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UGA School of Law Class of 2010 is one of the most academically gifted in school history

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Monday, August 13, 2007

Writer: Heidi Murphy, 706/542-5172, hmurphy@uga.edu Contact: Giles Kennedy, 706/542-7060, gkennedy@uga.edu

UGA School of Law Class of 2010 is one of the most academically gifted in school history

Athens, Ga. — Tomorrow, the most academically talented class in University of Georgia School of Law history will begin the three-year pursuit of a law degree. The Class of 2010, comprised of 222 students, boasts a median undergraduate grade point average of 3.67, a school record. Moreover, the median Law School Admissions Test score for these first-year students is 163, which ties the all-time high and reflects a score that places these students near the top 10 percent of test takers nationwide. Additionally, the top quarter of the class scored a 165 or higher on the LSAT and achieved a 3.86 or better undergraduate GPA.

"We are very pleased with the academic qualifications of this year's entering class," Georgia Law Director of Admissions Giles W. Kennedy said. "As the members of the admissions committee reviewed the 2,300-plus files, we not only looked at test scores and grades, we also considered the strengths and accomplishments of each individual, seeking those who would perform well in the rigorous law school environment and eventually become the next generation of leaders for our state, region and nation."

Staying true to the law school's commitment to provide the finest legal education to people from the state of Georgia, 84 percent of the first-year class is classified as state residents. The Class of 2010 includes residents from 15 different states as well as graduates from 74 institutions. The schools supplying the largest number of students include the University of Georgia (81), Emory University (10), the Georgia Institute of Technology (6), Georgia Southern University (6), Georgia State University (6), Washington and Lee University (6), the University of Florida (5), the University of Virginia (5) and Vanderbilt University (5). The most popular undergraduate degrees for this class were political science, business and English.

Georgia Law is routinely ranked among the top public law schools in the nation.

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