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Class of 2021

Welcome to the University of Georgia School of Law Class of 2021!  This Admitted Student Information page is intended to ease your transition into law school this fall.  Should you have any questions about the information here or any other matter, do not hesitate to contact the Office of Law Admissions at 706-542-7060.  You can also connect with the law school community on Facebook at www.facebook.com/UGALawSchool.

The Student Bar Association has set up a Facebook page just for students admitted to the Class of 2021!

Please visit this site frequently for important updates and deadlines!

As an admitted student, you will receive opportunities to hear from members of the law school community outside of the admissions office, such as current students, faculty, alumni/ae, and friends of the school. If you DO NOT wish to receive these types of contacts, please let us know by emailing Brandi Saunders at bsaundrs@uga.edu. Your privacy is important to us.


Confirm Your Enrollment

Early Decision Deposit Deadline

Submit your nonrefundable $500.00 Deposit by January 31, 2018 to retain your place in the Class of 2021.

First Deposit Deadline

Submit your nonrefundable $150.00 First Deposit by April 15, 2018 to retain your place in the Class of 2021 through June 1, 2018.

In order to facilitate a visit to campus, your first deposit will be reduced by $100 if you schedule a visit of the law school through our offices prior to April 15th.  This includes attending our Admitted student Open House on Saturday, March 24, 2018. 

Second Deposit Deadline

Submit your nonrefundable $350.00 Second Deposit by June 1, 2018 to retain your place in the Class of 2021. 

For information on payment options, please visit: law.uga.edu/deposit-deadlines.


Connect with a University of Georgia School of Law Professor

Faculty are the lifeblood of a law school. At University of Georgia School of Law, you will find a vibrant, stimulating and exciting learning environment driven by an accomplished corps of superior teachers and scholars. Our professors maintain an open door policy and are available to answer questions concerning the classroom experience and curriculum as well as their own area of legal expertise.

We invite you to experience our welcoming environment and approachable faculty as an admitted student to the School of Law Class of 2021.

Please use the following form to be contacted by a law school faculty member in the next few weeks.

law.uga.edu/faculty-interest-form


Upcoming Events

WIPI (Working in the Public Interest) Conference

February 17, 2018 - Dean Rusk Hall, Athens, GA

The 13th Annual Working in the Public Interest (WIPI) conference will focus on the intersection of poverty, criminal justice, and community. This year, WIPI conference is working in collaboration with the School of Social Work to provide a more holistic, contextual approach to systemic problems within our community.
 
The event is free for members of the UGA community. For attorneys, four hours of continuing legal education credits are available at a total cost of $100. For social workers, four hours continuing education units are available for $50. The fee for all other entrants is $25. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
 
A reception will be held after and is included into the price of all paid tickets. The fee for the reception alone is $10.

Reception for Alumni/Alumnae & Admitted Students

March 1, 2018 - 6:00-7:30 pm - Troutman Sanders, Atlanta, GA

Please join us for the University of Georgia School of Law Admitted Students Reception in Atlanta, GA with Peter B. "Bo" Rutledge, Dean of the UGA School of Law & Herman E. Talmadge Chair of Law.  You and your guests are invited to meet your future classmates, area law school alumni/alumnae and current law school students.

The reception will be held on Thursday, March 1, 2018 from 6:00 pm. – 7:30 p.m. at the law office of Troutman Sanders.

To register, please use the following form: law.uga.edu/reception-alumnialumnae-admitted-students.

30th Annual Red Clay Conference

March 2, 2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm - Dean Rusk Hall, Athens, GA

After multiple natural disasters have struck the Southeast in the past year, the 30th Annual Red Clay Conference will focus on the institutions, agents and communities impacted by natural disasters and how environmental policies and laws can lead to more resilient responses. The conference will consist of one keynote speaker, a lecture and three panels, which will address the following topics: the role state and local governments play in creating resiliency; environmental problem solving in the private sector; flood insurance and the NFIP and Hazard mitigation programs; how development or preservation on Cumberland Island can increase resiliency; and disaster law. 

The Red Clay Conference is an annual student run conference at the University of Georgia School of Law. This event was established to increase public awareness of environmental issues on a regional, national and international level through a series of educational presentations and open forum discussions. The conference attracts attorneys as well as students and interested members of the Athens community.

Conference Schedule

Register for the Conference

Edith House Lecture

March 23, 2018 - 3:30 pm - Athens, GA

Inaugurated in 1983, the Edith House Lecture Series brings outstanding female legal scholars and practitioners to Athens. Edith Elizabeth House, a native of Winder, Ga., was one of the first female graduates of the University of Georgia School of Law. She graduated in 1925 and was co-valedictorian of her class. House enjoyed a distinguished career in public service, which spanned more than 30 years.

A conversation with Distinguished Lecturer from Government at Georgetown Law Sally Q. Yates will be the focus of the 36th Edith House Lecture on Friday, March 23, at 3:30 p.m.

Yates, a 1986 graduate of the School of Law, has served in several leadership roles during her career – most recently as acting U.S. attorney general and as deputy attorney general. She also served as a U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia and was the first assistant U.S. attorney and chief of the Fraud and Public Corruption Section of the office.

Yates was the executive articles editor of the Georgia Law Review while in law school. She also earned her undergraduate degree in journalism from UGA in 1992.

Equal Justice Foundation Auction

March 24, 2018 - The Foundry at Graduate Athens, Athens, GA

Equal Justice Foundation is a student-run organization devoted to the promotion of the public interest law.  EJF works to provide stipends for Georgia Law students who have chosen to work in unpaid, public interest positions over the summer.  Public interest law is often not a lucrative field and students who pay the high price of legal education to do this important work need and deserve our financial support. 

Each year, EJF holds an auction to raise money to support these public interest stipends. Previous auctions have included weekend getaways, bar prep courses, concert tickets and professor packages. All proceeds go toward funding fellowships for University of Georgia School of Law students taking unpaid public interest jobs. Join us to enjoy a wonderful evening in support of public interest law!

Free and open to the public.

Rural Healthcare Symposium

April 5, 2018 - 9:00am - 5:00pm - Dean Rusk Hall, Athens, GA

More information will be posted soon!

116th Sibley Lecture featuring Yale Law School Dean Heather Gerken

April 13, 2018 - 3:30 pm - Hirsch Hall, Athens, GA

Heather Gerken, the dean of Yale Law School, will deliver the 116th Sibley Lecture. Gerken is one of the nation’s leading experts on constitutional law and election law. She will speak on the future of the legal profession and what lawyers have to teach the rest of the country.

The Sibley Lecture Series, established in 1964 by the Charles Loridans Foundation of Atlanta in tribute to the late John A. Sibley, is designed to attract outstanding legal scholars of national prominence to the School of Law. Sibley was a 1911 graduate of the law school.


Open House for Admitted Students

March 24, 2018 - 1:00-5:30 pm - Hirsch Hall, Athens, GA

The University of Georgia School of Law invites you to attend an Open House for Admitted Students at the law school on Saturday, March 24, 2018. Please join us for this opportunity to meet members of the School of Law Class of 2021 and learn more about the law school.

Registration will be open soon!


Saturday Tours

April 7 and 14, 2018 - 11:30 am - Hirsch Hall, Athens, GA

If you are unable to attend Open House for Admitted Students on Saturday, March 24th, or schedule a visit during the week to the law school, University of Georgia School of Law current students will be available on April 7th and April 14th for Saturday tour sessions. The tours will be approximately 45 minutes in length and will be followed by lunch with the current students.

Registration will be open soon!


1L Orientation

August 9, 10, and 13, 2018 - Athens, GA

Attendance is required.

More information will be posted soon!


Amending Your Application & Address Changes

To amend your application prior to enrollment, please email Brandi Saunders, Operations Manager for the Office of Admissions, at bsaundrs@uga.edu.

***IMPORTANT: The certification statement at the end of the application requires applicants to immediately notify the Executive Director of Law Admissions by emailing the Operations Manager about any changes to responses to the Character & Fitness questions of the application (academic/social discipline, criminal convictions/charges).

Please keep the law admissions office informed of any address changes by emailing Brandi Saunders at bsaundrs@uga.edu.  Absent any instructions from you, we will send all mail to the current address specified on your application.


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