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Graduation Requirements

Spring 2021 Graduation

The law school’s Degree Candidate Recognition Ceremony will take place on Friday, May 14, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. at the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC), Building C. Information regarding commencement can also be found on the Emory University Commencement webpage, which also includes hotel information around Emory and the GWCC.

Graduation Checklist

  • Apply to Graduate: If you missed the February deadline, complete paper form and email to immediately.
  • Complete Graduate Employment Survey(JD students only): You must complete the ABA-required survey in Symplicity before you can register for the ceremony.
  • Order Regalia Now:
    • JD, SJD, LLM Students:
      • Ship to Emory University Barnes & Noble Bookstore rental option: Email immediately with the following information: JD, SJD, or LLM Rental bundle, Name, Phone number, Email, Height, Weight
      • Ship to home rental option deadline is April 25. Requires a $500 hold fee, which is refunded after return, in addition to the rental fee.​
      • Purchase Option: Visit and order as soon as possible. ​
    • JM Students:
      • Order online for home delivery by April 25 deadline. For store pickup, please email immediately with the following information: JM Purchase bundle, Name, Phone number, Email, Height, Weight. The bookstore will sell limited stock of the JM regalia starting on April 20.
  • Complete the Financial Aid Exit Interview: Submit your exit loan interview online here.
  • Clear Final Charges: To avoid a university hold on your diploma, pay all outstanding tuition, health services charges, parking, and library fines found on your Student Center page in OPUS.
  • Register for Law School Diploma Ceremony​: Register by Tuesday, April 20 whether you participate virtually or in person; include a photo when you register. Detailed instructions will be sent from and/or Please check your junk mailbox!
  • Parking: Parking is free at the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC), but you must reserve your space/s in advance. Please click here to reserve your parking space/s now. Note that our assigned lot is the Yellow Lot; view the parking map here. The Yellow Lot will open two hours before the law school’s ceremony start time, however, please note at the doors to our ceremony in Building C will not open until 2:30 p.m. To assist accommodated guests, the Georgia World Congress Center will have a shuttle available from the Yellow Lot to Building C. You may also drop off your accommodated guest at Building C before parking your vehicle.
  • Memories: Emory has also created a Memories Wall for members of the Class of 2021. Students, family, and friends can share stories, photos, and video greetings. Please click here to submit your memories and congratulations.