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

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 479 JD Students — View Entering Class Profile
  • Graduating approximately 139 law students annually
  • Currently 10.6-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio; professors know you by name

Enrollment Details as of Aug. 28, 2018

  JD JSD LLM MSL MPA MPP Dual Degree /Exchange Total
Full-time 402 13 25 0 0 14 11 465
Part-time 110 0 0 22 60 0 0 192
Total 512 13 25 22 60 14 11 657


  • 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 115 books that are being used currently in 185 of 205 ABA-approved 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 (Ret.), has served as our longest continuous faculty member since 1965

Academics and Rankings

  • Consistently ranked in the Top International Law Programs by U.S. News & World Report, this year as No. 20 in the 2019 Best Graduate Schools guide; best international business law preparation in the West
  • Top-ranked trial advocacy and dispute resolution programs, this year as No. 15 in Trial Advocacy in the 2019 Best Graduate Schools guide and as No. 12 by the Blakely Advocacy Institute at the University of Houston Law Center
  • Among the most diverse law schools with an A-grade in the Winter 2019 issue of preLaw Magazine
  • World champions representing the United States in the 2018 International Negotiation Competition in Wales, UK.
  • Ranked No. 42 Part-Time Program in the U.S. News & World Report 2018 Best Graduate Schools Guide
  • Recognized as No. 4 "Best Law School for Public Service (Government Law)" in preLaw Magazine's Winter 2018 issue
  • Recognized in the Top 10 Law Schools with the "Greatest Resources for Minority Students" in the Princeton Review's Best 169 Law Schools 2019, this year as No. 7
  • Recognized with an "A- Grade for Practical Training" in preLaw Magazine's Spring 2019 issue
  • Among the Top 16 "Trial advocacy curricular leaders" with an A-grade in the Winter 2017 issue of preLaw Magazine
  • Renowned California and federal government law and policy program
  • Intensity of instruction, with 43% more hours above the ABA requirement for the JD 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 45 countries
  • 390+ alums have been elevated to the judicial bench


McGeorge Admissions
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