Emory University School of Law
|Emory University School of Law|
|Motto||Cor prudentis possidebit scientiam (Latin)|
|Motto in English||The wise heart seeks knowledge (Proverbs 18:15)|
|Location|| Atlanta, Georgia, US
Emory University School of Law (also known as Emory Law or ELS) is a first-tier US law school that is part of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. It is ranked #23 among ABA-approved law schools by the 2014 U.S. News & World Report. In 2007, Vault.com ranked Emory the most underrated law school in the U.S.
Emory Law is located in Gambrell Hall, part of Emory’s 630-acre (2.5 km2) campus in the Druid Hills neighborhood, six miles (10 km) northeast of downtown Atlanta. Emory's location in Atlanta, 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 States.
- 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. Bagels 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. For the class entering in the fall of 2012, 1,229 out of 3,943 J.D. applicants were offered admission (31.2%), with 253 matriculating. The 25th and 75th LSAT percentiles for the 2012 entering class were 161 and 166, respectively, with a median of 165. The 25th and 75th undergraduate GPA percentiles were 3.35 and 3.82, respectively, with a median of 3.70.
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. .
- 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, 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). 
- 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. 
Since 2004, the Feminism and Legal Theory Project has been part of Emory Law.
Clinics and programs
- Academic programs
- Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program
- Feminism and Legal Theory Program
- Field Placement Program
- Global Health Law & Policy Project
- Trial Techniques Program
- Centers of excellence
- Center for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution
- Center for the Study of Law and Religion
- Transactional Law Certificate Program
- Barton Child Advocacy Clinic
- Barton Juvenile Defender Clinic
- International Humanitarian Law Clinic
- Turner Environmental Law Clinic
- 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 International Law Review, which publishes articles on topics ranging from human rights to international intellectual property issues.
Emory Law has a large, active, and diverse group of organizations students can be involved with including, among others:
- Alternative Dispute Resolution Society
- American Constitution Society for Law and Policy.
- Asian American Law Students Association (AALSA)
- Black Law Student Association (BLSA)
- Environmental Law and Conservation Society
- Christian Legal Society
- Emory OutLaw (EGALA)
- Federalist Society
- Health Law Society
- Homeless Advocacy Program
- Immigration Law Society
- Intellectual Property Law Society
- International Law Society
- Lamar Inn of Court
- Latin American Law Student Association (LALSA)
- Legal Association for Women Students (LAWS)
- Mock Trial Society
- Moot Court Society
- Phi Alpha Delta (Legal Fraternity)
- South Asian Law Student Association (SALSA)
- Sports and Entertainment Law Society
- Student Bar Association (SBA)
- Student Legal Services
- Supreme Court Advocacy Project
- 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.
- David Adelman, current U.S. ambassador to Singapore and former Georgia State Senate Minority Whip
- Marvin S. Arrington, Sr., 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."
- Facundo L. Bacardi, current Bacardi chairman
- Thurbert Baker, current Attorney General of Georgia
- 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
- W. Watts Biggers, co-creator of the animated TV series Underdog
- Sanford Bishop, current U.S. Representative for Georgia's 2nd Congressional District
- John Chidsey, former Executive Chairman and CEO of the Burger King Corporation
- Judge Orinda D. Evans, former chief district judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
- 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
- Andy Glazer, former poker tournament reporter
- Carte Goodwin (1999) - former United States Senator of West Virginia
- Judge Glenda Hatchett, former Chief Judge of Fulton County Juvenile Court, and star of the television show Judge Hatchett
- Hon. Catharina Haynes, judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
- C. Robert Henrikson, Chairman, President and CEO of MetLife
- Hon. Frank M. Hull, judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
- Bobby Jones, former amateur golfer
- Boisfeuillet Jones, Sr., Atlanta philanthropist.
- Richard O. Keller, Judge, Superior Court of California, County of Alameda; former member Board of Trustees, Fremont-Newark Community College District (1976–1996)
- Bernice King, daughter of Martin Luther King and Coretta Scott King and Minister
- Larry Klayman, founder and former Chairman of Judicial Watch
- 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
- Leah Ward Sears, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia
- Philip Schwalb, founder of Sports Museum of America
- Bob Varsha, on-air personality for Speed
- 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
- Kenneth Cole, fashion designer
- Emory University School of Law Official ABA Data
- Best Graduate Schools - Law - U.S. News & World Report
- Most Underrated US Law Schools - 2007 - Vault.com
- http://www.law.emory.edu/law-library/about-us.html Hugh F. MacMillan Law Library: About Us
- Emory Law: Student Organizations
- William W. Buzbee Faculty Page
- William Mayton Faculty Page
- Michael J. Perry Faculty Page
- Robert A. Schapiro Faculty Page
- Tibor Varady Faculty Page