Peter M. Eraca

Director of Admissions

Peter M. Eraca

Peter M. Eraca, who usually goes by Pete, joined UCI Law’s Office of Admissions and Student Financial Services in January 2020 after spending over five years working at Seton Hall Law in Newark, NJ. He earned his BA and MA from Binghamton University (SUNY) before going on to receive his JD, magna cum laude, from Roger Williams University in Rhode Island where he primarily studied tax, bankruptcy, and corporate law. While in law school he interned in two federal courts and served as a research assistant and teaching assistant for Professor Keeva Terry who specializes in tax law. He is admitted to the bars of Massachusetts and Rhode Island and practiced with a boutique litigation firm in downtown Providence, RI prior to moving to law school admissions.

Education

  • Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, Roger Williams University School of Law, 2012
  • Master of Arts, Political Science, Binghamton University (SUNY), 2007
  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Binghamton University (SUNY), 2005
  • Associate in Arts, Liberal Arts: Humanities and Social Sciences, Dutchess Community College, 2003

Prior positions

  • Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, NJ, June 2014-January 2019
    • Executive Director of Admissions for Diversity, Access, and Weekend Division, May 2019-January 2020
    • Director of Weekend Division Admissions, January 2017-April 2019
    • Associate Director of Admissions, June 2014-January 2017
  • Heald & LeBouef, Ltd., Providence, RI, Associate, July 2013-June 2014
  • Roger Williams University School of Law, Bristol, RI; Admissions Counselor, August 2012-December 2012
  • Dutchess Community College, Poughkeepsie, NY, Adjunct Lecturer of Government, June 2007-May 2009

Bar Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
  • United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts 

Affiliations

  • Law School Admissions Council
    • Member, Schools & Candidates Committee, June 2019-Present
    • Member, International Recruitment Workgroup, September 2019-Present
    • Member, Forums Workgroup, June 2018-June 2019
  • Harpur Law Council, Binghamton University, July 2019-Present
  • Rhode Island Bar Association, January 2013-Present

Awards

  • Public Service Recognition Award, Feinstein Institute for Legal Service, Roger Williams University School of Law, 2012