Degree Programs


Concentrations in Law and Religion: LLM, SJD, JM

Prospective candidates for the Master of Laws (LLM) Concentration, the Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) Concentration, or the Juris Master (JM) Concentration must apply to Emory Law.

Joint Degrees in Law and Religion

Prospective candidates for the joint-degree programs in law and religion (JD/MTS, JD/MDiv, JD/PhD) must apply separately to each school, and be admitted by each school. A student must also apply separately for scholarships and financial aid in each school.

Once matriculated at Emory, candidates in law and religion take one full year of study in one school, then one full year of study in the other school. From the third year forward, candidates take a mixture of courses in both schools each semester. Included among the electives available are a dozen law and religion courses, which law and religion candidates can take for credit in either school.

Each semester, candidates pay tuition to the school in which they are registered, regardless of the mixture of courses they happen to take that semester. All scholarships and financial aid packages are handled separately by each school, and are applied only during the semester in which the student is registered in that school. CSLR offers modest additional research stipends and scholarships for selected law and religion candidates in their final two years of study.

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For application materials and further application instructions see:

School of Law: JD, LLM, SJD, JM Programs

School of Theology: MDiv or MTS Program

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences: PhD Program

For questions contact:

Emory Law

Silas Allard, 404-727-8550, Email

Candler School of Theology

Steven J. Kraftchick, 404-727-2883, Email

Graduate Division of Religion

Carol Newsom, 404-727-4183, Email

Barbara Patterson, 404-727-2541, Email

"I'm fascinated by how the law almost unconsciously inherits and adopts its norms from religious thinking and how it can then turn around and influence religion by pushing back on boundaries."

–Mark Aaron Goldfeder
LLM 2012 and SJD 2013

–Brian Green
JD/MTS 2011

"I chose to pursue a joint degree because I wanted to understand what justice could and should mean from both the practical side (law) but also the theoretical side (religion and ethics). This taught me to ask the questions necessary to help someone but also to listen to what the person really wants and needs--vital skills for my work in public interest law."

–Jennifer Williams
JD/MTS 2012