Georgia State University College of Law

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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.

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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 2026 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.

Student body

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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. GSU Law School 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 GSU Law School class of 2021 had an employment rate of 92% with 3% pursuing an additional degree.

Employment Comparison

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In 2021, 100.0%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

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%