UWG Students Accepted Into Law School

Thursday, April 5, 2012

The University of West Georgia is pleased to announce that, with the final numbers just in, 2011 proved a record-shattering year for UWG students applying to law school. Thirty-two different UWG students/graduates were accepted into at least one law school, with seventy-one law schools accepting at least one UWG applicant. This included such top schools as Georgia, Alabama, Iowa, George Mason, Wake Forest, and Washington & Lee.

The University of West Georgia is pleased to announce that, with the final numbers just in, 2011 proved a record-shattering year for UWG students applying to law school. Thirty-two different UWG students/graduates were accepted into at least one law school, with seventy-one law schools accepting at least one UWG applicant. This included such top schools as Georgia, Alabama, Iowa, George Mason, Wake Forest, and Washington & Lee.The number of UWG students accepted into law school has more than doubled over the past four years: 32 in 2011, 24 in 2010, 17 in 2009, and 14 in 2008.  Of those applying from West Georgia, 74.4% (32 of 43) were admitted into at least one school, compared to 38.9% in 2008. Likewise, of the 334 total applications submitted from our students, 149 were accepted; this 44.6% success rate compares to 14.7% in 2009. In total, 29 UWG graduates began law school this past fall, compared to 13 in the fall of 2008.

The current 2012 season has also gotten off to a very good start. While the final numbers will not be available until next year, we have already had students accepted into such law schools as Emory, Georgia, Florida, and William & Mary.

At UWG, we have an extraordinarily active Pre-Law Society, which will be meeting three times over the rest of the semester: Thursday, April 5, at 7:00 p.m. in Pafford 118; Tuesday, April 10, at 7:00 p.m.; and Thursday, April 19, at 6:30 p.m.  The April 10 meeting will feature an admissions representative from the John Marshall Law School in Atlanta, while the Admissions Director from Georgia State University Law School, Dr. Cheryl Jester-George, will be our guest on April 19.

If there are any students interested in law school, they should contact Professor Tom Hunter so he can put them on the pre-law mailing list. He also encourages all students to join the society and is willing to meet with any students interested in law school.

For more information, contact Professor Hunter at 678-839-4994 or thunter@westga.edu.