Office of the Registrar

Emory University School of Law's Office of the Registrar works with students, faculty, staff, and alumni to ensure adherence to university policies and procedures.

The Emory Law Registrar works in conjunction with Emory University's Office of the Registrar » For questions regarding degree programs, requirements, and other academic policies, consult the Academic Catalog »

Exam Information - Fall 2016

READING ALL EXAM INFORMATION IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE STUDENT.  Not taking the time to read and familiarize yourself with all exam information will not constitute you receiving extra time on your exams. 

ACESSING YOUR EXAM IN EBB - If you do not see your exam listed, do not panic. Exams are not accessible until 15 minutes PRIOR to the start of the exam, on the day of the exam. Accessing the system and typing anything into EBB before the exam officially starts is a violation of the exam policy.

To enter the EBB software, be sure to type in your FULL EMORY EMAIL. Your email authenicates you with the system, and pulls the exam(s) specific to you. Not entering your full Emory email address, will result in an error or you not being able to access your exam.

Electronic Bluebook (EBB) Student Portal A user guide is available here »  Missed the EBB Training? Not sure how to use the new EBB Student Portal? View the training here before your exams start!

Instructions to access the site

  • Go to (if you get a 404 error, please clear you cache/cookies/history)
  • Username = your FULL Emory email (not the netid). This can be found on your Student Center page in OPUS at the bottom of the page.
  • Password = your 7-digit student ID number. This can be found on your Student Center page in OPUS next to your name.
  • Be sure to bookmark/save the webpage to your favorites and mark the "Remember Me" check box. This will allow for you to return to your page without having to re-enter your information.
  • The EBB Portal can be accessed from a computer, tablet, or cell phone with the students’ full Emory email and studnet ID number.

Information on the EBB Student Portal

  • Downloads for the new version of EBB SOFTWARE (top right box)
    • If you have an old version of EBB (from a previous semester) you must first delete the software from your computer BEFORE downloading the new version.
    • Follow the instructions for downloading for MAC or PC.
    • If you are having difficulty loading the software, please visit the IT helpdesk on the 2nd floor of the library before the day of your exam. Waiting until the day of may result in you having to hand write your exam.
  • EXAM NUMBERS (bottom left box) for each class you have a final exam, paper, or project requiring a number. The registrar’s office will NOT be emailing exam numbers.
    • Exam numbers for in-class exams using EBB will auto-populate in the system when you login and select the exam name
    • IF you need an exam number for a paper or a hand-written exam/scantron, it is recommended that you take a screen shot of your EBB Student Portal page and print it off, for easy access to your numbers.
      • NOTE: Each class has its own unique exam number. DO NOT USE the same number on multiple exams.

Exam Conflicts

  • Students with exam conflicts were notified on Monday, November 14, via email.
    • If you think you have a conflict and did not receive an email, please notify the law registrar's office immediately.
    • If you received a conflict notice, and would like to waive your conflict resolution, please notify the registrar's office before November 22.
  • View Emory Law's Policy on Exams, including conflicts, make-ups, illness, etc. 

In the event of illness or emergency on the day of an examination, the student must contact the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs ( to request deferral. Emergency exam deferrals are dealt with by the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and the faculty concerned on a case-by-case basis. A student requesting deferral on the basis of illness will be required to provide a certificate from a physician to substantiate the request for deferral, normally justified only if the student is actually seeking and receiving medical care at the time of the exam. 

Exam Room Assignments

Rooms for in-class exams are posted on the Class Schedule webpage and on the electronic bulletin boards. Rooms for make-up exams will also be posted in these places prior to the first make-up day.

  • If you have a take-home exam, please verify with your professor if it will be available through the law library or through the new EBB take-home solution.

Using EBB
(Do not write your name on your exam answers whether it is in EBB, in a paper bluebook, or scantron.)

In-class exams

  • Once you are logged in, select the exam you are sitting for, the other information will auto-populate.
  • If your exam has multiple choice and the professor is using EBB instead of a paper scantron, verify that the number of multiple choice questions is listed properly on the login screen.
  • If the system crashes during the exam, you may try 1 time to re-start the program and/or restart your computer. The recovery password is emory (all lower case).
    • If the system does not restart, you are to immediately begin handwriting in a paper bluebook/paper scantron. Do not leave the classroom.
    • Once the exam is over, notify the IT helpdesk on the 2nd floor of the library, or to the registrar’s office, and we will recover the data prior to the system crashing.
  • Once you are finished and have submitted the exam, you will receive a green screen indicating the exam was uploaded.
    • If you get a yellow screen, you may try again, or bring your computer to the IT helpdesk on the 2nd floor of the library, or to the registrar’s office, and we will verify if the exam uploaded.

Take-home exams

  • To access your take-home exam in EBB, you will need to log into the Student Portal.
  • Instructions are provided as to the length of time the exam is available.
  • Download the exam questions to start the time.
  • Essay answers should be typed and saved in a Word document, then uploaded as an attachment.
  • If there are multiple choice questions, there will be a link to access EBB.
  • You do not need to be on campus to use the EBB take-home exam.

Using the Computer Lab – Room 5G

  • If you need to use the school provided computers for your exam(s), you must sign up on the form outside the law registrar’s office before the day of your exam. If it is a last-minute issue, please notify the law registrar.
  • You are to report to your exam room for instructions before going to the lab.
  • You must comply with all computer lab guidelines.


If you have any questions regarding exams, please contact the office of the registrar BEFORE the day of your exam by either stopping by G144 or emailing us at Do not wait until the day of, or once the exam starts, to notify us of a problem, as we cannot extend extra time for your exam.

The Emory Law Registrar is an adjunct of Emory University's Office of the Registrar, administering university policies and procedures for students, faculty, staff, and alumni within the School of Law. Services include

  • Determining enrollment status, academic standing, and class rank
  • Counseling with students regarding their degree requirements
  • Preparing certifications for bar exams, bar loans, and bar registration
  • Advising students with issues including course overloads, leaves of absence, audits, and withdrawals
  • Coordinating preparation of the internal student directory and student mail files
  • Planning and coordinating the law school's commencement ceremony and related activities

A degree application must be filed with the law school registrar's office before the degree application deadline. An application received after the deadline for the term in which graduation is planned must be accompanied by a $25.00 late application fee. If a late application is accepted, there is no guarantee that the diploma will be available at commencement.

To apply, check your OPUS Student Center account. If the application does not appear there, please contact the Registrar's Office.

Since requirements for bar admission vary by state, students are strongly encouraged to review requirements for the specific area in which they intend to practice.

American Bar Association Character and Fitness Statement

All applicants must complete an Emory University School of Law application through the Law School Admission Council. Answer each question honestly and completely. Failure to do so may result in the denial or revocation of your admission, suspension or dismissal after matriculation, withdrawal of certification of graduation, or revocation of your degree.

If you have been convicted of offenses other than minor traffic violations or if you withhold required information on this application, you may have difficulty gaining Bar admission. State bar organizations often require that you include your law school application as part of your Bar admission application. Accordingly, your answers in your Emory Law application relating to these matters often will be part of your record. As each state bar has specific admission requirements, you should review the requirements for the state in which you intend to practice.

Excluding minor traffic offenses, you must disclose each instance prior to or after your matriculation at Emory Law if admitted even though the charges may have been dismissed or you were acquitted or allowed to plead nolo contendere or an adjudication was withheld or a conviction was reversed, set aside or vacated, or the record sealed or expunged, and regardless of whether you have been told you need not disclose any such instance.

We reserve the right to rescind an offer of admission even after enrollment if any requested information is incomplete or inaccurate.

Did you know . . .

Before you are admitted to any state’s bar and get your license to practice law, you must be approved by the bar’s committee on character and fitness. In many states, like Georgia, you must be approved before you can take the bar exam.

You will be required to answer questions relating to your honesty, fiscal responsibility, compliance with court orders, record of criminal activity, mental and emotional stability, and any misuse of alcohol and controlled substances, including prescription medications.

Examples of conduct the bar may view as grounds to deny certification:

  • intentional failure to file tax returns
  • non-compliance with court orders, including orders of child support and summonses to appear in court or serve on a jury
  • commission of a felony, including the misuse or wrongful distribution of prescription medications as well as street drugs
  • failure to repay student loans or other debts
  • a pattern of traffic tickets or DUI arrests
  • any theft or fraud, e.g. shoplifting or credit card misuse
  • academic plagiarism or misconduct
  • series of misdemeanor arrests
  • repeated frivolous litigation
  • statements disparaging or threatening the rights or safety of others or showing disrespect for the law or courts
  • failure to acknowledge and get treatment for addiction or substance abuse
  • discrepancies between the disclosures made to the bar and other documents or records (i.e., lack of candor)

The burden of proof is on the applicant, who must establish and document his or her current good character and fitness to practice law.

The most common reason for denial of a bar applicant in Georgia is “A pattern of dishonesty in dealings with employers, schools, and authorities, including the Office of Bar Admissions.”

The bar committee will scrutinize documents that usually include your law school application; your work history; your credit reports; your driving record; the disposition of any kind of civil lawsuit involving you; any criminal record, including juvenile and expunged records.

In Georgia, any applicant who has been convicted of a DUI charge or its equivalent is ineligible to be certified by the character and fitness committee for at least twelve (12) months after the date of conviction.

One of the extraordinary benefits of being a student at Emory Law is the access you have to courses and faculty members in the other Emory graduate schools. Whether you’re interested in exploring health policy with the Rollins School, learning more about empire-building finance at the Goizueta Business School, or developing fluency in French or Spanish at the Laney Graduate School, you should consider taking full advantage of the cross-registration opportunities we offer. Second- and third-year JD students may count up to 3 credits from courses taken at other Emory graduate schools toward their degree requirements.


Add: Students interested in cross-registering into or out of the law school should submit petitions through the law school Registrar’s Office.

  • Each law student is responsible for first checking OPUS to verify that the course of interest is open.
  • In order to complete the cross-registration process, all students will need to complete and submit their petitions during the host school’s cross-registration enrollment period. To confirm the host school’s cross-registration enrollment period, please refer to that school’s Academic Calendar or the host school’s Registrar’s Office.

Drop: If you are interested in dropping a cross-registered course, you may do so as long as you are in compliance with all cross-registration deadlines. In order to drop the cross-registered course, please notify the law school Registrar's Office. The law school Registrar’s Office will process the drop and notify the host school.

  • Please note, if an Emory Law student needs to drop a law course after our add/drop deadline due to late acceptance into a cross-registered course, our office will drop you without penalty from the law course.

Time Conflicts: Your cross-registered course cannot conflict with anything on your law schedule. You must allow travel time between schools as well. You are responsible for understanding the schedule and rules at the school where you cross-register. 

  • Students may not make arrangements with faculty at either school to leave early or arrive late in order to accommodate a cross-registered course.

Approved vs. Enrolled: It is important to note that faculty approval does not guarantee enrollment in the course. If the faculty member approves your request, you should complete the online form. The law school will forward on to the host school’s Registrar’s Office your request for final processing. The law school Registrar’s Office will enroll you if there is available space in the course. The law school must work with the host school to confirm student enrollment; this can take up to 72 hours from time of submission.  

Grades: The host school’s grade scale will be the grade of record that will appear on your transcript. It will not, however, be used in the calculation of honors. Grades are not converted between schools. Whatever grade you are assigned at the host school will appear on your Emory Law transcript.

  • Most graduate schools do not allow pass/fail grading, and you should not try to negotiate different grading with the professor. If you have any specific questions about grading at the host school, you will want to follow up with their Registrar’s Office.

The law school registrar forwards name changes to the Emory University Office of the Registrar. Students must provide one of the following with the changed name:

  1. marriage license,
  2. court order, or
  3. driver's license plus one of the following: social security card, credit card, or blank check showing name and address. 

The Emory University School of Law Professional Conduct Code declares our values as a community and governs students' behavior throughout law school, whether on campus or off. 

Review the Code here »

Request for a replacement diploma must be made in writing to the Office of the Registrar, 1301 B. Jones Center, Atlanta, GA 30322. Cost of replacement is $35.00 payable by cash, check, or money order, payable to Emory University. Processing time is approximately 6 to 8 weeks. Requests must include the name to appear on the diploma, the graduation year, the degree received, phone number where you can be reached, and physical address. Since the diploma will be mailed via Federal Express, please do not send a PO Box address. Requests also can be made in person at the Office of the Registrar. 

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