Savannah Law School

Savannah Law School is a private, for-profit law school in Savannah, Georgia. The school will cease all operations by 2021 and is no longer accepting applications.[3]

Savannah Law School
Savannah Law School Logo.jpg
Established2011
School typePrivate
DeanMalcolm L. Morris
Enrollment147[1]
Bar pass rate44.4 (Feb. 2019)[2]
Websitewww.savannahlawschool.org

CampusEdit

 
Savannah Law School
 
Savannah Law School building
 
Savannah Law School Law Library

Savannah Law School began in the historic former Warren A. Candler Hospital building on Forsyth Park in downtown Savannah. Constructed in 1819 among 26 Seaman's hospitals chartered by an Act of Congress in 1791, the building is the oldest hospital in the state of Georgia, and was used as such until 1980.[4] The building served as both a Confederate and Union hospital during the Civil War. Several tenants occupied the building sporadically from 1980 until 2009.

In 2012, the Historic Preservation Board approved Savannah Law School's comprehensive restoration of the 110,000 square foot facility.[5] The renovations met federal historic preservation standards and were completed in 2014. The project represents one of the largest efforts to restore an historic property in the United States.[6] In 2015, The Victorian Society in America and the Savannah Historic Preservation Board honored Savannah Law School with Preservation Awards for the renovation.[7] The building was sold to Savannah College of Art and Design in 2018 and precipitated the shutdown of the law school.[8]

The Candler Oak Tree is located on the campus. In 2004, it was placed on the National Register of Historic Trees. At approximately 300 years of age, it is thought to be one of the oldest living landmarks in the region. The Savannah Tree Foundation holds a conservation easement to the tree and helps care for the tree along with the law school.[9] The law school adopted the tree as its logo.[10]

StatisticsEdit

Savannah Law School has an 8-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio.[11] The median LSAT score of the entire 1L class is 151; however, the median score of the full-time program is 153 and that of the part-time program is 149.[12] 21% of the 2014 entering class are minorities, 17% are military veterans, 71% are women, and 64% are from out-of-state.[13]

AdmissionsEdit

Savannah Law School is no longer accepting applications for admission.[14]

Savannah Law ReviewEdit

The Savannah Law Review is a law review published by Savannah Law School students twice a year. It is a member of the National Conference of Law Reviews.[15]

Savannah Law Review hosts an annual colloquium. In September 2014, the Savannah Law Review hosted the (Re)Integrating Spaces colloquium to celebrate the historic renovations at the law school.[16] The colloquium featured national scholars and local practitioners.[17][18] In September 2015, Savannah Law Review hosted The Walking Dead, which surveyed academic topics regarding how death and fear of death affect the law of the living.[19] In 2016, Savannah Law Review presented American Legal Fictions, a colloquium examining the role of legal fictions in shaping the law.[20] In 2017, Savannah Law Review hosted Rise of the Automatons, a colloquium examining the legal implications of automation in society.[21]

Savannah Law Review has published nationally and internationally respected scholars and local practitioners.[22][23] Its colloquia and publication brought national attention to both the Journal and Savannah Law School.[24]

Student organizationsEdit

A number of student organizations are active at Savannah Law School.[25] Student groups include:

Relationship to AJMLSEdit

The law school was first opened by Atlanta's John Marshall Law School in the 1970s, but the campus was discontinued in the 1980s. The American Bar Association approved the law school's re-establishment as a branch of AJMLS on December 5, 2011, and the class of 2015 enrolled in August 2012.[26] The American Bar Association defines a branch as "the creation of a different law school."[27]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ABA Required Disclosures". Savannah Law School. Retrieved 2013-12-23.
  2. ^ https://www.gabaradmissions.org/getpdfform.action?id=1701
  3. ^ http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/despite_closing_plans_savannah_law_school_will_allow_students_to_complete_e/
  4. ^ "The Old Candler Hospital Becomes The New Savannah Law School". WSAV. Retrieved 2012-12-20.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ Van Brimmer, Adam. "Historic Board blesses Savannah Law School plans". Savannah Morning News. Retrieved 2012-12-20.
  6. ^ Savannah Law School. "Savannah Law School Facilities". Savannah Law School. Savannah Law School. Archived from the original on 2013-05-08. Retrieved 2013-05-15.
  7. ^ Savannah Historic Foundation School. "Savannah Historic Foundation Preservation Awards". Savannah Historic Foundation. Retrieved 2015-05-14.
  8. ^ http://www.savannahnow.com/news/20180321/savannah-law-school-to-close-after-spring-semester
  9. ^ "Candler Oak Conservation Easement". Retrieved 2012-12-20.
  10. ^ Savannah Law School. "Savannah Law School Facilities". Savannah Law School. Savannah Law School. Archived from the original on 2013-05-08. Retrieved 2013-05-15.
  11. ^ "School Profile". www.savannahlawschool.org/future-students/admissions-aid/quick-facts/. Savannah Law School. Retrieved 5 September 2014.
  12. ^ "School Profile". Savannah Law School. Retrieved 20 March 2014.
  13. ^ "School Profile". Savannah Law School. Retrieved 2013-12-23.
  14. ^ https://www.savannahlawschool.org/
  15. ^ "National Conference of Law Reviews". National Conference of Law Reviews. National Conference of Law Reviews. Retrieved 26 September 2014.
  16. ^ "Past Colloquia - Savannah Law School - ABA Accredited Law School". www.savannahlawschool.org. Retrieved 2019-01-08.
  17. ^ "Savannah Law School celebrates old Candler Hospital renovations". Savannah Morning News. Savannah Morning News. Retrieved 26 September 2014.
  18. ^ "Savannah Law Review to Host Colloquium, [Re]Integrating Spaces". Savannah Law School. Savannah Law School.
  19. ^ "Past Colloquia - Savannah Law School - ABA Accredited Law School". www.savannahlawschool.org. Retrieved 2019-01-08.
  20. ^ "Past Colloquia - Savannah Law School - ABA Accredited Law School". www.savannahlawschool.org. Retrieved 2019-01-08.
  21. ^ "Colloquia - Savannah Law School - ABA Accredited Law School". www.savannahlawschool.org. Retrieved 2019-01-08.
  22. ^ "Law Review - Savannah Law School - ABA Accredited Law School". www.savannahlawschool.org. Retrieved 2019-01-08.
  23. ^ "Previous - Savannah Law School - ABA Accredited Law School". www.savannahlawschool.org. Retrieved 2019-01-08.
  24. ^ LawProfBlawg. "Don't Judge A Law School By Its Cover". Above the Law. Retrieved 2019-01-08.
  25. ^ "Student Organizations". http://www.savannahlawschool.org/future-students/student-living/student-organizations/. Savannah Law School. Archived from the original on 2014-10-12. Retrieved 30 October 2014. External link in |website= (help)
  26. ^ Hansen, Mark (13 December 2011). "Atlanta's John Marshall Law School to Launch Savannah Branch". ABA Journal. Retrieved 31 July 2012.
  27. ^ "Standard 105" (PDF). American Bar Association Section on Legal Education. Retrieved 4 December 2014.

Coordinates: 32°4′9.06″N 81°5′37.61″W / 32.0691833°N 81.0937806°W / 32.0691833; -81.0937806

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