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University of Georgia (School of Law)

The University of Georgia School of Law, founded in 1859, has long been regarded as a national leader in legal education. Eleven Georgia Law graduates have been governors, and over 35 have been U.S. senators and representatives. Currently residing in 48 states and over 55 countries, scores of our alumni serve with distinction on federal and state courts, while others are prominent attorneys, corporate leaders, general counsels and leaders in cabinet departments.

Former Georgia Governor Carl E. Sanders (J.D.'48) summarized the school's commitment to excellence at the 1964 groundbreaking of the law library: "The people of Georgia want and deserve nothing short of the best. The University of Georgia School of Law is, therefore, to be one of such excellence that no citizen of Georgia need ever leave the state because a superior legal education is available elsewhere." Sanders' quote made such an impression that it was etched into the outer wall of the law library to serve as a perpetual reminder of Georgia Law's continuing pursuit of excellence.

Georgia Law attracts extremely well qualified students from around the country due to its reputation for an accomplished and dedicated faculty, a rigorous curriculum and its sense of community. At the School of Law, we strive to promote an atmosphere that encourages and respects a variety of backgrounds and views, realizing that education is enhanced for everyone when you bring together an able and diverse group of people.

The entering class usually numbers in the low 200s, and the entire student body, including LL.M. students, averages 650. While more than three-quarters of those enrolled are Georgia residents, the 2004 entering class represented 22 states and 81 undergraduate institutions. College alma maters include the country's Ivy League schools, leading state schools and small private institutions of solid reputation. The 2004 entering class graduated at or near the top of their undergraduate classes and boasted a 162 median LSAT and a 3.65 median GPA.

Although each UGA law student has notable accomplishments, it's hard to pin a label on the "typical" student. While some enroll in law school directly following college, others choose to wait, thus bringing the experience of advanced degrees, careers and family life to the classroom. As part of a university community of over 30,000 students, many law students find Athens' cosmopolitan mix of students and collegial atmosphere the ideal place to pursue a law degree.

The entire University of Georgia campus has been designated as an arboreturn, and law students study in the most beautiful and historic secion - North Campus. Here, century-old oak trees shade buildings that date from the early 1800s to modern times. Georgia Law's facilities sit on a quadrangle beside UGA's main library. The law school complex offers the utmost convenience to students: classrooms, courtrooms, auditoriums, seminar rooms, computer labs, student lounges, message boxes, and faculty and administrative offices in one central location.

Students at Georgia Law enjoy the best of both worlds - the fun and excitement of a thriving college town and the nearby professional opportunities of the southeast's major metropolis.

School name:University of GeorgiaSchool of Law
Address:999 Brumby Hall
Zip & city:GA 30602 Georgia

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