Emory University

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1301 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30322

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The School of Law at Emory University has an application deadline of March 15. The full-time program application fee at the School of Law at Emory University is $80. Its tuition is full-time: $48,174 per year. The student-faculty ratio is 11.0:1. The School of Law at Emory University has 107 full- and part-time faculty on staff.

The Emory University School of Law is a private institution in Atlanta. Among its legal offerings, Emory Law has a robust public interest law program, with student clinics ranging from juvenile defense to environmental law and a university partnership with the Carter Center, an initiative promoting world peace founded by former President Jimmy Carter. Law students can also get hands-on experience through projects at the school’s centers and institutes, including the Center for the Study of Law and Religion and the Feminism and Legal Theory (FLT) Project.

Emory Law has specialty law programs such as the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program, as well as dual degree options including a J.D./MBA through the Roberto C. Goizueta Business School and a J.D./M.Div. (master of divinity) through the Candler School of Theology. Emory Law also runs unique legal initiatives such as the TI:GER Program, which is a collaboration between the law school and academic departments at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

At Emory Law, there are more than 40 student organizations to join, which are supported by the Emory Student Bar Association. There are also four legal journals at Emory Law: Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal, the only student-run journal of its type in the country; the Emory International Law Review; The Emory Corporate Governance and Accountability Review; and the Emory Law Journal.

Notable alumni of Emory School of Law include Larry Klayman, founder of watchdog organization Judicial Watch and political advocacy group Freedom Watch, and Facundo Bacardi, chairman of Bacardi Limited and namesake of Emory’s Bacardi Lounge and Bacardi Plaza, which hosts social events for students.

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Year founded 1916
Public/private Private
Law school designation National


Application deadline March 15
Full-time program application fee $80
Part-time program application fee N/A
Admissions phone (404) 727-6802
Admissions email lawinfo@law.emory.edu
Website http://www.law.emory.edu


Full- and part-time faculty 107
Student-faculty ratio 11.0:1
Total faculty 120

Student Body

Enrollment (full-time) 811
Gender distribution (full-time)
Gender distribution (full-time)
J.D. candidates graduating in 2012-2013 270


Tuition and fees

full-time: $48,174 per year

Room and board $17,964


Employed at graduation2 53.8%
Median private sector starting salary $100,000
Median public service starting salary $55,000


Total volumes and volume equivalents 409,022

* Law School Overview details based on 2013 data

2. Represents the percentage of all 2012 graduates who had a full-time job lasting at least a year for which bar passage was required or a J.D. degree was an advantage. These employment rates are part of the data on placement success used to determine a school’s ranking.

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