Emory LLM

Emory University LLM Program

The program offers several topic area concentrations, in addition to a generalized program designed by the student. These concentrations are: 1) transactional law, 2) public law and regulation, 3) child law and policy, 4) vulnerability and the human condition, 5) human rights law, 6) law and religion, and 7) international commercial law and international politics (offered as a joint LL.M. that includes a semester spent at Central European University).

As stated above, the Emory University LLM program offers a general program that is designed by the student, as well as six topic area concentrations. Here are descriptions of the course tracks available:

    • Emory University LLM in General Studies: In this program, students select their own courses, and can focus on fundamental skills and topics related to the American legal system. Individualized English language and accent reduction coaching is also available at the student’s option.

    • Emory University LLM in Transactional Law: In this concentration, students learn about a broad variety of legal topics affecting businesses, including labor issues, mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcy, lending, securities, and more.

    • Emory University LLM in Child Law and Policy: Students opting for this concentration will learn about legal issues affecting children, especially as they relate to governmental policy, family law, and poverty.

    • Emory University LLM in Human Rights Law: This course track is for students interested in the pursuit of basic justice via legal means. Matters of international law, fundamental human needs, and large-scale abuses are the core topics.

    • Emory University LLM in Law and Religion: The law and religion concentration focuses on issues regarding the relationships between church, state, and citizens, but also separate legal systems operative within religious organizations (e.g. Christian Canon Law).

  • Emory University LLM in International Commercial Law and International Politics: This program is offered as a joint degree, and includes a semester spent in residence at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. Courses taken focus primarily on the legal issues affecting multinational businesses.

For more information on the Emory University LL.M. Program, visit the program site.

Emory University LLM Admission

Admissions at Emory University are highly selective, and about 30-50 students are admitted each year. The school runs two annual programs, one beginning in August (application deadline: May 31st), and one in January (application deadline: October 31st). In general, applications should be submitted well in advance of final due dates. However, they may be considered on a rolling basis and program populations are limited.

In the words of the school, the key to admission is, “[A]n excellent academic record.” Students must also demonstrate English language proficiency in order to be admitted. Students who have obtained degrees at institutions in which English was the language of instruction are considered to have met this requirement. Other students must obtain certain minimum scores on English language proficiency tests, as follows:

  • TOEFL (paper-based): 600
  • TOEFL (Internet-based): 100
  • TOEFL (computer-based): 250
  • IELTS: 7.0

Complete application materials for the program include:

  • Application form through LSAC
  • $75 application fee
  • Transcripts
  • CV/Resume
  • Personal Statement
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation
  • TOEFL score
  • Writing sample (legal) between 3 and 5 pages in length, or sample publications

Emory University LLM Tuition

To learn more about Emory University LLM tuition and fees, visit the school website.

Emory University LLM Scholarships

While some merit-based scholarships may be available (students do not have to apply separately for these; all are automatically considered at the time of application), the school encourages students to explore the possibility of obtaining aid from organizations and foundations in their home countries, or through a Fulbright or similar program. A list of organizations which Emory Law School recommends can be found here. To obtain more information, contact the educational attaché to your U.S. Embassy or Consulate. Also, to find more about scholarships for LLM students, check out our LLM Scholarships page.

A helpful directory to international educational funding sources, called “Study Abroad,” is published by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. Students can also consult a title called “Funding for United States Study: A Guide for International Students and Professionals,” which is available for purchase on Amazon.com.

Emory University LLM Employment

The Center for Professional Development and Career Strategy of Emory Law School helps students find jobs after graduation and plan their career strategy with the array of resources it offers, which include job search skills training, individual advising, career panels and presentations, career resource materials, online job postings, networking events, and interview programs all over the country.

Emory University LLM Contact

Emory University Law School
Office of Admission — LLM Admission
1301 Clifton Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30322
Phone: (404) 727-6802
Email: admission@law.emory.edu