Law Program at University of Georgia (UGA)

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Law Program

The law degree program at University of Georgia prepares students seeking a future in the independent professional practice of law, which includes instructions for taking state and national bar examinations. Students will also learn advanced research in jurisprudence. Students of the law degree program will have focused on courses in the theory and practice of the legal system, including the statutory, administrative, and judicial components of civil and criminal law. Get more details below including other Georgia colleges that offer law program.

The Law program at University of Georgia is accredited by the American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar for more than 84 years.

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Students Enrolled in the Law Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. University of Georgia offers a doctorate degree program in law.

Students by Gender (2013)

 Graduates
Male137
Female97

Students by Race (2013)

 Graduates
Asian11
Black22
Hispanic4
White177
Unknown17

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Law program at University of Georgia, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Lawyers

Description

Represent clients in criminal and civil litigation and other legal proceedings, draw up legal documents, or manage or advise clients on legal transactions. May specialize in a single area or may practice broadly in many areas of law.

Career Outlook & Projects ()

According to the BLS, lawyers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 10.1% from 2010 to 2020

Salary & Wages

  • Athens-Clarke County, GA
    • Total Employment: 150
    • Average Hourly Rate: $58.06
    • Average Annual Salary: $120,760

Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers

Description

Conduct hearings to recommend or make decisions on claims concerning government programs or other government-related matters. Determine liability, sanctions, or penalties, or recommend the acceptance or rejection of claims or settlements.

Career Outlook & Projects ()

According to the BLS, administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers employment is expected to shrink at a rate of -0.1% from 2010 to 2020

Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators

Description

Facilitate negotiation and conflict resolution through dialogue. Resolve conflicts outside of the court system by mutual consent of parties involved.

Career Outlook & Projects ()

According to the BLS, arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators employment is expected to grow at a rate of 15.5% from 2010 to 2020

Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates

Description

Arbitrate, advise, adjudicate, or administer justice in a court of law. May sentence defendant in criminal cases according to government statutes or sentencing guidelines. May determine liability of defendant in civil cases. May perform wedding ceremonies.

Career Outlook & Projects ()

According to the BLS, judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates employment is expected to grow at a rate of 9.2% from 2010 to 2020

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Law Programs in Georgia

Law programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Emory University

Atlanta, GA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 290 students completed this program

Programs

  • Law (D)

Atlanta's John Marshall Law School

Atlanta, GA
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School Details

  • Type: Graduate School
  • 230 students completed this program

Programs

  • Law (D)

Georgia State University

Atlanta, GA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 200 students completed this program

Programs

  • Law (D)

Mercer University

Macon, GA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 160 students completed this program

Programs

  • Law (D)

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