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Law Schools in Georgia

There are 24 Georgia schools offering law programs. In 2010, 1,274 students graduated with degrees from Georgia law schools. 985 of all these students graduated with doctoral degrees and 143 of all these students graduated with associates degrees.

Overview

On average, 1,842 students graduate from programs in Georgia in law each year. This accounts for 1% of students who US schools graduate from law programs. Of those, 83 students graduated with certificates in law, 143 with a degree at the associate's level, 32 with a bachelor's level degree, 31 with a degree at the master's level, and 985 with a doctorate level degree.

24 law schools are in Georgia. Of these, nine schools are private, while 15 schools are public. While tuition at a public law school varies from $2,570 to $8,736, tuition at a private law school varies from $11,241 to $39,158.

Average tuition for programs in law is $15,682. While the highest tuition for law programs, which is $39,158 per year, is at Emory University, the lowest tuition in this state, which is $2,570 each year, is at Gainesville State College.

Georgia schools offer certificates, associates degrees, bachelors degrees, masters degrees, and doctoral degrees for law students.

Law Program Completions in Georgia 2006 - 2010

On average, 1,842 students graduate from programs in Georgia in law each year. This accounts for 1% of students who US schools graduate from law programs. Of those, 83 students graduated with certificates in law, 143 with a degree at the associate's level, 32 with a bachelor's level degree, 31 with a degree at the master's level, and 985 with a doctorate level degree.

Law Program Completions in Georgia 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 182
  • Certificate 2007: 194
  • Certificate 2008: 240
  • Certificate 2009: 126
  • Certificate 2010: 83
  • Associate 2006: 108
  • Associate 2007: 147
  • Associate 2008: 282
  • Associate 2009: 156
  • Associate 2010: 143
  • Bachelor 2006: 26
  • Bachelor 2007: 25
  • Bachelor 2008: 42
  • Bachelor 2009: 35
  • Bachelor 2010: 32
  • Master 2006: 25
  • Master 2007: 21
  • Master 2008: 74
  • Master 2009: 11
  • Master 2010: 31
  • Doctorate 2006: 818
  • Doctorate 2007: 828
  • Doctorate 2008: 1772
  • Doctorate 2009: 894
  • Doctorate 2010: 985

Law Program Availability in Georgia

Georgia schools offer a total of 40 programs in law. Of these programs, approximately 37.5% are associate's level programs. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the bachelors level, the doctoral level, and the masters level.

Law Program Availability in Georgia

  • Certificate: 12
  • Associate: 15
  • Bachelor: 6
  • Master: 2
  • Doctorate: 5

Bailiffs — Salary by Percentile

Bailiffs — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 15860
  • 25th Percentile: 16820
  • Median: 18430
  • 75th Percentile: 21870
  • 90th Percentile: 33290

Lawyers — Salary by Percentile

Lawyers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 48130
  • 25th Percentile: 74060
  • Median: 121180
  • 75th Percentile: 166400
  • 90th Percentile: 166400

Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists — Salary by Percentile

Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 26090
  • 25th Percentile: 29520
  • Median: 34480
  • 75th Percentile: 40590
  • 90th Percentile: 48180

Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates — Salary by Percentile

Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 40280
  • 25th Percentile: 53810
  • Median: 77250
  • 75th Percentile: 126650
  • 90th Percentile: 145350

Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers — Salary by Percentile

Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 37520
  • 25th Percentile: 48170
  • Median: 93710
  • 75th Percentile: 125000
  • 90th Percentile: 164050

Police Detectives — Salary by Percentile

Police Detectives — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 32770
  • 25th Percentile: 38600
  • Median: 45740
  • 75th Percentile: 61280
  • 90th Percentile: 112490

Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers — Salary by Percentile

Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 27300
  • 25th Percentile: 31930
  • Median: 37290
  • 75th Percentile: 45770
  • 90th Percentile: 55980

Paralegals and Legal Assistants — Salary by Percentile

Paralegals and Legal Assistants — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 31530
  • 25th Percentile: 36560
  • Median: 45390
  • 75th Percentile: 57820
  • 90th Percentile: 72720

Judicial Law Clerks — Salary by Percentile

Judicial Law Clerks — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 22380
  • 25th Percentile: 27030
  • Median: 33390
  • 75th Percentile: 42210
  • 90th Percentile: 57950

Court, Municipal, and License Clerks — Salary by Percentile

Court, Municipal, and License Clerks — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 21380
  • 25th Percentile: 25500
  • Median: 29750
  • 75th Percentile: 36040
  • 90th Percentile: 43400

Legal Secretaries — Salary by Percentile

Legal Secretaries — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 23930
  • 25th Percentile: 28750
  • Median: 38390
  • 75th Percentile: 54330
  • 90th Percentile: 66110

Legal Support Workers, All Other — Salary by Percentile

Legal Support Workers, All Other — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 25240
  • 25th Percentile: 29240
  • Median: 40720
  • 75th Percentile: 52990
  • 90th Percentile: 67460

Bailiffs — Employment Trend

Bailiffs — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 17870
  • Median Salary 2007: 18080
  • Median Salary 2008: 17770
  • Median Salary 2009: 17750
  • Median Salary 2010: 18430
  • Total Employed 2006: 970
  • Total Employed 2007: 1040
  • Total Employed 2008: 1060
  • Total Employed 2009: 870
  • Total Employed 2010: 840

Lawyers — Employment Trend

Lawyers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 103460
  • Median Salary 2007: 117200
  • Median Salary 2008: 118240
  • Median Salary 2009: 128650
  • Median Salary 2010: 121180
  • Total Employed 2006: 12670
  • Total Employed 2007: 14140
  • Total Employed 2008: 14300
  • Total Employed 2009: 13640
  • Total Employed 2010: 13540

Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists — Employment Trend

Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 36080
  • Median Salary 2007: 35250
  • Median Salary 2008: 35430
  • Median Salary 2009: 35090
  • Median Salary 2010: 34480
  • Total Employed 2006: 4110
  • Total Employed 2007: 3990
  • Total Employed 2008: 4140
  • Total Employed 2009: 3910
  • Total Employed 2010: 3620

Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates — Employment Trend

Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 71860
  • Median Salary 2007: 78260
  • Median Salary 2008: 77570
  • Median Salary 2009: 79470
  • Median Salary 2010: 77250
  • Total Employed 2006: 1140
  • Total Employed 2007: 1190
  • Total Employed 2008: 1210
  • Total Employed 2009: 1150
  • Total Employed 2010: 1190

Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers — Employment Trend

Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 57060
  • Median Salary 2007: 71355
  • Median Salary 2008: 85650
  • Median Salary 2009: 94380
  • Median Salary 2010: 93710
  • Total Employed 2006: 560
  • Total Employed 2007: 415
  • Total Employed 2008: 270
  • Total Employed 2009: 250
  • Total Employed 2010: 260

Police Detectives — Employment Trend

Police Detectives — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 45520
  • Median Salary 2007: 45390
  • Median Salary 2008: 46590
  • Median Salary 2009: 46100
  • Median Salary 2010: 45740
  • Total Employed 2006: 3870
  • Total Employed 2007: 4080
  • Total Employed 2008: 4170
  • Total Employed 2009: 4750
  • Total Employed 2010: 4750

Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers — Employment Trend

Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 35590
  • Median Salary 2007: 36310
  • Median Salary 2008: 37390
  • Median Salary 2009: 37520
  • Median Salary 2010: 37290
  • Total Employed 2006: 19630
  • Total Employed 2007: 20120
  • Total Employed 2008: 20040
  • Total Employed 2009: 19940
  • Total Employed 2010: 18750

Paralegals and Legal Assistants — Employment Trend

Paralegals and Legal Assistants — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 42260
  • Median Salary 2007: 45290
  • Median Salary 2008: 45840
  • Median Salary 2009: 47840
  • Median Salary 2010: 45390
  • Total Employed 2006: 6440
  • Total Employed 2007: 6590
  • Total Employed 2008: 8020
  • Total Employed 2009: 6760
  • Total Employed 2010: 7580

Judicial Law Clerks — Employment Trend

Judicial Law Clerks — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 41660
  • Median Salary 2007: 39460
  • Median Salary 2008: 34590
  • Median Salary 2009: 32600
  • Median Salary 2010: 33390
  • Total Employed 2006: 1410
  • Total Employed 2007: 1470
  • Total Employed 2008: 1570
  • Total Employed 2009: 2160
  • Total Employed 2010: 1560

Court, Municipal, and License Clerks — Employment Trend

Court, Municipal, and License Clerks — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 27060
  • Median Salary 2007: 28350
  • Median Salary 2008: 29760
  • Median Salary 2009: 30050
  • Median Salary 2010: 29750
  • Total Employed 2006: 3950
  • Total Employed 2007: 4020
  • Total Employed 2008: 3950
  • Total Employed 2009: 3870
  • Total Employed 2010: 3780

Legal Secretaries — Employment Trend

Legal Secretaries — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 31460
  • Median Salary 2007: 31900
  • Median Salary 2008: 34790
  • Median Salary 2009: 37640
  • Median Salary 2010: 38390
  • Total Employed 2006: 6560
  • Total Employed 2007: 7070
  • Total Employed 2008: 6930
  • Total Employed 2009: 6630
  • Total Employed 2010: 6260

Legal Support Workers, All Other — Employment Trend

Legal Support Workers, All Other — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 47030
  • Median Salary 2007: 49460
  • Median Salary 2008: 44170
  • Median Salary 2009: 41070
  • Median Salary 2010: 40720
  • Total Employed 2006: 690
  • Total Employed 2007: 605
  • Total Employed 2008: 520
  • Total Employed 2009: 1300
  • Total Employed 2010: 1420

Georgia vs National Law Employment

Georgia vs National Law Employment

  • Employed in Georgia: 2.982% (63550)

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1. Gainesville State College

3820 Mundy Mill Rd
Oakwood, GA 30566
(678) 717-3639

Gainesville State College is in the suburbs of Oakwood, Georgia. It offers two law programs. Specifically, this school offers students one certificate in law and one law degree at the associate's level. It is one of 66 public post-secondary institutions in Georgia. GSC is the ninth largest institution in the state of Georgia offering law in terms of programs.

2. The Georgia Military College - Atlanta

320 W. Broad St Suite 200
Fairburn, GA 30213
(678) 379-1414

The Georgia Military College-Atlanta is a public 2-year institution. This academy, which is very close to Fairburn, Georgia, is in a rural area. This academy is one of several campuses. It offers subjects including supply chain management, criminal justice, and private investigation. It offers students 21 associates level degrees. In 2010, 815 students sought degrees from the 21 programs at this academy. It is one of 6 military academies in Georgia.

3. Middle Georgia Technical College

80 Cohen Walker Dr
Warner Robins, GA 31088
(478) 988-6800

Middle Georgia Technical College offers two law programs. Specifically, students are offered one law certificate by it and one law degree at the associate's level. This school, which is 4.4 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Warner Robins, GA. Overall, 4,205 students pursue degrees in 55 programs at this school.

4. Armstrong Atlantic State University

11935 Abercorn St
Savannah, GA 31419-1997
(912) 344-2806

Armstrong Atlantic State University offers one law program and Armstrong, which is 7.9 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Savannah, GA. AASU is one of 66 public post-secondary institutions in Georgia. This school is the fifth oldest institution in the state of Georgia offering law programs.

5. Iverson Business School

6685 Peachtree Industrial
Atlanta, GA 30360
(770) 446-1333

Iverson Business School offers one law program and it is in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia. It is a for-profit institution.

6. Brown Mackie College - Atlanta

4370 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30319
(404) 799-4500

Brown Mackie College-Atlanta is located in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia. This school offers two programs in law. Out of those, students are offered one certificate in law by this small school and one associate's level degree in law. 881 students pursue degrees in 17 Brown Mackie College-Atlanta programs, overall. This school is the fourth biggest institution in the state of Georgia offering law in terms of programs.

7. Gwinnett College - Lilburn

4230 Hwy 29 Ste 11
Lilburn, GA 30047-3447
(770) 381-7200

Gwinnett College-Lilburn offers three programs in law. More specifically, students are offered two certificates in law by it and one associate's level degree in law. This school is in the suburbs of Lilburn, Georgia.

8. Brown College of Court Reporting

1900 Emery St Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 876-1227

Founded in 1972, the Brown College of Court Reporting is a for-profit 2-year institution. This school, which is 4.3 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Atlanta, GA. This very small school offers four certificates and two associates level degrees to students. In 2010, 261 students pursued degrees from the four programs at this school. This school offers subjects including healthcare, medical transcription, and law. This school is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education.

9. Atlanta's John Marshall Law School

1422 W Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 872-3593

Atlanta's John Marshall Law School offers one law program and AJMLS is near the heart of downtown. It is the only law school in Georgia. It is the fifth oldest institution in the state of Georgia offering programs in law.

10. The Georgia Military College - Milledgeville

201 E Greene St
Milledgeville, GA 31061-3398
(478) 387-4900

The Georgia Military College-Milledgeville is a public 2-year institution, founded in 1879. It is in Milledgeville, GA. It offers subjects including early childhood education and allied health. It offers students 20 associates level degrees. 1,549 students pursued degrees from the 20 programs at this military academy in 2010. It is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. It is one of 6 military academies in Georgia.

11. The Georgia Military College - Valdosta

4201 N. Forrest Street
Valdosta, GA 31605
(229) 269-4848

The Georgia Military College-Valdosta is a public 2-year institution. This academy, which is near the center of the city, is in Valdosta, GA. This military academy is one of several campuses. This academy offers ten degrees at the associates level to students. In 2010, 1,127 students sought degrees from the ten programs at this academy. It offers subjects including business administration and early childhood education. It is one of 6 military academies in Georgia.

12. Andrew College

501College St
Cuthbert, GA 39840-5550
(229) 732-2171

Founded in 1854, Andrew College is a 2-year institution. This school is located in town of Cuthbert, Georgia. It offers subjects including business, biology, and history. Students are offered 27 degrees at the associates level by this school. In 2010, 273 students sought degrees from the 27 programs at this school. This school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

13. Emmanuel College

181 Springs St
Franklin Springs, GA 30639
(706) 245-7226

Emmanuel College is located in Franklin Springs, GA and it offers one law program. EC is a 4-year institution. It is the fifth biggest institution in the state of Georgia offering law.

14. The Georgia Military College - Augusta

115 Davis Road
Martinez, GA 30907
(706) 955-2819

The Georgia Military College-Augusta is a public 2-year institution. It is located in the suburbs of Martinez, Georgia. It is one of several campuses. Students are offered 22 associates level degrees by this military academy. In 2010, 1,204 students sought degrees from the 22 programs at this academy. It offers subjects including early childhood education, education, and computer science. This military academy is one of 6 military academies in Georgia.

15. Bainbridge College

2500 E Shotwell St
Bainbridge, GA 39819
(866) 825-1715

Bainbridge College is a public 2-year institution, founded in 1970. It is in town of Bainbridge, Georgia. This school offers subjects including business, computer programming, and liberal arts. This school offers students 24 certificates and 13 degrees at the associates level. In 2010, 3,736 students sought degrees from the 29 programs at this school. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges accredits it. It is one of 66 public post-secondary institutions in Georgia.

16. Southern Crescent Technical College

501 Varsity Rd
Griffin, GA 30223-2042
(770) 228-7348

Southern Crescent Technical College offers two programs in law. Specifically, it offers students one law certificate and one degree at the associate's level in law. This school is in the suburbs of Griffin, Georgia. This school is one of 30 technical colleges in Georgia.

17. The University of Georgia

University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602
(706) 542-3000

The University of Georgia, which is near the center of the city, is in Athens, GA. This university offers two law programs. Out of those, it offers students one degree at the master's level in law and one doctorate level law degree. UGA is one of 5 institutions with a medical school in Georgia. In terms of programs, this public university is the second biggest institution in the state of Georgia offering law.

18. Augusta Technical College

3200 Augusta Tech Drive
Augusta, GA 30906
(706) 771-4000

Augusta Technical College offers one law program and it is 4.3 miles from the heart of downtown. It is one of 30 technical colleges in Georgia. It is the eighth oldest institution in the state of Georgia offering programs in law.

19. Brenau University

500 Washington Street SE
Gainesville, GA 30501-3668
(770) 534-6299

Brenau University offers one law program and it is in the center of Gainesville. This school is a 4-year institution. It is the oldest institution in the state of Georgia offering programs in law.

20. Darton College

2400 Gillionville Rd
Albany, GA 31707-3098
(229) 317-6000

Darton College, which is near the center of the city, is located in Albany, GA. It offers two programs in law. Specifically, it offers one law certificate to students and one degree at the associate's level in law. This school is one of 66 public post-secondary institutions in Georgia.

21. Dekalb Technical College

495 N Indian Creek Dr
Clarkston, GA 30021-2397
(404) 297-9522x1127

Dekalb Technical College is in the suburbs of Clarkston, Georgia. This school offers two programs in law. Of those, this technical college offers one certificate in law to students and one degree at the associate's level in law. It is a public 2-year institution.

22. Georgia State University

33 gilmer st
Atlanta, GA 30303-3083
(404) 413-2000

Georgia State University offers one law program and Georgia State is located in the center of Atlanta. Overall, 31,533 students seek degrees in 175 programs at this university. It is the fourth oldest institution in the state of Georgia offering law programs.

23. Mercer University

1400 Coleman Avenue
Macon, GA 31207
(478) 301-2700

Mercer University offers one law program and this university, which is 1.1 miles from the center of the city, is in Macon, GA. Overall, 8,236 students seek degrees in 89 programs at this university. In terms of programs, this university is the fourth largest institution in the state of Georgia offering law.

24. Central Georgia Technical College

3300 Macon Tech Dr
Macon, GA 31206
(478) 757-3400

Central Georgia Technical College, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Macon, GA. It offers two law programs. Of those, students are offered one law certificate by this school and one degree at the associate's level in law. This school is one of 30 technical colleges in Georgia.

25. Columbus Technical College

928 Manchester Expy
Columbus, GA 31904-6572
(706) 649-1800

Columbus Technical College is a public 2-year institution, founded in 1958. This school, which is near the center of the city, is located in Columbus, GA. This school offers students 39 certificates and 25 degrees at the associates level. 4,355 students pursued degrees from the 50 programs at this technical college in 2010. It offers subjects including cosmetology and computer networking. This technical college is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. This school is one of 30 technical colleges in Georgia.

26. Clayton State University

2000 Clayton State Boulevard
Morrow, GA 30260-0285
(678) 466-4000

Clayton State University is located in the suburbs of Morrow, Georgia. This school offers two law programs. Specifically, this school offers one law certificate to students and one associate's level law degree. This mid-sized school is a public 4-year institution. This school is the fifth largest institution in the state of Georgia offering law.

27. Reinhardt University

7300 Reinhardt Circle
Waleska, GA 30183-2981
(770) 720-5600

Founded in 1883, Reinhardt University is a 4-year institution. It is located in Waleska, Georgia, where students can enjoy a rural setting. This school offers subjects such as early childhood education and psychology. This school offers one certificate, nine degrees at the associates level, 26 degrees at the bachelors level, and four masters level degrees to students. 1,219 students pursued degrees from the 32 programs at this school in 2010. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges accredits Reinhardt. It is one of 16 liberal arts colleges in Georgia.

28. Savannah Technical College

5717 White Bluff Rd
Savannah, GA 31405-5594
(912) 443-5700

Savannah Technical College offers one law program and this school is near the center of the city. 5,777 students pursue degrees in 59 Savannah Technical College programs, overall. This school is the fifth oldest institution in the state of Georgia offering law programs.

29. Athens Technical College

800 US Hwy 29 N
Athens, GA 30601-1500
(706) 355-5000

Athens Technical College is near the heart of downtown and this school offers one program in law. This technical college is a public 2-year institution. This school is the eighth biggest institution in the state of Georgia offering law.

30. Atlanta Technical College

1560 Metropolitan Pky SW
Atlanta, GA 30310-4446
(404) 225-4601

Atlanta Technical College is 2.8 miles from the center of the city. This school offers two law programs. More specifically, this mid-sized school offers one law certificate to students and one associate's level degree in law. It is a public 2-year institution.

31. Emory University

408 Administration Building- 201 Dowman Drive
Atlanta, GA 30322
(404) 727-6123

Emory University is located in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia. It offers two law programs. Out of those, it offers one master's level law degree to students and one doctorate level law degree. 13,381 students pursue degrees in 154 Emory University programs, overall. This university is the fourth oldest institution in the state of Georgia offering programs in law.

32. Valdosta State University

1500 N Patterson
Valdosta, GA 31698
(229) 333-5800

Valdosta State University is near the heart of downtown and Valdosta State offers one law program. Overall, 12,898 students pursue degrees in 88 Valdosta State University programs. VSU is the third oldest institution in the state of Georgia offering programs in law.

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