Welcome, Class of 2018
We look forward to seeing you on campus in August.

Welcome Week
August 11-14, 2015

We look forward to welcoming you to Emory Law! Follow these steps to prepare for Welcome Week.


The Welcome Week Schedule provides an overview of orientation activities.


Submit this required form to indicate your t-shirt size, dietary restrictions (if any), and special accommodations you may require during Welcome Week.


All events on Tuesday are optional and require registration through the online form. (All sessions Wednesday-Friday are mandatory, and no registration is required.)

Welcome Week 2015
Tuesday, August 11 - Friday, August 14

We look forward to welcoming you to Emory Law! The following schedule provides an overview of orientation activities.

For mandatory sessions: Please take a moment to submit this form to indicate your t-shirt size, dietary restrictions (if any), and special accommodations you may require during Welcome Week.

Tuesday, August 11

All events on Tuesday are optional and require registration beginning August 1 through this page. (All sessions Wednesday-Friday are mandatory, and there is no registration required.)

Wear: Athletic Attire/Tennis Shoes
Park: Lowergate South Deck

9:00 a.m.

2nd floor connector

Check-In

9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Tull Auditorium (start)

Annual Emory Law Amazing Race & Houses Overview

12:30–1:00 p.m.

Coca-Cola Commons

Lunch

1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

Winship Ballroom, Dobbs University Center (DUC)

Emory Law Public Service Overview
with Rita Sheffey, Assistant Dean for Public Service and President-Elect of the State Bar of Georgia 
Emory Public Interest Committee (EPIC) Overview
with EPIC President Raquel Leibovitch

2:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

Trees Atlanta

Community Service Project
volunteering with Trees Atlanta on the BeltLine Eastside Trail

5:45 p.m.–6:45 p.m.

114a Morris Manning & Martin Room

Emory Public Interest Committee (EPIC) Book Sale
Students can peruse previously owned course books and supplements; cash only please.

Wednesday, August 12

Wear: Casual Attire
Park: Lowergate South Deck

9:30 a.m.

2nd Floor Connector

Check-In

10:00 a.m.–11 a.m.

Tull Auditorium

Welcome to Emory Law
Robert Schapiro, Dean and Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law; Katherine Brokaw, Assistant Dean for Academic Engagement and Success; Ethan Rosenzweig, Senior Assistant Dean for Admission and Student Life; and Seth Park 16L 16 MBA, Student Bar Association (SBA) President 

11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Tull Auditorium

Preparing for Your First Emory Law Class
with Robert Ahdieh, Vice Dean and K.H. Gyr Professor of Private International Law

12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

Various classrooms (1Ls)


Student Commons (AJDs)

Lunch with Houses (1Ls)
See your nametag for your assigned location.

Lunch with Faculty (AJDs) with Robert Ahdieh,Vice Dean, and Professor Julie Seaman, AJD faculty advisor

1:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

Tull Auditorium

Academic Assistance Overview
with Katherine Brokaw, Assistant Dean for Academic Engagement and Success

2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Tull Auditorium

Library & IT Overview

3:15 p.m.–3:45 p.m.

Tull Auditorium

Emory University Overview
with Suyash Raiborde 16L, Student Government Representative and Seth Park 16L 16MBA, Student Bar Association (SBA) President

3:45 p.m.–4:15 p.m.

Tull Auditorium

Student Bar Association (SBA) Current Student Panel
moderated by Seth Park 16L 16MBA, SBA President

4:15 p.m.–4:45 p.m.

Tull Auditorium

Suiting Up for the Legal Profession
presented by Caroline Harwell 17L, Legal Association for Women Students (LAWS) President 

5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.

Bacardi Plaza

Student Bar Association (SBA) Social
*first 30 minutes: House shirt pickup

Thursday, August 13

Wear: Casual Attire
Park: Lowergate South Deck

9:30 a.m.

Carroll - 5B
Crewson - 5F
Kirk - 1D
Mathews - 5E
Parrish - 1F
Romig - 1C
Schwartz - 1B
Thornton - G575

Check-In at Introduction to Legal Analysis, Research, and Communication (ILARC) Class

 

10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

Introduction to Legal Analysis, Research, and Communication (ILARC) Class

11:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Tull Auditorium (1Ls)

Room 1B (AJDs)

Career Center Introduction (1Ls)
with Lydia Russo, Assistant Dean for Professional Development and Career Strategy

Policies and Procedures (AJDs)
with Admissions Team

12:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

Cox Hall

Convocation Luncheon
with John A. Jordak 93L, Partner at Alston & Bird LLP and President-Elect of the Emory Alumni Board; and Aloke S. Chakravarty 97L, Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Anti-Terrorism and National Security Unit, District of MA and co-lead prosecutor in the Boston Marathon bombing case

3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

Freer - 1C
Schapiro - 1D
Shepherd  - 1E

First Civil Procedure Class

 

 

4:45 p.m.–5:15 p.m.

Tull Auditorium

Emory University Policies
presented by Emory University Office of Student Conduct

6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m

Miller-Ward Alumni House (815 Houston Mill Rd.); free shuttle and parking available; casual attire

Welcome Reception
with Dean Robert Schapiro and remarks by Rita Sheffey, Assistant Dean for Public Service and President-Elect of the State Bar of Georgia

Friday, August 14

Wear: Business Attire/Suit
Park: Lowergate South deck

8:30 a.m.

2nd floor connector

Check-In

9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Tull Auditorium and various classrooms; see your nametag for your assigned location

Professionalism Program

12:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

Student Commons

Room 1C

Lunch

Professional Portrait Session

2:30 p.m.–3:15 p.m.

Tull Auditorium

Career Center Introduction (AJDs)
with Lydia Russo, Assistant Dean for Professional Development and Career Strategy

Schedule is subject to change. The final schedule will be provided at Welcome Week.

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

1. Final TranscriptThe 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 Haven Online Education ModuleAll incoming Emory University students are required to complete the Haven online education moduleReview the Haven FAQs» 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 14. Please note: Students are only required to complete Part 1 by the August 14 deadline. Part 2 can be completed 45 days after you complete Part 1. Click 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 »

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. The deadline for uploading your photo is August 2, 2015. During Orientation, your IDs will be available at check-in each morning. Download Emory Card instructions »

9. Register for On-Campus Parking. Online registration will open in late summer 2015. Review campus parking options at http://parking.emory.edu »

Information effective as of July 23, 2015.

First Enrollment Decision and Deposit
First Deposit Deadline Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 11:59 p.m.

If accepting admission, submit your enrollment decision and first deposit by check or credit card. 


To Pay By Check 

1.Submit your enrollment decision »
2.Go to www.opus.emory.edu to obtain your Emory Net ID and password and submit your check payment.
3.Have your U. S. bank account and routing numbers (found on your checks). You may use a checking or savings account.
4.On the Student Center screen, scroll down to the Admissions section. Choose the “Pay Admission Deposit” link. Once you have paid, this link will disappear.
5.Enter your bank account number (up to 17 digits) and routing number (9 digits) twice in the designated fields. Then tab out of the field to activate the “Next Step” button (this button will not activate if you do not tab out of the field).

6.

Verify your information on the confirmation page. If correct, click “Submit.” If you need to make corrections, click “Previous Step.” Once payment is submitted, it cannot be cancelled.

7.After you submit the payment information, you will receive a message confirming your deposit has been posted to your Emory student account. Use the “opus home” link to return to the Student Center page.

To Pay by Credit Card

1.If paying by credit card, complete our online enrollment decision and credit card payment process. Please note that additional service fees apply to credit card deposits. 
2.  Submit your decision and credit card payment »

Tuition deposits are non-refundable and will be credited to your Fall 2015 student account. 

Second Enrollment Decision and Deposit
Second Deposit Deadline Monday, June 1, 2015 at 11:59 p.m.

Submit your enrollment decision and second deposit by check or credit card. 


To Pay by Check

1.Submit your enrollment decision » 
2.Go to www.opus.emory.edu to obtain your Emory Net ID and password and submit your check payment.
3.Have your U. S. bank account and routing numbers (found on your checks). You may use a checking or savings account.
4.On the Student Center screen, scroll down to the Admissions section. Choose the “Pay Admission Deposit” link. Once you have paid, this link will disappear.
5.Enter your bank account number (up to 17 digits) and routing number (9 digits) twice in the designated fields. Then tab out of the field to activate the “Next Step” button (this button will not activate if you do not tab out of the field).

6.

Verify your information on the confirmation page. If correct, click “Submit.” If you need to make corrections, click “Previous Step.” Once payment is submitted, it cannot be cancelled.

7.After you submit the payment information, you will receive a message confirming your deposit has been posted to your Emory student account. Use the “opus home” link to return to the Student Center page.

To Pay by Credit Card

1.If paying by credit card, complete our online enrollment decision and credit card payment process. Please note that additional service fees apply to credit card deposits. 
2. Submit your decision and credit card payment »

 

Tuition deposits are non-refundable and will be credited to your Fall 2015 student account. 

All incoming international students are required to attend the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) Orientation Session on August 5 in room 1-D from 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

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: Andrea Schmoyer
1301 Clifton Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30322

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

Welcome Week: August 11 - 14, 2015

Loans Disperse: night of Monday, August 10, 2015

First Day of Classes:  Monday, August 17, 2015

Connect with your classmates through the Class of 2018 Facebook page! Network with students coming from your region, share housing opportunities and look for roommates, and get helpful tips from current students who are happy to share their experiences.