Georgia State University

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PO Box 4049
Atlanta, GA 30302

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#64 Best Law Schools


#14 in Part-time Law

Law School Overview

The College of Law at Georgia State University has an application deadline of March 15. The full-time program application fee at the College of Law at Georgia State University is $50. The part-time program application fee at the College of Law at Georgia State University is $50. Its tuition is full-time: $16,042 per year (in-state); full-time: $35,722 per credit (out-of-state); part-time: $14,892 per year (in-state); and part-time: $32,932 per year (out-of-state). The student-faculty ratio is 11.2:1. The College of Law at Georgia State University has 85 full- and part-time faculty on staff.

Georgia State University’s College of Law is a public institution in downtown Atlanta that is highly ranked for healthcare law. About 90 percent of enrolled students are from Georgia, though the school does not give preferential treatment to state citizens who apply. Georgia Law students can attend school on a full- or part-time basis.

For students interested in earning two or more degrees, Georgia State Law partners with other parts of its university system to offer programs such as a unique J.D./M.B.A./M.H.A. through the Robinson College of Business and the Institute of Health Administration. Students also have the option to complete a J.D./master of city and regional planning through the Georgia Institute of Technology College of Architecture.

Students can get hands-on legal training helping out at the school’s HeLP Legal Clinic and its Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic. To get more involved, there are dozens of student organizations, from the Be Your Own Boss group to the Estate Planning and Wealth Management Law Society, and legal journals including the Georgia State University Law Review. There are also a variety of research centers and institutes at Georgia State Law, including the Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth and the Center for Law, Health, and Society. In addition, students may find involvement opportunities through the school’s Consortium on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution or the Intellectual Property Initiative.

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Year founded 1982
Public/private Public
Law school designation Regional


Application deadline March 15
Full-time program application fee $50
Part-time program application fee $50
Admissions phone (404) 651-2048
Admissions email


Full- and part-time faculty 85
Student-faculty ratio 11.2:1
Total faculty 110

Student Body

Enrollment (full-time) 469
Gender distribution (full-time)
Gender distribution (full-time)
J.D. candidates graduating in 2012-2013 196


Tuition and fees

full-time: $16,042 per year (in-state)
full-time: $35,722 per credit (out-of-state)
part-time: $14,892 per year (in-state)
part-time: $32,932 per year (out-of-state)

Room and board $9,000


Employed at graduation2 59.3%
Median private sector starting salary $73,325
Median public service starting salary $51,702


Total volumes and volume equivalents 402,831

* Law School Overview details based on 2013 data

2. Represents the percentage of all 2012 graduates who had a full-time job lasting at least a year for which bar passage was required or a J.D. degree was an advantage. These employment rates are part of the data on placement success used to determine a school’s ranking.

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