Welcome, Transfer Students

We look forward to seeing you on campus. Here, you'll find an overview of information and resources to guide you through your transition to Emory Law.

As you prepare to join us, get to know your fellow students, meet the professors who will engage you inside and outside the classroom, explore the Emory campus and the Atlanta metropolitan area, and let us know if we can help you in any way.

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 | Transfer Schedule »

Semester Begins: August 21, 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. Part 1 on the module must be taken before  September 28 and part 2 must be taken before November 6. Start the HavenPlus Education Module »

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 » 

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 November 29, 2016.

Send Us an Official Copy of Your Second Semester Transcript

The American Bar Association requires Emory Law to receive a final law transcript and a final transcript indicating the date of your undergraduate degree conferral. If LSAC does not have both final transcripts 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.

Prepare for Class Registration

  • Meet with Assistant Dean for Academic Engagement and Success Katherine Brokaw regarding transfer credits as well as Emory Law credit requirements.
    • You will receive an email from Jenna Bowen, Director of Admission, to set up your meeting with Associate Dean Hughes.
  • Meet with the Registrar regarding class selections.
    • You can only register for classes after your meeting with Dean Brokaw.
  • Review the Emory Law Spring 2017 course descriptions, class schedule, and academic calendar (see Registrar page, right sidebar).

Connect with Your Emory Law Career Center Representative 

Below are the dates, locations and application deadlines of Emory's Summer/Fall 2016 Recruitment Programs. Please save the dates for the programs in which you would like to participate. Except as noted, programs will be run through the ELS Symplicity site. As the OCI and job fair dates approach, more information can be found on  on our Career Center Events calendar, and our Facebook page.

Spring 2017
Judicial Clerkship Job Fair – January 17, 2017
Public Sector Career Fair – February 24, 2017
Spring On-Campus Interview Program – Entire Spring Semester
Summer 2017
Southeastern Minority Job Fair – July 21-22, 2017
Emory in New York – July 27-28, 2017
MCGC- Job Fair
                Washington, D.C. – July 25, 2017
                Bay Area – August 7, 2017
                Chicago – August 10, 2017
August On-Campus Interview Program – August 1-3, 2017
New England Job Fair – August 11, 2017

Please note that participation in these programs will require that you are physically present in the cities where they are held and available to interview throughout the day (between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.) on each of these days, unless otherwise noted.

If you need any Symplicity assistance, please contact Garnett Taylor at g.taylor.jr@emory.edu.

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.

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.

Admitted transfer students are eligible to participate in Journal, Mock Trial, and Moot Court tryouts after submitting their seat deposit. 

Journals » The transfer journal write on competition will be held from July 31 - August 11. If you have questions, please email writeonhelp2017@gmail.com.  More specific information will be available later this summer. 

Mock Trial » The transfer mock trial tryouts will be held in August. Information regarding mock trial directions are available here: Emory Law Mock Trial Society Tryout Information »  If you have questions, please email Mike DeGori at michael.christopher.degori@emory.edu .

Moot Court » The transfer student moot court tryouts will be held on Thursday, August 17. If you have questions, please contact Emily Sawicki emily.s.sawicki@emory.edu.  More specific information will be available later this summer. 

Join the Class of 2020 Facebook Page

Our Class of 2020 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 2018 Facebook group to ask questions of current students.