In September 1982, the College of Law began operation on the Georgia State University downtown campus. The college, which offers conventional first-year law courses to both day and evening students, enrolled a first-year class of about 200 students. Second- and third-year classes now complete a student body of about 675 students.
The College of Law makes a quality legal education as accessible as possible, both to traditional students and to the large number of qualified and motivated individuals whose present occupations would prevent them from pursuing a traditional, full-time law program. The College of Law thus maintains, in addition to our conventional program, an affirmative attitude toward part-time law study. The college views the part-time program as an attractive and equally respectable alternative for many applicants. We believe the ability to choose between programs provides students with a flexibility that is an exceptional strength of the college.
The College of Law is committed to providing an excellent, affordable, and distinctive legal education to a diverse student body; to promoting legal scholarship and service that enrich the legal profession and the communities we serve; and to capitalize on the unique environment in which we are located.
Georgia State University College of Law in downtown Atlanta offers extraordinary educational opportunities. Our high quality full-time and part-time programs facilitate mastery of the knowledge and professional skills demanded by today’s global economy. The college’s proximity to Atlanta’s major law firms and corporate offices enhances these educational programs. Our externship program places students in practice settings where they work under the supervision of judges and practicing lawyers. Georgia State students quickly learn to integrate their knowledge of legal theory with the wide array of practical skills needed to practice law successfully.
The College of Law is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools.
The College of Law's faculty, as thoughtful scholars and enthusiastic teachers, bring a broad range of talents and practical experience to classroom instruction. Our very favorable faculty to student ratio enables us to offer a varied curriculum with many upper-level electives taught in small classes. We encourage you to take a few moments to meet our faculty, as well as those other members of our College's staff who ensure our students receive a world-class legal education. More »
The College of Law provides a traditional yet innovative curriculum. We offer extensive coverage of the foundational areas of the law to first-year students, while providing an array of elective opportunities in nearly all aspects of public and private law. Opportunities range from the study of legal philosophy and jurisprudence, to vital skills training through courses in litigation, counseling, negotiation, legal drafting and alternative dispute resolution.
Georgia State University, founded in 1913, has a mission of excellence in teaching, research and service. Located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, this major research university has an enrollment of 28,238 undergraduate and graduate students in six colleges. Georgia State is the second largest university in the state, with students coming from every county in Georgia, every state in the nation and from over 145 countries.
Georgia State University
College of Law
P.O. Box 4037
Atlanta, Georgia 30302-4037
Phone: (404) 413-9000