Overview of Technology

Technological advances impact nearly every aspect of society, and members of the legal profession readily adopt many of the changes in order to advance the causes of their clients to the greatest extent possible. As a law student at UGA, not only will you study in a “smart classroom” environment, you will also have the opportunity to use and to become proficient in utilizing the latest technology.

Dean Rusk Hall features an electronic courtroom that includes a ceiling projector with laptop connection (or i-Device with an adapter), a sound system and a DVD recorder/player, which all operate via a touch screen panel, so students can hone their skills using modern courtroom technology.  The room permits recording from four vantage points from mounted cameras.

Georgia Law has ubiquitous wireless. All law school classrooms feature multimedia instructional technology, which will enrich your learning experience. Each room is equipped with a multimedia lectern containing a networked computer, overhead projector, visual presenter to present 3-D objects and DVD player. Numerous power outlets throughout the law school campus make it easy to utilize laptops, even to take exams.

In addition to being trained on Westlaw, Lexis and Bloomberg Law, you will have access through the law library to numerous legal research databases ranging from legal periodical indexes to full text databases covering subjects such as tax, securities, banking, trade and international law as well as government and congressional publications databases.  You will also have access to more than 200,000 historical full text titles.

For its students, Georgia Law provides a full-service computer lab with productivity and research software, in addition to 16 freestanding computers near the main entrance of the law library for quick tasks.  The lab includes two Mac multimedia production stations.  The law school's computing services help desk is adjacent to the computer lab and is staffed with knowledgeable professionals who can assist with questions and problems. 

All law students have access to My Georgia Law, a personalized student portal. Using My Georgia Law, students can view their class schedules, final grades, photos and contact information of classmates.  Students may also use school listservs or online discussion groups to communicate with fellow students.