Experiential and Practical Learning Experiences
We empower students to discern their legal path right from the start of their legal education, from a first-year elective that explores an area of possible legal interest to a wide range of simulation programs and externships that guide students in finding their legal voice.
ABA-Compliant Experiential Learning Courses
According to ABA Standard 303 and the ABA’s Guidance Memo, all JD students who are expected to graduate in or after the Spring of 2019 are required to satisfactorily complete at least one or more experiential courses totaling at least six credit hours.
On-campus clinics offer curriculum-based, real-world client experience through direct client service in a range of settings under the direct supervision of law school faculty and experienced attorneys.
The Technological Innovation: Generating Economic Results (TI:GER®) Program unites law, business, engineering, and science PhD students from Emory and Georgia Tech in learning how to take innovative ideas from the lab to the marketplace.
The Kessler-Eidson Program for Trial Techniques immerses students in "learn-by-doing" oral advocacy, connecting them with nationally recognized trial lawyers, judges, and professors as they learn—and experience—the mechanics of litigating a case.
Emory Law's robust Transactional Law and Skills Certificate curriculum is the gold standard for transactional law education, preparing students to add value to a transaction from day one on the job.
Other Practical Learning Experiences
In addition to the ABA-Compliant Experiential Learning Courses described above, Emory Law provides students with other practical learning experiences to better prepare them for their customized path towards their legal career.
Disclaimer: The following activities are not experiential courses per the ABA guidelines.
Emory Law's location in a metropolitan area offers abundant opportunities to study and practice law in the public interest.
Emory Law's Moot Court Society develops brief writing and oral advocacy, and the Mock Trial Society's competitions are an opportunity to put legal concepts into action in a simulated trial environment.
The David J. Bederman Emory Law School Supreme Court Advocacy Program (ELSSCAP) produces persuasive petitions for certiorari and amicus briefs for the Supreme Court of the United States—eleven briefs to the Court as of 2013.