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Center for Public Service

Emory Law prepares students for legal careers in public service. Our innovative curriculum includes traditional courses in public interest law as well as a range of topics from international human rights to homelessness. We offer experiences beyond the classroom through clinical programs, our extensive externship program, numerous opportunities for students to engage in pro bono work, practice societies, and networking with faculty and alumni who work in the field.


The student-led Emory Public Interest Committee (EPIC) promotes public interest law, facilitates the employment of Emory students in public interest legal positions, and works to make legal services more accessible to those who do not have adequate representation.

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Pro Bono Service

Emory Law encourages students to fulfill the legal profession's obligation to undertake pro bono work on behalf of indigent and underrepresented groups. We offer pro bono opportunities with a wide range of legal services organizations, across many practice areas. All students, regardless of their professional goals, are encouraged to take part in pro bono work during their time at Emory Law. Emory also offers recognition programs for students who undertake significant pro bono work during law school.

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Public Interest Programming

The Center for Public Service sponsors programs throughout the year to bring public interest leaders to campus to engage with students. Each fall, our Pro Bono Fair brings representatives of 25 or more organizations throughout Atlanta to Emory Law to meet students, share information about their missions, and help students get involved with pro bono and other opportunities. Several times a year, the Center brings public interest attorneys practicing in various fields to the law school for a casual lunch with a small group of students. The attorneys discuss their career pathways, the work of their organizations, opportunities for students to get involved through pro bono work, internships or externships, and advice for students incorporating public interest work into their careers. Recent speakers have included representatives of Atlanta Legal Aid, the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, the Center for Death Penalty Litigation (Charlotte, NC), and a federal magistrate judge.

EPIC Pro Bono Fair