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Recruiting at Georgia Law

Georgia Law welcomes law firms, government agencies, public interest organizations, corporations and others to utilize our services in meeting all of their attorney hiring needs.  A rigorous education and exposure to practical challenges through a wide variety of intensive experiential learning opportunities prepare students and alumni of the University of Georgia School of Law for excellence and success.

 

WHY RECRUIT AT GEORGIA LAW?

The University of Georgia School of Law is consistently regarded as one of the nation's top law schools, currently ranked among the top 14 public law schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.  Georgia Law offers both Juris Doctor and  Master of Laws degrees, in addition to five joint degree programs.  Georgia Law graduates have one of the lowest debt to starting salary ratios in the nation.  It was named as one of the top 5 "Best Value" law schools in November of 2011 by the National Jurist.  In December 2010, the fifth Georgia Law graduate in seven years was selected to clerk for the U.S. Supreme Court.

 

PRACTICAL SKILLS TRAINING

Students at Georgia Law gain essential legal skills through hands-on experience and community service in one of Georgia Law's clinical programs.  Students learn interviewing techniques, case appraisal and planning, negotiation, dispute resolution, and persuasive oral and written advocacy, among other skills.

Civil Programs:

  • Civil Externship Program
  • Public Interest Practicum
  • Environmental Practicum
  • Land Use Clinic
  • Family Violence Clinic
  • Special Education Practicum
  • Mediation Practicum
  • Corporate Counsel Externship
  • Appellate Litigation Clinic

Criminal Programs:

  • Criminal Defense Clinic
  • Prosecutorial Clinic
  • Capital Assistance Project

 

WRITING SKILLS TRAINING

Georgia Law students publish 3 highly regarded legal journals---the Georgia Law Review, the Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law and the Journal of Intellectual Property Law. These journals, which are frequently cited by federal and state courts, textbooks, treatises and other law reviews, follow the customary format with articles from leading scholars and practitioners comprising the bulk of the content and another section consisting of student notes.

The journals provide selected students the opportunity to develop their legal analysis skills beyond the classroom experience. Previous journal members have gone on to clerk for members of the federal judiciary, practice with the most respected firms in the nation and distinguish themselves in public service.

 

2010 PLACEMENT STATISTICS

  • 96% of Class of 2010 graduates placed within nine months after graduation 
  • 29 graduates earned judicial clerkships

For more information on placement, see our placement data here.

 

Career Development

Susan J. Wilson, Executive Director

 

Career Services

David O'Brien, Director

Kristin Strunk Lowry, Associate Director

Laura E. Woodson, Associate Director

Robbie Eddins, Interview & Symplicity Coordinator 706-542-7568, eddins@uga.edu