With great pleasure and pride we introduce in this directory the Classes of 1985 and 1986 of the University of Georgia School of Law. The 1985 graduating class, 216 students selected from 1,153 applicants, entered the Georgia Law School in the fall of 1982 with a mean undergraduate grade point average of 3.25 and an average Law School Admission Test score of 642. Our second year class (Class of 1986), 216 students selected from 1,334 applicants, entered Georgia in the fall of 1983 with a mean undergraduate grade point average of 3.40 and a median Law School Admission Test score of 38 (84th percentile). The selectivity of our admissions standards and the entering qualifications of our students combine to assure competence in these students, who then participate in a rigorous course of study.

This course of study, a comprehensive program in legal education, includes a carefully planned curriculum, taught by legal educators whose national and international reputations rest on their instruction, scholarship and service. Our students themselves conduct research and study in a Law School Library ranked among the top twenty-five in the nation as defined by the 1983 ABA Review of Legal Education. To broaden their education, many of these students participate in clinical programs that include prosecution, legal aid, legal writing for publication, and trial preparation, and they become involved in organizations that offer practical experience in and a respect for our legal system.

We welcome your inquiries about these students, encourage you to utilize our placement services, and invite you to visit the University of Georgia School of Law at your earliest convenience.

J. Ralph Beaird Dean