Master of Science in Law Admissions

Master of Science in Law Admissions

To be eligible to apply to either the MSL in Government Law & Policy or the MSL in Water & Environmental Law, 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.

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Priority Deadline

Having a complete application submitted on or before the priority deadline will guarantee you a decision within two weeks. After the priority deadline, decisions may take longer to process.

Application Checklist

Transcripts from all universities and colleges attended.

  • Applicants must submit transcripts from each undergraduate and graduate school attended.
  • Unofficial transcripts may be uploaded for admission review purposes.
  • Please note an official transcript is required to be submitted either through the GradCAS system or directly to Graduate and International Programs (see address below) before the first day of class.
  • International applicants must submit an official English translation or certified evaluation of an official transcript from each undergraduate and graduate school attended.

Please send your transcripts to:

ATTN: Graduate Law Admissions
McGeorge School of Law
University of the Pacific
3200 Fifth Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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 at least one original, signed letter of recommendation. Only one letter is required, but two are preferred.
  • 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 emailed 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 foster diversity in all its forms in the law school community by providing a foundation of legal knowledge for all students, whether recent college graduates or working professionals with experience in their fields.

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

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