The Georgia State College of Law is accredited by the American Bar Association Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar. In compliance with ABA Standard 509, the following information is provided for review.
Section 509 (b): A law school shall publicly disclose on its website, in the form and manner and for the time frame designated by the Council, the following information:
- admissions data;
- tuition and fees, living costs, and financial aid;
- conditional scholarships;
- Georgia State University does not offer conditional scholarships
- enrollment data, including academic, transfer, and other attrition;
- numbers of full‐time and part‐time faculty, professional librarians, and administrators;
- class sizes for first‐year and upper‐class courses; number of seminar, clinical and co‐curricular offerings;
- employment outcomes
- NALP & ABA Employment Outcomes Summaries
- 2021 ABA Employment Statistics
- 2020 ABA Employment Statistics
- 2019 ABA Employment Statistics
- 2018 ABA Employment Statistics
- 2017 ABA Employment Statistics
- Information on employment outcomes for the Class of 2020 may not reflect a particular law school’s typical results in this area. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, bar admission exams were canceled or delayed in many jurisdictions, thus making it more challenging for graduates to secure employment by the annual Graduate Employment Status Date of March 15. Please reference the 3 years of employment outcome data posted on the ABA Required Disclosures webpage of each ABA-Approved Law School or at www.abarequireddisclosures.org.
- bar passage data.
(c) A law school shall publicly disclose on its website, in a readable and comprehensive manner, the following information on a current basis:
- refund policies;
- curricular offerings, academic calendar, and academic requirements; and
- policies regarding the transfer of credit
(i) Transfer student policies
(ii) The Law School does not have any articulation agreements with other schools.
All state supreme courts recognize ABA-approved law schools as meeting the legal education requirements to qualify for the bar examination. Every American jurisdiction also requires each applicant for admission to the bar to meet character & fitness requirements as a condition of eligibility for admission. All students and prospective students are encouraged to review the National Council of Bar Examiners’ Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admission Requirements and to contact the state bar authority directly for further information.
The LL.M. program for the Practice of Law in the United States (bar track) allows currently licensed foreign-trained lawyers who received a first professional degree in law from an approved school in a foreign-jurisdiction to sit for the Georgia bar exam under Rule 4(c) of the Rules Governing Admission. Foreign-trained lawyers not in the LL.M. Program for the Practice of Law in the United States are not eligible to sit for the Georgia Bar.
Foreign-trained lawyers in any of the LL.M. tracks who want to seek admission in jurisdictions other than Georgia should consult the eligibility requirements for that jurisdiction at www.ncbex.org prior to beginning a course of study.
Completion of the LL.M. program by U.S. trained lawyers does not confer eligibility for the bar, although they may be eligible for admission based on the completion of their J.D. program.
Every American jurisdiction in which you may practice law after graduation from law school requires each applicant for admission to the bar to meet character and fitness requirements as a condition of eligibility for admission.
You are encouraged, as you go through the law school application process and before you enter law school, to determine the requirements of the jurisdiction(s) where you intend to practice law. If you are uncertain where you will practice law, you may wish to review the Standard NCB Character and Fitness Application, titled Request for Preparation of a Character Report, of the National Conference of Bar Examiners, which is used by a number of jurisdictions’ bar admission authorities. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available at www.ncbex.org.
The Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act of 1990 (also known as the Clery Act) is a federal law enacted to provide students, faculty and staff with information to make decisions that affect their personal safety. In accordance with the Clery Act, Georgia State annually compiles and publishes crime statistics for the campus and surrounding areas in an annual crime report known as the Safety Net. The Safety Net also includes Georgia State’s policy on drugs and alcohol in accordance with the Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Act.
For more information visit the Safety and You page.
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