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Master of Science in Law Application

Eligibility

Applicants must have earned an undergraduate degree from an accredited four-year college or university in the United States, or its equivalent from a foreign institution. Pacific McGeorge is seeking candidates who have a strong academic record and either:

  • Currently pursuing a graduate degree in another discipline
  • Already hold a graduate degree in another discipline, or hold a Bachelor's degree and have a demonstrated, successful career (minimum three to five years professional experience)

Resumes and personal statements will be carefully considered by the Admissions Committee.

Deadlines

Completed applications are reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the year, and many applicants will receive an admission decision within three weeks from the date their application becomes complete.

Application Checklist

Graduate school entrance exams are not required; however, those who have taken these exams are requested to provide their scores.

Application

Fill out our online application.

You can also use our PDF application and submit the signed application with your supporting documents by mail to:
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
M.S.L. Admissions
3200 Fifth Ave.
 Sacramento, CA  95817
USA

Official Transcript(s) from All Undergraduate and Graduate Institutions

  • U.S. applicants must submit an official transcript from each undergraduate and graduate school attended.
  • Transcripts should be sent directly from the school, or may be submitted in a sealed envelope along with other application materials from the applicant.
  • International applicants must submit an official English translation or certified evaluation of an official transcript from each undergraduate and graduate school attended.
  • For applicants from countries in which a university will only release official transcripts to the student, the applicant may submit a photocopy if a notary or other official third party certifies that the photocopy is a true and correct copy of the original document.

Resume or Curriculum Vitae

  • Please submit a current resume or curriculum vitae.

Personal Statement

Please submit a brief personal statement which addresses:

  • Relevant professional experience
  • Reason for application to the M.S.L. program
  • Any additional significant information

Writing Sample

  • Please submit a professional or academic writing sample (written solely by the applicant) that indicates the applicant's writing ability.

Letters of Recommendation

  • Please submit a minimum of two original, signed letters of recommendation.
  • Letters of recommendation should be from academic or professional sources.
  • Letters may be sent directly to Graduate and International Programs by the recommender, or may be submitted in a sealed envelope along with application materials.

Official TOEFL or IELTS English Language Exam Score

International applicants are required to submit a TOEFL or IELTS score.

Minimum required TOEFL score:

  • 98 points on internet-based TOEFL
  • 600 points on paper-based TOEFL

Minimum required IELTS score:

  • 7.5 points on academic IELTS

Please request that the test administrator submit the applicant's official TOEFL/IELTS score directly to our office (TOEFL: institutional code 4849, department code 03).

Institutional TOEFL/IELTS scores are not accepted.

Interview Process

A personal interview may be requested as part of the admissions process. Our goal is to admit professionals who already have experience in their fields that will serve as a foundation for legal studies and who bring diversity in all its forms to the law school community.

International Students

Additional information for international students, such as details regarding Visas, is available in the advanced degree section of the website.

Notice Regarding Submission of Application Materials

Please keep a copy of all materials submitted. Once original transcripts and documents are submitted as part of an applicant's admission materials, they cannot be returned or photocopied for any reason.

Questions?

Contact J. Clark Kelso, Director, Master of Science in Law Program, Associate Dean, Strategic Initiatives
Email | 916.739.7000