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Juris Doctor (JD) Admission

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Virtual Open House

Join us for our Virtual Open House on Saturday, October 3, 2020. This is a fantastic opportunity to discover all that Emory Law's top-ranked degree programs have to offer you. You will learn about the application process, participate in a mock class, talk with current students, and see some of our beautiful campus virtually.

GBS Veterans and Diversity KEGS
Coca-Cola Commons, GBS
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

JD Recruitment Events


Virtual Office Hours

We are now offering virtual office hours for prospective students to meet with an admissions staff member. Office hours are on a first come, first served basis and will be available between August 3 through December 11 on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9:00 and 10:00 am EDT and on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday between 3:00 and 4:00 pm EDT.

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Exceptional Experiences

“In February 2018, I was unexpectedly seated next to United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor at a private brunch. She asked questions about my interests and told me that I could help people of color without committing to only doing civil rights law. It's a moment I will never forget—the capstone on my career here.”  -Victoria Sparks, 2018 Graduate, Juris Doctor

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Frequently Asked Questions

We've organized our juris doctor applicants' most frequently asked questions.

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In Their Own Words

The best way to learn about being a student at Emory Law is to hear from someone who is already a part of our community. Describing topics ranging from the potential for networking and career opportunities to our diversity and vibrant location, our students and alumni have a lot to say.

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In their own words

Share a Coke and a Scholarship

Learn more about one of our highest honors, the Robert W. Woodruff Scholars and Fellows Program, named after the philanthropic leader of the Coca-Cola Co.

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Woodruff Scholarship
American Bar Association Character and Fitness Statement

In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every US jurisdiction. Applicants are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners.