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Juris Doctor (JD) Admission

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The Class of 2027 application is now open. Explore the Emory Law experience in our current online viewbook.

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JD Concentrations

There are four concentrations available to JD students: Health Law; Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution; Criminal Law; and Law and Religion. The Health Law and Law and Religion concentrations require an application, but all students can complete the litigation concentrations. Even if you do not complete a concentration, the required and recommended courses can help you prepare for a career in these fields.

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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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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.