University of Georgia School of Law
Today’s featured law school is the University of Georgia School of Law. During the program you will hear from the Associate Dean for Administration, Paul Rollins, and a student in the 2011 graduating class, Martina Palatto.
The U.S. News & World Report ranks Georgia Law 35th in its most recent law school rankings. The school currently has a full-time enrollment of 704 students. Tuition for in-state students during the 2010-2011 school year was around $15,000, and was a little over $33,000 for out-of-state students. In 2010, Georgia Law had an acceptance rate of 22%. For the incoming class of 2013, the median LSAT score was 164 and the median GPA was 3.70.
Associate Dean Rollins begins by saying that heightened student and faculty interaction is one of the primary aspects that sets Georgia Law apart from other law schools. He suggests that students interested in applying to the UGA Law program should strive to be successful both academically and philanthropically, since Georgia Law looks for applicants that are not only successful in the classroom but also in the community. He emphasizes that “you can go anywhere from Georgia Law”.
Our Georgia Law student perspective comes from UGA Law grad Martina Palatto. Palatto’s favorite aspect of UGA Law were the students, particularly her section-mates. She says that the way students and faculty interact inside and outside the classroom gives a sense of family, which helps temper what would otherwise be a stressful academic environment. Palatto also discusses the university’s location, and enthusiastically endorses Athens as a fun place to live.