Emory Law

Engagement in the Practice of Law

Emory Law offers students dynamic experiential learning opportunities both inside and outside the classroom.

Through centers on the forefront of scholarship and policy, clinics that link theory and practice, relevant externship opportunities, subject-matter practice societies, an acclaimed public interest program, and unparalleled simulation-driven curricular programs, Emory Law challenges, inspires and mentors students as they prepare for the practice of law.



Emory Law’s centers provide students with access to respected practitioners, legal scholars working on the front lines of policy and research, and in-depth seminars by renowned experts.

Center for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution – promotes scholarship and student professional development, offers skills training programs, and provides strategic consultation in the areas of advocacy and dispute resolution.

Center on Federalism and Intersystemic Governance – sponsors research, conferences, workshops and other projects exploring federalism and other forms of overlap among governmental structures.

Center for International and Comparative Law – explores the interaction among international and domestic legal systems of the world from various perspectives, including politics, finance, trade, crime, human rights, religion, the environment, immigration, tax, and labor.

Center for the Study of Law and Religion – studies the religious dimensions of law, the legal dimensions of religion, and the interaction of legal and religious ideas, institutions, norms, and practices.

Center for Transactional Law and Practice – educates students and professionals on topics related to business and commercial transactions, with students participating through Emory’s Transactional Law Certificate Program.

Feminism and Legal Theory Project – hosts visiting international scholars and sponsors workshops and colloquia on issues of feminism, gender and sexuality, and family law.

Project on War and Security in Law, Culture and Society – explores interdisciplinary perspectives on the role of law in the context of conflict, through a colloquium series and related programs and courses.



Emory Law’s legal clinics offer experiential learning opportunities through direct client experience.  Students have the opportunity to acquire skills and tools in a wide range of settings.

Barton Public Policy and Legislative Advocacy Clinic - focuses on the use of sound legal and scientific research and the pursuit of evidence-based reforms in child law and juvenile policy.

Barton Juvenile Defender Clinic – provides holistic legal representation for children in delinquency and status offence proceedings. 

Barton Appeal for Youth Clinic - engages law students in providing appellate representation of youthful offenders in the juvenile and criminal justice systems.

Child Rights Project trains student lawyers to advocate for the interests of children and youth in cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.

International Humanitarian Law Clinic – advances development of the laws of war and promotes implementation of humanitarian law in U. S. military operations and national security strategy.

Turner Environmental Clinic – provides pro bono legal assistance to individuals, community groups and nonprofit organizations seeking to protect and restore the natural environment.   

Volunteer Clinic for Veteransassists veterans and their families with legal issues they face, including disability benefit claims before the Veterans Administration and subsequent appellate proceedings.


Curricular Programs

Across Emory Law’s varied academic programs and projects, students benefit from an integrated approach, which brings together respected professors, scholars from around the world, and leading practitioners, in signature “learning-by-doing” experiential programs.

Center for Transactional Law and Practice – educates students and professionals on topics related to business and commercial transactions, with students participating through Emory’s Transactional Law Certificate Program.

Environmental and Natural Resources Law - offers students classroom, skills-training and extracurricular opportunities in environmental law.

Global Health Law and Policy Project – provides a unique multidisciplinary, hands-on forum for students and scholars to engage global health law and policy issues.

Kessler-Eidson Program for Trial Techniques – integrates the second-year law student’s existing knowledge of substantive evidence with the introduction of practical trial skills, in a “learning-by-doing” format.

TI:GER Program (with Georgia Tech) – unites law, business, and science and engineering graduate students in teams, to explore the multi-disciplinary process of innovation and to take actual inventions from the lab to the marketplace.