Today’s professionals face growing regulation, intensifying risk and liability concerns, and increasingly complex decision environments. Whether you are a professional interested in gaining a better grounding in law and regulation to advance your career, or a student whose primary degree would be enhanced by an integrated study of the law, Emory Law’s juris master offers the insight and flexibility to help you achieve your goals. This 30-credit-hour master's program can be completed in either on-campus (full-time or part-time) or now online, in two concentrations. This partnership allows students to pursue any bachelor’s degree at Tech, followed by one year of coursework at Emory School of Law. Once students complete coursework at both institutions, they will receive both degrees.
Students will be able to apply for the law master’s program during their junior year and will be required to take either the Law School Admission Test or an internal exam from Emory for admission. Applicants also will be interviewed by Emory faculty and asked to sit in on an Emory law class session, at which point they may be offered a provisional acceptance. Students will then continue into their senior year to complete their undergraduate degree requirements at Tech, along with 5-7 hours of law classes at Emory. Performance in these classes will be evaluated prior to an official acceptance from Emory, where students will spend two semesters to complete the master’s degree.
Participants in the program will receive a discounted tuition rate from Emory, which will charge the equivalent of Tech’s out-of-state rate rather than its own rates, equating to a scholarship of around $10,500 per year. In addition, 6 credits of law courses will be counted as free electives toward the bachelor’s degree.
The worlds of business and finance, healthcare, environmental protection, and others are increasingly shaped by law and regulation. To be effective - let alone a leader - in these fields, today's graduates need a basic foundation in law. Emory Law's academic partnerships will be an invaluable contribution to that need. - Robert B. Ahdieh, Vice Dean and Professor of Law
With a JIM you will be prepared to:
- Identify and understand relevant laws and regulations
- Incorporate legal factors into your decision-making
- Communicate more effectively with your organization's attorneys
- Assess risk in a changing environment
- Influence change within your field
The master’s degree does not qualify students to practice law, nor is it a pathway to a juris doctor degree, but is meant to supplement their professional pursuits with legal studies.