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Emory University School of Law (also known as Emory Law or ELS) is a first-tier U.S.marker law school that is part of Emory Universitymarker in Atlanta, Georgiamarker. It is ranked #20 among ABA-approved law schools by the 2010 U.S. News & World Report. In 2007, ranked Emory the most underrated law school in the U.S.


Emory Law is located in Gambrell Hall, part of Emorymarker’s 630-acre campus in the Druid Hillsmarker neighborhood, six miles northeast of downtown Atlantamarker. Emory's location in Atlantamarker, a national business and legal center, gives law students the opportunity to take advanced classes from, and work with, some of the leading judges and lawyers in the United Statesmarker.

Gambrell Hall

Gambrell Hall contains classrooms, faculty offices, administrative offices, student-organization offices, and a 325-seat auditorium. The school provides wireless Internet access throughout its facilities. Gambrell Hall also houses a state-of-the-art courtroom.

The law school is across the street from the Goizueta Business School, and a short walk from the undergraduate library. An Einstein Bros.marker Bagelsmarker is located in the business school, and the law school students are also served by a small snack shop on the first floor of Gambrell Hall.

Hugh F. MacMillan Library

Emory's five-story Hugh F. MacMillan Law Library opened in August 1995. The library is situated adjacent to Gambrell Hall and includes access to over 400,000 volumes and more than 4,000 serials subscriptions.

Admissions and Academics

Admission to the law school is selective. The 2007-2008 admissions statistics boast a 26% acceptance rate. The class of 2011 shares a median LSAT score of 165 and a median GPA of 3.55. [339765]

Emory Law is increasingly known for its commitment to diversity. Nearly half of Emory Law students are women, and about 32% are from underrepresented ethnic groups. Emory’s national reputation is also significant, with approximately 60% of students coming from outside the Southeastern U.S. [339766].

Juris Doctor Degree

The School of Law offers a three-year, full-time program leading to a Juris Doctor degree. Emory Law is particularly known for its expertise in Bankruptcy Law, Environmental Law, Feminist Legal Theory, Intellectual Property Law, International law, and Law and Religion.

Joint-Degree Programs

Emory Law also offers joint-degree programs through cooperation with the Goizueta Business School (JD/MBA), the Candler School of Theology (JD/MTS and JD/MDiv), the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (JD/PhD), the Rollins School of Public Health (JD/MPH), and the Center for Russian and East European Studies (JD/REES Certificate). [339767]

LLM Programs

In partnership with Central European Universitymarker, Emory also provides an LLM program for students with a U.S. law degree seeking advanced training in international commercial law and international politics. Emory also has a separate LLM program for qualified foreign professionals seeking training in international and comparative law. [339768]

Clinics and Programs

Students' expertise is developed through several clinics and programs. Emory Law also offers a summer study abroad program in Budapestmarker at the Central European University marker.

Academic Programs

A team from Emory Law's TI:GER IP/patent/technology program, done in coordination with Georgia Techmarker, was recently featured on CNN Money.Other academic programs at Emory Law include:

Centers of Excellence



Student Organizations

Emory Law has a large, active, and diverse group of organizations students can be involved with including, among others:

Emory Public Interest Committee (EPIC)
In addition, Emory's public interest group, the Emory Public Interest Committee, is very active. EPIC coordinates volunteer opportunities for students, hosts an annual public interest law conference, and hosts an annual award ceremony (Inspiration Awards) honoring outstanding local attorneys dedicated to public interest. Through the Inspiration Awards and other fundraising, EPIC is able to give grants to law students participating in unpaid summer internships.

Notable faculty

Notable alumni

External links


  1. Best Graduate Schools - Law - U.S. News & World Report
  2. Most Underrated US Law Schools - 2007 -
  4. Hugh F. MacMillan Law Library: About Us
  8. Emory Law: Student Organizations
  9. Frank Alexander Faculty Page
  10. William W. Buzbee Faculty Page
  11. William Mayton Faculty Page
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  13. Michael J. Perry Faculty Page
  14. Robert A. Schapiro Faculty Page
  15. Tibor Varady Faculty Page

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