LLM Admission – Online Format

The online format of Emory Law’s LLM program is designed to help lawyers take their career to the next level with the flexibility of online learning. With two available concentrations–Business Law and Regulation and Health Care Law, Policy and Regulation–the LLM is designed to help seasoned professionals or recent graduates broaden their impact in their legal career. The program is composed of 8 sequential 7-week asynchronous courses, with 3 three-day short residencies on the Emory Law campus. and can be completed in 15 months.

To be considered for admission into Emory Law’s LLM program, candidates must have received a JD degree from an ABA-accredited law school.

Admission is based on the applicant’s academic training, professional background, personal statement, and professional and academic references. Strong candidates will possess an excellent academic record and serious interest in experiencing legal education in a superior educational environment.

A complete application for the LLM online format must include the following:

  • Completed Emory Law application »
  • Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
    • Unofficial copies may be uploaded into the online application for review purposes only. Official copies should be sent from the institution to the address below. Electronic copies may be emailed to llmadmission@emory.edu »
  • Brief personal statement describing your interest in the LLM program
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • TOEFL score (required for applicants whose native language is not English)
  • $85 non-refundable application fee

Any application components not uploaded or included with the online LLM application should be submitted to the Office of Admission:

Emory Law
Admission Office—LLM Admission
1301 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30322


Candidates are considered for admission to both our fall (August) and spring (January) terms. Decisions are made on a rolling basis once an application is complete. There is no preference given to applications received during a given period. Candidates should apply when they feel they can submit the strongest application; though earlier applications can result in more time to prepare for enrollment.

Fall Admission Deadlines

  • Early deadline, April 15
  • General deadline, June 30

Spring Admission Deadlines

  • Early deadline, September 30
  • General deadline, November 15