ATLANTA-The College of Law is ranked No. 7 overall Best Value in preLaw Magazine, based on bar passage, tuition, cost of living, employment outcomes and total debt after graduation.
The College of Law boasts the highest bar passage rate in Georgia from the Feb. 2019 exam and topped the list of lowest graduate debt. Data to calculate the rankings is collected from the American Bar Association and the U.S. News & World Report.
“Georgia State Law has been committed to making a high-quality legal education available to students from diverse backgrounds since its founding, and we are thrilled to be recognized again as a best value law school nationally,” said interim dean Leslie Wolf. “Students have greater options to pursue their dreams when they are not burdened by debt.”
In the same issue, the College of Law earned an A for trial and advocacy litigation and an A- for the business and tax law programs. The College of Law launched a Certificate in Advocacy this fall, building on its strength in this area, including its required litigation course and excellent Student Trial Lawyers Association and Moot Court programs.
The College is also known for its Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic. On IRS Pro Bono Day (Oct. 5), clinic students worked on a record number of 32 cases, 28 of which resolved with favorable outcomes for clients.
“Our goal is for students to leave the College of Law ready for practice and we keep that at the forefront of everything we do in experiential learning,” said Ted Afield, director of the tax clinic. “We have developed a reputation of producing lawyers who are resourceful, personable and prepared.”
PreLaw Magazine also lauded the College of Law for its state-of-the-art building and diversity, with one of the highest percentages of black J.D. graduates in the country.