October 12, 2015
McGeorge School of Law welcomed the Classes of 2018 and 2019 at the start of fall semester on Aug. 17, 2015. The law school's entering enrollment grew in 2015, compared to fall 2014.
The incoming fall 2015 Juris Doctor (JD) Full-Time program class consists of 134 students, and the JD Part-Time program class includes 40 students, representing a 12.6 percent increase over the fall 2014 enrollment of 152 total JD students. The number of accepted applicants who enrolled grew as well to 26.8 percent, up from 15.4 percent in 2014.
The number of entering students to both the Master of Science in Law (MSL) and Master of Laws (LLM) programs also grew, with 22 new MSL and 23 new LLM students. In fall 2014, 17 LLM students and 9 MSL students matriculated. The new class includes 11 Kennedy Fellows, full scholarship recipients whose admission honors the dedication to legal education of long-time faculty member Anthony M. Kennedy, associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
The median LSAT score for the JD class is 151, and the median GPA is 3.14. The median age of the new JD class is 26, with ages ranging from 21 to 52. There are 10 veterans, and 52 percent of the class is female and 48 percent male. The new class is among the most diverse in McGeorge history, with 49 percent of the class representing ethnic/racial diversity, up from 45 percent in 2014. The majority of new students are from California. Other states represented are Oregon, Nevada, New York, Missouri, Indiana, Florida, Montana and Virginia.
McGeorge launched the MSL in 2013 for working professionals who seek the benefits of advanced training in legal reasoning and analysis at the Master's degree level. In 2016 the law school is launching two new programs for the Master of Public Policy (MPP) and Master of Public Administration (MPA) degrees The MPP program will launch in fall 2016 as a full-time day program, and the MPA program will launch also in 2016 as a part-time evening program to serve working professionals.