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Welcome to Emory Law! All events for Welcome Week are listed below. Please email jdadmission@emory.edu if you have any questions.

Please note: 

  • Attendance: All required online orientation sessions must be attended live. Your attendance will be tracked in Canvas and Zoom.
  • Return to Campus Requirements: Students attending in-person Welcome Week events must wear masks and practice social distancing while on campus. Students must also undergo COVID-19 testing before arriving at Emory Law.
  • Parking for In-Person Modules: Complimentary parking is available in the Lowergate South/Gambrell parking deck directly behind the law school beginning 30 minutes before check-in and ending once the first session begins. 
  • Attire: Emory Law is a comfortable and welcoming community. Our students typically dress casually for class, and comfortable attire and shoes are appropriate for in-person attendance.
  • International students: If you have an F-1 visa, you are also required to attend events on Monday, August 10.

Monday, August 10 (virtual)

All sessions will be held online through Canvas.

9:00 a.m.Welcome to Emory Law
9:15 a.m.Academic Engagement & Student Success
9:45 a.m.Study Smarter: How to Brief a Case
3:30 p.m.Continuing Your Legal Career: Career Center, Pro Bono, Public Interest, & Judicial Clerkships
6:00 p.m.Student Panel Hosted by Director of Student Life Stephanie Dingle
7:00 p.m.Black Law Students Association (BLSA) Fireside Chat (Optional)
7:00 p.m.Latin American Law Students Association (LALSA) Fireside Chat (Optional)
7:00 p.m.Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA) Fireside Chat (Optional)

Tuesday, August 11 (in-person based on section)

All students will be assigned to a House and ILARC professor and will have the following sessions in order. This schedule provides check-in details for students attending in-person.

Students who have chosen to attend classes 100% online will access these sessions online through Canvas.

Check-in
Welcome to Emory Law from Dean Mary Anne Bobinski
First Law School Class: Introduction to Legal Advocacy, Research, and Communications (ILARC)
BREAK
Faculty Panel: Classroom Expectations
Financial Aid and Wrap Up with Associate Dean Ethan Rosenzweig
Introduction of the Houses Program, House Coordinators, and Dean's Teaching Fellows
Campus Tour with current Emory Law Students (Online attendees may view a tour of Emory Law and Emory University online; there will be no live online component to this tour.)

Inman Park House with ILARC Professor Koster: Check-in will be on 2nd floor connector from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Sessions will be in 1D from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Druid Hills House with ILARC Professor Schwartz: Check-in will be on the 2nd floor connector from 10:30 a.m to 11:00 a.m. Sessions will be in 1E from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Kirkwood House with ILARC Professor Pinder: Check-in will be on the 2nd floor connector from 12:30 p.m to 1:00 p.m. Sessions will be in 1C from 1:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Midtown House with ILARC Professor Parrish: Check-in will be on the 2nd floor connector from 2:30 p.m to 3:00 p.m. Sessions will be in 1D from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Sweet Auburn with ILARC Professor Romig: Check-in will be on the 2nd floor connector from 3:45 p.m to 4:15 p.m. Sessions will be in 1E from 4:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. 


Wednesday, August 12 (in-person based on section)

All students will be assigned to a House and ILARC professor and will have the following sessions in order. This schedule provides check-in details for students attending in-person.

Students who have chosen to attend classes 100% online will access these sessions online through Canvas.

Check-in
Welcome to Emory Law from Dean Mary Anne Bobinski
First Law School Class: Introduction to Legal Advocacy, Research, and Communications (ILARC)
BREAK
Faculty Panel: Classroom Expectations
Financial Aid and Wrap Up with Associate Dean Ethan Rosenzweig
Introduction of the Houses Program, House Coordinators, and Dean's Teaching Fellows
Campus Tour with current Emory Law Students

Morningside House with Professor Kirk: Check-in will be on the 2nd floor connector from 10:30 a.m to 11:00 a.m. Sessions will be in 1E from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Decatur House with ILARC Professor Cooper: Check-in will be on the 2nd floor connector from 8:30 a.m to 9:00 a.m. Sessions will be in 1D from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Old Fourth Ward House with Professor Mathews: Check-in will be on the 2nd floor connector from 12:30 p.m to 1:00 p.m. Sessions will be in 1C from 1:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Virginia Highland House with ILARC Professor Carroll: Check-in will be on the 2nd floor connector from 2:30 p.m to 3:00 p.m. Sessions will be in 1D from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Thursday, August 13 (virtual)

All sessions will be held online through Canvas.

11:00 a.m.Starting Your Legal Career and Pro Bono, Public Interest, & Judicial Clerkships
11:00 a.m.AJD Academic Prep Session
12:00 p.m.Professionalism: Welcome, Convocation, and Plenary Session
1:15 p.m.Professionalism: Small Group Sessions
3:30 p.m.Professionalism: Swearing-in with Justice Michael P. Boggs
4:00 p.m.Recess with SBA President Maggie Clark and University President Gregory Fenves (Meet and Greet) (Optional)

Friday, August 14 (virtual)

All sessions will be held online through Canvas.

9:45 a.m.Welcome from Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Students and Chief Diversity Officer Derrick HowardInman Park, Druid Hills, Kirkwood, Midtown, Sweet Auburn
10:00 a.mProfessionalism: Cultural Competence with President & Founder of Fletcher Consulting Marguerite Fletcher Inman Park, Druid Hills, Kirkwood, Midtown, Sweet Auburn
12:15 p.m.Welcome from Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Students and Chief Diversity Officer Derrick Howard

Morningside, Decatur, Old Fourth Ward, Virginia Highland

12:30 p.m.Professionalism: Cultural Competence with President & Founder of Fletcher Consulting Marguerite Fletcher 

Morningside, Decatur, Old Fourth Ward, Virginia Highland

3:00 p.m.Emory Public Interest Committee (EPIC) Meet and Greet (Optional)All sections

Required Pre-recorded Sessions & Pre-orientation Activities

All sessions will be available online through Canvas.

Introduction to IT & Canvas
Title IX at Emory: Sexual Misconduct Policy & Response
Introduction to Library & Supplements
Welcome from Advancement and Alumni Engagement
Your Responsibilities as a Student