No introduction to Georgia State University and the College of Law is complete without comment about our locale: the exciting city of Atlanta. Atlanta is a growing metropolis and is the financial, business, and governmental center of the Southeast.
The city's "can do" attitude has attracted 730 Fortune 1,000 companies and more than 1,300 foreign-owned firms. More Fortune 500 companies have their headquarters in Atlanta than in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas, or Boston. The city is world headquarters for The Coca-Cola Company, UPS, Delta Airlines, Home Depot, and Holiday Inn Worldwide. Its airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International, remains one of the globe's busiest travel hubs, and the metro area is a job-generating powerhouse.
The birthplace of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the civil rights movement, Atlanta has a reputation as the "city too busy to hate." It is the Southeast's regional capital with a growing international population of more than 3 million people living in a scenic setting known for its dogwoods, azaleas and evergreens.
Georgia State is downtown, right in the middle of this great metropolis - and we like it that way. We're a stop on the city's rapid-rail line and an exit on the freeway interchange. More important, we're literally only blocks away from the region's cultural, business, communications and governmental centers. From the College of Law, you can keep your eye on the state Capitol dome or walk a few blocks to the federal and state courts and office buildings - no small advantage for the law student.