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Emory University School of Law's EmoryLaw@Work program seeks to strengthen relationships with our alumni by connecting with them through workplaces and law firms. We believe that partnerships with participating law firms help the law school remain relevant for alumni, keep pace with economic trends, and stay abreast of contemporary legal practice.

To further this mission, EmoryLaw@Work strives to

  • Connect Emory Law with participating companies to raise funds for the Law School Fund for Excellence and other Law school scholarships through the EmoryLaw@Work challenge;
  • Keep you informed of developments at Emory Law through events and regular communication and
  • Provide legal education through Breakfast and Business Card events around town.

EmoryLaw@Work Campaign

Dear Fellow Alumni,

I invite you to participate in the EmoryLaw@Work challenge. The challenge centers on a friendly competition among firms/companies across the nation to promote support of the Law School Fund for Excellence. This campaign raises annual unrestricted resources that allow the law school to fund its most pressing needs including, but not limited to: 

  • Scholarships
  • Academic programs and initiatives
  • Faculty support and research
  • Student organizations and activities
  • Professional development and career services
  • Public interest programs

At Berman Fink Van Horn P.C. (BFV), our dedication to the EmoryLaw@Work program has brought participants at the firm closer together as we collectively support our alma mater. Always looking to “win” a friendly competition, BFV has received an award from Emory Law for 100% participation in annual fund giving by our Emory Law alumni for the last 5 years.  Please consider joining the 2020 EmoryLaw@Work challenge to increase your firm/company’s impact on Emory Law.

//Benjamin I. Fink

Benjamin Fink 92L
Chair, EmoryLaw@Work

Program Details

Alumni volunteers serve as firm/company captains for each of the participating companies contacting their colleagues to offer the opportunity to support this annual giving campaign.  We encourage attorneys to consider giving at least the equivalent of one billable hour to the Law School Fund for Excellence.

Firms are divided into groups based on the number of Emory Law alumni at that firm.

EmoryLaw@Work challenge group category:

  • Small - Organizations with less than 10 law graduates
  • Medium - Organizations with 10 - 29 law graduates
  • Large - Organizations with 30 or more law graduates

This year’s challenge kicks off October 1, 2019 and concludes on March 31, 2020.

All gifts made during this period will count towards your company’s participation rate. The challenge will conclude with our month-long March Mania Competition. At the end of the challenge, firms in each group are recognized for achieving the highest percentage of alumni participation, as well as, for largest average gift. Challenge results will be announced at the Alumni Awards ceremony during Emory Law Alumni Weekend.


Emory University School of Law partners with EmoryLaw@Work firms to provide opportunities for alumni to continue the connection between alumni and their law school, while reinforcing the importance of supporting the Law School Fund for Excellence through participation in the EmoryLaw@Work challenge. 

Faculty and notable alumni visit participating firms to support the EmoryLaw@Work initiative, engaging alumni in conversations around trends in the legal field.

Thank you to the firms who are hosting events in 2019.

2019-20 Schedule

Thursday, October 3 | 8:00-9:30 a.m.
Breakfast and Business Cards
Pro Bono Celebration
Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Atlanta

Thursday, November 4  | 8:00-9:30 a.m.
Breakfast and Business Cards
Smith Gambrell Russell, Atlanta

January 2020 - Program being developed

February 2020 - Program being developed

March Mania Competition
March 1 - 31, 2020

Friday, April 17 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
ELAW Awards Ceremony
Emory School of Law, Tull Auditorium

How can I get involved in the EmoryLaw@Work challenge?

To enroll your company in this year's challenge, learn more about becoming a team captain, or inquire about hosting a breakfast or lunch event, please contact Nicole Planck at 404.727.0673 or

EmoryLaw@Work FAQs