McGeorge School of Law

Master of Science in Law Application

  • 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.
Spring 2020
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For Spring 2020, application deadline is Dec. 2, 2019. Please note there is a $50 application fee.

  • Completed applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, and most applicants will receive an admission decision within three weeks from the date their application becomes complete.
Application Checklist

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 school attended.
  • 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 Law Admissions Office.

Interview Process

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


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