Leading Law School

Founded in 1859; second oldest school/college at UGA, the birthplace of public higher education in America

One of the nation's top law schools, consistently ranked by sources including U.S. News & World Report (27, 2021/22), Princeton Review/Tax Prof (15, 2021)

Alexander Campbell King Law Library: home to 600,000 digital and print titles

Dean Rusk International Law Center international law and policy nucleus for education, scholarship and other collaborations

Student Profile

Average enrollment: 600, with 80% receiving scholarship aid (J.D. Class of 2024) and 100% of first-generation college graduates and veterans receiving scholarships (J.D. students) 

Talented and diverse: J.D. Class of 2024 boasts a median LSAT of 166, represents 27 states and 75 undergraduate institutions (as of 8/12/21)

LL.M. Class of 2021-22 includes 17 foreign-trained lawyers from 12 countries on 5 continents (as of 8/12/21)

Master in the Study of Law: 17 professionals seeking to increase their knowledge of the law to bolster their careers

World-Class Faculty

Expert faculty includes Fulbright Scholars and a recipient of the American Law Institute Young Scholars Medal; many serve as consultants to legal institutions, foreign governments and corporations

Five former U.S. Supreme Court judicial clerks

Judges and justices teach each year through the Edenfield Jurist in Residence and the Be Kind Fund programs

Return on Investment

More than 95% of students who sat for the bar passed within 12 months of graduation (Class of 2019)

Highest state bar passage rate among Georgia law schools for the July/post-graduation sitting of first-time test takers for the past 7 years

Best return on investment in legal education, ranked #1 or #2 for last five years (National Jurist)

91% of the Class of 2020 employed in full-time, long-term jobs that require bar passage or where a J.D. provides a significant advantage 10 months after graduation

No. 8 for federal clerkships (Law.com, 2021)

Advocacy & Negotiation

Advocacy: 9 national, 6 regional and 3 state titles in the last 5 years, including the 2019-20 National Moot Court Competition title

No. 2 for moot court (University of Houston Law Center/Hunton Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship, 2020-21)

Negotiation: 3 national titles in the last 5 years

Service to State & Society

18 experiential learning offerings, including two Semesters In Practice - Washington, D.C. and Atlanta

Top School for Practical Training (PreLaw, 2021), No. 24 for Clinical Training (U.S. News & World Report, 2021/22), approx. 450% increase in fellowship funding since 2017

No. 18 for international programming (U.S. News & World Report, 2021/22)

Building Connections

Mentorship program connects all students to a faculty member, upper-level student, career adviser and legal professional

Approx. 40 student organizations

Global network of more than 11,750 living graduates working in all 50 states and almost 70 countries

Graduates as leaders: 11 governors, more than 120 state and federal legislators, and approximately 80 federal judges and state Supreme Court justices to date

Classic City Location

Athens: a progressive community boasting small-town charm while offering world-class music and culture, extensive access to parks and natural resources, and a low cost of living

Close to Atlanta, only 80 minutes commute to Georgia's capital and home to the world's busiest airport

Central location provides access to local, national and international law firms as well as many Fortune 500 companies that call Georgia home