UGA School of Law named best in nation for return on investment

Friday, October 12, 2018

The University of Georgia School of Law has been named the best value in legal education in the United States by the National Jurist. Its rankings are based largely upon outcome-driven factors such as average indebtedness, bar passage and employment. “This recognition validates our ongoing efforts to provide the best possible return on investment for our students,” School of Law Dean Peter B. “Bo” Rutledge said. “We are committed to providing world-class education in a way that not only prepares students for careers and helps place them in jobs, but also allows them to graduate without the burden of an unreasonable level of debt.” 

UGA Delayed Opening for tomorrow (10/11)

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Due to the possible impact of Hurricane Michael, the University of Georgia will delay opening its Athens campus until 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11. The first classes will begin at 11 a.m. Business operations on the Athens campus will resume their normal schedules beginning at 10 a.m. Please note that all law school classes scheduled to begin before 11:00 a.m. are cancelled. The Law Library will close at 11 p.m. tonight and will reopen at 10 a.m. tomorrow. 

Greenaway selected for King & Spalding Diversity Fellowship

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Congratulations to second-year student Amber D. Greenaway for receiving King & Spalding's 2019 Diversity Fellowship. Each year, the law firm awards up to five fellowships to qualified law students who "show promise of contributing meaningfully to the diversity of the legal community." The law firm selected Greenaway due to her credentials and experience.

UGA receives national diversity award for fifth consecutive year; law school enrolls diverse class

Monday, September 24, 2018

The University of Georgia has received the 2018 INSIGHT Into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award. The HEED Award is the only national recognition honoring colleges and universities that exhibit outstanding efforts and success in the area of diversity and inclusion, and 2018 marks the fifth consecutive year that UGA has been honored. One example of the School of Law's commitment to a diverse and inclusive environment is demonstrated by the composition of the school's newest students. The Juris Doctor Class of 2021 includes 21 first-generation college graduates and seven military veterans, while 20 percent self-identify as belonging to a minority group. This class hails from 24 states, and these students attended 83 undergraduate institutions. Fifty-two percent are male, and 48 percent are female. The law school also welcomed 16 LL.M. (Master of Laws) students, coming from 14 countries on five continents, and nine M.S.L. (Master in the Study of Law) students. Statistics as of 8/9/18

Klemm named Top Negotiator

Friday, September 21, 2018

Congratulations to second-year student Andrew J. "Andy" Klemm who earned the Top Negotiator Award in the law school's recent intramural negotiation competition and to second-year student William C. "Will" Phillips who earned the first runner-up honors. These students competed in three rounds of negotiations and have received automatic invitations to be on the law school's Negotiation Competition Team.