LLM Concentration in Vulnerability

The LLM concentration in vulnerability and the human condition allows in-depth exploration of the various manifestations of vulnerability found in both human beings and the societal institutions they create.

Vulnerability theory encompasses consideration of the concept of universal and constant vulnerability and the responsibility of the state to promote policies and laws that foster resilience and equality. 

Students enrolled in this concentration must complete a total of 24 credit hours, consisting of course work and either a substantial research paper or an equivalent substantial policy project. Students may choose between two tracks: (1) a vulnerability and the human condition theory track, involving a substantial research paper prepared under the supervision of a faculty member with expertise in theory or (2) a policy track, involving a policy project conducted under the supervision of an appropriate faculty member.

This track is available to US JD degree holders and foreign-educated attorneys.

Find out more about Emory’s Master of Laws (LLM) Program here

“It was an immersive experience that helped me develop as a scholar, and writer.  It also connected me with a larger community of theorists in vulnerability and beyond.” —Heather M. Kolinsky (JD, LLM'15)