McGeorge School of Law

McGeorge School of Law moves up in trial advocacy ranking

March 12, 2019

Professors Cary Bricker and Jay Leach work with students in the McGeorge courtroom.

The McGeorge Courtroom.

University of the Pacific's McGeorge School of Law strengthened its position as a national leader in trial advocacy, according to the U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate School rankings released today.

In the U.S. News legal specialties rankings, McGeorge jumped to No. 7 from No. 15 in trial advocacy. In the US News ranking of top schools for legal writing, McGeorge improved its ranking to No. 20 in the country.

“It is encouraging to see McGeorge’s excellent 2020 rankings in trial advocacy and legal writing,” said Dean Michael Hunter Schwartz. “These results recognize McGeorge’s long-standing strength in practical training.”   

McGeorge is excelling in several additional areas, with recent rankings including:

  • Among the most diverse law schools with an A-grade (preLaw Magazine winter 2019)
  • No. 7 among law schools with the "Greatest Resources for Minority Students" (Princeton Review’s Best 169 Law Schools 2019)
  • No. 4 for “Best Law School for Public Service-Government Law” (preLaw Magazine, winter 2018)

Media contacts:

Deidra Powell, Senior Director of Media Relations | 209.946.2313 | dpowell@pacific.edu