University of Georgia School of Law

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University of Georgia School of Law

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Number of professors

Part-time faculty

for J.D., LL.M. and M.S.L. degrees together

Professor-student ratio

1 : 7,7

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Ranking & Awards

UGA School of Law:

  • #27 best law schools (U.S. News & World Report, 2021/2022)
  • #11 public law schools (U.S. News & World Report, 2021/2022)
  • #1 best-value law schools (The National Jurist, 2018/2019/2020)
  • #18 international law curriculum in the U.S. (U.S. News & World Report, 2021/2022)
  • #2 moot court rankings for 2020-21 (University of Houston/Hunton Andrews Kurth
    Moot Court National Championship)
  • 9 national, 6 regional, and 3 state titles in the last 5 years
  • Advocacy teams compete in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition and the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot


  • #16 Best Public Universities (U.S. News & World Report 2021/22)
  • Among public universities, the University of Georgia is one of the nation’s top producers of Rhodes Scholars over the past two decades.

Renowned professors

The UGA School of law expert faculty includes 5 former U.S. Supreme Court judicial clerks, Fulbright Scholars and a recipient of the American Law Institute Young Scholars Medal; many serve as consultants to legal institutions, foreign governments and corporations.

Notable Alumni

  • Wolfgang Eichele (LL.M.)
    Chief Executive Officer, German National Association of Insurance Intermediaries (BVK)
  • Dr. Rainer Esser (LL.M.)
    CEO, Die Zeit; Managing Director, DvH Medien GmbH
  • Artemis Hatzi-Hull (LL.M.)
    DG Environment, European Commission
  • Kristina Haverkamp (LL.M.)
    Managing Director, German Energy Agency
  • Dr. Stefan Rützel, Gleiss Lutz (Frankfurt)
  • Dr. Jean-Marie Henckaerts (LL.M.)
    Legal Advisor, International Committee of the Red Cross, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Dr. Christian Engelhardt, Partner, Baker Tilly (Hamburg)
  • Amb. C. Donald Johnson (J.D.) 
    former U.S. Congressman, former Ambassador, Ofc. of the U.S. Trade Representative
  • Harold D. Melton (J.D.)
    former Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Dr. Udo W. Herberth, Partner, Weickmann & Weickmann (München) 
  • Peter Munya (LL.M.)
    Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture (Kenya)
  • Sally Quillian Yates (J.D.)
    former United States Deputy Attorney General and acting United States Attorney General
  • Andreas Knaul, Partner, Rödl & Partner (Moscow)
  • Dr. Kannan Rajarathinam (LL.M.)

    Senior Political Affairs Officer, UN Assistance Mission in Darfur