Accelerated JD for Foreign-Trained Lawyers

Admission to the Accelerated JD for Foreign-Trained Lawyers program is competitive. 

Applicants should submit all application materials through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) website by the priority application deadline of March 1st, but we will accept applications until June 1. (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 $85 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)
  • Two letters of recommendation submitted via LSAC's document assembly service. These letters of recommendation should preferably come from individuals 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.

About the Degree Program

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