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2017 Welcome Week 

August 15-18, 2017

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 2020.

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.

International Student Orientation: For international students on visas, mark your calendar for our International Student Orientation from August 10-11, 2017.

Schedule at a Glance

Tuesday, August 15 (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 2020. Last year, 150+ people participated! You will spend the afternoon getting to know more about our community by volunteering in a service project.

Wednesday, August 16 (Mandatory)

Wednesday commences the formal start of Welcome Week and your first day of classes! After your Welcome to Emory Law session, we will honor all incoming students at our annual convocation ceremony featuring keynote speaker Aloke Chakravarty 97L - the prosecutor for the Boston Marathon bombing case. Throughout the day, you will meet with upperclassman, participate in modules on how to succeed in your classes, and learn the nuts and bolts of being a law student.

Thursday, August 17 (Mandatory)  

Thursday 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. Attorneys, judges, and faculty will facilitate small group discussions on numerous ethical issues lawyers face in the practice. We will conclude our day with a welcome reception.

Friday, August 18 (Mandatory)

On our final day of Welcome Week, you will attend a keynote in Tull Auditorium that will address the importance of developing cultural competence to effectively engage in difficult conversation. Following the keynote, you will head to your first Civil Procedure class. The remainder of the day will be free time so you can tie up any loose ends before Monday. This time can be used to go on a library tour, talk to financial aid, talk to our IT Department, or finish unpacking your new apartment.