The University of the Pacific was founded in 1851 as the first chartered institution of higher education in the state of California. In 1924, its McGeorge School of Law was established in the University's Sacramento campus. At 13 acres, the law school is one of today's biggest law-only campuses in the U.S. The Law School currently offers three LLM programs and several other law-related masters level degrees to foreign-trained and domestic attorneys.
Prospective LLM students are assured of getting high quality legal education from McGeorge School of Law as evidenced by the accolades it received. Some of them are listed as follows:
- Only California institution included in the top 12 for Top Value;
- Among the top law schools in 2017 for Best LLM Programs ranked by International Jurist;
- Received an A+ grade for Best Value, A+ for Best Value and A grade for Best Law School Experience;
- Ranked 24th Best Graduate School worldwide in 2018 U.S. News & World Report;
- Been awarded 6 years in a row for having a top international law programs by the U.S. News & World Report;
- Included in International Jurist Magazine's Honor Roll for Best LLM programs in 2016; and,
- One of the 14 law schools recognized for Law School Experience.
The three LLM programs offered by McGeorge School of Law are as follows:
- LLM in Transnational Business Practice
- LLM in Water Resource Law
- LLM in Law & Policy
Besides the LLM programs, the Law School also offers law-related Master level degrees, including the following:
- Master of Science in Law (MSL)
- Master of Public Policy
- Master of Public Administration
Students of the MSL may opt to take on the following concentrations:
- MSL in Health
- MSL in Government & Public Policy
- MSL in Human Resources
- MSL in Water & the Environment
Applications to the foregoing programs are accepted on a rolling basis. Applicants who require an F-1 visa must complete their applications by June 1 for the Fall intake and November 1 for the Spring intake.