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.
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 15. Click here to begin Haven » For more information on Haven or technical support please email email@example.com » 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 »
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.
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, pick up your student ID at the EmoryCard office, located on the first floor of the Boisfeuillet Jones Building, Room 101. The office is open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday–Friday and may be contacted at 404.727.6095.
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 15, 2014
Enrollment Decision and Deposit Process
Go to OPUS to obtain your Emory Net ID and password and submit your payment.
- Have your U.S. bank account and routing numbers (found on your checks) ready. You may use a checking or savings account.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.
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
- Post Briarcliff »
- Clairmont Reserve »
- Emory Pointe »
- Highland Lake »
- Apartments at President Park »
- Campus Crossings Briarcliff »
- Emory University provides »
Students with disabilities can contact Emory's Office of Disability Services for specific information on obtaining an Individualized Accommodation Plan.
A: Financial aid postings appear in OPUS. All questions regarding scholarship and financial aid should be directed to the Financial Aid Office or 404.727.6039. Your advisor is based on your last name:
A: There is no required reading list. Enjoy your summer, and be ready to hit the ground running in August.
A: Once schedules are posted in OPUS, book lists will be available. This gives you plenty of time to purchase texts online, through the University Bookstore, or at Emory Law’s Public Interest Committee on-campus used book sale during orientation.
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.
Monday, August 11: Team Building Day
|8:00–9:00 a.m.||2nd Floor Connector & Hunter Atrium||Amazing Race check-in 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)|
|2:00–4:00 p.m.||Classroom 1E||ISSS new student orientation, required for all international students|
|2:00–5:00 p.m.||On and off campus locations||Community service projects with Houses|
Tuesday, August 12: Welcome to the Emory Law Community
|8:00 -9:00 a.m.||2nd Floor Connector & Hunter Atrium||Official check-in and House assignments|
|9:00-10:00 a.m.||Tull Auditorium||Welcome to Emory Law by Dean Robert Schapiro, Assistant Deans Brokaw and Rosenzweig; Introduction to the Emory Law faculty by Associate Dean Tim Holbrook|
|10:15 a.m.-1:00 p.m.||Students will rotate as groups through three sessions.|
|12:30-2:00 p.m.||Bacardi Plaza and Student Commons||Annual Student Bar Association (SBA) Cookout|
|2:00–4:00 p.m.||Student Commons||Library & IT tours (by House)|
Wednesday, August 13: Welcome to the Emory Law Academic Experience
|8:00–9:30 a.m.||Hunter Atrium||Breakfast buffet with deans, faculty, administrators, and students|
|9:30–11:00 a.m.||Tull Auditorium||Panel: The "Real Deal" on Student Life at Emory Law, presented by the Student Bar Association (SBA)|
|11:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m.|
|Faculty overview of 1L curriculum.|
|12:00-1:00 p.m.||Rooms 1C, 1D, and 1E||"Beyond the Paper Chase"|
|1:00-2:00 p.m.||Student Commons||Multicultural Food Fair (lunch)|
|2:00-5:00 p.m.||On and off campus locations||Community service projects with Houses|
Thursday, August 14: Welcome to Your First Class
|8:00–8:30 a.m.||Student Commons||Continental breakfast|
|8:30–10:00 a.m.||Classrooms 1C, 1D, 1E, 5B, 5C, 5D, and 5F||LWRAP classes - Legal Writing, Research, and Advocacy Program|
|10:15–11:45 a.m.||Rooms 1C, 1D, and 1E||Civil Procedure classes|
|11:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m.||Tull Auditorium||Career Center introduction|
|12:30–1:00 p.m.||Tull Auditorium||Emory University policies, presented by Campus Life|
|1:00–2:00 p.m.||Student Commons||Lunch|
|2:00-4:00 p.m.||Student Commons||Library and IT tours (by House)|
|2:00–5:00 p.m.||2nd Floor of MacMillan Law Library, Kessler Room||EPIC Used Book Sale|
|5:00–7:00 p.m.||Miller Ward Alumni House (main campus)||Welcome Reception with Dean Schapiro and Patrise Perkins-Hoooker 84B 84L|
Friday, August 15: Welcome to the Legal Profession
Professional attire (suits) required
|8:00–9:00 a.m.||2nd Floor Connector & Hunter Atrium; Classroom 1C||Continental breakfast and Professionalism program check-in; professional photo shoot|
|9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.||Tull Auditorium and various classrooms||Professionalism program|
|12:30-1:30 p.m.||The Beach & Student Commons||Lunch with the Emory Law community|
|1:30-3:00 p.m.||Classroom 1C||Professional photo shoot|