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Pacific Legal Scholars Program

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Outreach Coordinator Pacific Legal Scholars Program
legalscholars@pacific.edu
209.946.2554
Dr. Cindy Ostberg
Professor of Political Science Director of the Pacific Legal Scholars Program & Pre-Law Advisor
University of the Pacific
Stockton, CA 95211
209.946.2554
costberg@pacific.edu

Gain an edge in law school when you prepare with the Pacific Legal Scholars Program. This is a highly selective, seven-unit program designed to expose students to the legal field and prepare them for the rigors of law school.

Program Highlights

  • Explore career options and interact with law faculty through unique one-unit seminars
  • Become "law school ready" by developing the necessary skills for understanding the practice of law
  • Enhance your intellectual curiosity and your legal network through activities that include law faculty and practitioners
  • Engage with experienced and dedicated faculty who provide individualized attention
  • Enjoy special access to law school events at Pacific McGeorge
  • Meet with Program Director for personalized advising to customize your education
  • Pursue internship opportunities in the legal community

Benefits

  • Earn a bachelor's degree and juris doctorate (J.D.) in six years (3+3 track) or seven years (4+3 track) and start your career faster
  • Guarantee your admission to Pacific McGeorge by meeting the median LSAT score and GPA of the previous entering class (158 LSAT and 3.5 GPA in 2011)
  • Become eligible for unique scholarship opportunities not available to other student

LSAT waiver

  • Students enrolled in the 3+3 Pacific Legal Scholars program that earn an undergraduate G.P.A. of 3.5 or higher after six consecutive semesters at Pacific and who score in the 85th percentile or above on the SAT (combined verbal and math only) or the ACT in the year in which it was taken may apply to the Pacific McGeorge School of Law without sitting for the LSAT. 
  • Students enrolled in the 4+3 program must earn an undergraduate G.P.A. of 3.5 or higher after eight consecutive semesters at Pacific and score in the 85th percentile or above on the SAT (combined verbal and math only) or the ACT in the year which it was taken to be eligible.
  • Students who are admitted to McGeorge School of Law, who meet the LSAT waiver requirements and do not take the LSAT, will be awarded a scholarship that covers 50% of law school tuition. The scholarship is renewable each year in which the student remains in the top half of their law school class. If an eligible applicant takes the LSAT, the applicant will not receive the 50% scholarship but will be subject to the current merit scholarship policy.

Videos

Hear what students and program director, Dr. Cynthia Ostberg, have to say about the Pacific Legal Scholars Program. To hear from more students, visit our Multimedia page.