Welcome, Class of 2019

2016 Welcome Week: August 9-12, 2016

Schedule »  | Transfer Student Schedule »

Connect with your classmates through the Class of 2019 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 » 

Tuition deposits are non-refundable and will be credited to your Fall 2016 student account. 

Information effective as of June 17, 2016.

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 » 

All incoming law students are required to complete Part 1 by 4:00pm EST on Friday, August 12, 2016.

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 » Tuesday, August 2 is the last day to upload your photo. Cards will be available for pickup during Welcome Week. 

9. Register for On-Campus Parking Registration for law students is currently scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. EST onMonday, June 13, 2016. At that time, you can register at http://transportation.emory.edu/parking/students.html . You will use the same Emory NetID and password that you use to access OPUS. If you have not already accessed OPUS, please make sure to do that here: https://secure.web.emory.edu/it/acm/getpassword.cfm . If you have any questions, please call us at 404-727-6802.

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 17, 2016.

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 2017 or Class of 2018 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 the first week of August. With this communication you will also receive a list of required books for each course.

Fall 2016 Section Schedules & Book Lists

Information effective as of August 3, 2016.

All incoming international students are required to attend the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) Orientation Session on August 4,2016 at 2:00 p.m in Room 1E at Gambrell Hall. 

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.


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 2019 Facebook Page

Our Class of 2019 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 2017 Facebook and the Class of 2018 Facebook group to ask questions of current students  to make connections with incoming students.

2016 Welcome Week: August 9-12

2016 Welcome Week Detailed Schedule for Students

Schedule At A Glance

Tuesday, August 9 Strongly Encouraged

We will kick off Welcome Week with The Amazing Race – a campus-wide scavenger hunt that will familiarize you with Emory University, its resources, and the members of the Class of 2019. Last year, 150+ people participated! You will spend the afternoon getting to know Atlanta by volunteering with United Way. 

Wednesday, August 10 Mandatory

Wednesday kicks off the formal Welcome Week program.  You will meet with Law School Administrators, participate in modules on how to succeed in your classes and the different approaches to consider in preparing for class. Following lunch with your Law School Houses, the nuts and bolts of Emory Law and Emory University will also be introduced.  

Thursday, August 11 Mandatory  

Today is your first day of classes! After you attend your first two law school classes, we will honor all new students at our annual convocation ceremony featuring keynote speaker Aloke Chakravarty 97L -  the prosecutor for the Boston Marathon bombing case.

Friday, August 12 Mandatory

On our final day of Welcome Week, you will participate in the Emory Law Professionalism Program. This program helps students identify and make sound judgments about issues they will encounter during law school and in practice. Practicing attorneys, judges, and faculty will facilitate small group discussions on numerous ethical issues lawyers face in the practice.