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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 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 11 public law schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Georgia Law offers the Juris Doctor, Master of Laws and the Master in the Study of Law degrees, in addition to five joint degree programs. Georgia Law graduates have one of the lowest debt to starting salary ratios in the nation. Six Georgia Law graduates have served as U.S. Supreme Court judicial clerks in the last nine years.
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 Externship Program
- Business Law Clinic
- Public Interest Practicum
- Environmental Practicum
- Family Violence Clinic
- Mediation Practicum
- Corporate Counsel Externship
- UGA Fanning Institute's Community Economic Development Clinic
- Appellate Litigation Clinic
- Medical-Legal Partnership Clinic
- Washington, D.C., Semester in Practice
- 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.
2013 PLACEMENT STATISTICS
- 86% of Class of 2013 graduates had obtained employment or were enrolled in advanced study within nine months after graduation
- 32 members of the Class of 2013 began their legal careers in judicial clerkships
For more information on placement, see our placement data here.