Emory University School of Law's Emory@Work program seeks to strengthen relationships with our alumni by connecting with them through workplaces and law firms. We believe that partnerships with participating law firms help the law school remain relevant for alumni, keep pace with economic trends, and stay abreast of contemporary legal practice.
To further this mission, Emory@Work connects Emory Law with participating law firms to raise funds for the Law School Fund for Excellence through the Emory@Work campaign, keep you informed of developments at Emory Law through Your Dean@Work, and to provide legal education through CLEs@Work.
The Emory@Work Campaign
The Emory@Work Campaign is a friendly competition among firms across the nation to promote support of the Law School Fund for Excellence. This campaign raises annual unrestricted resources which allow the law school to fund its most pressing needs. Donations to the Fund for Excellence are the foundation which supports all of the initiatives of Emory Law, including, but not limited to: scholarships, academic programs and initiatives, faculty support and research, student organizations and activities, professional development and career services, and public interest programs.
How It Works
Alumni volunteers serve as firm agents for each of the participating firms, contacting their colleagues to offer the opportunity to support this annual giving campaign. We encourage attorneys to consider giving at least the equivalent of one billable hour to the Law School Fund for Exellence.
Firms are divided into groups based on the number of Emory alumni at that firm. At the end of the fiscal year, firms in each group are recognized for achieving the highest percentage of alumni participation as well as for the largest average gift.
The 2014 Emory@Work campaign will run from April 1 to May 15. All gifts made to Emory Law by an alumnus/a at a participating firm during the fiscal year (September 1 - August 31) count toward the Emory@Work Campaign challenge.
Thank you for your support of Emory Law through the Emory@Work campaign. Your donations to the Law School Fund for Excellence are essential to help Emory Law maintain our high standard of excellence year after year.
To further the goals of the Emory@Work initiative, Dean Robert Schapiro visits participating firms to update alumni about current developments and the "state of the school" of Emory Law.
These events serve to continue the connection between alumni and their law school while reinforcing the importance of supporting the Law School Fund for Excellence through participation in the Emory@Work Campaign.
Your Dean@Work events further emphasize our belief that Emory Law remains relevant for our alumni after graduation and throughout your career.
Emory Law partners with our Emory@Work firms to provide Continuing Legal Education (CLE) opportunities for alumni.
This year, we are focusing on offering expertise to the legal community in less than 60 minutes, or .9 of a billable hour, in our Emory Law@Work: Point Nine Lecture Series.
October 15, 2013; 12:15-1:15 p.m.
The Smartphone Wars - Professor Tim Holbrook
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, Atlanta
March 11, 2014; 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.
(Rescheduled from January 30)
Ethics with a Twist - Professor Jim Elliott
Gambrell Hall, Emory Law, Atlanta
(Limited to first 40 registrants)
Program in development
Alston @ Bird LLP, Atlanta
Program in development
Morris, Manning & Martin LLP, Atlanta
July 23, 2014; 12:15 - 1:15 p.m.
Supreme Court Wrap-Up - Dean Robert Schapiro
King & Spalding, Atlanta