Georgia State University College of Law

The Georgia State University College of Law is an urban law school located in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. Founded in 1982, is it accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. In addition to the Juris Doctor degree, the college offers joint degree programs with other colleges at Georgia State University, including Master of Business Administration, Master of Public Administration, Master of Arts in Philosophy, Master of City and Regional Planning, and Master of Science in Health Administration. The college's educational programs are enhanced through externship and pro bono programs facilitated through the proximity of the Georgia State Capitol, major law firms and corporate offices.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Contact Website (Website) http://www.law.gsu.edu/
Admissions Dean (Admissions Dean) lawadmissions@gsu.edu
Location (Location) Atlanta, GA
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Quick Facts

Founded : 1982
ABA Accredited : Yes
AALS Member : Yes

Rankings

US News Week : 57
Vault Top 25 : N/A
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Median LSAT : 158
Median GPA : 3.40
Acceptance Rate : 28%


GSU Law School Admissions

GSU Law School is considered a Moderately Competitive law school, which accepts only 28% of its applicants. Comparatively, Gsu is Lower than the average cost for law school.

  Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2021 1709 475 (27.79%) 189 (11.1%)
  25% Median 75%
GPA 3.12 3.40 3.60
LSAT 155 158 160

Tuition And Financial AID

  In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $16,858 $36,466
Part Time $13,204 $27,910
Living Expenses  
Living on-campus: $17,572
Living off-campus: $16,100
Living at home: $8,910

Important Dates

Early Decision 1 : N/A
Early Decision 2 : N/A
Regular Decision : 06/01
Application Fee : $50

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GSU Law School Community

GSU 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 Gsu is Below Average.

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FACULTY STATISTICS

  • Full Time : 56
  • Part Time : 38

FACULTY

  • # Female Faculty : 48
  • # Minority Faculty : 16

RATIO

11.3 Students

1 Faculty

HOUSING OPTIONS

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

GSU 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. Georgia State University 1L section size is 6% smaller than law schools in Georgia and 9% smaller than all PUBLIC law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

GSU Law School: 121
Georgia Average: 128
PUBLIC School Average: 132
  • Positions Available in Advanced Courses
  • Simulation Courses : 258
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics : 187
  • Students Involved in Advanced Activities
  • Field Placements : 144
  • Law Journals : 68
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials : 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year : 11.3%
  • Second Year : 1.1%
  • Third Year : 0.5%
  • Fourth Year : 3.7%

GSU Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The Georgia State University class of 2016 had an employment rate of 92% with 3% pursuing an additional degree.

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In 2016, 100.0%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

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Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 56.0%
  • Business: 21.0%
  • Government: 11.0%
  • Public Interest: 4.0%
  • Academia: 1.0%
  • Georgia: 91%
  • District of Columbia: 1%
  • Florida: 1%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 100.0%
  • First Time Takers: 202
  • Average School: 91.6%
  • Average State: 80.2%
  • Pass Difference: 11.4%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • Georgia : 80.2%
  • Passed : 185 of 202 (91.6%)
  • State Average : 80.2%
  • Difference : 11.4%