Georgia State University College of Law
|Georgia State University College of Law|
|Dean||Steven J. Kaminshine|
|Location||Atlanta, Georgia, USA|
The Georgia State University College of Law is an urban law school located in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. Founded in 1982, it is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools.
In addition to the Juris Doctor degree, the college offers joint degree programs with other colleges at Georgia State University, including Master of Business Administration, Master of Public Administration, Master of Arts in Philosophy, Master of City and Regional Planning, and Master of Science in Health Administration. The college's educational programs are enhanced through externship and pro bono programs facilitated through the proximity of the Georgia State Capitol, major law firms and corporate offices. In addition, the College of Law has excellent clinics, such as the HeLP and Tax Clinic, that allow students to get hands-on practice experience while also helping their community.
The college offers flexible full-time and part-time programs to accommodate a varied spectrum of students.
As far back as the early 1970s, Georgia legislators and academic leaders debated establishing a new law school. The Georgia State University College of Law finally was sanctioned by the state’s Board of Regents in 1981.
The college enrolled 200 students in its inaugural year, taught by six professors. Most students were part-time, and many took classes at night, because they had full-time jobs during the day. The college’s first seven graduates were hooded in December 1984.
By the end of its first decade, full-time faculty had grown to 31, nearly half of whom were women.
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