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Student life in a vibrant locale

The main campus of the University of Georgia School of Law is in Athens, a 210-year-old small city and quintessential American university locale. Trees and centuries-old buildings dot its hilly terrain. Known as the “Classic City,” Athens enjoys a mild climate, diverse population, and affordable cost of living. Its downtown features unique shops, restaurants, and live music, and surrounding neighborhoods offer a variety of housing, schools, and retail centers.

At the heart of Athens is the University of Georgia campus, home to 35,000 students and a full complement of research units. Georgia Law is located in two buildings on historic North Campus, close to downtown, the Main Library, university bookstore, international student resources, fitness centers, and Sanford Stadium.

It’s an intellectually stimulating yet comfortable, even fun, lifestyle, as testimonials from our LL.M. alumni and alumnae demonstrate.

About 70 miles from Athens is Atlanta, Georgia’s state capital and home to more than 5.5 million people, as well as our law school's Atlanta campus. Atlanta is one of the United States’ premier hubs for global commerce. Located there are Fortune 500 corporations like Coca-Cola, The Home Depot, United Parcel Service, and Delta Air Lines, as well as a center for international arbitration and mediation, and many binational chambers of commerce, consulates, and trade offices.

By the numbers

 

University of Georgia School of Law

■ founded 1859
■ 600 law students
■ < 25 LL.M. candidates
■ 47% women, 53% men
■ #14 public law schools (US News 2017)
■ #11 best-value law schools (National Jurist 2015)
■ #23 international law curriculum in U.S. (US News 2017)
■ 5 professors who served as U.S. Supreme Court clerks
■ > 10,000 alumni/ae network

 

University of Georgia

■ state-chartered 1785
■ > 36,000 students
■ 8,500 graduate & professional students
■ > 2,600 international students from 125 countries
■ 759-acre Athens main campus
■ #17 public universities (Forbes 2016)
■ 32 athletes & coaches at 2016 Rio Olympics

 

Athens

■ incorporated 1806
■ #3 American college towns (MSNBC 2010)
■ 120,000 residents
■ 70 miles from Atlanta

 

Georgia

■ 4th state to ratify U.S. Constitution, in 1788
■ > 10 million residents
■ > 100 million passengers/year at ATL, world’s busiest airport
■ ∼ 2-hour flights ATL to Washington, New York, Chicago, Miami
■ #3 filming location in the United States
■ 30 Fortune 1000 HQ, including Coca-Cola, The Home Depot, Delta Air Lines
■ > 70 full/honorary consulates/trade offices
■ 28 binational chambers of commerce
■ 1 international arbitration center