Welcome, AJD Students

We look forward to seeing you on campus. Here, you'll find an overview of information and resources to guide you through your transition to Emory Law. 

As you prepare to join us, get to know your fellow students, meet the professors who will engage you inside and outside the classroom, explore the Emory campus and the Atlanta metropolitan area, and let us know if we can help you in any way.

International Student Orientation (Required)
August 12, 2019

Welcome Week 2019 (Required)
August 13-16, 2019  |  Schedule »

Semester Begins
August 19, 2019

As you prepare to join us at Emory Law, we have a checklist of actions and forms to complete.

1. Final Transcript. The American Bar Association requires Emory Law to receive a final transcript indicating the date of your undergraduate degree conferral. If LSAC does not have this final transcript in your Credential Assembly Service (CAS) report, please have your final transcript sent to Emory Law’s Office of Admission, 1301 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30322.

2. Health Forms and Insurance Requirements. Complete all required student health information and health forms online with Emory University's online Health Services Portal »

3. Review our Laptop and Computer Recommendations. Emory Law students are required to own a computer. We recommend that you invest in a new notebook computer from a reputable manufacturer with a three-year warranty. Try to purchase a notebook computer that balances light weight and long battery life. Most exams are taken on computer and most faculty members permit students to take notes on computer in class. The law school supports both Mac and Windows systems. The University provides anti-virus software and the University plans to provide Microsoft Office365 to students beginning in Fall, 2014. Barnes and Noble at Emory offers an excellent bundle package for students' technological needs. Learn more »

4. Complete the Sexual Assault Prevention for Graduate Students Complete the Sexual Assault Prevention for Graduate Students All incoming Emory University students are required to complete the Sexual Assault Prevention for Graduate Students (SAP-G) education module. SAP-G is an online learning platform designed to empower you to make well-informed decisions about issues that affect your years at Emory and beyond. It takes approximately 45 minutes to complete (closed captioning is available for video portions). You will receive an email to your Emory email address with instructions on how to complete the module.

5.  Set Up Your Network ID and Password. Your NetID allows you to access OPUS (Online Pathway to University Students) » Set up your Network ID here »

6. Log In to OPUS (Online Pathway to University Students), your portal to student accounts, the registrar, and many other services at Emory. Explore OPUS and get familiar with the resources you will use as an Emory Law student. Submit a help request if you cannot log in or access OPUS. Include your first and last name and your Emory Net ID. DO NOT INCLUDE YOUR PASSWORD.

7. Create an Emory Email Account » We will activate your Emory e-mail account in early July. You will then access your account using the same NetID and password that you use for OPUS access. Your email address is your NETID(at)emory.edu. If you attended Emory as an undergraduate student, your default Emory account is your Exchange account. Forward messages from Learnlink or EagleMail to your new Exchange account.

8. Upload Your Photo for Your EmoryCard (Student ID) » The EmoryCard is the official ID Card of Emory University. It permits access to facilities and events and can be used to purchase goods and services at the university and at a wide range of merchants throughout the community. The image you upload must be on a white or solid neutral background. More information regarding your EmoryCard can be found here » Cards will be available for pickup during Welcome Week. 

9. Register for On-Campus Parking Parking Registration is now open. Please register using the parking transportation website:http://transportation.emory.edu/parking/students.html

10. Student Accomodations Emory University School of Law provides all persons an equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from programs and services afforded to others. Please visit the Office of Accessibility Services website for information about our policies and procedures and to begin the process of registration. If you have additional questions or concerns pertaining to accommodations that you may need while you are a student at the School of Law, please contact Assistant Dean Brokaw directly by sending an e-mail to: kbrokaw@emory.edu.  In your email, please include your full name, Emory ID number, and the program in which you will be enrolled.  If you are a transfer student, please indicate accordingly.

Information effective as of June 25, 2019.

Connect with Your Emory Law Career Center Representative 

Below are the dates, locations and application deadlines of Emory's Summer/Fall 2019 Recruitment Programs. Please save the dates for the programs in which you would like to participate. Except as noted, programs will be run through the ELS Symplicity site. As the OCI and job fair dates approach, more information can be found on our Career Center Events calendar, and our Facebook page.

  • Southeastern Minority Job Fair (held in Atlanta; employers nationwide): July 19-20, 2019

  • Emory in New York Interview Program (New York, NY; includes New Jersey employers): July 25-26, 2019.

  • The Midwest California Georgia Consortium:

    Emory Law is proud to be part of the below programs alongside UCLA Law School, the University of Iowa College of Law, University of Minnesota Law School, USC Gould School of Law, University of Wisconsin Law School and Washington University School of Law.

  • Midwest California Georgia Consortium in Washington, DC Interview Program: July 23, 2019

  • Midwest California Georgia Consortium in Chicago Interview Program:  August 5, 2019

  • Midwest California Georgia Consortium in Houston, TX: August 7, 2019 (walk-around program)
  • August Early Emory On-Campus Interview Program (large firms from Atlanta and nationwide): July 30 – August 1, 2019.

  • New England Interview Program (Boston, MA): Friday, August 9, 2019.  

  • Emory On-Campus Interview Program (large firms from Atlanta and nationwide): September 3 – November 15, 2019.

Emory Law Students are also eligible to participate in the below, subject-specific job fairs (Please check Symplicity under Position Type “Job Fair” for registration information):

  • Bay Area Diversity Career Fair (San Francisco, CA)
  • Cook County Bar Association (Chicago, IL)
  • Hispanic National Bar Association’s Career Fair (Washington, D.C.)
  • Delaware State Bar Association (Wilmington, Delaware)
  • KCMBA Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair (Kansas City, MI)
  • Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference (Minneapolis, MN)
  • The 6th Annual St. Louis Diversity Job Fair (St. Louis, Missouri)
  • The National Black Prosecutors Association (Washington, D.C.)
  • The National LGBT Bar Association (New York, NY)
  • San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association (San Francisco, CA)
  • Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair (Atlanta, GA):

Please note that participation in these programs will require that you are physically present in the cities where they are held and available to interview throughout the day (between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.) on each of these days, unless otherwise noted.

Explore your Housing Options

Emory University does not provide on-campus graduate housing. Emory's Off-Campus Housing website can assist you in finding housing in the area. 

While we are unable to recommend specific properties, there are several nearby complexes to consider. Click here to download information about the apartment complexes that participated in the Admitted Student Housing Fair.

You may also want to network with peers via the Class of 2020 or Class of 2021 Facebook pages for roommate opportunities.

Nearby Apartment Complexes

Students with disabilities can contact Emory's Office of Disability Services for specific information on obtaining an Individualized Accommodation Plan.

All incoming AJD students will be assigned first year classes. You will receive your class schedule along with your list of required books the first week of August.  If you graduated from the Emory Law LLM program in Fall 2018 or later, you may have additional options with your class schedule. Associate Director for Student Engagement, Jennie Geada Fernandez, will serve as the academic advisor for the AJD program. Please contact Director Fernandez at with any questions you may have.  Her email is jennifer.geada.fernandez@emory.edu.

All incoming international students are required to attend the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) Orientation Session in August.

New students who are not US citizens or permanent residents must obtain visas through a US consulate. Contact a US embassy or consulate in your country for details.

Resources

F-1 Visas

To apply for an F-1 visa, you will need:

  1. Completed Financial Certificate, along with supporting documentation
  2. Completed I-20 form
  3. Letter from Emory Law School offering you admission and specifying the terms of admission and support and if granted a scholarship separately
  4. Passport and payment for fees

Please visit the International Student and Scholar Services pre-arrival website, which includes information about obtaining a visa »

J-1 Visas

The J-1 visa is primarily used by students who come via a sponsored exchange, or who are sponsored by a funder who requires a J-1 visa. If you think you need a J-1 visa, please contact Emory’s International Student and Scholar Services »


Obtaining a Visa

1. Complete the Financial Certificate. Before the university will issue documents in support of visas, international students must demonstrate their ability to cover the full cost of educational and living expenses, either from personal resources or from a combination of personal resources and financial awards, including tuition scholarships and fellowships from the Law School. We need this ompleted form as well as financial statements to support the information included on this form. Any financial documents you send must be current and official. If you have a sponsor or agency supporting you, then documents should show their names on statements.

2. For F-1 visas: Complete the I-20 form. Your answers the questions on this form determine how your I-20 will be processed. If you’re transferring from another US institution to Emory, you must still complete this form and refer to item 4 below.

3. Send the Financial Certificate, the I-20 form, and all supporting documents to the admission office. You can email scanned copies of the documents, but originals must be mailed to Emory Law. Emory will process the information and issue the I-20 form required to support your visa application. We will send it directly to you, so make sure that we have the most up to date address on file.

4. If you are a transfer student, have your immigration record transferred electronically through SEVIS to Emory University. If you are studying at another university in the U.S. and will be transferring to Emory, you will need to follow a special set of procedures and use a special form. You'll find instructions on this website. Note that we also need all of the supporting documentation outlined above.

5. All documents should be mailed to:

Emory University School of Law
Attn: Jasmine Britt
1301 Clifton Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30322

6. Please Notify the admissions office by email when you send your documents by mail.

Admitted AJD students are eligible to participate in Mock Trial, and Moot Court tryouts after submitting their seat deposit. 

Mock Trial Tryout will be held the week of August 19, please email ELSMockTrial@gmail.com for additional information.

Moot Court Tryout will be held the first two weeks of August.  Please review the Moot Court Transfer Informational Letter here. If you have additional questions, you may contact Jacob Weiss at jacob.michael.weiss@emory.edu.

AJD Students may not participate in the Journal Write-On Competition.

Our Class of 2021 Facebook group is a great way to connect with your future classmates, find roommates, ask questions of current students, and learn more about Emory and Atlanta. You’re also welcome to connect with the Class of 2020 Facebook group to ask questions of rising third year students.