Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker became the eighth dean in Pacific McGeorge history on July 1, 2002. A noted expert on of national security law and terrorism, Parker served 11 years in key federal government positions, most notably as General Counsel for the National Security Agency, Principal Deputy Legal Adviser, Department of State, and General Counsel for the CIA.
In private practice, she has advised clients on public policy and international trade issues, particularly in the areas of encryption and advanced technology. Early in her career, she was active in litigating civil rights and civil liberties matters, with two successful arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court. Immediately before her arrival at Pacific McGeorge, she served as general counsel for the 26-campus University of Wisconsin System.
A member of the American Bar Foundation and the Council on Foreign Relations, she is a frequent speaker and lecturer and currently serves on the National Academy of Sciences' Roundtable on Scientific Communication and National Security and the U.S. Public Interest Declassification Board.
Her academic background includes teaching as a visitor professor at Case Western Reserve Law School and Cleveland-Marshall State School of Law.