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UGA School of Law earns its highest U.S. News ranking ever

The law school building on UGA's campus. (Submitted photo)

The University of Georgia’s School of Law has earned its highest ranking ever in the U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools.

In the 2024 edition of the rankings published Thursday, the law school ranked 20th among the nation’s 196 ABA-accredited law schools. The ranking places the School of Law among the top seven public law schools in the nation and as the leader in Georgia for the third straight year.

“These latest rankings represent another milestone as the UGA School of Law redefines what it means to be a great national public law school,” said Peter B. “Bo” Rutledge, dean of the School of Law. “As the leading law school in Georgia for the third straight year, the School of Law believes a high-quality, affordable education is our nation’s single greatest catalyst for upward economic and social mobility.”

The ranking comes on the heels of several other accolades for the law school including the nation’s No. 1 employment rate for high value jobs for the Class of 2021, a near-99% ultimate bar passage rate for the Class of 2020 and six straight years among the top two of the nation’s best values in legal education.

A number of other graduate and professional programs earned top rankings in the broader U.S. News & World Report rankings, which were released last month. The latest rankings coincide with a period of growing demand for graduate and professional training at UGA.