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Profile & Statistics

Part of the University of the Pacific, McGeorge sits on a 13-acre campus in Sacramento, California (metro population 2 million).

Degree Programs

Accreditation and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Association of American Law Schools
  • American Association for the Comparative Study of Law
  • Governing Board, Rocky Mountain Mineral Foundation
  • The Order of the Coif


  • Approximately 482 J.D. Students — View Entering Class Profile
  • Graduating approximately 139 law students annually
  • Average 12.2-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio; professors know you by name

Enrollment Details as of Oct. 5, 2016

Full-time 351 2 31 0 0 4 388
Part-time 131 0 0 31 12 0 174
Total 482 2 31 31 12 4 562



  • 42 full-time faculty and 63 adjuncts recognized nationally and internationally in their fields
  • 11 administrators, three of whom teach
  • Faculty scholars have published more than 30 books in the past five years, one of the highest totals among U.S. law schools
  • Faculty have held major positions in government, leading law firms and all segments of industry, imparting real-world knowledge to our students 
  • U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, has served as our longest continuous faculty member since 1965


  • Consistently ranked in the Top International Law Programs by U.S. News & World Report, this year as No. 24 in the 2018 Best Graduate Schools guide; best international business law preparation in the West
  • Top-ranked trial advocacy and dispute resolution programs, this year as No. 10 in Trial Advocacy in the 2018 Best Graduate Schools guide
  • Renowned California and federal government law and policy program
  • Intensity of instruction, with 43% more hours above the ABA requirement for the J.D. degree
  • Emphasis on writing, with two full years of writing classes in our Global Lawyering Skills program, ranked #13 in 2012 by U.S. News & World Report
  • A balance of theoretical education and practice-related skills training


  • 13,000+ alumni practicing in all 50 states and 58 countries
  • 350 alums have been elevated to the judicial bench


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