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Michelle Teran

Michelle Teran
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Major: Bachelor of Arts in political science with a minor in Spanish

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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.

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

Deadlines

Application now open for Spring (January) 2018 and Fall (August) 2018. Please note that beginning with Fall 2018 submissions, there will be a $50 application fee. No fee to apply for Spring 2018.

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.

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Fall 2018

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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
USA

Application Checklist

Downloadable application checklist (pdf)

Application

  • Create online account
  • Complete online application form
  • When completing the Online Application, please select "New Law & Public Policy" for "Student Type."

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.

Official transcript(s) from all universities and colleges attended

  • 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 - Statements should address the following:

  • 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 showcases 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.

Mail supporting documents to:
Graduate Law Admissions
McGeorge School of Law
University of the Pacific
3200 Fifth Ave.
 Sacramento, CA  95817
USA

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.

Note to all applicants: Working with an agent will not affect your chances of acceptance and scholarship. All applicants should disclose in their application materials if they are working with an agent. We encourage all applicants to communicate directly with us at graduatelaw@pacific.edu.

International Students

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

Questions?

Contact the Graduate & International Programs Office
Email | 916.739.7019