Leading National Law School

One of the nation's top law schools, consistently ranked by sources including U.S. News & World Report (29, 2022/23), Princeton Review/Tax Prof (20, 2022)

Alexander Campbell King Law Library: home to 600,000 digital and print titles

Dean Rusk International Law Center international law and policy nucleus for education, scholarship and other collaborations

Founded in 1859; second oldest school/college at UGA, the birthplace of public higher education in America

Student Profile

Average enrollment: 600, with 73% receiving scholarship aid (J.D. Class of 2025) and 100% of first-generation college graduates and military veterans receiving scholarships (J.D. students) 

Talented and diverse: J.D. Class of 2025 boasts a median LSAT of 168 and a median undergraduate GPA of 3.87 (both record highs), represents 27 states and 73 undergraduate institutions (as of 8/16/22)

LL.M. Class of 2022-23 includes 23 foreign-trained lawyers from 15 countries on 5 continents (as of 8/16/22)

Master in the Study of Law: 20 professionals seeking to increase their knowledge of the law to bolster their careers

World-Class Faculty

Expert faculty includes Fulbright Scholars and a recipient of the American Law Institute Young Scholars Medal; many serve as consultants to legal institutions, foreign governments and corporations

Five former U.S. Supreme Court judicial clerks

Judges and justices teach each year through the Edenfield Jurist in Residence and the Be Kind Fund programs

Return on Investment

Best return on investment in legal education, ranked #1 or #2 for last six years (National Jurist)

No. 1 for employment (Class of 2021 employed in full-time, long-term bar passage required/J.D. advantage jobs (excluding university-funded positions), 10 months after graduation)

Almost 98% of students who sat for the bar passed within 12 months of graduation (Class of 2020)

Highest state bar passage rate among Georgia law schools for the July/post-graduation sitting of first-time test takers for the past 9 years

Leader in judicial clerkships (38 for the Class of 2021)

No. 8 in placement success, No. 10 in bar passage (U.S. News & World Report, 2022/23)

Advocacy & Negotiation

Advocacy: 12 national, 9 regional and 4 state titles in the last 5 years, including the 2019-20 National Moot Court Competition title

No. 7 for moot court (University of Houston Law Center/Hunton Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship, 2021-22)

Negotiation: 5 national/regional titles in the last 6 years

Service to State & Society

17 experiential learning offerings, including two Semesters In Practice - Washington, D.C. and Atlanta, 93% participation (Class of 2021)

Top School for Practical Training (No. 22, PreLaw, 2022), 450% increase in fellowship funding since 2017, 94,000+ student service-learning hours through clinics/externships (2021-22)

No. 21 for international programming (U.S. News & World Report, 2022/23)

Building Connections

Mentorship program connects students to a faculty member, upper-level student, career adviser and legal professional for advice and guidance 

More than 40 student organizations

Global network of approximately 11,500 living graduates working in all 50 states and living in more than 70 countries

Graduates as leaders: 11 governors, more than 125 state and federal legislators, and over 90 federal judges and state Supreme Court justices to date

Classic City Location

Athens: a progressive community boasting small-town charm while offering world-class music and culture, extensive access to parks and natural resources, and a low cost of living, voted the South's best college town by Southern Living magazine in 2022 and selected as one of the 25 Best College Towns and Cities in the U.S. by Travel and Leisure in 2022

Close to Atlanta, only 80 minutes commute to Georgia's capital and home to the world's busiest airport

Central location provides access to local, national and international law firms as well as many Fortune 500 companies that call Georgia home