University Of Georgia School Of Law Admissions Essay

This admissions process is only open to applicants who have received or will receive their undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia. Qualified University of Georgia undergraduates may apply to the University of Georgia School of Law without the previously required LSAT score. Qualified applicants must possess a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.70 and must have scored at or above the 85th percentile nationally at the time the test was administered on either:

(1) the SAT or ACT if seeking a J.D. degree at the School of Law; or

(2) the GRE or GMAT if seeking a dual degree at the School of Law.

The UGA Scholars process application deadline is June 1, 2018.  All application components, including letters of recommendation and the LSAC Law School Report, must be received by the Office of Admissions by June 15, 2018.  Applicants with the required credentials who intend to only apply to the School of Law through the UGA Scholars process should not register to take the LSAT prior to the application deadline.  Applicants with an LSAT score cannot be admitted through the UGA Scholars process.  Applicants with an LSAT score will be considered through the regular admissions process.

Applicants must submit an application to the School of Law through www.lsac.org.  UGA Scholars applicants should follow the same application completion instructions for regular admissions found online at: http://www.law.uga.edu/entering-students.  In the Additional Tests section of the application, applicants should enter the following information:

  • Please indicate the test (SAT, ACT, GRE or GMAT)
  • Please indicate the month and year you took the SAT, ACT, GRE or GMAT test

After you submit your application on www.lsac.org, please send an email to Brandi Saunders, Law Admissions Operations Manager, at bsaundrs@uga.edu stating you have applied to Georgia Law through the UGA Scholars process.  Once your application is received, you will be contacted to set up an interview with the Office of Admissions.

Admission is not guaranteed based on meeting the required credentials alone.  Each application receives a holistic review.  The Office of Admissions will release decisions on UGA Scholars applications on a rolling basis.

  UGA Scholars 2017-2018 Timeline 

  September 1, 2017

  Application available on www.lsac.org

  June 1, 2018

  Application deadline

  June 15, 2018

  Application completion deadline

Applicants who intend to apply to law schools other than the University of Georgia School of Law or apply through the Early Decision or regular admission process will need to take the LSAT to be considered for admission.  Candidates should also be aware that School of Law students matriculating under the UGA Scholars process will not be eligible to transfer to another law school after the 1L year without an LSAT score.  The UGA Scholars program is designed for UGA undergraduate students who have considered their law school options carefully and are confident that Georgia Law is their top choice. 

Before applying through the UGA Scholars process, please carefully consider whether this is the right option for you.  If you have questions regarding this admissions process, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Admissions at 706-542-7060.

Candidates who wish to apply for the M.S.L. Program must have received a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution by the time they enroll in the M.S.L. Program.

Dates & Deadlines:

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Deadline to submit the online application form: June 1, 2018

Deadline to submit required documents and records: June 15, 2018

As a part of your application you will be required to submit the following documents:

- Application form

- Official transcripts and proof of bachelor's degree

- Personal statement

- Current résumé or CV

- Two (2) letters of recommendation

- Standardized test score*

- An interview with the Executive Director of Admissions.

- Application Form, Personal Statement, and Résumé:

Our application form is available online at www.law.uga.edu/master-study-law-application-form. Please complete all required fields and follow the directions carefully. After completing our online application form, you will be prompted to upload your personal statement and a current resume or CV.  Your personal statement should be approximately 500 words and indicate why you wish to attend the M.S.L. program at the University of Georgia School of Law. Please submit these documents in either .PDF or .DOC format.

- Official transcripts and proof of degree, Letters of Recommendation, and Standardized Test Score

These documents can be sent either via e-mail to MSL@uga.edu or via post to:

The University of Georgia School of Law

ATTN: M.S.L. Admissions

Shannon S. Hinson

225 Herty Drive

Athens, Georgia 30602

Please submit official transcripts and proof of degree(s) for all colleges and universities that you have attended. Official records do not have to be sent directly from the university or college, but must be authenticated with a signature and/or seal.

Two (2) letters of recommendation are required, and we will accept up to three (3) letters of recommendation. Please have your recommenders send their letters directly to the University of Georgia Law M.S.L. program.

Acceptable standardized test scores include LSAT, GMAT, MCAT, or GRE. Applicants may send their score(s), or may direct the testing agency to send the scores directly to the M.S.L. program at the University of Georgia School of Law*.

*We will consider waiving the standardized test score requirement for applicants that meet specific criteria. For more information about requesting a waiver, contact Graduate Legal Studies at MSL@uga.edu.

Please contact the Associate Director of Admissions, Shannon Hinson via e-mail at MSL@uga.edu or telephone at 706-542-7060 with any questions regarding the application process.

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