What comes to mind when you think of the American state of Georgia? Plenty of us might think about peaches, iced tea and hot humid summers? How about some excellent Law Schools that will provide you with a great start to your legal career? Georgia is one of the original 13 states and Atlanta is a bustling international city with excellent global travel connections.
Studying an LLM in Georgia will give you the chance to learn all about Martin Luther King Jr and the American Civil Rights Movement, however not all of the Law Schools in Georgia offer an LLM program, for example the Mercer University Law School is one of the oldest Law Schools in the US but it only offers undergraduate Law programs. Some of Georgia's Law Schools rank among the top schools in the US, and despite the relatively few law schools compared to other states, there is a huge range of subject areas and different teaching methods. With the mix of the international city of Atlanta and the quick access to rural Georgia, many people find studying in Georgia an exciting and valuable experience.
Here’s our rundown of some of the top law schools in Georgia*.
Established in 1933, Atlanta's John Marshall Law School has been at the legal heart of Georgia ever since. Offering an LLM program with a speciality in two different areas of legal practice students either study Law for foreign-trained lawyers or Employment Law. The student body of Atlanta's John Marshall Law School comes from a diverse background as students come to study the Law and other aspects of legal practice from a variety of both traditional and other more alternative career routes.
This Law School is based in Atlanta and Emory University School of Law has a strong emphasis on public service. Atlanta was the birthplace of the American Civil Rights Movement and students on the LLM program can focus on a number of different areas including Human Rights Law, Law and Religion, and Vulnerability and the Human Condition which all take advantage of Atlanta's place in legal history. Students who study the LLM on-campus can participate in an exchange trip by studying for part of their LLM in Budapest. The LLM program is also offered online with a wide range of the subjects available to both sets of students.
Georgia State University is based in downtown Atlanta and aims to teach its students through research-based learning. Students take a practical approach to learning the Law and the various different legal processes involved with legal practice with issue-based law clinics. There are separate LLM programs for US-trained law graduates and for foreign-trained law graduates which concentrate on different areas of the Law in the US and legal institutions. US students can focus on areas such as Health Law and foreign-trained lawyers will find the LLM will qualify them to take the Georgia Bar Exam.
This Law School has offered a legal education for foreign-trained lawyers since 1973 and the University of Georgia Law School is one of the top-rated public Law Schools in the US. There are often a number of international LLM students in every year and the LLM class of 2017 - 2018 included 15 foreign-trained lawyers. In conjunction with the Dean Rusk International Law Center, they specialise in helping foreign-trained lawyers prepare to sit US Bar Exams. LLM students study alongside the undergraduate JD students and can tailor their studies to fit with their future career plans. LLM concentrations include areas such as Family Law, Constitutional Law, and Environmental and Land Use Law.