Degree Programs

Prizes and Awards

Degrees in law and religion candidates are eligible for all merit- and need-based scholarships and awards made available through the School of Law, the School of Theology, and the Graduate Arts and Sciences.  In addition, the Center offers special prizes and awards for degrees in law and religion candidates.

The Savage-Lebey Scholarships in Law and Religion were created in 2008 by Emory Law School alumnus, Brent Savage, ‘78L, in honor of his family. Three scholarships are available for students specializing respectively in Christian Legal Studies, in Clinical and Social Service Work, and Religion and Human Rights.

The Herman Dooyeweerd Prize for Excellence in Law and Religion was created in 1994 in honor of the distinguished 20th century Dutch jurist, theologian, and philosopher, Herman Dooyeweerd.  The award, made possible by the generosity of the Dooyeweerd Society, is granted to graduating joint degree candidates who have attained a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher.  

The Eliza Ellison Prize for Leadership in Law and Religion was created in 2009 in honor of the long-standing Associate Director and then Director of Publications of the Center, Eliza Ellison.  The award, made possible by the generosity of the faculty, staff, current students, alumni, and friends of the Center, is awarded to a joint degree graduate who has shown special initiative in leading law and religion studies within and beyond the classroom. 

"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