How do we help our students successfully balance
work and family with their desire for a legal education?
• How do we build on our strengths and position our law schools to provide even greater service to our communities in the years to come? …read more
AND, if you’d like to join us in the excitement of “planning and doing,” we welcome your participation…please email Karen Kadushin, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. After all, this is our law school and we’re only 50 once!!