McGeorge School of Law

McGeorge Launches Online Law Degrees in Water and Government

April 9, 2019

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McGeorge to offer law programs and courses online.

University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law will launch new online law and graduate master's degree programs in water, environment, and government in fall 2019 and spring 2020.

The new online Master of Science in Law (MSL) will offer two concentrations: Government Law & Policy and Water & Environmental Law. McGeorge has also launched an online Master of Laws (LLM) degree in Water & Environmental Law, targeted at JD graduates who want to expand their practice into a fast growing specialty. These two new degrees join the McGeorge Certificate in Cannabis Law online program for lawyers and related professionals that launched in April 2018.

"Now, students from all over the world can learn water law and government law from McGeorge's nationally- and internationally-acclaimed McGeorge faculty experts," said McGeorge Dean Michael Hunter Schwartz.

Students in the online and residential (in-person) programs will receive the same degree, and the application process, admissions standards, academic requirements and curriculum is designed to be consistent for both degree delivery models. Interested applicants may learn more about these new degree programs, or enroll in an upcoming informational webinar, at

The online degree program will continue McGeorge's legacy since opening as an evening school in 1924 as an innovative, student-centered educational institution that provides a world-class educational opportunities to working professionals. The online program will also enhance the mission of McGeorge and the University of the Pacific by reaching new communities, providing more diverse access to education, and training new generations of students to be responsible leaders who pursue their professions ethically and with respect for the public interest.

McGeorge School of Law is the only ABA approved law school campus located in Sacramento and it joined University of the Pacific in 1966. McGeorge has 42 full-time and 63 part-time faculty who have attained national and international renown in their fields. It has more than 14,000 alumni practicing in all 50 states and 458 countries. McGeorge is nationally recognized for its trial advocacy, government, international law and legal writing programs.