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Encyclopedia > McGeorge School of Law
University of the Pacific,
McGeorge School of Law
Established 1924
School type Private
President Dean Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker
Location Sacramento, California, USA
Enrollment 1,104
Faculty 60 full-time; 40 adjunct
USNWR ranking 100 (2008)
Bar pass rate 73%
Annual tuition $31,120 (full-time); $20,690 (part-time)
Homepage www.McGeorge.edu

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. Image File history File linksMetadata MCG_SEAL_front. ... 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar). ... Private schools, or independent schools, are schools not administered by local, state, or national government, which retain the right to select their student body and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition rather than with public (state) funds. ... Location of Sacramento in Sacramento County, California County Sacramento Government  - Mayor Heather Fargo Area  - City  99. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... American Bar Associations Washington, DC office The American Bar Association (ABA) is a voluntary bar association of lawyers and law students, which is not specific to any jurisdiction in the United States. ... Oak Park is a neighborhood in Sacramento, California. ... Location of Sacramento in Sacramento County, California County Sacramento Government  - Mayor Heather Fargo Area  - City  99. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... The University of the Pacific (also known as Pacific, and formerly known as College of the Pacific) is a private northern California university of the United Methodist Church, originally chartered on July 10, 1851 in Santa Clara, California under the name California Wesleyan College. ... Nickname: Motto: Stocktons Great, Take A Look! Location in the state of California Coordinates: Country United States State California County San Joaquin County Incorporated 1850 Government  - Mayor Edward J. Chavez  - City Manager J. Gordon Palmer, Jr. ... The University of the Pacific (also known as Pacific, and formerly known as College of the Pacific) is a private northern California university of the United Methodist Church, originally chartered on July 10, 1851 in Santa Clara, California under the name California Wesleyan College. ... Nickname: Location of the City and County of San Francisco, California Coordinates: , Country United States of America State California City-County San Francisco Government  - Mayor Gavin Newsom Area  - City  47 sq mi (122 km²)  - Land  46. ... In an educational setting, a dean is a person with significant authority . ...


Pacific McGeorge is currently ranked among the top 100 in the U.S. News & World Report annual ranking of U.S. law schools. U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ... In the United States, the institution where future lawyers obtain a legal degree is called a law school. ...


Additionally, Pacific McGeorge is currently ranked among the nation’s Top 20 International Law programs in the 2007 U.S. News & World Report annual guide to “America’s Best Graduate Schools”. U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ...

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Accreditation and Memberships

Pacific McGeorge is fully accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) and by the Committee of Bar Examiners of The State Bar of California. It is also a member of the Association of American Law Schools. American Bar Associations Washington, DC office The American Bar Association (ABA) is a voluntary bar association of lawyers and law students, which is not specific to any jurisdiction in the United States. ...


Pacific McGeorge has a chapter of the Order of the Coif, a national law school honorary society founded for the purposes of encouraging legal scholarship and advancing the ethical standards of the legal profession. The Order of the Coif is an honorary society for law students. ...


General Information

Pacific McGeorge offers degree programs leading to the award of the J.D. (Juris Doctor), the L.L.M. (Master of Laws) and the J.S.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science) degrees. A B.A. issued as a certificate A degree is any of a wide range of status levels conferred by institutions of higher education, such as universities, normally as the result of successfully completing a program of study. ... J.D. redirects here; for alternate uses, see J.D. (disambiguation) J.D. is an abbreviation for the Latin Juris Doctor, also called a Doctor of Law or Doctorate of Jurisprudence, and is the law degree typically awarded by an accredited U.S. law school after successfully completing three years... Doctor of Law, Doctor of Jurisprudence, or Juris Doctor (abbreviated J.D. or JD, from the Latin, Teacher of Law) is a professional degree in law offered by universities in a number of countries. ... The Master of Laws is an advanced law degree that allows someone to specialize in a particular area of law. ... The Master of Laws is an advanced law degree, commonly abbreviated LL.M. (also LLM or LL.M) from its Latin name, Legum Magister. ... Legum Doctor (English: Doctor of Laws; abbreviated to LL.D.) In the UK and Canada the LL.D. is a doctorate usually awarded on the basis of exceptionally insightful and distinctive publications, containing significant and original contributions to the science or study of law. ... Legum Doctor (English: Doctor of Laws; abbreviated to LL.D.) In the UK, Australia and New Zealand, the LL.D. is a higher doctorate usually awarded on the basis of exceptionally insightful and distinctive publications, containing significant and original contributions to the science or study of law. ...


Pacific McGeorge offers both a three-year day division program and four-year evening division program. Pacific McGeorge graduates are eligible to sit for the bar examination in any American jurisdiction.


The goal of Pacific McGeorge is to educate future members of the legal profession for responsible service in the many roles that lawyers perform. Students acquire legal knowledge and analytic skills through traditional classroom courses, as well as through extensive clinical and advocacy programs.


Pacific McGeorge recently welcomed the entering classes of 2007 and 2008. The 366 members of these entering classes come from over 100 different colleges and universities. More than 50 undergraduate majors, including many in the sciences, are represented. The entering classes come from more than 30 of the United States and from several foreign countries. The range of students is between 20 and 46 years old.


The entering student classes are over 46% female. Ethnic minority enrollment in the entering classes is approximately 21%.


How McGeorge Rates in the U.S. News & World Report's Annual Law School Rankings

For a few years, Pacific McGeorge's status in the U.S. News & World Report law school rankings put it in the dreaded "4th Tier"--the bottom quartile of U.S. law schools. However, beginning in the late 1990s McGeorge realized a jump to the 3rd tier. In the 2004 annual rankings Pacific McGeorge jumped from the 3rd Tier to the 2nd Tier, placing it among the Top 100 Law Schools in the United States. It has been able to hold its place in the 2nd Tier ever since, prompting people to examine the factors contributing to Pacific McGeorge's ascendancy. Image File history File linksMetadata Pacific_McGeorge_Logo_Wiki. ... U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ...


Extensive renovations of existing classrooms, the implementation of wireless technology throughout the campus, the hiring and retention of top-notch faculty and a concerted attempt to make Pacific McGeorge more visible and active in the local community has likely contributed to Pacific McGeorge's rise in the annual law school rankings. It has also been suggested that alumni have played a key role in boosting the rankings by becoming more active in promoting the school. Part of this effort stems from the fact that up until the mid-1990s, Pacific McGeorge was not well-known outside of Northern California.


Pacific McGeorge has a notorious reputation for attrition, with some reports suggesting that perhaps 10 to 20 percent of each first-year class failed out of the school. However, in recent years, Pacific McGeorge has made a concerted effort to become more selective in admissions and to provide additional help to first-year students to assist in their transition from undergraduate studies to the demanding and highly competitive environment of law school. These approaches do not seem to have significantly reduced the attrition rate, as the 2005-2006 First Year Class had an attrition rate of 14.3% according to the 2008 US News and World Report Law School Rankings.


Pacific McGeorge's accomplished entering classes and improved reputation ensure that Pacific McGeorge graduates are prepared for employment in a wide variety of positions throughout the United States.


Areas of Specialization

In addition to completing requirements for the Juris Doctor degree, Pacific McGeorge students who wish to add additional value to their legal education may elect to complete additional requirements for a specialization or concentration certificate in the following areas of law: Image File history File linksMetadata Pacific_McGeorge_Logo_and_Seal. ... Doctor of Law, Doctor of Jurisprudence, or Juris Doctor (abbreviated J.D. or JD, from the Latin, Teacher of Law) is a professional degree in law offered by universities in a number of countries. ...

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Location

University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law campus is located at 3200 Fifth Ave. in the Oak Park area of Sacramento, California, the capital of the State of California. The Universitätscampus Wien, Austria ( details) Campus (plural: campuses) is derived from the (identical) Latin word for field or open space. English gets the words camp and campus from this origin. ... Location of Sacramento in Sacramento County, California County Sacramento Government  - Mayor Heather Fargo Area  - City  99. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... This article is about a city that serves as a center of government and politics. ... A state is a political association with effective dominion over a geographic area. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ...


Pacific McGeorge Campus Location and Directions: Map


Journals and Publications

Faculty-edited publications

  • Journal of National Security Law & Policy
    • A journal focused on issues of war and terrorism, international relations, democracy, and civil liberties.

Law journals and student publications

  • Experiential Learning
  • McGeorge Law Review (formerly titled The Pacific Law Journal)
  • Pacific McGeorge Global Business & Development Law Journal {formerly titled "The Transnational Lawyer"}
  • California Initiative Review

Notable Alumni

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Notable Faculty

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External links

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