University of Georgia School of Law

The University of Georgia School of Law is a professional graduate school and the second oldest school or college at the University of Georgia, located in Athens, Georgia. Founded in 1859, it is among the oldest law schools in the United States, and is nationally ranked as a first-tier law school.Admissions, curriculum and degreesAdmission to Georgia Law is highly competitive. Students from the Class of 2019 had an acceptance rate of 29.5 percent, with a median LSAT and GPA of 162 and 3.73, respectively.Once enrolled, students benefit from an extensive curriculum in law and legal practice with nearly 170 courses offered encompassing topics including business related law, property related law, personal rights and public interest law, trial and appellate practice, and global practice preparation. Degrees awarded include the Juris Doctor (J.D.), the Master of Laws (LL.M.) for foreign-trained lawyers, and the Master in the Study of Law (M.S.L.) for those who wish to gain an understanding of legal principles and perspectives in order to advance their careers. Students also may choose to pursue interdisciplinary coursework in other University schools and colleges, or to earn joint degrees including, without limitation, a J.D./M.B.A. or LL.M./M.B.A. in partnership with the University's Terry College of Business.History and facilitiesThe law school was founded in 1859 by Joseph Henry Lumpkin, William Hope Hull, and Thomas R.R. Cobb. Classes of the Lumpkin Law School, as it was originally designated, were held until 1873 at the law offices of Lumpkin and Cobb. It then was housed in various University of Georgia buildings until 1932 when the law school moved into the new Harold Hirsch Hall, located on North Campus, a National Historic Landmark District, within walking distance of downtown Athens. Expanded over the years with connected buildings and upgrades, the Hirsch Hall complex remains the site of law school classrooms and offices, as well as the Alexander Campbell King Law Library, a multi-use auditorium, and the elegant Hatton-Lovejoy Courtroom. A 2012 renovation created almost 4,000 square feet of additional space, including a cafe and enclosed two story courtyard.

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225 Herty Dr
Athens, GA
30602

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(706) 542-5191

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