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Co-Curricular Activities

University of the Pacific Law Review

University of the Pacific Law Review is edited and managed by a board of student editors assisted by a faculty advisor.

The Law Review publishes articles by law professors, practitioners, and jurists, as well as student authored comments and case notes. A special issue, “Greensheets Review of Selected California Legislation,” is published annually with student-authored reviews of recently enacted California legislation.

Law Review members are selected based on a writing competition from those who have completed the first-year Full-Time Division or second-year Part-Time Division program with academic standing which places them in the upper range of their class.

Advocacy Honors Board

Students who excel in the school’s Global Lawyering Skills II course are eligible to serve on the Moot Court Honors Board. Under the administration of faculty advisors, the Board administers the first-year intra-school moot court competition. Members assist in preparing problems, instructing small groups, and evaluating written and oral student performances.

Competition Teams

Advanced students are eligible for membership on the Moot Court, Mock Trial, and Negotiation/ADR competition team which represent McGeorge School of Law in interscholastic competitions at regional, national, and international levels. Selection for any of the competitions is made by the faculty director of the respective programs.

McGeorge Moot Court teams regularly participate in the following competitions:

ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition
Davis Asylum Moot Court
Jessup International Moot Court
New York Bar National Moot Court Competition
Niagara International Moot Court
Pace International Criminal Court Competition
Pepperdine Entertainment Moot Court
San Diego Criminal Procedure Moot Court
Saul Lefkowitz Trademark Moot Court
Thomas Tang Moot Court
Traynor Moot Court

McGeorge Mock Trial teams regularly participate in the following competitions:

AAJ Student Competition
Buffalo-Niagara Mock Trial Competition
John Marshall/ABA Criminal Justice Section
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Competition
National Civil Trial Competition
National Ethics Trial Competition (hosted by McGeorge School of Law)
National Trial Competition
San Diego Defense Lawyers
William Daniel National Competition

Student Organizations

Practicing your legal skills doesn’t always happen in class or during an internship. Chartered Student Organizations play an integral role in the campus environment and educational process, and the many events hosted annually directly enhance academic and career preparation, cultural awareness, public service, leadership skills and networking opportunities. So get involved—with your peers, with the campus community, and with the Sacramento legal community. You will meet people with similar interests, organize meaningful activities, and have plenty of opportunities to network.

Alternative Dispute Resolution Club (ADR)
Asian/Pacific American Law Student Association (APALSA)
Black Law Student Association (BLSA)
Business Association
Christian Law Students Society (CLSS)
¿Como Se Dice? El Club de Espanol
Criminal Law Society (CLS)
Employment and Labor Law (ELLSA)
Environmental Law Society (ELS)
Family Law Association
Federal Bar Association
Federalist Society, McGeorge Chapter
Governmental Affairs Student Association (GASA)
Health Law Association (MHLA)
Intellectual Property Student Association (IPSA)
International Law Society (MILS)
J. Reuben Clark Law Society
Jewish Law Students Association
Junior Barristers Club (JBC)
Lambda Law Students Association
Latina/o Law Students Association (LLSA)
Legal Music Society
Middle Eastern/South Asian Association (MESAA)
Military Law Society (MLS)
Moot Court Society 
National Lawyers Guild (NLG)
Phi Alpha Delta (PAD)
Phi Delta Phi, Shields Inn (PDP)
Public Legal Services Society (PLSS)
Rugby Football Club (Rugby)
Soccer Club
Society for Space Law and Policy
Sports & Entertainment Law Society (SELS)
Strategic Games Club
Tax Law Society
Toastmasters, McGeorge Chapter
Trial Advocacy Association (TAA)
Water Law Society
Wine Law Society
Women’s Caucus (MWC)
Yoga Club


Every graduate from McGeorge School of Law becomes a lifetime member of the Alumni Association upon earning their J.D., LL.M., M.S.L., or J.S.D. McGeorge School of Law alumni have distinguished themselves as leaders in legal practice, on the judicial bench in local, state and federal trial and appellate arenas, in all levels of government service, and in the business and nonprofit communities. Alumni are found in each of the 50 United States, as well as in 52 countries around the globe.

The McGeorge School of Law Alumni Association is governed by a 36-member Board of Directors representing the law school’s more than 13,000 alumni. The Board provides ample opportunities for leadership and engagement with the law school and fellow alumni. Among Board priorities are building Alumni Chapters around the country, engaging more alumni in volunteer opportunities, charitably supporting the law school, and actively assisting new graduates with their post-law-school job search. The Board also supports the Alumni Endowed Scholarship Fund, two annual MCLE events (at nominal cost to alums), and several events during the academic year connecting current students with alumni.