University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law

Admissions: University of the Pacific (McGeorge)

Fall 2009 Admissions and Enrollment Statistics
Total number of full- and part-time applicants 3,035
Total number of full- and part-time acceptances 1,287
Overall acceptance rate 42.4%
Total number of full- and part-time first-year students enrolled 321
Number of full-time program applicants 2,657
Number of full-time program acceptances 1,138
Full-time acceptance rate 42.8%
Number of first-year full-time students enrolled 236
Number of part-time program applicants 378
Number of part-time program acceptances 149
Part-time acceptance rate 39.4%
Number of first-year part-time students enrolled 85
Fall 2009 GPA and LSAT Scores
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 3.05-3.58
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 153-159
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for full-time students 3.07-3.6
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for full-time students 155-160
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for part-time students 3.05-3.51
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for part-time students 151-157

Careers: University of the Pacific (McGeorge)

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2008 administrations)
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar CA
School’s bar passage rate for first-time test takers 79.6%
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 70.7%
Class of 2008 Graduates
Total graduates 301
Graduates employed at graduation N/A
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 95.5%
Starting Salaries of 2008 Graduates Employed Full-time
25th percentile private sector starting salary $60,000
Median private sector starting salary $72,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $90,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 68%
Median public service starting salary $56,400
Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2008)
Percent employed in academia 3.0%
Percent employed in business and industry 9.0%
Percent employed in government 25.0%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 3.0%
Percent employed in law firms 50.0%
Percent employed in public interest 9.0%
Percent employed in an unknown field 1.0%
Percent employed in a judicial clerkship by an Article III federal judge 0.7%
2008 Graduates Employment Location
Graduates employed in-state 90%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 0.2%
Number of states where graduates are employed 14
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 0.0%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 0.3%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 0.3%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 0.0%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 1.5%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 0.3%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 0.3%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 90.3%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 3.7%
Employment location unknown 3.0%
Career Services
(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Career services operations The Career Development Office offers a full range of counseling and employment resource services for students and alumni, including the opportunity for many law firms, government agencies, and businesses to interview students on campus, or to solicit resumes, for summer or postgraduate positions. Its mission is to provide individualized career counseling and assistance for each student.
Job Type
Bar admission required or anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 73.0%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 5.0%
Professional/other (jobs that require professional skills or training but for which a J.D. is neither preferred nor particularly applicable; e.g., accountant, teacher, business manager, nurse) 7.0%
Nonprofessional/other (job that does not require any professional skills or training or is taken on a temporary basis and not viewed as part of a career path) 0.0%

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