McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific

McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific 
3200 Fifth Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
Phone: 916.739.7105 | Fax: 916.739.7301
Email: mcgeorge@pacific.edu | Website: www.mcgeorge.edu

Does your law school have a nondiscrimination policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation?

Does your law school have a nondiscrimination policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity?

Yes

Does your law school provide gender-neutral restrooms?

Yes

Does your law school have a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender student organization?

We connect incoming students with organizations that may be of interest to them and that may assist them through their transition to McGeorge. Lambda is one of the chartered student organizations that we connect incoming students with. In true McGeorge form, Lambda members are always happy and willing to assist incoming LGBT and ally students in their transition to law school. Lambda also offers education and support to the McGeorge community around issues affecting the LGBT community both on and off campus—issues like the need for unisex bathrooms, which McGeorge provides to its students, faculty, and staff.

For more information about McGeorge Lambda, email mcgeorgelambda@gmail.com.

Does your law school have any openly lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender faculty members?

Does your law school have any openly lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender administrators?

Yes

Does your law school offer any academic courses primarily focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender legal issues?

780—Sex. Orientation & Gender ID: This course examines the law’s treatment of LGBT persons. Topics covered include the recognition and/or regulation of LGBT sexuality, relationships, and employment. The students undertake a substantial research and writing project. Enrollment limited.

Does your law school offer the same benefits to faculty, staff, or student same-sex spouses as they do opposite-sex spouses?

McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, provides benefits to same-sex domestic partners.

Does your law school offer any form of domestic-partner benefits to faculty, staff, or students?

McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, provides benefits to same-sex domestic partners.

Additional Information

McGeorge School of Law is proud of its rich, diverse, and inclusive community. Our students regularly make mention of how supported they feel by one another as well as by the administration and faculty. The McGeorge community is a family in a very real sense. Applicants have many opportunities to get connected to our community well before they arrive on campus. We ask several questions on our application, which allow for students to self-identify as members of a variety of groups, including LGBT status.

McGeorge provides financial support to its students through a robust endowed scholarship program. The Jeffrey K. Poilé Memorial Civil Rights Endowed Scholarship provides support to LGBT students and allies who demonstrate a commitment to the advancement of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender rights. Scholarship recipients must also demonstrate academic ability and financial need. The Jeffrey K. Poilé Memorial Civil Rights Endowed Scholarship was developed to commemorate the life of the life partner of McGeorge Professor Lawrence Levine. Poilé passed away in 1992.