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2018 Welcome Week 

August 15-17, 2018

Welcome to Emory Law! We are excited to see you on campus soon.

Please note the following:

Attire: Emory Law is a comfortable and welcoming community. Our students typically dress casually for class, and we encourage this attire for most of Welcome Week. Thursday’s attire is business professional for the Emory Law Professionalism Program. Click here to see a quick guide for professional dress.

Parking: Each morning, complimentary parking is available 30 minutes before check-in until the first session begins. Once check-in closes, parking is available in the Lowergate deck (fee). For information on parking, please see Emory’s Parking and Transportation website.

Schedule at a Glance

Wednesday, August 15

Wednesday commences the formal start of Welcome Week and your first day of classes! After your Welcome to Emory Law session, you will participate in modules on how to succeed inside the classroom and learn the nuts and bolts of being a law student.

Thursday, August 16

Thursday morning can be used to go on a library tour, talk to financial aid, talk to our IT Department, attend an Introduction to Public Service session, or finish unpacking your new apartment. The afternoon will be spent participating 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. Attorneys, judges, and faculty will facilitate small group discussions on numerous ethical issues lawyers face in the practice. You will also hear a keynote by Aloke Chakravarty 97L – the prosecutor for the Boston Marathon bombing case. We will conclude our day with a welcome reception.

Friday, August 17

On our final day of Welcome Week, you will attend a module designed to show you how to effectively brief cases. Following this session, you will participate in a session that addresses the importance of developing cultural competence to effectively engage in difficult conversation. The remainder of the day will be spent participating in community service projects with your house leaders.