- Applicants must have earned an undergraduate degree from an accredited four-year college
or university in the United States, or its equivalent from a foreign institution.
- Resumes and personal statements will be carefully considered by the Admissions Committee.
Application now open for Fall (August) 2018. Please note there is a $50 application fee.
- Completed applications are reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the year, and most
applicants will receive an admission decision within three weeks from the date their
application becomes complete.
Applicants should submit all required documents through the online application system,
GradCAS. Below are the items necessary to complete your application. Click here (pdf) for a downloadable checklist.
- Official transcript(s) from all universities and colleges attended
- Applicants must submit an official transcript from each undergraduate and graduate
- Transcripts may be ordered through the GradCAS system, or submitted directly to Graduate
Law Admissions (see address below)
- International applicants must submit an official English translation or certified
evaluation of an official transcript from each undergraduate and graduate school attended.
- Resume or curriculum vitae
- Please submit a current resume or curriculum vitae.
- Personal statement — Statements should address the following:
- Relevant professional experience
- Reason for application to the MSL program
- Any additional significant information
- Writing Sample
- Please submit a professional or academic writing sample (written solely by the applicant)
that showcases writing ability.
- Letters of recommendation
- Please submit a minimum of two original, signed letters of recommendation.
- Letters of recommendation should be from academic or professional sources.
- Contact information for recommenders can be entered in the GradCAS system, or letters
may be sent directly to Graduate Law Admissions (see address below).
Documents should be uploaded via the online system. If you are experiencing any troubles
with the GradCAS system and would like to mail documents, please contact the Graduate
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A personal interview may be requested as part of the admissions process. Our goal
is to admit professionals who already have experience in their fields that will serve
as a foundation for legal studies and who bring diversity in all its forms to the
law school community.
Note to all applicants: Working with an agent will not affect your chances of acceptance
and scholarship. All applicants should disclose in their application materials if
they are working with an agent. We encourage all applicants to communicate directly
with us at email@example.com.
Contact the Graduate & International Programs Office
Email | 916.739.7019
Graduate Law Admissions
McGeorge School of Law
University of the Pacific
3200 Fifth Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95817