Emory Law School offers real-world experiences that give a glimpse of what life as a lawyer will be like and exposes you to diverse opportunities to help you determine where your passions lie-whether it's fighting to protect a patent or a human life.
As an Emory Law student, you are encouraged to challenge the status quo and follow your mind and your heart. You may aspire to do mergers and acquisitions in a large corporation, or to be on the ground pursuing the personal cause or in the courtroom defending an abused child. Whichever path you choose, you will leave Emory with a deep knowledge of the law and a set of valuable skills.
Emory Law faculty members pursue path-breaking inter-disciplinary scholarship across many fields, including law and religion, feminism and legal theory, international and comparative law, and public law and regulation. The students work closely with faculty to develop new ideas and approaches that will have a transformative impact on a changing world.
Doctor of Law (JD)
The regular, professional curriculum of the School of Law is a full-time day program leading to the Doctor of Law (JD) degree. New students are accepted only in the fall semester. The JD degree is conferred on a student who has completed 90 semester hours of course credit as prescribed by the faculty, with a minimum overall grade point average of 2.25. Three academic years (six semesters) of resident study are required.
Juris Master Program
Whether you are a working professional interested in gaining a better grounding in law and regulation to advance your career, or a prospective graduate student whose primary degree would be enhanced by an integrated study of law, Emory Law's Juris Master program offers the insight and flexibility to help you achieve your goals.
Master of Laws (LL.M.)
Emory's LL.M. program offers graduates of U.S. and foreign law schools the opportunity to pursue the Master of Laws degree from one of the top nationally ranked law schools in the United States.
Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD)
This degree program is designed for those seeking to pursue careers as teachers and scholars of law. It is a highly selective program open only to applicants who possess a distinguished academic record in law, show promise of outstanding scholarship and demonstrate potential for completing a scholarly dissertation of high quality. The program is open to U.S. graduates with both a JD and an LL.M. and Foreign law graduates with a first law degree from a foreign university and an LL.M. from an American law school.
The mission of the Law Library is to support fully the scholarly pursuits of the faculty and students of the College of Law. To fulfill its mission, the MacMillan Law Library offers an active program of legal research instruction, an experienced and helpful staff, and extensive collections of law and law-related information.
The collection of about 4,00,000 volumes and volume-equivalents includes primary and secondary resources in United States and British Law as well as International Law. A wireless network throughout the library provides easy access to a growing list of databases and to the Internet. The Law Library's materials are fully catalogued on EUCLID, the online catalog shared with the University Library.
The Office of Career Services provides a full range of services to assist students and graduates with the employment search process. These services include: one-on-one advising appointments, training on job search skills, educational programming about the range of options available for individuals with a legal education and development of career resource materials. In addition, the Office of Career Services connects employers and students through our interview programs, online employment postings and career-related panels, presentations and other networking events.
The students are highly engaged in the life of the school. The Student Bar Association coordinates with all of the nearly 40 student organizations to provide budgetary support for organizations and events, to help plan and coordinate activities, and more. All of this with the cooperation and support of the Office of Student Affairs.
Emory students, faculty and staff have access to all the resources of one of the nation's fastest-growing metropolitan areas. Atlanta provides a lot of opportunities for activities outside the classroom - both professional and fun.
Emory University School of Law
1301 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30322-2770