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Top-Ranked Law School

Graduates of US and foreign law schools can pursue the master of laws degree from a top nationally ranked law school.

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Community

LLM students are highly engaged in the life of the school, a community that connects, supports, and encourages them.

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Flexibility

LLM students choose from three broad tracks, six concentrations, and joint-degree options.

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Customization

Customize your LLM curriculum to match your interests and prepare you for your career goals, including taking a US bar exam.

Master of Laws (LLM) Program
Emory’s LLM program offers graduates of US 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.

Start in August or in January

Emory enrolls new LLM students in August and in January. August-start LLMs typically complete their degree the following May; January-start LLMs typically complete their degree the following December. Apply by October 31 to start in January.

LLM Program Options

LLM students choose from three broad tracks, including a traditional LLM in general studies; one of six formal concentrations developed by the Emory Law faculty; or a joint LLM with Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. All graduates of the LLM program at Emory receive a diploma for a Master of Laws degree, regardless of concentration. The concentrations provide a framework for students to pursue study in specified areas with the general studies option allowing students to work with an academic advisor to craft a curriculum unique to their interests.  

Customize your LLM curriculum to match your interests and prepare for your career goals, including taking a US bar exam. 

LLM Concentrations

  • Transactional Law
  • Public Law & Regulation
  • Child Law and Policy
  • Vulnerability and the Human Condition 
  • Human Rights Law 
  • Law and Religion

Customized Courses for Foreign-Trained LLM Students

  • Introduction to the US Legal System
  • American Legal Writing, Analysis and Research
  • Optional individualized English language and accent reduction coaching

Join the Emory Law Community

  • LLM students study alongside their US classmates in almost all courses.
  • Emory’s LLM program typically includes 30 to 50 students in total, with recent students coming from China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Georgia, Germany, Guinea, India, Iran, Japan, Kazakhstan, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, USA, and Venezuela.
  • Join the LLM Society student organization or one of nearly 40 other student organizations at Emory Law.
  • LLM students are supported by the Graduate Programs Office, dedicated to providing individualized service to help students succeed at Emory.

Joint JD/LLM

For US students interested in pursuing a juris doctor and master of laws, Emory Law offers a joint-degree program with a focus on international law. The student completes one application (for the JD program) and indicates an interest in continuing into the LLM program after completing the JD. Students admitted to the joint-degree program must fulfill the requirements for both degrees to receive the JD and LLM.  

Learn more about the Joint JD/LLM degree and other joint degree programs »