This fall, the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law was pleased to welcome more than 230 students to its Sacramento campus. Fifty-three different undergraduate degrees from 71 different universities are represented in the class.
The 176 JD students in this year’s entering class include 54 percent women and 38 percent first-generation college students. For the first time in the history of the law school, a majority of the incoming class of students identify as racially or ethnically diverse. 51 percent of students in the class are from marginalized populations.
For the fifth consecutive year, the entrance credentials of the incoming class exceeded those of the previous class.
Our incoming students enter law school during different stages of their life. The ages of our incoming students range from 20 to 57. This year’s students also speak or sign 27 languages, including Arabic, Spanish, Tagalog, Farsi, Italian, American Sign-Language, and Russian.
Our incoming students bring a range of experiences and talents to their legal studies, including former collegiate athletes, a police cadet, a published poet, a communications director for a member of Congress, a ranch manager, a DACA Dreamer, an aircraft pilot, a school psychologist, and several students who have served in the armed forces including the U.S. Army, Coast Guard, Navy, and the South Korean Army. They have run film festivals, completed marathons, worked as deckhands, participated in Mock Trial and Moot Court competitions, and many have served their communities by volunteering.
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