Emory University School of Law

Gambrell Hall, 1301 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30322 | Google Map

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Founded 1916 | ABA Accredited 1923

In 1916, Emory University School of Law opened its doors for the first time with a class of only 28 students and a curriculum of 20 courses. The school has grown quite a bit since then. Today, Emory Law admits over 200 students each year and has a broad range of courses. U.S. News & World Report recently ranked the school among the top 20 in the nation.

“Located in Atlanta, birthplace of the civil rights movement, Emory Law offers a wide variety of opportunities to study and practice law in the public sector.” (Emory Law Website) Like most other law schools, first-year students at Emory Law are assigned to required courses; two of which are taught in small sections of about 35 students. During the second and third years, there are a few mandatory courses and a writing requirement. Other than that, students are free to select the courses and academic pursuits that interest them. The school has a number of electives, clinics, and programs in trial techniques, intellectual property, child advocacy, and environmental law. Many second- and third-year students compete in moot court competitions, and there are numerous student organizations from which to choose.

NOTABLE ALUMNI

Judge Glenda Hatchett, Former Chief Judge of Fulton County Juvenile Court, and star of the television show Judge Hatchett C. Robert Henrikson, Chairman, President and CEO of MetLife W. Watts Biggers, Co-creator of the animated TV series Underdog Sanford Bishop, U.S. Representative for Georgia's Second Congressional District Thurbert Baker, Attorney General of Georgia

Rankings

POLL OF POLLS#25

SELECTIVITY RANK#30

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