University of Georgia School of Law

The University of Georgia School of Law is highly regarded as one of the nation's top law schools, offering comprehensive and challenging curriculum prepares students for the practice of law.

The School offers a range of academic programs including the Juris Doctor (JD), LL.M., Business Law and Ethics Program, Clinical Programs, Joint Degrees (J.D./M.B.A., J.D./M.H.P., J.D./M.P.A., J.D./M.Ed. in Sports Studies, J.D./M.S.W.).

The Juris Doctor is conferred upon the successful completion of the three-year, full-time program of legal study. The LL.M. degree is awarded upon the successful completion of 24 semester hours of academic credit during two consecutive semesters of residency of an academic year.


- Ranked 35th by U.S. News and World Report rankings of public and private law schools (2010).

- In terms of public law schools, the School of Law is ranked among the top 13 schools in the nation and is one of the top four in the Southeast (U.S. News Best Graduate Schools for 2007).

-  UGA’s School of Law is placed in the top 20 percent in the survey of 175 of the nation’s accredited graduate schools and is among the top five public institutions in the Southeast. The law school is ranked 36th overall, tied with Indiana University--Bloomington, the University of Arizona and the University of Utah (USNWR 2000).

- Placed among the top 5 public law schools supplying judicial clerks to the U.S. Supreme Court since 2000.

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