University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

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The University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law is located in Sacramento, the state capitol. The central location allows students to participate in externships and clinical work in the many opportunities offered in the capital.

Pacific McGeorge School of Law is best known for its Center for Advocacy & Dispute Resolution, which is ranked 5th amongst other programs in the nation.

The school received an A+ from National Jurist for practical training, ranking 11th in the nation and second in California. It provides a strong mix of simulation courses, clinics and externship options. The law school recently adopted an Advanced Lawyering Curriculum that integrates experiential learning into doctrinal, bar-tested subjects and requires completition of 11 units in clinical or externships, experiential and practicum courses prior to graduation.

McGeorge’s commitment to producing practice-ready students further shows with its Global Lawyering Skills program. The program teaches intensive legal writing. It’s required for all students and adds to the regular curriculum with more simulations and hands-on, real-world experience.

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75th Percentile1553.44
25th Percentile1492.95
Financial Profile
Tuition Part-time$33,020$33,020
Living Expenses
Median grant$13046
Percent receiving grants92.90%
Estimated net tuition
Employment & Bar Exam Profile
Post-grad employment 74.20%
NJ Employment61.1
Bar Passage69.30%
Academic Profile
Best Law Schools 2016: Practical Training: 
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Intellectual Property Law
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