Example Ad

University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Status message

  • Active context: compare_me
  • Active context: prelaw_theme
  • Active context: current_issue_prelaw
  • Active context: law-school-profiles
  • Active context: _sitewide_sidebar_firstcolumn
  • Active context: law-school-profile
  • Active context: law_school_profiles
  • Active context: _sitewide_sidebar

University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Add to compare
Basic Information

The University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law is located in Sacramento, the state capitol. The central location allows students to participate in externships and clinical work in the many opportunities offered in the capital.

Pacific McGeorge School of Law is best known for its Center for Advocacy & Dispute Resolution, which is ranked 5th amongst other programs in the nation.

The school received an A+ from National Jurist for practical training, ranking 11th in the nation and second in California. It provides a strong mix of simulation courses, clinics and externship options. The law school recently adopted an Advanced Lawyering Curriculum that integrates experiential learning into doctrinal, bar-tested subjects and requires completition of 11 units in clinical or externships, experiential and practicum courses prior to graduation.

McGeorge’s commitment to producing practice-ready students further shows with its Global Lawyering Skills program. The program teaches intensive legal writing. It’s required for all students and adds to the regular curriculum with more simulations and hands-on, real-world experience.

Admission Profile
75th Percentile
25th Percentile
Financial Profile
Tuition Part-time
Living Expenses
Median grant$11827
Percent receiving grants75.00%
Estimated net tuition
Employment & Bar Exam Profile
Post-grad employment 61.20%
NJ Employment
Bar Passage64.06%
Academic Profile
Best Law Schools 2016: Practical Training: 
Business, Corporate, Banking
Criminal Law and Procedure
Environmental/Natural Resource Law
Intellectual Property Law
Tax Law