At a Glance

Georgia State University College of Law offers outstanding programs and hands-on learning opportunities in the heart of Atlanta, one of the country’s fastest growing cities and home to the world’s busiest airport. Surrounded by business, government, nonprofit and cultural organizations, Georgia State Law provides an ideal environment for gaining practical experience and engaging in interdisciplinary research and collaboration.

Top-notch faculty members and practical-learning opportunities help students develop the knowledge and the skills necessary to begin practicing law after graduation. Our campus community is diverse in thought and background. This diversity expands students’ understanding of varied cultural perspectives and the world.

Our attrition rate is only 3 percent, with 97 percent of our students graduating from Georgia State Law.


Degree Programs

Juris Doctor

Masters of Law (LL.M)

  • Flexible Studies (Track 1)
  • Bar Track Studies (Track 2)

Dual Degrees

  • Bachelor/J.D. (with the Honors College)
  • J.D./M.A. in Philosophy
  • J.D./M.B.A.
  • J.D./M.C.R.P. (Master of City and Regional Planning) with Georgia Institute of Technology
  • J.D./M.P.A. (Master of Professional Accounting)
  • J.D./M.P.A. (Master of Public Administration)
  • J.D./M.P.H. (Master of Public Health)
  • J.D./M.S.H.A. and J.D./M.B.A./M.H.A (Master of Health Administration)

Our Faculty

Student-faculty ratio: 10.4 to 1
Full-time faculty members: 63
Women: 52%
Diversity: 17.46%
More about our faculty
More about our new building

Our Library

Dollars spent on Law Library materials: $1,060,449
Seating capacity inside the library: 366
Number of full-time equivalent professional librarians: 7.5
Hours per week library is open: 103
More about our Law Library

Full-time resident tuition and fees for two semesters: $16,376*
Full-time nonresident tuition and fees for two semesters: $35,974*
*Tuition and fees are subject to change.


Subject to change

Full time
per semester

Full time
per year

Part time
per credit hour

per semester

Resident $7,067 $14,134 $589 $1,121
Nonresident $16,866 $33,732 $1,406 $1,121

More about tuition and fees or scholarships and waivers.


If your student account shows a credit balance, you may be entitled to receive a refund. Student Accounts refund the credit balance after verifying you are entitled to receive it.

A refund for out-of-pocket payments (Web or paper check, credit card, cash and wire transfers) will only be processed if your overall account balance is a credit. Georgia State University reserves the right to apply a credit/refund from your out-of-pocket payment to any outstanding charges on your student account, regardless of the date the charge(s) is due. This includes applying your credit/refund to charges for a future or past term.

If your account credit is the result of a Web or paper check, the university will wait 11 business days from the date your payment posts to your student account to process a refund. Learn more.

Scholarship Retention Worksheet

Georgia State Law provides scholarships each year without conditional requirements.

This table provides the number of students entering with conditional scholarships and those whose scholarships have since been reduced or eliminated.

Year Number entering Number lost

Agnes Scott College
Albion College
Arizona State University
Auburn University
Berry College
Brigham Young University
Brown University
Campbell University
Carleton College, Minnesota
Christopher Newport University
Clayton State University
College of Wooster
Davidson College
Emory University
Erskine College
Excelsior College
Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University
Florida International University
Furman University
George Mason University
Georgia College & State University
Georgia Gwinnett College
Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia Regents University
Georgia Southern University
Georgia State University
Howard University
Kennesaw State University
Lee University
Liberty University
Mercer University-Macon
Morehouse College
Nova Southeastern University

NYU College of Arts & Science
Oglethorpe University
Old Dominion University
Princeton University
Rollins College
Samford University
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Swannee: The University of the South
Stanford University
Strayer University
University of Memphis
University of Alabama
University of Alabama—Birmingham
University of California—Berkeley
University of Florida
University of Georgia
University of Maryland
University of Miami
University of Michigan
University of Missouri
University of North Georgia
University of Notre Dame
University of San Francisco
University of South Carolina
University of Southern California
University of Tennessee
University of Tennessee—Chattanooga
University of Vermont
University of West Georgia
University of Wisconsin
Valdosta State University
Vanderbilt University
Wofford College
Young Harris College
The College of Law is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. The ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar may be contact at or 312-988-6738. More contact information is available at

Georgia State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools: Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC) to award baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Georgia State University.

Employment Outcomes And Bar Passage Rates

Class of 2014

For the Class of 2014, Georgia State Law has detailed employment data for 196 of its 197 graduates.

Bar Passage Rate July 2014: 92% First-time… more »

Class of 2013

For the Class of 2013, Georgia State Law has detailed employment data for 194 of its 195 graduates. As of February 2014, the college has… more »

Class of 2012

For the Class of 2012, Georgia State Law has detailed employment data for 175 of its 199 graduates in February 2013. The college has detailed… more »

Class of 2011

Of the 186 graduates in the Class of 2011, Georgia State Law has detailed employment information for 166 in February 2012. The college has detailed… more »

Class of 2010

Of the 198 graduates in the Class of 2010, Georgia State Law has detailed employment status information for 175 in February 2011. The college has… more »

Class of 2009

Of the 185 graduates in the Class of 2009, Georgia State Law has detailed employment status information for 152 in February 2010. The college has… more »