University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law

General Info

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McGeorge School of Law is a private, ABA-accredited law school in the Oak Park neighborhood of the city of Sacramento, California, commonly known as "Pacific McGeorge" as it is part of the University of the Pacific which is located in Stockton, California. Originally founded in 1924, the school merged with and became part of the University of the Pacific in 1966. The university also runs a dental school in San Francisco, California. The current dean of McGeorge School of Law is Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker.

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Pacific Law Admissions

Pacific Law is considered a Somewhat Competitive law school, which accepts only 73% of its applicants. Comparatively, Pacific is Significantly Higher than the average cost for law school.

Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2026 918 664 (72.33%) 174 (19.0%)
25% Median 75%
GPA 2.90 3.15 3.42
LSAT 148 151 154

Tuition And Financial Aid

In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $48,274 $48,274
Part Time $32,060 $32,060

Living Expenses

  • Living on-campus: $22,578
  • Living off-campus: $22,578
  • Living at home: $22,578

Important Dates

  • Early Decision 1: N/A
  • Early Decision 2: N/A
  • Regular Decision: 04/01
  • Application Fee: $65

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Pacific Law Community

Pacific Law is considered to have a Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Above Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Pacific is Average.

Student body

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Faculty Statistics

  • Full Time: 34
  • Part Time: 60


  • # Female Faculty: 35
  • # Minority Faculty: 17


14.0 Students

1 Faculty

Housing Options

  • On Campus Housing: Yes
  • Graduate Housing: Yes
  • Law Specific Housing: Yes

Pacific Law Curriculum

The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. Pacific Law 1L section size is 7% smaller than law schools in California and 4% smaller than all PRIVATE law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

Pacific Law: 140
California Average: 150
PRIVATE School Average: 146

Positions Available in Advanced Courses

  • Simulation Courses: 877
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics: 146

Students Involved in Advanced Activities

  • Field Placements: 180
  • Law Journals: 184
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials: 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year: 19.0%
  • Second Year: 1.6%
  • Third Year: 0.0%
  • Fourth Year: 0.0%

Pacific Law Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The Pacific Law class of 2021 had an employment rate of 77% with 1% pursuing an additional degree.

Employment Comparison

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In 2021, 100.0%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 48.0%
  • Business: 16.0%
  • Government: 22.0%
  • Public Interest: 6.0%
  • Academia: 4.0%
  • California: 90%
  • Nevada: 3%
  • New York: 1%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 100.0%
  • First Time Takers: 192
  • Average School: 64.1%
  • Average State: 66.3%
  • Pass Difference: -2.3%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • California: 66.1%
  • Passed: 118 of 186 (63.4%)
  • State Average: 66.3%
  • Difference: -2.6%