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Learn from a Current MSL Student

To advance his career in public service and health equity, Lazaro Cardenas determined that getting a master’s degree in law, with a focus on health law, was the next step. Learn more about why he chose McGeorge’s Master of Science in Law and his experience so far.

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Why McGeorge Has One of the Best Environmental Law School Programs

The environmental law faculty are experts in water and environmental law, and they impart real-world knowledge and practical skills in their outstanding teaching. The professors have years of hands-on experience in the areas they teach. Here are a few examples of the caliber of professor you’ll learn from at McGeorge.

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Alumna Excels in California’s Capitol

Mariana Corona Sabeniano, ’15, was one of the first students to pursue a Master of Science in Law, Government Law & Policy when the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law launched the program eight years ago.

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The California Governor’s Role in the Legislative Process

Most of the work of making laws is done by the legislative branch of government, though governors can play a key role beyond signing vetoing legislation. Professor Chris Micheli, who teaches in McGeorge School of Law’s Master of Science in Law (MSL) in Government Law & Policy program, delivered a webinar that takes a detailed look at the role of the California governor’s office with regard to state legislation.

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Advancing your Legal Career with an Online Degree from McGeorge School of Law

In 2018, the Association of American Law Schools conducted a national survey, Before the J.D. According to the survey, the most common (44%) reason for attending law school is it offers a path to a career in government, politics, or public service. 32% chose it to advocate for social change. But lawyers are not the only people who deal with legal matters in these areas. Whether you’re pursuing a career within the legal field or you have legal concerns to handle in your day-to-day business, an MSL degree from McGeorge School of Law can help you advance your career.

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MSL Program ‘Pushed Me from Having a Job to Building a Career’

Tara Beltran (MSL ‘18) began to consider pursuing a master’s degree when she worked at a California public agency, managing a habitat program. “I became very interested in water policy and water law during that time,” she told us. Also, “I knew I wanted to continue that work, so I looked into getting an advanced degree to further my career.”

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Careers for Non-Lawyers in and around the California State Capitol

Professor Muilenburg reported that the McGeorge MSL degree is very well recognized by individuals working in and around the capitol. The degree shows, she said, a unique understanding of law and policy issues, either in government law and policy or in environmental and water law and policy. “It helps individuals stand out from their peers, either in the job application process or for promotion within a person’s existing organization.”

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Water Policy in the Biden Administration: What’s on Tap?

We invited water policy expert Kim Delfino to speak with us at a webinar about changes she anticipates to water policy in the Biden administration. Delfino reviewed the Biden administration’s top four priorities: Covid-19, economic recovery, climate change, and racial equity. “These priorities,” she said, “will have a profound impact on water policy.” In her presentation, Delfino laid out the changes that are already underway and what we can expect to see going forward.

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