Overview

Applicants
4,117
Acceptance Rate
34%
Median Undergrad GPA
3.81
Accepted Applicants Who Attend
238

Test Scores

LSAT
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
156 - 166

Deadlines

Application Deadlines
March 1

Application Process

Rolling Admissions
Yes

Application Fee
$80

LSDAS Service Used
Yes

Applicants accepted in terms other than fall
No

Transfer Applicants Accepted
Yes

Deferred Admission
Yes

Other Admission Factors

Academic

LSAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Letters of Recommendation
Essay / Personal Statement
Non-Academic

Work Experience
Other Factors

Selectivity Rating

Faculty Information

Total Faculty
150

41
Female
16
Underrepresented Minorities


Students Say

“Everyone is generally very welcoming and understanding” at Emory Law, and “every type of person who is dedicated to the legal profession can thrive in this environment.” The professors are “incredible” and “unbelievably smart;” “they are the heart and soul of the institution [and] I would not be where I am now without their kinds hearts and dedication to the field.” Students praise professors overall who “seem to truly enjoy teaching,” though say that “some of the adjuncts shouldn’t be there.” Whether students are looking to pursue a traditional academic path or a take a more specialized route, Emory Law offers a wide range of options with its multiple academic programs, from the Center for Transactional Law and Practice, which educates students on topics related to business transactions, to the Global Health Law and Policy Project, a multidisciplinary platform for developing global healthcare initiatives, and the Child Rights Project, which aims to teach students about advocating for juveniles in the court system. Students praise Emory’s externship program, which “gives you lots of options” in these specialized areas within the Atlanta legal community and is “easily the best part about Emory.” For students “interested in the private sector, the opportunity to get experience working in-house at places like Coca-Cola, The Home Depot, and GE, to name a few, is invaluable.” Public sector opportunities exist as well, “such as working at the FTC, the SEC, and a host of other government and non-profit options.” Emory Law “provides a very wide range of legal education.” In addition to externship opportunities, there are “extracurricular activities such as Mock Trial, Moot Court, Journal, and diversity practice societies/organizations,” all of which help foster “a great [sense] of community among students.” With the help of professors and Emory’s alumni network, one student confidently says, “I feel like I am ready to wow potential employers both in formal interviews and informal networking occasions.”
Despite a “strong alumni network,” students have few positive things to say about Emory Law’s career center, which “seems to do the bare minimum” and might be “great when you’re a 1L and need resume advice but they don’t really help you find jobs.” While one student calls the administration “a near-constant bureaucratic frustration,” others describe it as “accessible and friendly,” noting that “the school is very well run [and the] administration does a lot to cater to the students.” Some students would like the school to devote more energy “helping the students who are not in the top of the class realize that they still have great opportunities to find work,” noting that “sometimes the middle-of-the-road students feel like the opportunities for career [development] are less because the focus is not on mid-size and small firms.” Facilities are “up-to-date” and “up to par with competitive law schools,” though one student regrets that the “library the law school is not open often enough,” particularly on the weekends.

Career overview

Pass Rate for First-Time Bar Exam
79%
Median Starting Salary
$90,000
% of graduates who are employed within ten months of graduation
88%
% of job accepting graduates providing useable salary information
56%

Career Services

On campus summer employment recruitment for first year JD students
Yes

On campus summer employment recruitment for second year JD students
Yes

# of Employers that Recruit on Campus Each Year
60

Employers who most frequently hire graduates
Alston & Bird Arnall Golden Gregory Atlanta Legal Aid Society Baker Donelson BakerHostetler Baker McKenzie Bryan Cave Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft Dechert Dentons Evershed Sutherland Greenberg Traurig Finnegan Fish & Richardson Fulton County District Attorney?s Office Holland & Knight Hunton Andrews Kurth Jones Day Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton King & Spalding Kings County District Attorney's Office Kirkland & Ellis Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw McGuire Woods Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy Morris, Manning & Martin Nelson Mullins New York City Law Department Paul Hastings Seyfarth Shaw Schulte Roth & Zabel Smith, Gambrell & Russell Troutman Sanders Weil Gotshal & Manges White & Case

Graduates Employed by Area

56%
Private Practice
13%
Government
9%
Business/Industry
5%
Judicial Clerkships
3%
Public Interes

Graduates Employed by Region

60%
South
13%
Mid-Atlantic
5%
Pacific
4%
International
4%
MidWest
2%
South West
1%
New England

Prominent Alumni

Hon. Sanford Bishop
U.S. Congressman

Hon. Leah Sears
Former Chief Justice, Georgia Supreme Court

Hon. Sam A. Nunn
U.S. Senator (ret.), CEO Nuclear Threat Initiative

Raymond McDaniel
CEO, Moody's Investor Services

C. Robert Henrikson
President and COO, MetLife, Inc.

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Mar 1
Application Deadlines
Apr 1

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Annual Total Aid Package Awarded
$54,948

% Students Receiving Some Aid
97%

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$56,500
Estimated On-Campus Room and Board
$18,918
Estimated Off-Campus Room and Board
$18,918
Estimated Cost for Books / Academic Expense
$5,830
Fees
$628

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
852
Parent Institution Enrollement
15,252

Number of Foreign Countries Represented
18
Average Age at Entry
24

% Out-of-State
63%
% International
14%

Demographics

29.00%
% Under-represented Minorities

100% are full time
0% are part time
50% female
50% male

Campus Life

Students Say

Students praise the “strong sense of community” at Emory Law and point to a top-notch faculty that “tend to be engaged with the law school community.” One student, “after hearing experiences of my friends at other law schools,” was “so surprised how welcoming everyone was,” underscoring that “this was by far the aspect that has set Emory apart for me.” With a plethora of student activities, from academic endeavors like the Student Bar Association to social events like the Harvest Moon Ball and the Barristers Ball, “there is always something to look forward to” at Emory. In general, the atmosphere at Emory Law is “welcoming” and students under score “the friendliness of the faculty.” As one transfer student says, although [Emory Law] was much more expensive, it was the best decision I’ve ever made,” citing the friendly atmosphere on campus and the fact that “the school has so many clubs to cater to any interests.” While there are a little over 800 students at the law school, Emory’s total enrollment is closer to 14,000, meaning that students can usually find something social to do on campus. Though one student describes fellow Emory Law students as “pretty much rich and uptight,” others praise the “diversity of the student body.”

More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Ethan Rosenzweig
Senior Assistant Dean

Address
1301 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30322

Phone
404-727-6802

Email
jdadmission@emory.edu