Program Description

Built on the foundation of McGeorge’s nationally-ranked program in public law and its renowned Capital Center for Law & Policy, this online Master’s degree is useful for local, state, and federal agency employees, lobbyists, legislative staff, and others who seek to enhance their skills in lawmaking, regulation, elections, and lobbying, but who do not require a law degree.

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Our MSL in Government Law & Policy provides our students with many opportunities to hear and interact with panels of experts, including judges and justices from across the United States. We want to provide our students with the most robust learning program and acclaimed professionals in the field. We do this by providing each and every student with the resources to learn from the best, interact with esteemed classmates and colleagues, and hear experts across the field of law.

“I chose McGeorge because the classes build up specific knowledge about things that only people working in the field might know. It gets you a step ahead of the competition.”

— Brandon Chaidez ’18

“My decision to come to McGeorge was influenced in large part by the caliber and dedication of the professors here. The professors not only want to teach us the current law, but also encourage us to challenge laws that are antiquated or prejudicial to marginalized community members."

— Vallerye Mosquera ’15, Sacramento Immigration Attorney

"When I work with McGeorge alumni, they seem experienced, polished and able to connect the dots. The experience, attention to detail, and rigor of the program really shows, and for these reasons, we love hiring McGeorge students as law clerks at SMUD."

— Andrew Meditz ’09, Senior Attorney, Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)

*Subject to WSCUC approval and ABA acquiescence.