Jermaine Cruz, J.D.

Jermaine Cruz, J.D.

Director of Admissions
McGeorge School of Law
University of the Pacific
(Sacramento, California)

Jermaine Cruz is Director of Admissions at University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, California. Most recently, he was Assistant Director of Admissions of The Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law, in Washington, DC, where he directed the law school’s admissions-related diversity initiatives. He is also a 2005 graduate of the Columbus School of Law. Prior to returning to the law school in an admissions capacity, Mr. Cruz was in private practice at Hannon Law Group, LLP, in Washington, D.C., where he focused primarily on complex commercial litigation and employment law.

While an evening division law student at CUA Law, Mr. Cruz worked at Georgetown University Law Center, where he managed the administration and recruitment efforts of the school’s clinical legal education program. He also served as a law clerk with Bread for the City, where he worked on domestic relations cases, and as a student- attorney with CUA’s Families and the Law Clinic.

Jermaine worked in communications for several years prior to pursuing a law degree. He is an alumnus of the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C. and has worked with Black Entertainment Television and for the New York State Senate. He was also part of the communications team at Bread for the World, Inc., where he focused on international anti-hunger campaigns with a strong focus on Africa and Latin America.

In addition to his law degree, Jermaine holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Ithaca College and a Master of Arts in African & African-American Studies from the State University of New York at Albany.