The University of the Pacific community — including students, faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni — believes that diversity and inclusion are essential to the fulfillment of our institutional mission. We value inclusiveness in learning, curricular and co-curricular programming, campus climate, recruitment, admissions, hiring and retention.
The McGeorge campus in residential Sacramento fosters a vibrant, supportive and welcoming community, which celebrates the many definitions of diversity in our student body and community. McGeorge is recognized as the No. 7 law school with the "Greatest Resources for Minority Students" in the Princeton Review's Best 169 Law Schools 2019 rankings.
The Sacramento Campus Center for Inclusion and Diversity (CID) is a drop-in space located upstairs in the Student Center. The Center is open to all students and is staffed by peer volunteers. Students are encouraged to explore the center for kinship and support. Programming from the Center seeks to build community, foster understanding on issues of diversity, and promote an atmosphere of inclusion for all members of the Sacramento campus. Learn more.
DRI Annual Law Student Diversity Scholarship Program — The program is open to rising (2019–20) second- and third-year African American, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, LGBT, and multi-racial students. All rising second- and third-year female law students are also eligible, regardless of race or ethnicity. Any other rising second- and third-year law students who come from backgrounds that would add to the cause of diversity, regardless of race or gender, are eligible to apply. The deadline for application is April 1, 2019. | Application (pdf)
The Minority Corporate Counsel Association — The MCCA is now accepting applications for its Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship Program from diverse individuals entering an ABA accredited law school as full-time first-year law students in the 2018–2019 academic school year. | Additional Information | Application
South Asian Bar Association — Northern California Foundation Public Interest Fellowship Application — A fellowship for a law student or a recent graduate working at a public interest or government agency. | Additional information & Application (pdf)
Equal Justice Works' AmeriCorps JD program — Serve local communities and help to expand legal service delivery for civil legal aid organization. Participants receive an educational award of $1,538 for 450 hours of service. This year, slots are reserved for those interested in serving immigrant children and hundreds of others for those working on issues of employment, disaster relief, veterans, and elder abuse. apply as soon as possible as we will be accepting participants on a rolling basis until the positions are filled. | Additional information & Application (pdf)