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Patricia A. McKenzie

McKenzie, Patricia A.

Lecturer AY-B,  Political Science
Lecturer, Political Science

E-mail
Patricia.McKenzie@sjsu.edu
Additional Contact Information

Phone Number(s)
(408) 924-5573

Office Hours
Spring 2009 - Tuesdays 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Education

  • J. D., Law
    1987
  • Doctor of Philosophy. Univ Of Cal-Berkeley, 1976
  • Master of Arts, Political Science
    San Jose St Univ, 1972
  • Bachelor of Science, Political Science
    San Jose St Univ, 1970

Licenses & Certificates

  • Calif State Bar Association
    1987

Bio

Dr. McKenzie (formerly, Craig), received a B. A. (with distinction) and a M. A. in Political Science at San Jose State University. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley and a J. D. from Lincoln Law School of San Jose. After graduation from Berkeley, Dr. McKenzie worked as a Senior Policy Analyst at SRI International in the Center for the Study of Social Policy where she directed major policy evaluation studies for the federal government and the State of California. After leaving SRI and receiving her law degree, Dr. McKenzie passed the Bar Examination on her first attempt and subsequently graded the California Bar Examination. Dr. McKenzie has served as an Associate in the law firm of Ropers, Majeski, Cohn & Bentley and the firm of Grunsky, Ebey, Farrar & Howell as well as serving as "house counsel" for two major insurance companies. Dr. McKenzie is an experienced trial attorney, having successfully tried personal injury, civil rights, and property damage cases. She currently serves as a Temporary Small Claims Court Judge for the Santa Clara County Superior Court. Dr. McKenzie has taught graduate seminars at U. C. Berkeley and the College of Holy Names on "The Politics of Education" and "School Finance Reform". She has also taught Constitutional Law and Advanced Legal Research and Writing classes at Lincoln Law School of San Jose.