Students study and chat in the lobby area of the current building, Urban Life.

Our Story

The History

Georgia State University College of Law is founded on the principles of accessibility and flexibility. The college provides extensive experiential learning opportunities that give students the chance not only to learn the law, but to practice it.

In 1992, the college established the Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic; in 2007, the Health Law Partnership Legal Services Clinic opened to the public; a third clinic – the Investor Advocacy Clinic – started in 2013.

Growing numbers of students, faculty and programmatic support staff continue to strain the Urban Life Building’s capacity. More »

The Reason

The Urban Life Building has been our home since our founding in 1982, However, it was never intended to support the needs of a growing law school. After years of squeezing in new faculty offices, clinical space and areas for other programmatic needs, the college will enjoy a flexible facility designed to support the specific needs of legal education. More »

The Goal

To construct an architecturally distinctive and environmentally sustainable building that honors the historic context of the buildings around it.

The new building will serve the college’s public mission, acting as a resource for the legal world and the greater community through the law library and a conference center. The space will be flexible and will allow for growth in the student body and developments in legal education. More »