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Claude D. Rohwer ’51

PERSONAL

  • Born December 17, 1933 in Sacramento, CA
  • Married to Lynn Rohwer, attorney-at-law
  • Claude and Lynn raised eight children
  • Children and Spouses have earned 12 degrees (bachelors, MBA, and Law) from various UC campuses

EDUCATION & HONORS

  • A.B. at UC Berkeley, 1955
  • J.D. at UC Berkeley Boalt Law School, 1958
  • Order of the Coif
  • Amicus Lex Scholar, 1982
  • Professor of the Year, University of Pacific, 1982
  • Professor Emeritus, McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • 1958-1960: Assistant Staff Judge Advocate, U.S.A.F.
  • 1960-1961: Deputy Attorney General, State of California
  • 1961-1964: Associate, Downey Brand (Sacramento, CA)
  • 1961-2005: Professor of Law, McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
  • 1965-1967: Partner, Downey Brand (Sacramento, CA)
  • 1982-1986: Associate Dean, Graduate and International Programs, McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
  • 2003-2005: Associate Dean, International Affairs, McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
  • Co-author of two law school textbooks: “Global Issues in Commercial Law” and “Contracts in a Nutshell (7th edition)”both published by West Publishing Co.
  • Author of numerous articles and publications on commercial law
  • Has taught commercial law classes in China, Austria, Poland, Russia, England, Scotland, and Sweden

UNDERGRADUATE YEARS AT UC BERKELEY

  • Pledged SAE Cal Beta Fall 1951
  • Became EA Spring 1955
  • Vice President, ASUC
  • Member of the Order of the Golden Bear and the California Club

CONSULTANT TO VIETNAM AND LAOS

  • Since 1996, has consulted with the Vietnamese Ministry of Justice and Ministry of Trade, writing and revising the country’s Commercial Law and Civil Code
  • Has recently begun doing similar work in Laos