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Class of 2023

Welcome to the University of Georgia School of Law Class of 2023!  This Admitted Student Information page is intended to ease your transition into law school.  Should you have any questions about the information here or any other matter, do not hesitate to contact the Office of Admissions at 706-542-7060.  You can also connect with the law school community on Facebook at www.facebook.com/UGALawSchool.

The Student Bar Association has set up a Facebook page just for students admitted to the Class of 2023: https://www.facebook.com/groups/613652499404380/.

Please visit this site frequently for important updates and deadlines!

As an admitted student, you will receive opportunities to hear from members of the law school community outside of the admissions office, such as current students, faculty, alumni/ae, and friends of the school. If you DO NOT wish to receive these types of contacts, please let us know by emailing Brandi Saunders at bsaundrs@uga.edu. Your privacy is important to us.


Confirm Your Enrollment

Early Decision Deposit Deadline

Submit your nonrefundable $500.00 Deposit by January 31, 2020 to retain your place in the Class of 2023.

UGA Scholars Deposit Deadline

Submit your nonrefundable $500.00 Deposit by January 31, 2020 to retain your place in the Class of 2023.

First Deposit Deadline

Submit your nonrefundable $150.00 First Deposit by April 15, 2020 to retain your place in the Class of 2023 through June 1, 2020.

In order to facilitate a visit to campus, your first deposit will be reduced by $100 if you schedule a visit of the law school through our offices prior to April 15th.  This includes attending our Admitted student Open House on Saturday, March 28, 2020.

Second Deposit Deadline

Submit your nonrefundable $350.00 Second Deposit by June 1, 2020 to retain your place in the Class of 2023. 

For information on payment options, please visit: law.uga.edu/deposit-deadlines.


Next Steps


Reception for Alumni/Alumnae & Admitted Students

March 5, 2020 - King & Spalding - Atlanta, GA

Please join us for the University of Georgia School of Law Admitted Students Reception in Atlanta, GA with Peter B. "Bo" Rutledge, Dean of the UGA School of Law & Herman E. Talmadge Chair of Law. You and your guests are invited to meet your future classmates, area law school alumni/alumnae and current law school students.

Register Here


Admitted Student Open House

March 28, 2020 - Athens, GA

The University of Georgia School of Law invites you to attend an Open House for Admitted Students at the law school on Saturday, March 28, 2020.  Please join us for this opportunity to meet members of the Georgia Law Class of 2023 and learn more about the law school.

Register Here


Upcoming Events at the School of Law

Red Clay Conference

February 21, 2020 - Athens, GA

The Red Clay Conference is an annual student run conference at the University of Georgia School of Law. This event was established to increase public awareness of environmental issues on a regional, national, and international level through a series of educational presentations and open forum discussions. The Conference attracts attorneys as well as students and interested members of the Athens community.

The 32nd Annual Red Clay Conference, titled “Overcoming Toxic Relationships,” will address coal ash disposal, brownfield redevelopment in Georgia and per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water. Registration for the conference is required, and lunch will be provided. The event is free for members of the UGA community, including admitted students.

Register Here

The IP of IPAs: Journal of Intellectual Property Law Conference

February 27, 2020 - Athens, GA

Join us on Thursday, February 27, 2020, from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the University of Georgia School of Law’s Larry Walker Room in Rusk Hall for “The IP of IPAs”, a conference hosted by the Journal of Intellectual Property Law, to hear Brian Roth (Southern Brewing Co.), Chase Scott (Taylor, Feil, Harper & Lumsden, P.C.), and Dustin Watts (Terrapin Beer Co.) discuss how breweries are navigating intellectual property issues. Limited alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and food will be provided.

The event is free, and Koozies will be provided on a first come, first served basis. However, all attendees should register at the link below:

https://estore.uga.edu/C27063_ustores/web/classic/store_cat.jsp?STOREID=152&CATID=712.

Edith House Lecture

March 25, 2020 - Athens, GA

Inaugurated in 1983, the Edith House Lecture Series brings outstanding female legal scholars and practitioners to Athens. Edith Elizabeth House, a native of Winder, Ga., was one of the first female graduates of the University of Georgia School of Law. She graduated in 1925 and was co-valedictorian of her class. House enjoyed a distinguished career in public service, which spanned more than 30 years.

The 38th Annual Edith House Lecture will be delivered by Lisa Oudens Monaco, an American federal prosecutor who was the Homeland Security adviser to President Barack Obama, the chief counterterrorism advisor to the president and a statutory member of the U.S. Homeland Security Council. She previously served as the assistant attorney general for national security from 2011 to 2013 and as the principal deputy assistant attorney general in the Justice Department. In 2017, Monaco became a senior national security analyst for CNN.

Equal Justice Foundation 35th Annual Auction

March 28, 2020 - Athens, GA

Please join us for the 35th annual EJF auction to support students working in the public interest! The event will be held at a new venue this year, Live Wire Athens. Light appetizers will be served. A variety of silent auction items and exciting live auction items will be available for purchase.

Working in the Public Interest (WIPI) Law Conference

April 4, 2020 - Athens, GA

Every spring public interest law students bring practitioners from around the world to Athens, Georgia to speak about pressing issues of the day in public interest law. The purpose of WIPI is to create a forum where public interest law students can bring the issues that matter to them to the table. Attendees of the conference are given great networking opportunities with professionals in various fields of public interest law.

This year's conference is Poverty on Trial: Escaping the Cycle of Poverty -- There will be four panels that address economic justice issues celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King's economic justice legacy on the anniversary of his death: Housing, Wealth Gap, Food Insecurity Water & Environmental Justice, and Healthcare.

Wilbanks CEASE Clinic Annual Conference

April 9-10, 2020 - Athens, GA

The Wilbanks Child Endangerment and Sexual Exploitation (CEASE) Clinic is the first of its kind in the nation, representing survivors of child sexual abuse in civil litigation and juvenile court dependency matters. The clinic not only provides direct representation to survivors, but also serves as a teaching center as part of the University of Georgia School of Law.

The 2020 Wilbanks Child Endangerment and Sexual Exploitation Clinic Conference will be held April 9-10, 2020 at the University of Georgia School of Law. Check the conference website for updates and registration information.

Sibley Lecture with Monica Bell, Yale Law School

April 15, 2020 - Athens, GA

In 1964, the trustees of the Loridans Foundation established the John A. Sibley Lecture Series. These talks honor the leadership and public spirit of this 1911 School of Law graduate. It is hard to place the contributions of John Adams Sibley in any given decade, for his service to the law school and to the state of Georgia extended over a period of almost 80 years.


Class Registration

Beginning in August

Registration for classes will open at the beginning of August after the incoming class has been assigned to class sections. The Office of Admissions will notify all incoming 1Ls when registration will begin and will provide all pertinent instructions. Please DO NOT register until you receive these instructions.


Summer Academic Success Program

August 3-12, 2020 - Athens, GA

Each year, we offer a voluntary summer program that begins before orientation and is designed to enhance the academic success of students whose past experience may indicate that some additional preparation might be beneficial to their transition to the rigors of law school.


1L Orientation

August 13-17, 2020 - Athens, GA

Attendance is mandatory for all three days of Orientation.  Please note dress is casual for Thursday and business casual for Friday.  You will need to dress in professional attire on Monday for your student directory photo.  A final schedule, 1L section assignments, and book lists will be sent to you by email at the beginning of August.


Amending Your Application & Address Changes

To amend your application prior to enrollment, please email Brandi Saunders, Enrollment Management Specialist, at bsaundrs@uga.edu.

***IMPORTANT: The certification statement at the end of the application requires applicants to immediately notify the Assistant Dean for Admissions by emailing the Enrollment Management Specialist about any changes to responses to the Character & Fitness questions of the application (academic/social discipline, criminal convictions/charges).

Please keep the law admissions office informed of any address changes by emailing Brandi Saunders at bsaundrs@uga.edu. Absent any instructions from you, we will send all mail to the current address specified on your application.


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