Georgia Law proudly welcomes the academically talented Class of 2017, which is composed of 185 students. These students boast an impressive median LSAT score and undergraduate GPA of 163 and 3.7, respectively. They come from 23 different states and 70 undergraduate institutions, and 18 percent indicated they are members of a minority group. All statistics as of the first day of orientation - Aug. 14, 2014.


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Several Georgia Law faculty members have received promotions. Erica J. Hashimoto has been named the Allen Post Professor of Law and Usha Rodrigues has been awarded the M.E. Kilpatrick Chair of Corporate Finance & Securities Law. In addition, Associate Professor Matthew I. Hall was granted tenure, and Mehrsa Baradaran, Timothy Meyer and Logan E. Sawyer III were promoted to associate professor.

Georgia Law regrets to announce the passing of Dean Emeritus J. Ralph Beaird, who served as dean of the law school for a total of 13 years and officially served on the faculty for more than 20 years, although he taught at the law school for approximately four decades. Beaird passed away on August 14.  This revered leader, scholar, teacher and mentor will be missed. The memorial service will be August 18 at 12:30 p.m. at Athens First United Methodist Church. The arrangements are being handled by Bernstein Funeral Home.  

Faculty Colloquium with University of Pennsylvania Law Professor David A. Skeel

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University of Pennsylvania Law School Professor David A. Skeel will present "Governance Reform and the Judicial Role in Municipal Bankruptcy." Lunch will be held at noon, with Skeel's presentation slated to start at 12:30 p.m. This is an invitation only event. 



August 22, 2014 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Please join us for some good food and good fun at the Annual SBA Bull Roast.

August 27, 2014 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm

All Georgia Law students are invited to meet and speak with representatives from the law school's many student organizations at the Law School Student Organization Fair. 

Please plan to attend and to find an organization that fits your interests.

For a list of current student organizations, please visit the student...


Dean Rusk Center
for International Law and Policy

The Dean Rusk Center was established in 1977 to expand the scope of international law and policy initiatives at the University of  Georgia School of Law. Today, the Rusk Center, which is housed in Rusk Hall on UGA’s North Campus, provides a forum for collaboration and debate on issues of global importance, administers international education programs, and sponsors law school outreach to diverse partners around the world.


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