Your legal education starts here

Students will graduate with the degree of their choice. They will complete seven units of required Legal Scholars curriculum, through a 3+3 or 4+3 track, in addition to their major and general education.

Curricular & Co-Curricular Requirements

You are introduced to the legal profession and learn vital skills that are necessary to succeed in law school. You will learn how to read and brief cases, write outlines for final exams and participate and take notes and learn about the Socratic method.

You are introduced to various legal careers and learn how to draw connections between your major and the real world practice of law.  This course dispels various myths about the practice of law, guides you through their legal development and sharpens the skills you need to take law school exams. Guest speakers from the legal field will discuss their career trajectories.

This is an intensive three-day course taken during the Spring semester of their sophomore year. You will study legal analysis as first-year law students do and begin acquiring legal writing skills. You will also learn about resources at Pacific McGeorge School of Law. A faculty member of McGeorge School of Law teaches the course.

During your studies at Pacific, you will hone their skills for law school by completing one upper division law course that focuses on the Socratic method, case law and briefing. Courses are drawn from a variety of academic disciplines, most notably Business and Political Science.

You have many opportunities to participate in law-related field trips. You must participate in at least five field trips throughout your tenure at Pacific. Past field trips include oral arguments before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal, the National Ethics Trial Competition at the Federal Courthouse, a lecture by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, a visit to the law firm of Greenberg and Traurig in Sacramento and oral arguments before the Court of Appeals for the Armed Services.