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.

Georgia Law community invited to attend 24th Annual Law School BBQ

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The law school community is invited to attend the 24th Annual Law School BBQ, which will take place Oct. 4 (Homecoming Weekend) on Herty Field from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (The BBQ start time is subject to change to two-and-one-half hours prior to kickoff). Ticket sales end Sept. 19 at 5 p.m.



September 3, 2014 - 12:30pm - 1:20pm

Back by popular demand, Jeff Hanson of Hanson Education Services will come to campus to deliver his fact packed presentation on managing your student debt (so it does not manage you). 

Mr. Hanson offers insightful information including the latest on post-graduation loan repayment support.

Also:  students may schedule...

September 8, 2014 - 12:30pm - 1:20pm

Professor Miller will be speaking about exciting developments in intellectual property law that have been recently decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.  The Court has decided more intellectual property cases in the past term than in previous decades.

Food will be served!


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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