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Around Athens

Located in northeast Georgia, Athens has grown alongside the University of Georgia and its students for the past two centuries. The Classic City, as it is known, mixes small-town charm and comfort with a progressive atmosphere and a rich art, music and intellectual culture.

Thanks to bands like the B-52's, R.E.M. and Widespread Panic, Athens was named the "Best College Music Town in the Country" by Rolling Stone. But music is only part of the area's charm. Athens was also ranked a "Top Arts Destination" by AmericanStyle, chosen as one of "America's Greenest Cities" by Popular Science and voted the nation's "Second Best College Town" by Sports Illustrated.  Check out Athens, Georgia's latest press coverage, rankings, and accolades.



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Discover Athens

From football and dogs to music and nightlife, see what makes the Classic City so uniquely appealing.

Visit Athens

The law school is located in the heart of historic North Campus, adjacent to downtown's local restaurants and quirky shops. Schedule your law school tour today or explore our 360° interactive virtual tour.




Georgia Law Virtual Tour

Virtual Tour Map


Tour the law school online.  Our interactive map includes photos, videos, and 360° views.


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Faculty Insight

"Athens is a very livable city with vibrant in-town neighborhoods, an active arts scene and abundant recreational opportunities.  There's always been good music here---popular, underground, and serious.  Best of all, Athens is on the doorsteps of Atlanta, so you're close to all the amenities of the big city.  It's a very desirable combination."


Bertis E. Downs, IV J.D. '81
General Counsel for R.E.M. and UGA Entertainment Law Instructor