In September 1982, the College of Law began operation on the Georgia State University downtown campus. The college, which offers conventional first-year law courses to both day and evening students, enrolled a first-year class of about 200 students. Second- and third-year classes now complete a student body of about 675 students.
The College of Law makes a quality legal education as accessible as possible, both to traditional students and to the large number of qualified and motivated individuals whose present occupations would prevent them from pursuing a traditional, full-time law program. The College of Law thus maintains, in addition to our conventional program, an affirmative attitude toward part-time law study. The college views the parttime program as an attractive and equally respectable alternative for many applicants. We believe the ability to choose between programs provides students with a flexibility that is an exceptional strength of the college.
With this in mind, our faculty helps all of our students gain knowledge of the law, of legal institutions and of legal processes. This knowledge will become progressively more important to our students’ upward movement, both vocationally and avocationally.
The College of Law is committed to providing an excellent, affordable, and distinctive legal education to a diverse student body; to promoting legal scholarship and service that enrich the legal profession and the communities we serve; and to capitalize on the unique environment in which we are located.
The College of Law is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools.
- Admissions: Suite 150, 85 Park Place NE, 404-413-9200
- General Information: Front Desk, 85 Park Place NE, 404-413-9000
- Law Library: Fifth and Sixth Floors, 85 Park Place, NE, 404-413-9100
- Career Services: Suite 150, 85 Park Place NE , 404-413-9070
- Office of the Dean: Suite 402, 85 Park Place NE, 404-413-9035
The College of Law observes an academic calendar different from the academic calendar observed by Georgia State’s other colleges and schools. To view the College of Law’s Academic Calendar, visit insidelaw.gsu.edu/academic-calendar/. Additionally Law maintains a bulletin specifically associated with their special practices, policies and procedures known as the College of Law Bulletin. This is available through the law website or on the catalogs.gsu.edu site as Law Bulletin.