UGA Law School

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The University of Georgia School of Law is an American Bar Association-accredited law school located in Athens, Georgia on the campus of the University of Georgia (UGA). Formerly known as the Lumpkin School of Law and founded in 1859, it is the second oldest of the University's schools and colleges and one of the oldest public law schools in the United States. The University of Georgia School of Law is currently ranked 34th by U.S. News and World Report rankings of public and private law schools. Its founders were Joseph Henry Lumpkin, William Hope Hull, and Thomas R. R. Cobb.

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UGA Law School Admissions

UGA Law School is considered a Moderately Competitive law school, which accepts only 33% of its applicants. Comparatively, Georgia is Lower than the average cost for law school.

Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2027 2078 685 (32.96%) 189 (9.1%)
25% Median 75%
GPA 3.36 3.71 3.83
LSAT 156 162 164

Tuition And Financial Aid

In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $19,476 $37,524
Part Time N/A N/A

Living Expenses

  • Living on-campus: $16,628
  • Living off-campus: $18,920
  • Living at home: $12,290

Important Dates

  • Early Decision 1: 11/01
  • Early Decision 2: N/A
  • Regular Decision: 01/31
  • Application Fee: $50

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UGA Law School Community

UGA Law School is considered to have a Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Above Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Georgia is Below Average.

Student body

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Faculty Statistics

  • Full Time: 46
  • Part Time: 21


  • # Female Faculty: 27
  • # Minority Faculty: 10


12.5 Students

1 Faculty

Housing Options

  • On Campus Housing: Yes
  • Graduate Housing: Yes
  • Law Specific Housing: No

UGA Law School Curriculum

The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. UGA Law School 1L section size is 6% larger than law schools in Georgia and 3% larger than all PUBLIC law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

UGA Law School: 136
Georgia Average: 128
PUBLIC School Average: 132

Positions Available in Advanced Courses

  • Simulation Courses: 713
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics: 150

Students Involved in Advanced Activities

  • Field Placements: 254
  • Law Journals: 210
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials: 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year: 4.3%
  • Second Year: 1.5%
  • Third Year: 0.5%
  • Fourth Year: 0.0%

UGA Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The UGA Law School class of 2022 had an employment rate of 85% with 1% pursuing an additional degree.

Employment Comparison

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In 2022, 99.6%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 49.0%
  • Business: 14.0%
  • Government: 14.0%
  • Public Interest: 8.0%
  • Academia: 2.0%
  • Georgia: 69%
  • District of Columbia: 6%
  • Florida: 3%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 99.6%
  • First Time Takers: 222
  • Average School: 90.9%
  • Average State: 79.9%
  • Pass Difference: 11.1%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • Georgia: 80.2%
  • Passed: 167 of 180 (92.8%)
  • State Average: 79.9%
  • Difference: 12.6%