At Georgia State Law, you don’t just learn the law.     YOU PRACTICE IT.

Georgia State University College of Law offers outstanding programs and hands-on learning opportunities in the heart of downtown Atlanta. Surrounded by business, government, nonprofit and cultural organizations, Georgia State Law provides an ideal environment for gaining practical experience and engaging in interdisciplinary research. Offering nine dual degrees in our J.D. program and an LL.M., Georgia State Law is the smart choice.

Experiential Learning

Georgia State Law is known for its innovative experiential curriculum, and continues to rank in the top third of clinical programs in the U.S. Students may tailor their practical learning by choosing from among 25 experiential courses that prepare them for a career in law. Through our award-winning in-house clinics, students represent clients and deepen their knowledge and skills while providing needed legal services to those who cannot afford to pay. Students in our off-site clinics, externships and practice-based courses explore different practice environments and areas of law, expand their knowledge, and illuminate their professional interests while increasing their understanding of the law and the profession. Students may also enroll in sophisticated and realistic simulation courses where they not only practice and perform essential lawyering skills, but leave the courses with legal documents and other tools they will use in practice.

Women in the Legal Profession
Published October 10, 2018 in News Hub
In 1986, Georgia State Law appointed Marjorie Fine Knowles as dean. At the time, only a handful of law schools were helmed by women — around six percent. Wendy F. Hensel, who was named dean in November 2017, is the fourth woman in the law school’s top role (out of six total deans). While Georgia State Law has had a history of women leadership, women have only begun to close the gap nationwide.
The Most Transparent Justice
Published October 9, 2018 in News Hub
During his 30 years on the bench, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy angered people across the political spectrum. His decisions on gay rights, abortion, and prayer in school alienated the right, while his decisions on corporate speech, sovereign immunity and congressional power disturbed the left.
Mo Ivory Heads New Entertainment, Sports and Media Law Initiative at Georgia State Law
Published October 5, 2018 in News Hub
With the rapid growth in film and TV production in Georgia, there is a need for good legal representation at all levels of the business and this provides a way to build that legal talent locally, said Mo Ivory, professor and director of Georgia State Law's Entertainment, Sports and Media Law Initiative.
Phi Nguyen (J.D. '08) Focuses Her Work on Voting Rights and Immigrant Rights
Published September 23, 2018 in News Hub
When Phi Nguyen (J.D. ’09), litigation director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice –Atlanta, chose to pursue law school, the decision didn’t feel entirely like her own, but she quickly discovered that being an attorney armed her with the skills to fight injustice.