Georgia Law possesses an impressive collection of more than 70 portraits of famous Georgians, former deans and faculty members, as well as accomplished alumni.
This past August, 189 talented and diverse students began the three-year pursuit of a law degree. The Class of 2015 has one of the highest percentages of female students in Georgia Law history, with 52 percent, and has an impressive median LSAT score and undergraduate GPA of 164 and 3.67, respectively. All statistics as of the first day of classes - Aug. 14, 2012.
U.S. District Court Judge Clay D. Land (J.D.'85) has entered an order directing $1.5 million of a cy pres remainder fund to Georgia Law to endow a new scholarship fund.
Georgia Law placed fifth in a recent study conducted by National Jurist magazine for the "Best Value Law Schools." The ranking considered average debt for 2011 graduates, tuition, cost of living, two-year bar pass average and state average and weighted employment rate. The article appeared in the September issue of the magazine.
Georgia Law regrets to announce the passing of Col. John "Jack" Murray, who taught at the law school from 1965 to 1976. During this time, he also served as associate dean and director of admissions. His areas of specialty were workers' compensation, contracts and criminal law. Murray passed away on Aug. 18 at the age of 94.
Improvements to the law school's facilities continued this summer with the primary focus being on the rotunda area and cupola. Last summer, the school benefited from a renovation that resulted in almost 4,000 sq. ft. of additional building space being captured by enclosing the law school's Sutherland Courtyard with multifunctional corridors. Designed primarily for student use, these changes were made to repurpose underutilized areas and to address the overcrowding of public spaces.