Welcome to Emory Law

Congratulations on your acceptance to Emory Law. Our job is to feed your intellect and challenge you to think. We are pleased you have decided to undertake this journey at Emory, a welcoming community that offers an engaging, supportive environment. The required, intensive online orientation prior to your first residency will acquaint you with Emory Law’s policies and the technology you will use in your online courses, as well as help you prepare for the challenging legal reading, thinking, and analysis of your coursework.

Emory Law students in Commons

Key Dates

Legal Foundations Program: July 16 - August 3, 2018

Fall 2018 LLM Orientation:
August 8 - 10 & August 13 - 17, 2018

Mandatory International Student Session: August 10, 2018

Classes Begin: August 20, 2018

Step 1

Submit your enrollment decision »

Step 2

If accepting admission, submit your deposit ($750) either with a check or credit card.

Paying by CheckPaying by Credit Card

You may mail a check or money order to:

Emory University School of Law
1301 Clifton Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30322

Please note that additional fees apply to credit card deposits—$750 plus $25 service charge.

Complete our secure online payment process » 

As you prepare to join us at Emory Law, we have a checklist of actions and forms to complete before you arrive.

  1. Activate your Emory student account:  Log in to OPUS (Online Pathway to University Students), your portal to student accounts, the registrar, and many other services at Emory. Set up your Network ID here »
  2. Create an Emory Email Account.  You will access your Emory email account using the same NetID and password that you use for OPUS access. Your email address is your NETID(at)emory.edu. You will log in to your Emory email account via the Outlook Web Access (OWA) tool, which enables you to access your Emory email from any computer with internet access. Bookmark this direct link to Emory Exchange (Email System): email.emory.edu » 

    Emory uses two-factor authentication to ensure the security of your information. Learn more about Emory's two-factor authentication here »

  3. Health Forms and Insurance Requirements. Complete all required student health information and health forms online with Emory University's online  Health Services portal » All Emory students are required to have health insurance.  There are two options:
    1. Sign up for the Emory Student Health Insurance Plan; or
    2. Fill out an online waiver and get another insurance plan that meets Emory's requirements.
  4. 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 »  Photos must be uploaded and approved by of Wednesday, August 2nd. Cards will be available for pickup during Welcome Week. 
  5. 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. It takes approximately 45 minutes to complete (closed captioning is available for video portions). The HavenPlus Education Module link will be made available later this summer.
  6. 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.
  7. Register for On-Campus Parking.  Online registration will open later this summer.  Review campus parking options at http://parking.emory.edu »
  8. 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.

Housing Options

Emory University does not provide on-campus graduate housing. 

While we are unable to recommend specific properties, Emory does provide a Off Campus Housing Resource website

Students with disabilities can contact Emory's Office of Disability Services for specific information on obtaining an Individualized Accommodation Plan.

Academic advising and registration for courses will occur over the summer and we will be following up with more details in late spring.  In the meantime, you can view the Fall 2017 course schedule below:

Class Schedule »

Course Descriptions »


Congratulations on making the decision to join Emory Law’s prestigious LLM program, and welcome to our community.  In the coming weeks, you will receive emails from the Office of Graduate Programs here at Emory University School of Law. They will contain information about housing, class registration, orientation, and other topics to help you settle into Atlanta and within the Emory Law community. 

I encourage you to visit our Admitted Student web pages as there is useful information that will assist with the transition to Emory Law. I want to make sure you are confident and excited about the beginning of your Emory Law career, so if we can be of further assistance, please don't hesitate to contact me at jrdworkin@emory.edu. I look forward to seeing you on campus.

Once again, congratulations and welcome to Emory!

Save these dates and NEW Legal Foundations Program scholarship!

Hello, I'll be sending you emails weekly to make sure you have information about upcoming important dates, housing, our Legal Foundations Program, course registration information, and other information. 

To start with, this week, I want to make you aware of some important upcoming dates so you can plan.
Save the Date! Mark your calendar now with the following important dates.


Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. EST
Topic: Explanation of credit hours/workload expectations/auditing of courses

Thursday, June 14, 2018, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. EST
Topic: Bar requirements

Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. EST
Topic: How to decide between a General LLM and earning a Concentration

Thursday, June 21, 2018, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. EST
Topic: General Q&A Session


Monday, July 16, 2018 – Friday, August 3, 2018

The Legal Foundations Program is a non-degree, non-credit summer enrichment program that surveys US law and American legal training for individuals currently studying, or who have studied, law outside of the United States. Emory Law is pleased to offer this program to our admitted students to help you prepare for your Emory Law experience. Registration information is available here through this link. CLICK HERE  If you previously registered, you do not need to register again; the new scholarship will automatically be applied for you. If you've been thinking about it—now is your opportunity to register for this great program!  Our faculty tell us that the difference in classroom performance between international students who have taken this program, and those who haven't, is noticeable. Make sure you are prepared!

Fall 2018 LLM Orientation

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 – Friday, August 10, 2018 and
The week of August 13, 2018 | Exact schedule TBD (*note, this week is NOT free - you will have activities)

Classes Officially Begin

Monday, August 20, 2018

We look forward to seeing you in August—or better yet—July!

Here are the things you need to do right now.

  1. Activate your Emory student account. To access student accounts, the registrar, and many other services at Emory, set up your Network ID (NetID) here.
  2. Bookmark the Emory Exchange email system: email.emory.edu. [LINK to email.emory.edu] Your email address is your NetID@emory.edu; your password is the same password you set up in step 1.
  3. Health Forms and Insurance Requirements. Complete all required student health information and health forms online at Emory’s online Health Services portal
  4. Upload your photo for your EmoryCard (student ID). This is the EmoryCard website: https://www.onecard.emory.edu/emorycard/
  5. Complete the required HavenPlus education module. 

These are the important things that require advanced planning now, but please refer to our website under the New Student Checklist for the complete list