Master of Comparative Law (MCL) Admission

The Master of Comparative Law Program is currently offered in partnership with Shanghai Jiao Tong University—KoGuan Law School.  The program offers students the opportunity to engage in a one-year legal education experience, including comparing legal systems and practices between the People’s Republic of China and the U.S.  Students spend the fall semester at KoGuan Law School taking a minimum of eight (8) credits, one of which is taught by an Emory Law faculty member.  Students will then enroll full-time at Emory Law taking 14 credits during the spring semester and two credits during a short summer term.  Applicants must apply through KoGuan Law School; admission decisions are made collaboratively with Emory Law.

Minimum admissions requirements include:

  • A first degree in law, or a license to practice law in the student’s home country.
  • An in-person interview with Emory Law staff to be held at KoGuan Law School (by invitation).
  • A written test designed and graded by Emory Law staff; the test will be administered by Emory Law staff at KoGuan Law School (by invitation).

Additional admission requirements may be set forth in the articulation agreement. 

Emory Law is a global institution, and our ability to offer a variety of programs to train legal minds speaks to our commitment to scholarship, inclusivity, and accessibility.

James B. Hughes Jr., Interim Dean