#McGeorgeRising for Fall 2022

  • The JD Application will open on Sept. 7, 2021
  • The priority deadline is Feb. 1, 2022
  • The application deadline is June 1, 2022
  • The last LSAT accepted is the June 2022 exam.
  • The application fee is waived for this application cycle

A Gateway to Career Opportunities

A JD degree from McGeorge School of Law is a gateway to a variety of professional opportunities and settings. Become one of more than 14,000 alumni who work in every state and 43 countries around the globe. Pursue a JD full-time or part-time in our nationally ranked evening program. We also offer a 2-and-a-half year Accelerated Honors Program (AHP) for qualified students eager to enter the professional world at least six months before their traditional program counterparts. Be sure to visit our virtual viewbook to see and hear for yourself what makes McGeorge a great place to study law.

Real World Curriculum

McGeorge boasts robust curricular opportunities for our students to apply legal theory to practice and develop the professional skills necessary to find success in a variety of settings. We ensure that our students complete at least two authentic, law practice experiences (clinics or externships). Students will:

  • Receive11 credit hours of experiential learning coursework/training
  • Receive a judge or practitioner mentor via our innovative Experiential Learning Mentor Program
  • Take four semesters of classes focusing on the skills lawyers agree are most critical to success in practice: legal research, writing, analysis, and advocacy

Our nationally recognized Mock Trial and Moot Court competition teams and law journals, provide our students with additional opportunities to engage in the learn-by-doing model that is so important to the backdrop of legal education.

Find What You Need at McGeorge

McGeorge prides itself on providing students with a broad range of legal curricular opportunities, including our Certificates of Concentration (Business, Capital Lawyering, Health, Intellectual Property, International, Tax, Trial & Appellate Advocacy, and Water & Environmental), and our Centers of Distinction (Capital Center for Law & Policy, Center for Advocacy & Dispute Resolution and Global Center for Business Development. Our JD/MPP or JD/MPA dual degree programs offer students an opportunity to simultaneously engage in the study of law and public policy or public administration further emphasizing an institutional understanding and commitment to public service.

Opportunities for International Study, the Fast Track Water Law JD/LLM Program, and our broad array of electives and experiential opportunities are available to round out the student educational experience.

Whichever course of study students choose, our student-focused faculty will share their enthusiasm for the law through engaging classes, using the same lawyering skills that are deployed in practice. A campus environment of support and cooperation encourages collegiality, and graduates of our JD program are equipped to continue learning from experience as they build their legal career.

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