2016 Welcome Week
August 9-12, 2016
Welcome to Emory Law! We are excited to see you on campus soon. Click here to download the full schedule (transfer student full schedule) or you can also view it on the Admitted Students page along with other resources for the Class of 2019. 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 Tuesday through Thursday of Welcome Week. Friday'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
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.