Get a head start on your Law career

The Pacific Legal Scholars Program is a seven-unit undergraduate program designed to expose students to the legal field and prepare them for the rigors of law school. Qualified students can earn a bachelor's degree and Juris Doctor (JD) in six years (3+3 track) or seven years (4+3 track). Students in both the 3+3 and 4+3 tracks are guaranteed admission into McGeorge School of Law as long as they meet the median LSAT score and GPA of the previous entering class.

Program Criteria for Freshmen

  • 3+3 track — 3.5 GPA and 1320 SAT (30 ACT)
  • 4+3 track — 3.5 GPA and 1250 SAT (28 ACT)
  • SAT based on Math + Critical Reading only
  • GPA is cumulative and un-weighted

Students in the accelerated (3+3) track must attend McGeorge School of Law, where they will finish their bachelor's degree after completing their first year at McGeorge School of Law.

  • High-unit majors are not recommended for the 3+3 track. These majors include engineering, international studies, business, graphic design and music.
  • Students in the 3+3 track can decelerate to the 4+3 track at any time.

Students who are eligible and wish to apply should indicate Pacific Legal Scholars as a "pre-professional program" on their application to the University of the Pacific or contact the Program Director or Outreach Coordinator for the next steps in the application process.

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Contact Us

Dr. Cindy Ostberg, Director of Program & Pre-Law Advisor
University of the Pacific
Stockton, CA 95211
Email | 209.946.2194

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