Best Law Schools in Georgia

By | March 2, 2019

Are you pursing a law degree? The TopSchoolsintheUSA.com has generated the latest ranking of best law schools in Georgia that provides Master of Legal Studies (MLS), Master of Dispute Resolution (MDR), Juris Doctor (JD), Master of Laws (LLM), or Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD). You can use the following list to pick a school that fits your needs. These law schools in Georgia are ranked based on the student reviews, alumni surveys, assessment of peer institutions, and official data reported by each law college. In addition, we also provide average LSAT scores, GPA and acceptance rates for each of these law schools in Georgia.

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Best Law Schools in Georgia

National Ranking Best Law Programs
24 Emory University (Atlanta, GA)
Acceptance rate: 32.6%
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile): 159-166
GPA (25th-75th percentile): 3.4-3.79
Tuition & Fees: Full-time: $45,098 per year
Enrollment (full-time): 810
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation: 90.9%Emory University School of Law
34 University of Georgia (Athens, GA)
Acceptance rate: 25.1%
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile): 162-166
GPA (25th-75th percentile): 3.3-3.76
Tuition & Fees: In-state, full-time: $17,624 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $34,732 per year
Enrollment (full-time): 691
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation: 93.2%University of Georgia School of Law
58 Georgia State University (Atlanta, GA)
Acceptance rate: 16.5%
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile): 159-162
GPA (25th-75th percentile): 3.21-3.75
Tuition & Fees: In-state, full-time: $14,770 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $34,834 per year
Enrollment (full-time): 466
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation: 88.4%Georgia State University School of Law
111 Mercer University (George) (Macon, GA)
Acceptance rate: 44.2%
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile): 151-158
GPA (25th-75th percentile): 3.07-3.66
Tuition & Fees: Full-time: $36,860 per year
Enrollment (full-time): 451
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation: 82.9%Mercer University School of Law
147 Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School (Atlanta, GA)
Acceptance rate: 48.7%
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile): 148-152
GPA (25th-75th percentile): 2.52-3.16
Tuition & Fees: Full-time: $1,128 per credit
Enrollment (full-time): 528
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation: 91.6%Atlanta's John Marshall Law School

History of the State of Georgia: Last Colony

On the territory of the modern state of Georgia lived the Indians, who belonged to the so-called “Mississippi culture”. They were characterized by a rather complex social structure, developed trade relations and agriculture with corn as the main crop. A characteristic feature of these Indian peoples was the creation of earthen mounds on which residential and ritual buildings were built. The mounds that have survived to this day in the Ocmulgee River Valley in central Georgia are designated a US National Historic Landmark.

By the time Europeans appeared on the lands of Georgia, the Cherokee Indians, Appalachians, Creek (Muscogee), Timucua and others lived. As in other regions of the United States, the Indians in Georgia suffered greatly from the infectious diseases brought by the Europeans, to which the native Americans had no immunity.

Apparently the first European explorer to see the land of Georgia was in 1513 the Spanish conquistador Juan Ponce de Leon, who was exploring new lands north of Cuba. He landed on the east coast of Florida and most likely visited southern Georgia. In the autumn of 1526, the Spaniards tried to establish a settlement on one of the islands off the coast of Georgia (which is considered the first European settlement in the United States), but after a few months this colony was abandoned.

In 1539-40, an expedition led by the famous Spanish pioneer Hernando de Soto passed through the territory of Georgia (as well as Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi ).

English colonists appeared in Georgia at the end of the 17th century, they were fur traders from the province of Carolina located to the north. In 1690, the first English trading post, known as Fort Ocmulgee, was built near the modern city of Macon. The British from the Carolinas claimed the lands of Georgia in the same way as the Spanish from Florida, which led to constant clashes. At the beginning of the 18th century, after several successful raids, the British colonists actually ousted the Spaniards from the disputed territories.

In 1730, General and Member of the British Parliament James Oglethorpe proposed the creation of another colony in America, which could be used to exile the debtors who by that time were overflowing in English prisons. In addition, the new settlements would create a buffer zone to prevent the Spanish from advancing north and protect the southern borders of the English possessions in North America.

In June 1732, King George II signed a charter establishing a colony governed by a board of trustees and named “Georgia” in his honor. The new colony banned slavery (which was unique to the British colonies in America) and proclaimed freedom of religion (with the exception of Catholicism). Georgia was the last of the thirteen “original” colonies that later formed the United States of America. Already in February 1733, the first batch of settlers arrived in Georgia, led by James Oglethorpe.

In 1739, a conflict began between Great Britain and Spain over control of the colonies in the West Indies, called the War of Jenkins’ Ear, after the English captain Robert Jenkins, who lost his ear in a skirmish with the Spaniards. In 1740, James Oglethorpe, with a detachment of volunteers from Georgia and the Carolinas, organized an expedition to Florida, which then belonged to Spain, and laid siege to Fort San Augustin. In 1742, several thousand Spanish soldiers landed on St. Simon’s Island off the coast of Georgia, but Oglethorpe’s militia, along with allied Indians, defeated the Spanish at the “Battle of the Bloody Swamp” and forced them to retreat. After the end of the war in 1748, Spain finally recognized British rights to the lands of Georgia.