Emory Law School

General Info

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Emory University School of Law is a top-tier U.S. law school, part of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. It is currently ranked #22 amongst all ABA approved law schools according to the 2008 US News and World Report rankings. It is particularly known for its expertise in Bankruptcy Law, Environmental Law, Feminist Law, Intellectual Property Law, International Law, and Law and Religion.

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Emory Law School Admissions

Emory Law School is considered a Moderately Competitive law school, which accepts only 33% of its applicants. Comparatively, Emory is Significantly Higher than the average cost for law school.

Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2028 3921 1255 (32.01%) 234 (6.0%)
25% Median 75%
GPA 3.45 3.77 3.88
LSAT 156 165 166

Tuition And Financial Aid

In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $51,510 $51,510
Part Time N/A N/A

Living Expenses

  • Living on-campus: $24,748
  • Living off-campus: $24,748
  • Living at home: $24,748

Important Dates

  • Early Decision 1: 03/01
  • Early Decision 2: N/A
  • Regular Decision: N/A
  • Application Fee: $85

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Emory Law School Community

Emory Law School is considered to have a Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Above Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Emory is Average.

Student body

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Faculty Statistics

  • Full Time: 63
  • Part Time: 59


  • # Female Faculty: 54
  • # Minority Faculty: 14


13.3 Students

1 Faculty

Housing Options

  • On Campus Housing: Yes
  • Graduate Housing: Yes
  • Law Specific Housing: No

Emory Law School Curriculum

The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. Emory Law School 1L section size is 31% larger than law schools in Georgia and 21% larger than all PRIVATE law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

Emory Law School: 185
Georgia Average: 128
PRIVATE School Average: 146

Positions Available in Advanced Courses

  • Simulation Courses: 1719
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics: 132

Students Involved in Advanced Activities

  • Field Placements: 340
  • Law Journals: 197
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials: 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year: 0.0%
  • Second Year: 4.8%
  • Third Year: 0.3%
  • Fourth Year: 0.0%

Emory Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The Emory Law School class of 2023 had an employment rate of 96% with 2% pursuing an additional degree.

Employment Comparison

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In 2023, 70.8%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 58.0%
  • Business: 9.0%
  • Government: 17.0%
  • Public Interest: 7.0%
  • Academia: 5.0%
  • Georgia: 55%
  • New York: 13%
  • Florida: 6%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 70.8%
  • First Time Takers: 277
  • Average School: 88.8%
  • Average State: 79.8%
  • Pass Difference: 9.0%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • Georgia: 80.2%
  • Passed: 130 of 147 (88.4%)
  • State Average: 79.8%
  • Difference: 8.2%