Emory School of Medicine

Emory Law extends an invitation to School of Medicine students to consider pursuing the Juris Master.  Whether you plan to practice medicine, pursue research, or enter health care administration, you will benefit from a deeper understanding of the legal and regulatory issues impacting the health care profession.  

Understanding the basics of torts and contracts, as well as the more specialized laws related to health care and regulation, empower you to gain insight into questions such as:

  • What laws and regulations apply to my profession?
  • What trends in law and regulation should I incorporate into decision-making?
  • How does regulatory reform impact my profession, and how can I influence regulatory change?
  • How can I assess risk in a changing environment?
  • Can you get sued for this?  If so, who will win?

The JM is a 24-credit-hour program that allows you to customize your coursework to meet your individual career needs and that may be completed in as little as one year if pursued full time.  Students in the program benefit from attending classes with students enrolled in Emory Law’s JD and graduate programs. JM students work with their program advisor to develop a course of study suited to meet their individual professional goals. 

To illustrate, following are several suggested courses for JM Students from healthcare professions:

  • Administrative Law
  • Business Associations
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contracts
  • Disability Law
  • FDA Law
  • Genetics and the Law
  • Global Public Health Law
  • Health Law
  • Law and Economics
  • Legislation & Regulation
  • Public Health Law
  • Regulation of Health Care Providers
  • Torts


Scholarships are available to School of Medicine students pursing the JM degree.  All applicants will be considered for scholarships during the application process, and decisions made on a holistic basis.

To learn more about the program, contact Andrea Schmoyer at jmadmissions@emory.edu or 404-727-2191.