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Emory Law is proud to educate and train the next generation of outstanding lawyers and leaders—intelligent, well-prepared graduates who are excited about their careers and ready for the real world.

A Foundation of Excellence

Emory Law is a dynamic institution dedicated to preparing leaders recognized for their excellent legal skills, as well as their commitment to the communities in which they live and work.

In addition to the traditional JD curriculum, Emory Law provides students opportunities to learn the law from a global, humanistic approach. Building upon an already renowned reputation for providing a rock-solid legal foundation, Emory Law also boasts a leading edge in emerging fields, including international law, technology, and health.

Emory Law equips future lawyers with both a practical and theoretical understanding of the law. Our students have many opportunities to work in externships, clinics, nonprofit organizations, Fortune 500 companies, and prestigious law firms.

From their first year, Emory Law students learn and hone the basic skills of legal communication, from rigorous coursework in predictive and persuasive writing taught by full-time professors to upper-level writing requirements that include researching and writing a scholarly article.

Students can compete for participation in Moot Court Society (whose members write extensive briefs and participate in regional and national competitions) or Mock Trial Society.

Emory Law’s outstanding law reviews include the Emory Law Journal, Emory International Law Review, and Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal; students grade-on or are selected via a writing competition. Emory Law also offers a number of litigation and transactional skills classes in which hands-on training and document drafting play a significant role.

All second-year Emory Law students participate in the year-long Kessler-Eidson Program for Trial Techniques. Ranked nationally in the top 10 among trial advocacy programs, this rigorous program gives students the opportunity to hone their skills in an intensive, full-immersion education. By enlisting experienced trial lawyers, judges, and academics, this program allows students a seamless transition into legal practice by providing opportunities to apply what they’ve learned in a real-world setting.
Students can prepare themselves for careers in specific specialty areas by participating in interdisciplinary programs of interest. For example, students gain further specialized knowledge through joint degree programs such as the JD/MBA with Emory’s top-ranked Goizueta Business School, the JD/MPH with Emory’s renowned Rollins School of Public Health, and the JD/MDiv, JD/MTS, JD/PhD with Emory’s highly distinguished Center for the Study of Law and Religion and the Candler School of Theology. In addition, students further prepare themselves for the practice of law through the Transactional Law Certificate Program, designed to give students the opportunity to focus a part of their training on the representation of business and commercial clients, and the Georgia Tech-Emory Law collaborative TI:GER Program in which law students work with business students to develop strategies for the commercial development of innovations created by Georgia Tech researchers.