This report was digitally archived and assembled from on February 8, 2022 as PDF captures from the Annual Report website at


From the homepage of the online annual report:

It is an honor to present to you our Annual Report for the 2020-2021 fiscal year. My hope is that as you take time to explore the various content highlighted, you will be reminded that so much of our success depends on the generosity of our donors – and we could not be more grateful.

Our vision remains to be the best return on investment in legal education. Because of your support, we are seeing the fruits of these efforts unfold as we were named the #1 Best Value in Legal Education in the country by the National Jurist for the third year in a row – the first law school in history to achieve this honor. Additionally, we hold one of the nation’s highest employment rates, and we boast an ultimate bar passage rate exceeding 95%. By maintaining a reasonable rate for tuition and prioritizing the availability of scholarships, the aggregate annual indebtedness of our students has decreased $6.4 million compared to 2013. This has allowed us to offer aid to nearly 80% of each entering class, and allow approximately 40% of our students to graduate from law school debt-free.

Thank you to those who were and continue to be a part of realizing our vision and helping us create a transformative impact for our students.

  • Peter B. “Bo” Rutledge
  • Dean and Herman E. Talmadge Chair of Law