Master of Science in Law Application
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. McGeorge is seeking candidates who hold a Bachelor's degree and have a demonstrated, successful career (minimum three to five years professional experience), or have a graduate degree in another discipline.
Resumes and personal statements will be carefully considered by the Admissions Committee.
The regular deadline to apply is June 15, with priority given to applications received by May 1. Completed applications are reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the year, and most applicants will receive an admission decision within three weeks from the date their application becomes complete.
- Signature form (pdf)
- Official transcript(s) from all universities and colleges attended
- Resume or curriculum vitae
- Personal statement
- Writing Sample
- Letters of recommendation
- Interview Process
Graduate school entrance exams are not required; however, those who have taken these exams are requested to provide their scores.
There is no fee to apply. When completing the Online Application, please select “New Law & Public Policy” for “Student Type.”
Mail supporting documents to:
Graduate Law Admissions
McGeorge School of Law
University of the Pacific
3200 Fifth Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95817
- 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.
- Please submit a current resume or curriculum vitae.
Please submit a brief personal statement which addresses:
- Relevant professional experience
- Reason for application to the M.S.L. program
- Any additional significant information
- Please submit a professional or academic writing sample (written solely by the applicant) that indicates the applicant's writing ability.
- 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.
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.
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.
Contact the Graduate & International Programs Office
Email | 916.739.7019