Get a head start on your law career

The Pacific Legal Advantage Program is a seven-unit undergraduate program designed to expose students to the legal field and prepare them for the rigors of law school. Qualified students can earn a bachelor's degree and Juris Doctor (JD) in six years (3+3 track) or seven years (4+3 track). Students in both the 3+3 and 4+3 tracks are guaranteed admission into McGeorge School of Law as long as they meet the median LSAT score and GPA of the previous entering class.

Program Criteria for Freshmen

  • 3+3 track — 3.5 GPA and 1320 SAT (30 ACT)
  • 4+3 track — 3.5 GPA and 1250 SAT (28 ACT)
  • SAT-based on Math + Critical Reading only
  • GPA is cumulative and un-weighted

Students in the accelerated (3+3) track must attend McGeorge School of Law, where they will finish their bachelor's degree after completing their first year at McGeorge School of Law.

  • High-unit majors are not recommended for the 3+3 track. These majors include engineering, international studies, business, graphic design and music.
  • Students in the 3+3 track can decelerate to the 4+3 track at any time.

Students who are eligible and wish to apply should indicate Pacific Legal Advantage as a "pre-professional program" on their application to the University of the Pacific or contact the Program Director or Outreach Coordinator for the next steps in the application process.

Contact Us

Dan Croxall, Director of Program and Professor of Law
Email | 916.340.6177

Outreach McGeorge School of Law