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Dual Degree Programs

JD Required Courses (LAW unless specified)

LAW 100Skills Lab- Torts1
LAW 104Legal Profession1
LAW 105Civil Procedure2-4
LAW 110Contracts4
LAW 115Criminal Law2-4
LAW 122Global Lawyering Skills I2
LAW 125Property4
LAW 131Torts4
LAW 163Constitutional Law4
LAW 174Evidence4
LAW 182Global Lawyering Skills II2
LAW 185Professional Responsibility2
LAW 517Statutes and Regulations3
Courses required to complete "Experiential Curriculum" (see JD catalog)
Required Units (core)54
Other Directed Study Program courses, electives, concentration courses25
Course credit accepted for PUB courses9
Total Units88

MPP Required Courses (PUB unless specified)

LAW 212Intro. to Legal Analysis2
LAW 517Statutes and Regulations3
LAW 518Public Authority in Use2
PUB 211Conflicted, Complex, Uncertain3
PUB 213Enhancing Societal Capacity3
PUB 214Budgets, Financial Management3
PUB 215A Complex Public Policy Case3
PUB 221Economic Concepts and Tools3
PUB 222Finance for Public Policies3
PUB 233Public Manager Analytics3
PUB 234Advanced Policy Analytics3
PUB 241Leaders, Organization Behavior3
PUB 242Systemic Change3
PUB 291Externship3
Required units (core)39
Electives toward area of concentration9
Total Units48

Other Programs, including JD & MPA

McGeorge School of Law also offers a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree of possible interest to JD students. The MPA may be earned in an additional year of enrollment by taking selected PUB courses as electives toward the JD. Upon graduation from the JD program, a student can be admitted to the MPA program, transferring up to 9 credits (including PUB courses) toward the MPA degree. Any student interested in pursuing the MPA should seek advising from that program as soon as their interest develops.

Occasionally, a student may be interested in pursuing a Master's degree in an area in which a dual degree program is not available, such as history, international relations, or social work. The student should consult with the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs to determine if any credit for the Master's program coursework would be accepted by McGeorge. Upon approval of a written proposal, up to 9 units of credit may be accepted toward the JD degree.

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science/Master of Public Policy Blended Program

Students must complete a minimum of 150 units with a Pacific cumulative and school/program grade point average of 2.0 in order to earn the Bachelor of Arts in Political Science degree and a 3.0 in the Master of Public Policy degree.

For the requirements of the Bachelor of Arts in Political Science:  https://nextcatalog.pacific.edu/stocktongeneral/collegeofthepacific/politicalscience/#majortext

Master of Public Policy Requirements
Minimum of 15 courses to include:
LAW 212Intro. to Legal Analysis2
LAW 517Statutes and Regulations3
PUB 218Professional Skills1
PUB 211Conflicted, Complex, Uncertain3
PUB 213Enhancing Societal Capacity3
PUB 214Budgets, Financial Management3
PUB 222Finance for Public Policies3
PUB 234Advanced Policy Analytics3
PUB 241Leaders, Organization Behavior3
PUB 242Systemic Change3
PUB 252Effective Public Professionals3
or PUB 215 A Complex Public Policy Case
or PUB 291 Externship
Completion of one of the following areas of concentration:
Environmental and Water Policy (at least 9 units total)
At least one of the following (other may be elective)
Water Resources Law
Environmental Law
LAW 235Environmental Practice3
LAW 307Water and Environmental Research Seminar2-3
LAW 500Administrative Law3
LAW 501CA Enviro. Cases & Places1-2
LAW 509Special Topics in Environmental Law2 or 3
LAW 510Natural Resources Law3
PUB 219Directed Research1-3
Capital Policy Making (10 units total)
LAW 513California Lobbying & Politics2
LAW 576Intro to Capital Lawyering2
LAW 822Lawmaking in California2

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