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Paul Koster

Associate Professor of Practice and Director, LLM/MCL Programs
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Areas of Expertise

Legal Writing, Legal Advocacy, Legal Profession


Courses

Introduction to Legal Analysis, Research, and Communications, Introduction to Legal Advocacy, Introduction to the American Legal System, Legal Profession


Biography

Paul Koster teaches Introduction to Legal Analysis, Research, and Communications, Introduction to Legal Advocacy, Introduction to the American Legal System, and Legal Profession. He also serves as the director of the LLM/MCL Programs and as the faculty advisor to the Emory Law School Supreme Court Advocacy Program.

Koster practiced law for nearly twenty years, including ten years as managing partner of a boutique Atlanta law firm which he co-founded. During his time in practice, he was named a Georgia Super Lawyer and a Georgia Super Lawyer Rising Star on multiple occasions. Following law school, he served as a staff attorney for the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit and as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Stephanie Duncan-Peters of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.

Koster has served as a visiting faculty member at the Peking University School of Transnational Law and the University of Warsaw Center for American Law Studies. In 2021, he was awarded the Provost’s Distinguished Teaching Award for Excellence in Graduate and Professional Education.