How to Apply


 

Emory Law requires all LLM applicants to complete the online application available through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC). All supporting documents that complete your application packets will also need to be uploaded via the LSAC website.  Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis as they are received.

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester

  • Early deadline is April 15
  • General deadline is May 31

Spring Semester

  • Early deadline is September 15
  • General deadline is October 31

There are specific application instructions for U.S. and foreign students. Refer to the appropriate instructions below. If you have questions, contact the Office of Admission at llmadmissions(at)emory.edu

U.S. Students


Application Process for U. S. Students

Applications must include:

  1. Application form and fee of $80 paid via credit card when applying online through LSAC. This is a nonrefundable fee.
  2. Personal Statement: Describe your objective in pursuing graduate legal studies. Please include any experiences, qualifications or other information that you believe are relevant.
  3. Transcripts, through the Law School Admission Council document assembly service. Emory Law School requires the use of the LSAC document assembly service for transcript and letter of recommendation transmission.
  4. A curriculum vitae (resume)
  5. Sample publications or a 3-5 page writing sample. This should be an example of your best work in a legal writing context.
  6. Two letters of recommendation submitted via LSAC's document assembly service. These letters of recommendation should preferably come from individuals who can speak to your ability to succeed in an academic context..

Students should complete the online application and submit all supporting documents through LSAC.

Foreign Students


The key to admission into Emory's foreign LLM program is an excellent academic record and a serious interest in experiencing additional legal education in a superior American educational environment.

Applicants must have graduated with a high rank from a foreign law school or have been part of a law faculty with standards substantially similar to those of an accredited law school in the United States.

Application Process
Applications must include:

  1. Application form and fee of $85 paid via credit card when applying online through LSAC. This is a nonrefundable fee.
  2. Personal Statement: Describe your objective in pursuing graduate legal studies.  Please include any experiences, qualifications or other information that you believe are relevant.
  3. Transcripts translated, if need be, through the Law School Admission Council Credential Assembly Service (CAS).  Emory Law School requires the use of the LSAC CAS for transcript and credential evaluation.
  4. A curriculum vitae (resume)
  5. Sample publications or a 3-5 page writing sample. This should be an example of your best work in a legal writing context.
  6. TOEFL score (as required) submitted via LSAC's document assembly service.
  7. Two letters of recommendation submitted via LSAC's document assembly service. These letters of recommendation should preferably come from individuals who can speak to your ability to succeed in an academic context.

Students should complete the online application and submit all supporting documents through LSAC.