Pacific McGeorge School of Law
Water Law

McGeorge is the only law school in the country to offer LLM and JSD degrees in water law. By creating an online program, McGeorge can answer the rising global interest in these degrees.

The University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law has developed the preeminent water law program in the world, most recent evidenced by the awarding of the 2017 Stockholm Water Prize to Distinguished Professor Stephen McCaffrey. The foundation that awarded this $150,000 honor to Professor McCaffrey characterized him as the single most significant international water law expert in the world, and, in fact, he is the only lawyer on whom this prize has ever been bestowed.

Moreover, McGeorge is the only law school in the country to offer LLM and JSD degrees (advanced law degrees that have global credibility) in water law. While Professor McCaffrey’s and McGeorge’s preeminence in the field has generated a rising global interest in these degrees, the ability to relocate to Sacramento to obtain them has created a significant barrier for many quality students. The opportunity and obligation, therefore, are clear: Create an online program that will make these preeminent programs available to a global constituency.

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