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Emory Law Commencement

A modified in-person diploma ceremony is scheduled for Friday, May 14, 2021 at 3:30 p.m at the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC), located a short drive from campus in the heart of downtown Atlanta. The specific times for the ceremonies have not yet been confirmed. Each graduating student will be invited to bring up to two guests. This is a firm limit set by the university. Additional family and friends may share in the activities via live (and on-demand replay) webcasts of the ceremonies.  As plans are further developed, we look forward to sharing details with you.

Commencement 2020

Emory’s 175th Commencement was held Monday, May 11, 2020. The ceremonies took place in an online format that blended some of the university’s most cherished traditions with digital experiences and an interactive address from our 2020 Commencement speaker Bryan Stevenson, acclaimed human rights lawyer, activist, founder and executive director of the Montgomery, Alabama-based Equal Justice Initiative. 

2020 Commencement site

Recognizing Graduates

Download the Degree Candidate Booklet to see the names of all gradutes from August 2019, December 2019, and May 2020.

Degree Candidate booklet

Graduate Stories

Cody Long 20L is the graduate recipient of this year’s Marion Luther Brittain Award

Brittain Award recipient leaves Emory Law as a practiced advocate for vulnerable populations

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Cody Long 20L

Captain of his own destiny: Eric Johnson 20L

Eric Johnson 20L will walk out of Emory Law with his juris doctor with high honors and march into a unique career as a judge advocate.

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Eric Johnson 20L

Anti-human trafficking experience led Newsom 20L to pursue JM

Madeline Newsom 20L learned a lot about international human rights in a compressed timeframe—from the faculty of a top-ranked law school, and in the intellectually competitive company of 3Ls.

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Madeline Newsom 20L

So much to do – and so well done: Catherine Zhu 20L, LLM grad

As a lawyer, Catherine Zhu 20L most enjoys her ability to effect meaningful change in people’s lives.

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Catherine Zhu 20L