Emory University: School of Law


Emory University School of Law

A top ranked American law school with outstanding faculty located in the resource-rich city of Atlanta – an Emory Law graduate education is all about opportunity. The Master of Laws (LLM) program offers graduates of U.S. and foreign law schools the opportunity to pursue an internationally recognized postgraduate law degree.

As of January 2014, Emory Law had 43 LLM students enrolled, with first law degrees from Brazil, China, India, Iran, Korea, Nigeria, Republic of Georgia, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and the United States. LLM students are integrated into the law school community, taking courses alongside JD students and holding student leadership positions in the International Law Society and the LLM Society.

LLM Program Options
The LLM program at Emory Law allows students the opportunity to pursue a curriculum unique to their interests by choosing one of the three options listed below. In addition, students may incorporate specific coursework to sit for the New York bar exam

General Studies
The general studies option allows students to design a curriculum around their career goals. Emory Law provides a wide array of courses in various areas of specialization based on the broad expertise of its faculty allowing students the opportunity to enhance their existing skill set by choosing courses that are relevant to their own unique interests and expertise. 

For students with more focused interests, Emory Law offers six distinct concentrations:

Joint LLM with Central European University (with a focus on international commercial law and international politics.)

The Faculty
Emory Law faculty members come to the classroom with extensive, real-world experience. They have clerked for federal judges, practiced law for the government, the public interest sector and in private firms. They often are called upon to provide testimony and expertise in courtrooms, legislatures, Congress and before various agencies and organizations.

Our faculty members are renowned for their innovative and dynamic teaching, and they are published in leading law reviews, books and textbooks.

Entry Requirements
Emory Law offers both August and January start dates for the LLM program. U.S. students are required to have successfully completed the JD degree from an accredited U.S. law school. Foreign applicants must have graduated with a high rank from a foreign law school or have been part of a law faculty with standards substantially similar to those of an accredited law school in the United States.

Full program requirements are available online

Financial Aid  
Emory Law offers a limited number of scholarships available to highly qualified students. All applicants are considered for scholarships as they apply and decisions are based on a holistic review of the admission application. If awarded a scholarship, students will be notified along with the official acceptance letter or shortly thereafter. There is not a separate application process for scholarships. 

Tuition and Fees  
The estimated costs for JD and LLM students attending Emory Law for the 207-18 academic year are available online.

Emory University is an active citizen in Atlanta, which naturally develops connections and opportunities for Emory community members to explore.

Georgia is home to a dozen Fortune 500 headquarters, including The Coca-Cola Co., Home Depot, UPS, CNN and Delta Air Lines. Emory maintains active partnerships with many of Atlanta's preeminent institutions, such as The Carter Center and the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Emory students pursue internship and research opportunities both on and off campus in the Atlanta area. Part of the attraction for businesses and organizations is a technology infrastructure that led  Forbes  magazine to rate Atlanta No. 2 in its 2009 list of the nation's most wired cities.

The busy Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport provides ready global access. Dozens of countries maintain consular, trade or chamber of commerce offices in Atlanta.

Office of Admission
1301 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30322

How to Apply

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