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Best Law Schools in Georgia

Discover law schools near you by searching for accredited colleges with MatchCollege. A complete list of top ranked law schools in Georgia can rapidly be culled from the list below. Our school listings will help prospective students quickly determine enrollment, tuition, financial aid trends, student to teacher ratios, 3D school tours, and much more. Align your personal objectives and career aspirations with each school’s offerings to arrive at a short-list of colleges to learn more about via our portal. Georgia law schools are known to be highly competitive requiring applicants to have a strong LSAT, high GPA, and hold a bachelor’s degree in a related field such as justice administration, criminal justice, or counterterrorism to be considered for admissions. Earning a JD will require students to invest about three years of full-time study before being eligible to take the state bar exam. Upon successful completion of the state bar, graduates can begin practicing law as a solo practitioner or as part of a larger legal team.

Whether your intent is to earn your law degree online or on-site, you may have the ability to target a specific area of study or a general degree in the field. Niche field in law may include any number of the following tracks depending on the offerings of the university: personal injury, maritime, intellectual property, labor, corporate, business, civil rights, bankruptcy, health, real estate, tax, criminal, family, contracts, immigration, international, entertainment, criminal, military, and environmental. For students that are inclined to meld different fields of study, a joint degree may be of interest. Joint degrees mix disparate fields of study into a singular program that can result in two degrees such as a JD and an MBA or a JD and an MSA.

Detailed List of Law Schools in Georgia (6 Schools)

Only law schools accredited by the American Bar Association - Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar are listed below. Other law schools may also exist in Georgia, however they are may not listed here.

Schools are sorted by size with the largest school first, based on the number of law students graduating each year.

Emory University in Atlanta, GA

Visit the website for Emory University at http://www.emory.edu

Program Details

  • Law program accredited since 1923
  • About 310 students graduate per year
  • Estimated tuition & fees are about $52,000 per year

Visit the website for Georgia State University at http://www.gsu.edu

Program Details

  • Law program accredited since 1984
  • About 190 students graduate per year
  • Estimated tuition & fees are about $15,000 per year (Nonresidents: $35,000)

Visit the website for University of Georgia at http://www.uga.edu

Program Details

  • Law program accredited since 1930
  • About 190 students graduate per year
  • Estimated tuition & fees are about $18,000 per year (Nonresidents: $36,000)

Visit the website for Mercer University at http://www.mercer.edu

Program Details

  • Law program accredited since 1925
  • About 120 students graduate per year
  • Estimated tuition & fees are about $38,000 per year

Visit the website for Atlanta's John Marshall Law School at http://www.johnmarshall.edu/

Program Details

  • About 120 students graduate per year
  • Estimated tuition & fees are about $40,000 per year

in Savannah, GA

Visit the website for at http://www.savannahlawschool.org/

Program Details

  • About 30 students graduate per year
  • Estimated tuition & fees are about $42,000 per year

Average attorney salaries in Georgia range between $45,000 to $154,000. The variety of employment options available to lawyers can result in a very broad pay range, however here is a list of average salaries from areas across Georgia.

  • Augusta, Richmond County: $94,000
  • Savannah: $109,000
  • Macon: $120,000
  • Columbus: $148,000
  • Athens, Clarke County: $95,000

Lawyer's in Georgia Compared to Median Income Averages

+287% Above State Median Income

+259% Above National Median Income

Lawyer's in Georgia take home an average 63.96 per hour. Annual earnings for Lawyer's working in the State of Georgia average $133,030 which is 287% above the state median income and 259% above the national median income for all occupations. Employment for a Lawyer makes up just 0.40% of the working population in Georgia and is limited due to the specific qualifications required along with the schooling involved in this career path. The increasing demand for qualified Lawyers coupled with the educational barrier to enter the field is met with a steady supply of eager college graduates anxious to make a long-lasting impact in the lives of others in and around Georgia.

Average Income for a Lawyer in Georgia

Employment Median Hourly Wage Median Annual Wage
Georgia Lawyer 16,870 $63.96 $133,030
State Average 4,466,700 $16.51 $34,340.80
National Average 153,156,000 $17.82 $37,040
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
MEDIAN: $63.96
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, NCES, O*NET Online

Notes: Tuition & fee amounts are for both Georgia in-state residents and out of state students, unless noted otherwise. The tuition information displayed is an estimate, which we calculated based on historical data and should be solely used for informational purposes only. Please contact the respective lawyer school for information about the current school year.

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.