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There are many ways for alumni to reconnect and serve, with varying levels of time commitment—from a quick phone call with a 3L, to leading your reunion committee, to serving as chair of our annual Emory Law @Work campaign, which supports the Law School Fund for Excellence.

Connect | Coach | Hire | Host | Mentor | Speak | Serve

If you’d like to get involved, contact Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement Nicole Planck at nicole.planck@emory.edu

Connect

Stay informed and connected via The Emory Alumni Association Online Community.

Emory Connects is a networking platform where you can provide career guidance to students and find alumni professionals in your area. Share your knowledge and help uplift the next generation of world leaders.

Industry Groups allow alumni on similar career paths to connect via professional networks.

Get Social

LinkedIn – Join 13,000 + alumni in Emory Law’s largest LinkedIn community.
Facebook – Events, accomplishments, and good news from campus
Instagram –Images of current life at Emory Law!
Twitter –As-it-happens news about students, faculty and alumni


Coach

Help current students develop practical skills: provide training, guidance and industry expertise.

Competitions

Lead student groups to national competitions, be a guest judge, supervise student briefing teams or request assistance with Supreme Court cases. Contact Nicole Planck, nicole.planck@emory.edu

Kessler-Eidson Program for Trial Techniques

Modeled after the National Institute for Trial Advocacy's program for teaching practicing lawyers, Emory Law's Kessler-Eidson Program for Trial Techniques employs an experiential approach to develop oral advocacy skills. It is the largest such program in the country and recognized as one of the nation's finest. Help teach methodology that integrates second-year law students’ knowledge of substantive evidence with practical trial skills through a "learn-by-doing" format. Contact Tiffany Reed, program coordinator of special programs, tiffany.reed@emory.edu

Mock Trial

Emory’s Mock Trial Society develops practical litigation skills via workshops and competitions. Over a semester, you could lead a two-to-four-member student team in its tourneys. Email Email Jennifer Romig, professor of practice or EmoryMootCourt@gmail.com

Moot Court

Emory Moot Court Society is a competitive, student-run organization that provides experiential opportunities to develop oral advocacy and brief-writing skills. Students host the annual Civil Rights and Liberties Moot Court Competition, held at Emory Law each fall. Contact Eric Burdette, Emory Mock Trial Society director eric.burdette@emory.edu.


Hire

Clerkships

Employ Emory Law students as your law clerks. Employers value judicial clerkships: Most law firms give former clerks credit for one to two years’ practice, depending on the length of the clerkship. Some firms give former clerks a hiring bonus and a few even require clerkships. Contact Rita Sheffey, assistant dean for public service, rita.sheffey@emory.edu

Externships & Practical Advice

Externships provide work experience and allow students to explore different types of practice while they develop relationships to aid the start of their careers. They learn to be professionals by taking the skills and principles they learn in the classroom and apply them in practice. Contact Rebecca Jackson, program coordinator, rrjacks@emory.edu

Employ Emory Law students as first-level associates or interns at your firm or company. Contact Emily Bramer, director of career services, emily.r.bramer@emory.edu

Share your interviewing experience with students through our Mock Interview Program. Contact Emily Bramer, emily.r.bramer@emory.edu

On-Campus Interviews (OCI)

Emory Law hosts OCI programs during late summer and early fall for second- and third-year students. An additional spring OCI program is open to all students, but is primarily focused on first-years. Contact Emily Bramer, emily.r.bramer@emory.edu


Host

Breakfast & Business Cards

This innovative networking series allows recent graduates to interact with alumni in their field of specialty all while enjoying breakfast and a captivating discussion panel.

Have an idea for an event?

Take a look at our upcoming events calendar and let us know you’re interested. To host, contact Nicole Planck, nicole.planck@emory.edu.


Mentor

Attorney-in-Residence

Speak with a small group of students on a topic of their choosing. Contact Emily Bramer, emily.r.bramer@emory.edu

Bar Mentorship Program

Support students in the most recent graduating class as they prepare to take the July Bar Exam. Inclusive of all jurisdictions, mentors (graduates of the last decade) send content each week to their mentees. Sign up as a mentor or mentee by contacting Rhani Lott, assistant director of student affairs, rhani.m.lott@emory.edu.

Mentor Emory Law Students

Connect with Emory Law students interested in your field of specialty. Contact Nicole Planck, nicole.planck@emory.edu

Mentor Emory University Students

Connect with current Emory University or prospective students. Contact Sarah Rawls, senior director of regional networks, sarah.rawls@emory.edu.


Speak

Student organizations and practice societies need panelists for their upcoming programming.

Faculty, centers, and programs need guest speakers for their class, seminars and conferences.

Students need to engage and network with our alumni one-on-one. Opportunities include mock interviews, admitted student yield events, speed networking events, socials, hosting a group of students for lunch or dinner, etc. Contact Nicole Planck, nicole.planck@emory.edu.

After completing mandatory training, interview one or more applicants for undergraduate admission and submit the evaluation to admission office. Contact Annie Wells, alumni admission programs, annie.wells@emory.edu.

For general inquiries and requests, contact the Office of Advancement and Alumni Engagement at lawalumni@emory.edu.




Serve

Advisory and Alumni Boards 

Both the Dean’s Advisory Board and the Alumni Board represent a diverse range of perspectives and geography and are appointed to advise the dean and senior staff on the interests of the Emory Law community. The Advisory Board concentrates primarily on fiscal and operational strategic planning, and the Alumni Board focuses on strategic planning for alumni engagement. These volunteer leaders help to keep the law school apprised of and responsive to the current state of the profession and the concerns and needs of our alumni.

Emory Law@Work Firm Challenge

Emory Law@Work
This program strengthens relationships with our alumni by connecting with them through workplaces and law firms. These partnerships help the law school remain relevant for alumni, keep pace with economic trends, and stay abreast of contemporary legal practice.

The goal is for participating firms to achieve 100% participation. This friendly competition among firms across the nation promotes support of the Law School Fund for Excellence. Raising annual unrestricted resources allows the law school to fund its most pressing needs. These donations are the foundation that supports all Emory Law initiatives, including, but not limited to scholarships, academic programs and initiatives, faculty support and research, student organizations and activities, professional development and career services, and public interest programs.

Emory Law @Work also benefits participating firms by assisting with recruiting efforts and highlighting each firm’s commitment to philanthropy. The challenge also builds alumni camaraderie at the firm and vitalizes alumni networking in the larger community. Have questions or wish to volunteer as a firm captain? Email Nicole Planck or phone (404) 727-0673.

Reunion Class Committee

ELAW
Join or lead your reunion class committee and take the Emory Law Alumni Weekend (ELAW) experience to the next level. Share news with classmates and encourage their support of Emory Law.

Responsibilities

  • Be an ambassador and point of contact for your class.
  • Share your class fundraising initiative.
  • Connect with class committee members to develop a plan to engage your class. Toolkits and class lists are provided.
  • Attend Emory Law Alumni Weekend.
  • Encourage classmates to register.
  • Lend your name for ELAW communications.

Qualifications

  • Be a passionate supporter of Emory Law.
  • Commit to increasing alumni participation and giving.
  • Be a member of the classes being celebrated during the upcoming Emory Law Alumni Weekend.
  • Be accessible to staff liaison.

Time Commitment
January – April (ELAW occurs annually in April.)

Class committees are confirmed and toolkits distributed in the fall preceding alumni weekend. Contact Nicole Planck at nicole.planck@emory.eduor (404) 712-5656.


Ways to Give

There are many ways to make your gift to Emory Law.