McGeorge has long been a leader in teaching practical lawyering skills hailing back to 1974 when our first clinics opened. Our students learn to apply legal theory to practice, develop professional lawyering skills, and become lifelong learners.
- The 6th law school in the nation, and the 1st in the West, to require and therefore guarantee that each student complete two authentic, law practice experiences (clinics or externships)
- The only law school in California to require 11 credit hours of experiential learning
- One of the few law schools in the country to guarantee every student a judge or practitioner mentor via our innovative Experiential Mentor Program
- The only law school in California to provide four semesters of classes focusing on the skills lawyers agree are most critical to success in practice: legal research, writing, analysis, and advocacy
McGeorge also boasts Mock Trial and Moot Court Competition Teams ranked in the top-15 in the nation, law journals, and other courses where students learn by doing.
California Victims Resource Center
Since 1984, McGeorge has hosted the state-funded California Victims Resource Center, which provides crime victims with legal support and aid. McGeorge students assist crime victims by providing information about compensation, restitution, the roles and rights of victims of crime in the criminal justice system, and they make referrals to local assistance providers and advocacy groups.
"I worked closely with my supervising attorney and learned so much. The Immigration Law Clinic gave me the confidence that I needed in order to advocate for my clients effectively." — Mariam Aboudamous '15, City of American Canyon, Council Member
"Because of McGeorge's trial advocacy program, I got my first two jobs and have a network of terrific lawyers who are also lifelong friends." — Jacob Flesher '00, Shareholder, Flesher Schaff & Schroeder, Inc.
- Experiential Curriculum Requirement
- Legal Clinics
- Competition Teams / Mock Trial / Moot Court
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