Welcome, Class of 2017
We look forward to seeing you on campus in August.

Welcome Week: Monday, August 11 - Friday, August 15, 2014

First Day of Classes:  Monday, August 18, 2014


Join the Class of 2017 Facebook page and connect with your 1L classmates. You can network with students coming to Emory Law from your region, share housing opportunities and look for potential roommates, and get helpful tips from current students who are happy to share their experiences and suggestions.

Welcome Week 2014
Monday, August 11 - Friday, August 15

We look forward to welcoming you to Emory Law! The following schedule provides a general overview of orientation activities.  Note: the SBA will send information about optional evening social activities during Welcome Week. 

We will email final Welcome Week details next week. If you would like to go ahead and sign up for the Amazing Race, click here »

Monday, August 11: Team Building Day

Comfortable attire

8:00–9:00 a.m.2nd Floor Connector & Hunter AtriumCheck-in for Amazing Race and House assignments
9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.Tull Auditorium (start)Annual Emory Law Amazing Race
12:30-1:00 p.m.Tull Auditoriuim"Suiting Up for the Legal Profession" hosted by Legal Association of Women Students (LAWS)
2:004:00 p.m.Classroom 1EISSS new student orientation, required for all international students
2:005:00 p.m.On and off campus locationsCommunity service projects with Houses

Tuesday, August 12: Welcome to the Emory Law Community

Comfortable attire 

8:00 -9:00 a.m.2nd Floor Connector & Hunter AtriumContinental Breakfast; Official Check-in & House Assignments (mandatory)
9:00-10:00 a.m.Tull AuditoriumDeans' welcome; introduction to Emory Law faculty
10:15 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Students will rotate as groups through three sessions. (Check OPUS and name tag for section assignments.)

10:15-11:00 a.m.

Section OBD: Library/IT presentations and new web overview, Room 1C

Section OAE: Meet your Emory Law community, Room 1D

Section OCF: Student Services expo, Student Commons

11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Section OCF: Library/IT presentations and new web overview, Room 1C

Section OBD: Meet your Emory Law community, Room 1D

Section OAE: Student Services expo, Student Commons

12:15-1:00 p.m.

Section OAE: Library/IT presentations and new web overview, Room 1C

Section OCF: Meet your Emory Law community, Room 1D

Section OBD: Student Services expo, Student Commons

12:30-2:00 p.m.Bacardi Plaza and Student CommonsAnnual Student Bar Association (SBA) Cookout
2:004:00 p.m.Student CommonsLibrary & IT tours by House: Decatur, Druid Hills, Kirkwood, and Midtown Houses (meet in Student Commons)

Wednesday, August 13: Welcome to the Emory Law Academic Experience

Comfortable attire 

8:00–9:00 a.m.Hunter AtriumCheck-in; Mix-and-Mingle Breakfast with Emory Law Community (Student Commons)
9:00-9:30 a.m.Break
9:30–11:00 a.m.Tull AuditoriumPanel: The "Real Deal" on Student Life at Emory Law, presented by the Student Bar Association (SBA)
11:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Tull Auditorium

Faculty overview of 1L curriculum.
12:00-1:00 p.m.Rooms 1C, 1D, and 1E

Breakout by large section: "Beyond the Paper Chase."

Section OAF: Room 1C

Section OBC: Room 1D

Section ODE: Room 1E

1:00-2:00 p.m.Student CommonsMulticultural Food Fair (lunch)
2:00-5:00 p.m.On and off campus locationsCommunity service projects with Houses

Thursday, August 14: Welcome to Your First Class

Comfortable attire 

8:00–8:30 a.m.Student CommonsCheck-in and Continental breakfast
8:30–10:00 a.m.

LWRAP classes - Legal Writing, Research, and Advocacy Program

1C: Carroll

1D: Daspit

1E: Kirk

5B:  Mathews

5C: Romig

5D: Schwartz

5F: Thornton

10:15–11:45 a.m.Rooms 1C, 1D, and 1E

Civil Procedure classes (by large sections)

Section OAB: Room 1C

Section OEF: Room 1D

Section OCD: Room 1E

11:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m.Tull AuditoriumCareer Center introduction
12:30–1:00 p.m.Tull AuditoriumEmory University policies, presented by Campus Life
1:00–3:00 p.m.Student Commons and Room 1BLunch and EPIC Used Book Sale
3:00-5:00 p.m.Student CommonsLibrary and IT tours (by House: Morningside, Virginia Highland, and Sweet Auburn)
5:00–7:00 p.m.Miller Ward Alumni House (main campus, free parking available)Dean's Welcome Reception for all new students with faculty and alumni

Friday, August 15: Welcome to the Legal Profession

Professional attire (suits) required 

8:00–9:00 a.m.2nd Floor Connector & Hunter Atrium; Classroom 1CContinental breakfast and Professionalism program check-in; professional photo shoot
9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.Tull Auditorium and various classroomsProfessionalism program
12:30-1:30 p.m.The Beach & Student CommonsLunch with the Emory Law community
1:30-3:00 p.m.Classroom 1CProfessional photo shoot


Fall 2014 Book Lists

Please review your Section’s Book List and the LWRAP Book List as you will need books from both.

LWRAP Book List »

Section A Book List »

Section B Book List »

Section C Book List »

Section D Book List »

Section E Book List »

Section F Book List »

Fall 2014 1L Schedules 

The Office of Admissions will email students their Section and LWRAP assignments.

LWRAP Schedule »

Section A Schedule » 

Section B Schedule »

Section C Schedule »

Section D Schedule »

Section E Schedule »

Section F Schedule »

Emory Law students
Summer Checklist

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

*NEW* Complete the Haven Online Education Module. All incoming Emory University students are required to complete the Haven online education module. This module will provide you with information on preventing and responding to interpersonal violence in the Emory community. It takes approximately 30 minutes to complete (closed captioning is available for video portions).  All Emory Law students must complete this course by Friday, August 15Click here to begin Haven » For more information on Haven or technical support please email haven.help@emory.edu » For more information on free and confidential support resources at Emory University or near you (if you are not on currently on campus) please visit The Respect Program »

1. American Bar Association (ABA) regulations require that we receive a hardcopy of your final undergraduate transcript indicating the date of your degree conferral. Please send an original, final transcript to Rogenia Gouch, Emory Law Admission, 1301 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30322. (Transcripts sent to LSAC do not fulfill this requirement.)

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. Register for On-Campus Parking. Online registration will open later this summer. Review campus parking options at http://parking.emory.edu »

4. 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 »

5. 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.

6. 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.

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.

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.

7. 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.

During Orientation, your IDs will be available at check-in each morning.

8. 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 »

Information effective as of July 24, 2014

Housing Options

Emory University does not provide on-campus graduate housing. 

While we are unable to recommend specific properties, there are several nearby complexes to consider. You may also want to network with peers via the Class of 2017 Facebook page 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.