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:
DIRECTADVANCED MASTER’S ACCELERATORPRE-SESSIONAL ENGLISH
GPA3.03.03.0
IELTSTM6.56.04.5
TOEFL®887450
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTSMinimum of two years of professional work experience
QUALIFYING UNDERGRADUATE DEGREESAny four-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, from an accredited university
AVAILABLE ENTRYSpring, FallSpring, 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:
DIRECTADVANCED MASTER’S ACCELERATOR
DEGREE CREDITS6-8, depending on courses taken in the semester5
PROGRESSION REQUIREMENTSNot applicable; already enrolled in degree3.0 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:
DIRECTADVANCED MASTER’S ACCELERATORPRE-SESSIONAL ENGLISH
GPA3.03.03.0
IELTSTM6.56.04.5
TOEFL®887450
QUALIFYING UNDERGRADUATE DEGREESAdmission 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 ENTRYSpring, FallSpring, 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 LLM 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:
DIRECTADVANCED MASTER’S ACCELERATOR
DEGREE CREDITS6-8, depending on courses taken in the semester5
PROGRESSION REQUIREMENTSNot applicable; already enrolled in degree3.0 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 LLM 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:
DIRECTADVANCED MASTER’S ACCELERATORPRE-SESSIONAL ENGLISH
GPA3.03.03.0
IELTSTM6.56.04.5
TOEFL®887450
QUALIFYING UNDERGRADUATE DEGREESAny four-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, from an accredited university
AVAILABLE ENTRYSpring, FallSpring, 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:
DIRECTADVANCED MASTER’S ACCELERATOR
DEGREE CREDITS6-8, depending on courses taken in the semester5
PROGRESSION REQUIREMENTSNot applicable; already enrolled in degree3.0 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:
DIRECTADVANCED MASTER’S ACCELERATORPRE-SESSIONAL ENGLISH
GPA3.03.03.0
IELTSTM6.56.04.5
TOEFL®887450
QUALIFYING UNDERGRADUATE DEGREESAny four-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, from an accredited university
AVAILABLE ENTRYSpring, FallSpring, 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:
DIRECTADVANCED MASTER’S ACCELERATOR
DEGREE CREDITS6-8, depending on courses taken in the semester5
PROGRESSION REQUIREMENTSNot applicable; already enrolled in degree3.0 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.