Emory University School of Law
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|Emory University School of Law|
|Motto||Cor prudentis possidebit scientiam (Latin)|
Motto in English
|The wise heart seeks knowledge (Proverbs 18:15)|
|Endowment||US $30 million |
|Location|| Atlanta, Georgia, US
Emory University School of Law (also known as Emory Law or ELS) is a US law school that is part of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. It is ranked #19 among ABA-approved law schools by the 2015 U.S. News & World Report.
- 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 courtroom.[not in citation given]
- 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. For the class entering in the fall of 2014, 223 JD candidates enrolled. The 25th and 75th LSAT percentiles for the 2014 entering class were 158 and 166, respectively, with a median of 165. The 25th and 75th undergraduate GPA percentiles were 3.30 and 3.85, respectively, with a median of 3.75.
Nearly half of Emory Law students are women, and about 32% are from underrepresented ethnic groups. Approximately 60% of students come from outside the Southeastern U.S.
- Doctor of Law 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, Law and Religion, and Transactional Law.
- 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), the Emory Center for Ethics (JD/MA in Bioethics), and joint JD and Master of Laws degree (JD/LLM) through Emory School of Law.
- LLM Programs
In partnership with Central European University, 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.
Clinics and programs
Students' expertise is developed through several clinics and programs. Emory Law also offers several summer study abroad programs in Budapest at the Central European University (CEU) and throughout the world.
- Academic programs
- Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program
- Field Placement Program
- Transactional Law Certificate Program
- Kessler-Eidson Program for Trial Techniques
- Emory Law School Supreme Court Advocacy Project
- Barton Child Advocacy Center
- Center for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution
- Center on Federalism and Intersystemic Governance
- Center for International and Comparative Law
- Center for the Study of Law and Religion
- Center for Transactional Law and Practice
- Feminism and Legal Theory Project
- Global Health Law and Policy Project
- Project on War and Security in Law, Culture, and Society
- Vulnerability and the Human Condition Initiative
- Barton Policy and Legislative Clinics
- Barton Appeal for Youth Clinic
- Barton Juvenile Defender Clinic
- International Humanitarian Law Clinic
- Turner Environmental Law Clinic
- Volunteer Clinic for Veterans
- Emory Law Journal, which hosts the annual Randolph W. Thrower Symposium.
- Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal, the only national bankruptcy journal edited and produced entirely by law students.
- "Emory Corporate Governance and Accountability Review" (online only)
- Emory International Law Review, which publishes articles on topics ranging from human rights to international intellectual property issues.
- "IP Theory" (online only, published jointly with Indiana University Maurer School of Law)
- "Journal of Law and Religion", a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal edited by the Center for the Study of Law and Religion, with student participation, and published in collaboration with Cambridge University Press
According to Emory's official 2013 ABA-required disclosures, 62.4% of the Class of 2013 obtained full-time, long-term, JD-required, non-school funded employment nine months after graduation. Emory's Law School Transparency under-employment score is 5.5%, indicating the percentage of the Class of 2013 unemployed, pursuing an additional degree, or working in a non-professional, short-term, or part-time job nine months after graduation, and an additional 21.2% were in school funded positions.
The total cost of attendance (indicating the cost of tuition, fees, and living expenses) at Emory for the 2013-2014 academic year is $75,716. The Law School Transparency estimated debt-financed cost of attendance for three years is $290,430.
Business and private practice
- Facundo L. Bacardi, current Bacardi chairman
- C. Robert Henrikson, former chairman, president, and CEO of MetLife
- Boisfeuillet Jones, Sr., Atlanta philanthropist
- Raymond W. McDaniel Jr., president and chief executive officer of Moody's Corporation
- Philip Schwalb, founder of Sports Museum of America
- John Dowd, the investigator and author of a report that led to the banning of Major League Baseball player Pete Rose. He produced the Dowd Report, which detailed Rose's betting on baseball games in the 1980s. Dowd also represented Senator John McCain (R-AZ) during the Senate Ethics Investigation known as the Keating 5 in the hearings held in 1990 and 1991.
Government and politics
- David Adelman, former U.S. ambassador to Singapore and former Georgia State Senate Minority Whip
- Luis A. Aguilar, commissioner at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
- Sanford Bishop, current U.S. Representative for Georgia's 2nd Congressional District
- Gwendolyn Keyes Fleming, United States Environmental Protection Agency Chief of Staff, and former Regional Administrator of the EPA, the first African-American to hold that position.
- John James Flynt, Jr., former U.S. Representative from Georgia (attended but did not graduate)
- Tillie K. Fowler, former U.S. Representative for the 4th District of Florida
- The Honorable Wyche Fowler, former President of the Atlanta City Council, former United States Congressman 5th Congressional District of Georgia, former United States Senator Georgia, former United States Ambassador to Saudi Arabia
- Gordon Giffin, former U.S. ambassador to Canada
- Carte Goodwin, former United States Senator of West Virginia
- Elliott H. Levitas, former U.S. Representative from Georgia
- Christian Miele, delegate-elect, Maryland House of Delegates, Legislative District 8
- Joe Negron, elected to replace Mark Foley as the Republican candidate in the 16th District of Florida in the 2006 election
- Sam Nunn, former United States Senator from Georgia from 1972 until 1997 and American businessman
- Randolph W. Thrower, former U.S. Commissioner of Internal Revenue
- Teresa Tomlinson, current mayor of Columbus, Georgia
- Thurbert Baker, current Attorney General of Georgia
- Marvin S. Arrington, Sr., former Fulton County Superior Court judge and author of Making My Mark: The Story of a Man Who Wouldn’t Stay in His Place, GA's 45th "Book of the Year"
- Rowland Barnes, former Fulton County Superior Court judge murdered in his courtroom
- Stanley F. Birch, Jr., judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
- Aloke Chakravarty, assistant US attorney in the Antiterrorism and National Security Unit, District of Massachusetts, and co-lead prosecutor in the Boston Marathon bombing case
- Judge Orinda D. Evans, former chief district judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
- Hon. Catharina Haynes, judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
- Hon. Frank M. Hull, judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
- Richard O. Keller, judge, Superior Court of California, County of Alameda; former member Board of Trustees, Fremont-Newark Community College District (1976–1996)
- Patrise M. Perkins-Hooker, 52nd president of State Bar of Georgia and is the first African-American and third woman to serve as president
- Leah Ward Sears, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia
- R. Rucker Smith, current Chief Judge of the Southwestern Circuit of Georgia
- W. Watts Biggers, co-creator of the animated TV series Underdog
- Judge Glenda Hatchett, former Chief Judge of Fulton County Juvenile Court, and star of the television show Judge Hatchett
- Bobby Jones, former amateur golfer
- Bernice King, daughter of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King and minister
- Larry Klayman, founder and former Chairman of Judicial Watch
- Robert Shemin, real estate investor and author
- Bob Varsha, on-air personality for Speed
- Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im
- Frank S. Alexander
- Michael Broyde
- Kathleen Cleaver
- Martha Albertson Fineman
- Richard D. Freer
- Charles A. Shanor
- Tibor Várady
- Johan D. van der Vyver
- John Witte, Jr.
- Message from the Dean - Emory Law
- Emory University School of Law Official ABA Data
- Best Graduate Schools - Law - U.S. News & World Report
- http://www.law.emory.edu/law-library/about-us.html Hugh F. MacMillan Law Library: About Us
- "Employment Statistics" (PDF).
- "Emory University Profile".
- "Tuition and Expenses".
- "Emory University Profile".
- Tibor Varady Faculty Page