About Emory Law

Emory LawEmory University School of Law, or Emory Law, is located in Atlanta, Georgia and was founded in 1916. The school has just over 750 students and class sizes remain extremely small. The small student population means that classmates become close; they often report attending nearly all of their classes together and eating with one another in the cafeteria. Students often socialize with individuals from the medical and business schools as well, since the graduate schools are all on the same block. There is no on-campus housing, but there are many convenient off-campus apartment options available. Because of the campus location, students can also take advantage of learning from and working with some of the leading lawyers and judges in the nation.

Emory law admissionThe program is best known for its specializations in Bankruptcy Law, Environmental Law, Feminist Legal Theory, Intellectual Property Law, International Law, and Law and Religion. Students can also complete joint degree programs such as the JD/MBA from the Goizueta Business School, the JD/MTS from the Candler School of Theology, and the JD/MPH from the Rollins School of Public Health.

Emory law school rankingThere are several courses required for first-year Emory Law students including civil procedure, legal methods, contracts, torts, criminal law, property law, Constitutional law, appellate advocacy, and legal research and writing. Unlike other law schools, students are not required to take any other specified courses during their second and third years. Most students claim that their second year is the most difficult because they take a two-week course on trial techniques. They also have to prepare for moot court, interview for jobs, and apply for law reviews. Other Emory Law classes usually taken by second years include evidence, business associations, legal professionalism, and a writing class.

Many Emory Law students take part in the public interest law program because of Emory’s Carter Center which was founded by Jimmy Carter to promote world peace. They also participate in clinics like the Barton Child Advocacy Clinic, the International Humanitarian Law Clinic, and the Turner Environmental Law Clinic to help them gain hands-on experience. Some students choose to study abroad in Hamburg, Budapest, or Sydney. While on campus, students can contribute to three publications including the “Emory Law Journal” and the “Emory International Law Review.”

Emory University School of LawThere are also more than 35 student organizations, which further the solidification of bonds between classmates. Groups cover such diverse topics as the Christian Legal Society, the Federalist Society, and the Student Bar Association. Along with the opportunities provided by the city of Atlanta, students also learn a great deal through their studies and clinic experiences. Great off-campus experiences and a strong alumni network all work to demonstrate how impressive Emory Law truly is.


Acceptance Rates

Median Student Scores

LSAT Range (25 to 75 Percentile)

GPA Range (25 to 75 Percentile)

Admissions Information

2020 acceptance rate: 32.21%

Number of 2020 applicants: 4,030

Number of 2020 matriculants: 252

LSAT (median): 166

GPA (median): 3.80

LSAT (25 to 75 percentile): 159 to 167

GPA (25 to 75 percentile): 3.47 to 3.89

Application Deadlines

March 1 is the final application deadline.

Most applicants receive decisions prior to April 1.

Admissions are on a rolling basis.

Emory University Law School students must start in the fall.

Financial Aid

Total Cost and Total Expected Cost of Attendance

Median Grants for Students

Additional Information

Tuition (2020-2021): $59,950

Room, board, and other (2020-2021): $25,396

Total estimated cost of attendance (2020-2021): $85,346

Students who receive grants: 98%

Median grant amount: $29,005

conditional law school scholarships Conditional Scholarships

Emory University Law School does not award scholarships that may be reduced or eliminated based on law school academic performance other than failure to maintain good academic standing.

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Employment Statistics

Career Placement Results

Transfers Out

Class Size Analysis

Additional Information

Employment Statistics
Employed full-time, long-term, bar passage required: 71.9%
Employed full-time, long-term, JD advantage: 8.2%

Career Placement Results
BigLaw: 21.2%
Federal Clerkships: 6.2%

Net Transfers: +3
Transfers Out: 15

Average Bar Passage Differential (first-time takers): 5.19%

Class Size Analysis
Under 25: 71%
25-49: 15%
50-74: 5%
75-99: 5%
100+: 4%

Emory University Law School

Emory University School of Law

This page was last updated in December 2020.