Welcome, Class of 2020

Admitted Student Reception in Washington DC: July 19, 2017 

Admitted Student Reception in New York City: July 20, 2017 

Mandatory F1 Visa Holder Orientation: August 10, 2017

Welcome Week:  August 15-18, 2017 | Schedule »

Semester Begins: August 21, 2017

Connect with your classmates through the Class of 2020 Facebook 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 » 

To Pay By Check 

1.Go to www.opus.emory.edu to obtain your Emory Net ID and password and submit your check payment.
2.Have your U. S. bank account and routing numbers (found on your checks). You may use a checking or savings account.
3.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.
4.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).

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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.

6.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.

Tuition deposits are non-refundable and will be credited to your Fall 2017 student account. 

Information effective as of January 3, 2017.

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 HavenPlus Education Module All incoming Emory University students are required to complete the HavenPlus education module. HavenPlus is an online learning platform designed to educate students on preventing and responding to interpersonal violence in the Emory community. It takes approximately 45 minutes to complete (closed captioning is available for video portions). Click here to begin HavenPlus »  Review the HavenPlus FAQs »

More details will follow this summer.

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 » You will 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 » Photos must be uploaded and approved by of Wednesday, August 9. Cards will be available for pickup during Welcome Week. 

9. Duo Authetication Many services at Emory require Duo authetication before you can log in from off-campus. Duo provides extra security by checking an app on your phone before allowing you to login to important Emory services, such as Email and Opus. Learn more about Duo here and install the software on your phone. If you have questions about Duo or configuing Duo, please contact the University help desk at (404)727-7777.

9. Register for On-Campus Parking Parking registration is now open. Visit Emory Parking to learn more about the options, and visit the Emory Parking Portal to begin the registration process (sign in using your OPUS net ID and password). Most new law students who park on campus select the Peavine, Michael Street, or Clairmont decks. (Lowergate South deck is not available.) Registration will remain open throughout the summer, and while these decks usually do not fill up immediately, we do recommend registering sooner rather than later.

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.  Sei Yoshioka-Cefalo is a Licensed Professional Counselor at the School of Law and is the primary liaison to Emory University Access, Disability Services, and Resources (ADSR).  He can assist qualified students with obtaining a variety of services and ensures that all matters of equal access, reasonable accommodation, and compliance are properly addressed.  If you have questions or concerns pertaining to accommodations that you may need while you are a student at the School of Law, please contact Sei directly by sending an e-mail to: sei.yoshioka@emory.edu.  When you contact Sei, please provide your full name, Emory ID number, and the program you will be enrolled.  If you are a transfer student, please indicate accordingly.

Information effective as of June 14, 2017.

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 2019 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 first year students will be registered for classes based on their section assignment, which will be communicated in August 2017. With this communication you will also receive a list of required books for each course.

Information effective as of January 3, 2017.

All incoming international students are required to attend the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) Orientation. More information will be available in Summer 2017. 

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.

 

Join the Class of 2020 Facebook Page

Our Class of 202 Facebook group0 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 2018 Facebook group and the Class of 2019 Facebook group to ask questions of current students