In 1967 the School of Law adopted as a statement of purpose words spoken at the dedication of its new facilities: "The University of Georgia School of Law is ... to be one of such excellence that no citizen of Georgia need ever leave this state because a superior legal education is available elsewhere." Although this statement expresses the permanent goal of this institution, the Faculty of the School of Law does periodically evaluate the ways in which this purpose may be best realized in light of the changing needs of the legal profession and society.