McGeorge School of Law

Graduates from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law excelled on the February 2024 bar exam, earning the highest bar pass rate in the state among ABA-accredited law schools.Nearly 65% of test takers from McGeorge passed the two-day exam on their first try and 46% of repeat takers passed the exam.By comparison, statewide, only 55% of first-time test-takers

District attorneys (DAs) are elected officials entrusted with representing their county or judicial district. At the heart of their responsibilities lies the weighty task of evaluating evidence gathered by law enforcement, which involves a nuanced assessment to determine the viability of pursuing criminal charges. Once a decision is made, the DA steps into the courtroom, where they present cases, assembling

Robert Buccola, ’83

Sacramento-native Robert “Bob” Buccola, ‘83, serves as the managing partner at Dreyer Babich Buccola Wood Campora, LLP. He has carved an illustrious career path in the legal realm.  

After graduating with a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and a JD degree from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of

Gael Mueller, ’85

Alumni Gael Mueller and Joel Loquvam, founders of the Lambda Law Students Association in 1982, played crucial roles in advocating for the LGBTQ+ community on the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law campus. Their efforts paved the way for greater acceptance and inclusion within the McGeorge School of Law community.


Dr. John Kirlin, who led McGeorge’s 2016 groundbreaking creation of the first-ever Master in Public Administration (MPA) and Master in Public Policy (MPP) programs to be housed in a U.S. law school, has retired from the law school.In 2015, Kirlin joined the McGeorge community with the express goal of creating a distinctive MPA and MPP program. Having both worked