Field Placements


The Emory Law Externship program offers students an opportunity to earn academic credit while gaining real world legal experience.

Emory Law helps place second- and third-year students in local, state and federal agencies, non-profit organizations and the judicial system. Students work under the supervision of attorneys in approved externships.

Non Profit Organizations

  • American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
  • Atlanta Legal Aid Society
  • Atlanta Legal Aid Society - Health Law Unit
  • Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers - Domestic Violence Project
  • Georgia Center for Law in the Public Interest
  • Georgia Legal Services
  • Georgia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
  • HealthLaw Partnership (HeLP)
  • Probono Partnership of Atlanta
  • Southern Environmental Law Center
  • Upper Chattahoochee River Keeper

Local and State Government Agencies

  • Cobb County District Attorney
  • Cobb County District Attorney - Appellate Practice
  • DeKalb County District Attorney
  • DeKalb County Public Defender
  • Fulton County District Attorney
  • Fulton State/Magistrate Court
  • Georgia Attorney General's Office

Federal Government Agencies

  • Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Department of Labor - Office of the Solicitor
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  • Federal Defender
  • Federal Reserve Bank
  • Federal Trade Commission
  • Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • United States Attorney's Office
  • US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • United States Securities and Exchange Commission
  • United States Trustee Office

Judicial Branch

  • Fulton County Superior Court
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • United States Bankruptcy Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
  • United States District Court
  • US Immigration Court