Sosan Madanat joined the Foundation for Democracy and Justice shortly after receiving her Juris Doctor degree with a certificate in Public Law and Policy from McGeorge School of Law.
While attending law school, Sosan externed for the Federal Defender’s Office of Sacramento, State Senator Noreen Evans’ office, as well as the Governor’s Office of Legal Affairs. As a student, Sosan sat as the Executive Director of the Public Legal Services Society, the largest Public Interest student organization on the McGeorge campus. She planned and implemented community development projects and worked with staff to plan the 90th anniversary celebration, which honored influential leaders in the Sacramento community. She additionally participated in the inaugural year of McGeorge’s newest clinic, the Legislative and Public Policy Clinic in which she worked with eleven other students and state legislators to pass new legislation and policy reform.
Sosan is a San Francisco native and prior to receiving her J.D. from McGeorge School of Law, attended the University of California, Santa Cruz where she majored in Philosophy and Language Studies.
Sosan passed the February 2015 California Bar Exam.
Hans Van Horn
Hans Van Horn graduated from the Pacific McGeorge School of Law in 2013 and joined the Foundation for Democracy and Justice after several years in the private practice world.
During Law School, Hans was a writer and editor for the International Law Journal, and presided over and captained the school’s rugby team. He was also involved in Sacramento High School’s Street Law Program, first as a classroom teacher, then as a mentor and adviser to other student teachers. He started and coached Sac High’s Mock Trial Program. Hans was the class speaker of McGeorge’s 2013 Day Division, and after law school, worked for Acquest Law on civil litigation, immigration, and family law cases.
Hans is from Seattle, Washington and prior to receiving his J.D. from McGeorge School of Law, attended Indiana University, Bloomington where he majored in Philosophy and English. After his undergraduate studies and before law school, Hans taught 9th and 10th grade English through the Teach for America Program in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
Hans passed the July 2013 California Bar Exam.