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Yellow Ribbon Program

Veterans: Is Law School Next?

McGeorge offers Yellow Ribbon full tuition benefits to U.S. Veterans.


Master of Science in Law

McGeorge offers the Master of Science in Law (MSL) to professionals who seek the benefits of advanced training in legal reasoning and analysis but who do not require the JD degree for their career plans. In today's economy with so many highly regulated industries, state and federal agencies, and other professional fields impacted by law, professionals deal with law-related issues every day. Our MSL program is designed to help professionals gain and apply the legal skills they need.

Optional areas of focus include:

McGeorge faculty will work with each student to develop a customized curriculum with a rigorous legal grounding that is infused with real-world examples, skills-based learning, and experiential opportunities. Students will also experience intense interaction and collaboration with a cohort of like-minded professionals who are seeking to increase their own skills. Finally, opportunities will be created for each student to put their new skills to work in California’s capital city.

Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Application now open for Spring (January) 2017 and Fall (August) 2017.

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Student Testimonials

"As an HR professional I've found the MSL program to be immediately relevant in my day-to-day business interactions. Obtaining my MSL has provided my organization with a leading edge in the effective management of employee relations matters."Liz Lugo, MSL student and HR Manager, Airgas USA, LLC.

"I had considered going to law school, however there were parts of law school that I wouldn't utilize in my career as a lobbyist. The innovative MSL degree provides the legal reasoning and legal analysis that I need for my professional advancement."Erin Norwood, MSL student and Senior VP Government Affairs, Norwood & Associates

"The legal reasoning skills I have learned have given me confidence and have benefited my clients. I have taken on more responsibilities because my supervisor has recognized the additional skills in legal analysis that I have acquired in the MSL program."John Wenger, MSL student and Legislative Aide, Sloat Higgins Jensen and Associates


Contact the Graduate & International Programs Office
Email | 916.739.7019

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