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Schools Offering Law Programs in Georgia

Around 1.6% of Georgia's graduates graduate from law degree programs every year. That means an estimated 3,996 law professionals graduate from Georgia's 77 law schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Georgia that has a law program is Emory University. Emory University, which was ranked 14th in the country in 2010, is located in Atlanta. In 2010, 263 students graduated from Emory University's law program. Emory University charged in-state students $39,158 in tuition fees per year.

The second-ranked school in Georgia with a law program is University of Georgia, which is located in Athens. In 2010, it was ranked 15th nationwide. 299 students graduated with degree in law from University of Georgia in 2010. The tuition rate at University of Georgia was $8,736 per year.

Georgia State University, which is located in Atlanta, is the third-ranked school in Georgia that has a law program. It received a ranking of 32nd in the country in 2010. In 2010, Georgia State University graduated 301 students from its law programs. Tuition at Georgia State University was $8,698 per year.


Law schools in Georgia, charge students an average tuition of $7,658 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $39,158 per year, or as little as $1,863 per year. In 2010, the following Georgia law schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Emory University - located in Atlanta, students are charged $39,158 per year
  2. Mercer University - located in Macon, students are charged $30,560 per year
  3. Brenau University - located in Gainesville, students are charged $20,130 per year

The following Georgia law schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Central Georgia Technical College - located in Macon, students are charged $1,863 per year
  2. Athens Technical College - located in Athens, students are charged $1,863 per year
  3. Gwinnett Technical College - located in Lawrenceville, students are charged $2,064 per year

A law degree from a Georgia school... what next?

Some of the most popular jobs law graduates in Georgia pursue include law clerk, administrative judge, police officer, court clerk, and paralegal. Georgia had 62,690 law professionals in 2010. 13,540 of these law professionals were lawyers, 1,560 were law clerks, and 260 were administrative judges. In Georgia, the largest numbers of law professional work in the following counties:

  1. Barrow County - 38,680 law professionals
  2. Appling County - 2,750 law professionals
  3. Bryan County - 2,510 law professionals

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of law professionals is expected to grow by 14% by 2018. There are projected to be 84,330 law professionals working in Georgia then. Of these 84,330 law professionals, the government predicts that 24,560 will be lawyers, an unknown number will be law clerks, and 270 will be administrative judges.


On average, law professionals earn a salary of $55,000 per year in Georgia state. However, Georgia law professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $15,420 per year to more than $165,300 per year in 2010. The counties in Georgia with the highest average salary for law professionals are:

  1. Hall County - $78,035 per year
  2. Floyd County - $61,930 per year
  3. Barrow County - $60,005 per year

Law professionals in the following counties in Georgia make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Brooks County - $32,268 per year
  2. Liberty County - $33,423 per year
  3. Bulloch County - $39,836 per year

The law professionals with highest average salaries in Georgia were:

  1. Lawyer - $135,610 per year
  2. Administrative Judge - $92,170 per year
  3. Judge - $87,510 per year

On average, the lowest paid law professionals in Georgia were:

  1. Court Clerk - $31,180 per year
  2. Bailiff - $21,020 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Georgia statistics regarding a career in law. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as forensic accounting or public administration.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Law in Georgia
  • Bachelor's Degree in Law in Georgia
  • Master's Degree in Law in Georgia
  • Doctoral Degree in Law in Georgia
  • Certificate in Law in Georgia

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 18,750 $39,450 -12.1%
Lawyers 13,540 $135,610 15.3%
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 7,580 $48,910 26.8%
Legal Secretaries 6,260 $41,440 -9.8%
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 4,750 $56,620 27.7%
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 3,780 $31,180 0.0%
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 3,620 $35,880 -4.7%
Judicial Law Clerks 1,560 $37,200
Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 1,190 $87,510 -2.5%
Bailiffs 840 $21,020 12.0%
Fish and Game Wardens 560 $33,010 40.0%
Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers 260 $92,170 -53.6%

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