JM Program Admission

Admission to the JM Program will be based on the applicant’s academic training, professional background, personal statement, and professional and academic references. Additionally, an interview with one or more members of the JM admissions committee (in person or via teleconferencing) is required of applicants. Students also may apply for the JM Program through an approved dual degree program.

To be considered for admission into Emory Law’s JM Program, candidates must have graduated from an accredited college or university by the time of JM enrollment. 

How to Apply

A complete application for the JM Program must include the following elements:

  • Completed Emory Law application
  • Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts, translated into English if needed
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Brief personal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official LSAT, GRE, GMAT or MCAT score report (required for applicants without a graduate degree, waivers available)
  • TOEFL score (required for foreign students)
  • $85 non-refundable application fee.

Submitting Your Application

Any application components not uploaded or included with the online JM application should be submitted to the Office of Admission:

Emory School of Law
Admission Office – JM Admission
1301 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30322  USA

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester

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

Spring Semester

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


  • Emory JM application. The application asks for personal information, professional experience and academic qualifications. 
  • Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Transcripts must be provided for all undergraduate and graduate coursework completed. Transcripts not available in English must be submitted for translation and assessment to World Education Service Inc. For additional information about WES, visit
  • Brief personal statement. This one to two page document outlines the applicant’s interest in the JM Program and how it fits with his/her personal and professional goals.
  • Two letters of recommendation. These may be academic or professional references that can speak to the applicant’s academic and/or professional skills. The letters are most helpful when the writer can provide specific firsthand information on your academic or professional capacity and performance.
  • Official LSAT, GRE, GMAT or MCAT score report. A standardized test score is required for JM applicants who have not earned a graduate degree at the time of application to the JM program, unless a waiver has been granted. If required to submit one of the above standardized test scores, applicants must make arrangements to take one of these exams and have the results sent to the Office of Admission, Emory School of Law. If an applicant has already taken one of these exams, and the score is current, applicants may have a copy of these results sent to the Office of Admission, Emory School of Law.
  • Standardized Test Waivers. If applicants have not earned a graduate degree at the time he/she applies to the JM program, and he/she has significant professional experience, the applicant may request a waiver of the standardized test requirement. To request such a waiver, include a one-page letter in the JM application packet specifying the request for a waiver and outlining the applicant’s academic and professional experience. 
  • TOEFL score. Unless applicants have completed a significant course of study in which the primary language was English, he/she must make arrangements to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam or a comparable standard English examination and have the results sent to the Office of Admission, Emory School of Law.
  • $85 non-refundable application fee. This may be a U.S. dollar check, money order, foreign draft or American Express Travelers check. All of these should be issued in U.S. funds, payable at a U.S. bank.
  • Interview. Once all elements of the JM application are received, the Office of Graduate Programs will contact the applicant to set up an interview. This interview will be done either in person or via teleconferencing when in-person interviews are not possible. This interview will be conducted with a member of the JM admissions committee.


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