Adjunct Professor Jeffrey Ugai received his J.D. from the University of California Hastings College of the Law. As a student at Hastings, he demonstrated a strong commitment to public service, serving as Co-President of Homeless Legal Services and receiving recognition for Outstanding Performance in the Community Economic Development Clinic as well Outstanding Achievement in Pro Bono. He also received the 2011 Wiley M. Manuel Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Services from the California Bar Association as well as the San Francisco Bar Association’s Outstanding Volunteer in Public Service Award in 2010 and 2011.
As an educator, Adjunct Professor Ugai worked closely with the Director of the Academic Support Program to develop and refine Hastings’ Legal Analysis and Critical Studies courses, researching and applying the best practices in learning theory to create new educational materials and serving as teaching assistant for eight class sections over two years. He also helped design and co-facilitate a series of legal skills workshops on briefing, outlining and exam writing offered to the entire first year class.
A Colorado native, he moved to California to attend college at the University of Southern California, graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science from the Price School of Public Policy.