The McGeorge School of Law

The McGeorge School of Law provides a deep, well-rounded understanding of the responsibility and ethical principles of the law. Graduate students studying in this thriving community prepare themselves for the dynamic nature of the legal system, studying to become tomorrow’s leaders today. 

  • Best in the West, The Princeton Review, 2018
  • 9th in Law schools with the greatest resources for minority students, Princeton Review, 2018
  • #20 Top International Law Program, U.S. News & World Report, 2019
ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA:
DIRECT ADVANCED MASTER’S ACCELERATOR PRE-SESSIONAL ENGLISH
GPA 3.0 3.0 3.0
IELTSTM 6.5 6.0 4.5
TOEFL® 88 74 50
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS Minimum of two years of professional work experience
QUALIFYING UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES Any four-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, from an accredited university
AVAILABLE ENTRY Spring, Fall Spring, Summer, Fall
SAMPLE COURSEWORK:
  • Law and Policy Fundamentals (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Legal Analysis (2 credits)

Total credit hours required for degree: 26

PROGRESSION DETAILS:
DIRECT ADVANCED MASTER’S ACCELERATOR
DEGREE CREDITS 6-8, depending on courses taken in the semester 5
PROGRESSION REQUIREMENTS Not applicable; already enrolled in degree 3.0 with no course grade lower than a B, successful completion of English language courses, and Professional Development and Analytical Skills workshops, seminars and modules
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE: 26
ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA:
DIRECT ADVANCED MASTER’S ACCELERATOR PRE-SESSIONAL ENGLISH
GPA 3.0 3.0 3.0
IELTSTM 6.5 6.0 4.5
TOEFL® 88 74 50
QUALIFYING UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES Admission to the bar in a foreign jurisdiction or in a U.S. state OR graduation from a faculty of law in a foreign country whose educational authority has authorized the faculty to issue degrees in law
AVAILABLE ENTRY Spring, Fall Spring, Summer, Fall
SAMPLE COURSEWORK:
  • Law and Policy Fundamentals (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Legal Analysis (2 credits)

Total credit hours required for degree: 24

* The five credits for the LL.M. in the Advanced Master’s Accelerator will likely not qualify as credits toward taking a U.S. bar exam. Students interested in taking a bar exam may have to take additional units.

PROGRESSION DETAILS:
DIRECT ADVANCED MASTER’S ACCELERATOR
DEGREE CREDITS 6-8, depending on courses taken in the semester 5
PROGRESSION REQUIREMENTS Not applicable; already enrolled in degree 3.0 with no course grade lower than a B, successful completion of English language courses, and Professional Development and Analytical Skills workshops, seminars and modules
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE: 24

*The five credits for the LL.M. in the Advanced Accelerator will likely not qualify as credits toward taking a Bar Exam in the United States. Students interested in taking a Bar Exam may have to take additional units.

ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA:
DIRECT ADVANCED MASTER’S ACCELERATOR PRE-SESSIONAL ENGLISH
GPA 3.0 3.0 3.0
IELTSTM 6.5 6.0 4.5
TOEFL® 88 74 50
QUALIFYING UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES Any four-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, from an accredited university
AVAILABLE ENTRY Spring, Fall Spring, Summer, Fall
SAMPLE COURSEWORK:
  • Law and Policy Fundamentals (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Legal Analysis (2 credits)

Total credit hours required for degree: 30*

*30 credits with no concentration; up to 40 credits with a concentration

PROGRESSION DETAILS:
DIRECT ADVANCED MASTER’S ACCELERATOR
DEGREE CREDITS 6-8, depending on courses taken in the semester 5
PROGRESSION REQUIREMENTS Not applicable; already enrolled in degree 3.0 with no course grade lower than a B, successful completion of English language courses, and Professional Development and Analytical Skills workshops, seminars and modules
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE: 30*

*30 credits with no concentration; up to 40 credits with a concentration

ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA:
DIRECT ADVANCED MASTER’S ACCELERATOR PRE-SESSIONAL ENGLISH
GPA 3.0 3.0 3.0
IELTSTM 6.5 6.0 4.5
TOEFL® 88 74 50
QUALIFYING UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES Any four-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, from an accredited university
AVAILABLE ENTRY Spring, Fall Spring, Summer, Fall
SAMPLE COURSEWORK:
  • Law and Policy Fundamentals (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Legal Analysis (2 credits)

Total credit hours required for degree: 48

PROGRESSION DETAILS:
DIRECT ADVANCED MASTER’S ACCELERATOR
DEGREE CREDITS 6-8, depending on courses taken in the semester 5
PROGRESSION REQUIREMENTS Not applicable; already enrolled in degree 3.0 with no course grade lower than a B, successful completion of English language courses, and Professional Development and Analytical Skills workshops, seminars and modules
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE: 48

Career Preparation

The Career Accelerator program is designed to help international students enhance their employability. Through UOP International, students can benefit from these additional services.