Students enrolled at another law school accredited by the American Bar Association who desire to take one semester or one academic year of course work at McGeorge to be applied toward degree requirements at their home law school will be considered for visiting status. Students may submit applications for the spring or fall semester. Visitors are not eligible to receive their JD degree from McGeorge.
To apply for admission as a visiting student, applicants must submit the following:
Application Requirements for Visitor Applicants
The following application materials are required:
- Completed application form
- Personal statement expressing reasons for requesting to visit
- One recommendation letter must be submitted from a professor at the home law school
- A letter or form from the Law School Registrar or other appropriate Law School Administrator outlining which courses the student will be allowed to take at McGeorge School of Law
- Transcript from current law school
- Front page of Credential Assembly Service CAS report sent from home law school.
Click here to begin your application. Please note that McGeorge does not accept hardcopy applications. All applications must be completed through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC.) The deadline to submit visiting applications is July 15 for the fall term and Nov. 15 for the spring term.
By signing this application or by submitting this application electronically, I certify that all information I submit in this application and in support of this application is true and complete to the best of my knowledge. I understand that knowingly providing false, misleading, or incomplete information may be grounds for denial of admission or, if discovered after admission, for dismissal from the School of Law. I understand that I must notify the Admissions Office if responses to the information requested on this application change prior to enrollment and beyond. I further understand that, if admitted to the School of Law, I have a continuing duty to timely disclose to the Administration information regarding any conduct that would have required disclosure in this application.
Law School Transcript
This document must contain grades for at least one full academic year and should be submitted directly to the McGeorge Admissions Office.
The statement must be no more than three pages, double-spaced, 12 pt. font. A visitor applicant's personal statement is an opportunity to provide information about their reasons for requesting to visit and any other information that the applicant believes should be considered.
Provide a resume of full- and part-time employment and other activities, starting with the most recent. Include dates, name(s) of employer(s), and position(s) held. List academic honors received since entering college. List extracurricular activities, hobbies and community service. Please be sure to include any law related internships and externships completed since entering law school. Describe the nature and extent of employment during college, listing the hours worked per week and include volunteer work. Include summers. Explain any periods of time after high school not accounted for by the preceding educational and employment history. However, high school information should be omitted.
Letter of Recommendation
In support of the application, applicants must submit one letter of recommendation directly to LSAC. The letter must be from a current law school professor and should address your success in law school, your aptitude as a student and the impact you have had at your law school.
Permission to Visit
Visiting students must submit a letter or form from the Law School Registrar or other appropriate Law School Administrator outlining which courses the student will be allowed to take at McGeorge School of Law.
The letter must be submitted to the Admissions Office and the visiting student will not be allowed to register for classes until this form has been obtained.
Character and Fitness
Most states have standards of character and fitness to practice that must be satisfied by candidates applying for admission to the bar. Candidates with a record of involvement in criminal matters must provide a full, descriptive statement and should investigate the admission policies of the jurisdiction where application for admission to practice is anticipated by writing to the bar examiners in that state. Include dates of incident and disposition.
Notification of Acceptance
Visiting students will receive their decisions soon after their files are complete.
The McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, in compliance with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 (45 CFR 86), and Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, does not discriminate in the administration of any of its educational programs, admissions, scholarships, loans, or other activities or programs on the basis of race, gender (identity and/or performance), sexual orientation or preference, national or ethnic origin, color, disability, marital status, age, or religious belief.
Inquiries regarding compliance with these statutes and regulations may be directed to the Office of the Dean, 3200 Fifth Ave., Sacramento, California 95817, 916.739.7151, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, in San Francisco or Washington, D.C. Student records: Inquiries about the School's compliance with student access and privacy rights regarding educational records, under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, may be directed to the Office of the Dean or to the Student and Family Educational Rights and Privacy office, U.S. Department of Education, Washington, D.C.
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