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JM Overview

Put the law to work

The Juris Master degree provides professionals foundational legal training specific to their fields or interest, helping them advance their careers. Students may enroll in August or January. New online study formats are available in health care law and business law. The Juris Master degree is designed for professionals who want to understand, explore and shape the legal landscape of their industry. Graduates identify regulatory needs and impacts, complicated compliance considerations, and liability concerns, and use their skills to work effectively and persuasively in the legal industry.

Program Requirements

All JM students must complete the following:

  • Program Orientation and The Kick-Off Residency
  • Introduction to the American Legal System (3 credits)
  • Analysis, Research and Communications for Non-Lawyers (3 credits)
  • One Foundations (1L) class (2-4 credits)
  • Electives for a total of 30 credits
  • The Capstone Residency

For further details and program requirements, please see the Emory Law Student Handbook.

On-Campus JM Classes

Working with their academic advisor, JM students may chose among a wide variety of elective courses. JM students attend these courses alongside full time JD students.  Many electives presume particular Foundation (1L) courses, and academic advisors help students develop a successful strategy to succeed.

Online JM Classes

Emory Law’s online, asynchronous classes are specifically designed for working professionals. Classes run on a compressed seven week schedule, and students typically take just one class at a time in this format. Asynchronous classes are highly interactive, and require a series of short assignments each week. Classes are primarily focused on Healthcare or Business law.

Current Students

For more information about classes, schedules, academic advising and more, please visit:

Canvas portal, The Fourth Floor


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