At Emory Law, we equip you with both a theoretical and practical understanding of the law. Consistently ranking among the top law schools in the country, we offer real-world experiences that expose you to diverse opportunities to help you determine where your passions lie -- whether it's fighting to protect a patent or a human life.
As an Emory Law student, you are encouraged to challenge the status quo and follow your mind and your heart. At Emory, we prepare you to challenge and change the world.
At Emory Law, we strive to ensure our students have access to some of the leading legal scholars from the United States and from around the world -- providing you with numerous opportunities to work closely with experts both inside and outside the classroom.
Because of our excellent student-faculty ratio, we can foster closer interactions among students and faculty, creating a lively intellectual environment.
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.
LLM Program Emory Law's LLM program offers graduates of US and foreign law schools the opportunity to pursue the master of laws from a nationally ranked law school in the United States.
Students may design a course of study, drawing widely from Emory’s many areas of expertise — including intellectual property law, international law, global health/health care law, tax law, transactional law, and labor and employment law — to align their coursework with their goals. All courses are taken at Emory Law.
Whether you are a practicing attorney seeking to enhance your skill set or change directions in your career, a recent graduate hoping to build on your legal foundation and strengthen your network, or an individual with scholarly aspirations, Emory Law’s LLM program will empower you to take your legal career to the next level.
Our resources include an extraordinary breadth of faculty expertise, theoretical and hands-on training opportunities, and a friendly yet ambitious student body. Many of our foreign-trained LLM students are preparing for careers at global corporations or law firms where knowledge of the US legal system is relevant and beneficial. Emory’s LLM program offers a solid grounding in US law and can serve as a significant differentiator for students upon return to their home countries.
Emory Law offers prospective LLM students the opportunity to attend virtual information sessions to learn more about program information, the application process, and living in Atlanta. Please visit our website to see our full calendar and to register for one of these events.
LLM Optional Areas of Focus
Students may design a course of study, drawing widely from Emory’s many areas of expertise, to align their coursework with their interests and goals. These include:
Civil and Human Rights Law
Law and Religion
Practice of Law in the U.S. (bar readiness)
Other Graduate Programs
Juris Master (JM) in Health Care Law, Policy, and Regulation; Business Law and Regulation; Employment Law and Human Resources; and Data, Privacy, and Technology Law
To be considered for admission into Emory Law’s LLM program, candidates must have received a first degree in law that allows them to practice law in their home country prior to LLM enrollment.
US graduates: Applicants must have earned a JD degree from an ABA-accredited law school.
Foreign-educated lawyers: First law degree designations vary by country. For a list of law degrees that meet this requirement, please refer to the Minimum Degree Requirements by Country chart found on the LSAC website.
Admission is based on the applicant’s academic training, professional background, personal statement, and professional and academic references. Strong candidates will possess an excellent academic record and serious interest in experiencing legal education in a superior American educational environment.