Pacific McGeorge School of Law
Student Success Scholarships

To ensure McGeorge's distinction as a leader in legal education, we seek annual and endowed scholarships to attract the finest students.

Great students inspire faculty and challenge their fellow students. They add to the vibrancy of our classrooms, clinics and campus community. More importantly, McGeorge is committed to open its door to deserving students and ease their debt burden following graduation.

To ensure McGeorge’s distinction as a leader in legal education, we seek annual and endowed scholarships to attract the finest students. Too often, we lose talented students to well-endowed peer institutions able to offer full support. We want all of those exceptional students who can benefit from the innovative McGeorge education to have the opportunity to do so.

Bar Pass Support

McGeorge, historically, consistently enjoyed one of the highest bar pass rates among all the law schools in California. In recent years, McGeorge has continued to compete well but has not enjoyed the same level of success. Dean Schwartz, renowned for his research and innovative practices in this area, has set a new pass rate goal of no less than 80%. There are two keys to this goal, both of which require support.

First, the law school’s part-time students need support so they can take off time from work while studying for the bar exam. Nearly all of the law school’s part-time students work to support themselves while studying for the bar exam; as a result, the law school’s part-time student bar pass rate has suffered dramatically. Creating an endowed, bar pass scholarship for part-time students will allow these students to devote the necessary time and energy to their studies.

Second, the law school has set a goal of hiring one of the two leading experts on bar pass in the country as a Distinguished Visiting Professor of Bar Success. The law school possesses sufficient funds to match a gift of $200,000; together, these funds will allow the law school to offer a competitive, two-year visiting faculty position.

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