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Accelerated JD for Foreign-Trained Lawyers

Accelerated JD for Foreign-Trained Lawyers

The AJD application is now open.

Applicants should submit all application materials through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) website, by the application deadline of April 1, 2020. (Students are expected to arrive at Emory the first week of August. Thus, applicants should consider the time necessary to acquire a student visa when determining when to apply.) A completed application will include:

  • Emory Law accelerated JD application form and non-refundable $80 application fee
  • Personal statement describing your objective in pursuing a JD degree from Emory Law. Please include any experiences, qualifications, or other information you believe to be relevant.
  • Transcripts—translated, if not in English, through the Law School Admission Council Credential Assembly Service (CAS).  Emory Law School requires the use of the LSAC CAS for transcript and credential evaluation.
  • A curriculum vitae (resume)
  • At least one letter of recommendation submitted via LSAC's document assembly service. This letter of recommendation should preferably come from an individual who can speak to your ability to succeed in an academic context.
  • TOEFL or IELTS score submitted via LSAC's document assembly service

All candidates are considered for admission on a holistic basis and are required to participate in an evaluative interview with Emory Law admission staff before a final decision is made.

Admission to the Accelerated JD program is extremely competitive. As such, admission is limited. Applicants are encouraged to explore the 3 year JD option to maximize legal educational opportunities at Emory Law.

Accelerated JD students are not eligible to participate in Emory Law journals. Limited opportunities may be available for mock trial and moot court teams depending on the organizations needs and regulations in each academic year. Participation is not guaranteed. Students are encouraged to explore the 3 year JD option to benefit fully from the legal educational opportunities at Emory Law.

Due to the 2 year nature of the Accelerated JD program, participation in clinics and transactional law certificate program may be limited as well. Accelerated JD students are ineligible for joint degree and study abroad programs.

Please check back in spring 2020 for information regarding the fall 2020 application.


Artemis Aghdasi

For more information about the Accelerated JD for Foreign-Trained Lawyers, contact Artemis Aghdasi, Assistant Director for Admissions.

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