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Welcome to Emory Law! We are looking forward to seeing you on campus and introducing you to all the Emory Law offers.

This page will provide more information about the Welcome Week, August 8-12, 2022, including the schedule and what to expect during your first week at Emory Law.

If you have any questions, please email jdadmission@emory.edu.

Please note: 

  • Attendance: All sessions are in-person and required.
  • SAP-G- Sexual Assault Prevention (SAP-G) is a mandatory virtual training that all students must complete. This training will not be available during orientation but you will receive emails about it during the semester. Please complete this mandatory training once you receive it.
  • 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. However, please bring or wear professional attire for your scheduled headshots.
  • Parking for In-Person Modules: Complimentary parking is available in the Lowergate South/Gambrell parking deck directly behind the law school. The night before in-person modules, you will receive an email with a QR code. This QR code will allow you to access the parking deck. For any sessions that begin after 4 p.m., parking is complimentary and a QR Code is not needed.
  • International students: If you have an F-1 visa, you are also required to attend events on Monday, August 8.

Tuesday August 9

TimeSessionLocation
9:30 a.m.Check-in, Breakfast, ImmunizationsCheck-in: 2nd floor Connector
Breakfast: Hunter Atrium
11:00 a.m.Welcome to Emory LawTull Auditorium
11:30 a.m.Law School RealityTull Auditorium
12:00 p.m.Faculty Panel: Tips for a Successful Academic CareerTull Auditorium
12:30 p.m.Academic Engagement & Student Success and
Intro to House Coordinators and Teaching Fellows
Tull Auditorium
12:50 p.m.Lunch with House Coordinators
  • Decatur (1B)
  • Inman Park (1C)
  • Kirkwood (1D)
  • Morningside (1E)
  • Old Fourth Ward (5B)
  • Sweet Auburn (5C)
  • Virginia Highlands (5E)
  • Druid Hills (5F)
  • Midtown (1F)
2:00 p.m.Study Smarter: How to Brief a Case
  • Decatur (1B)
  • Inman Park (1C)
  • Kirkwood (1D)
  • Morningside (1E)
  • Old Fourth Ward (5B)
  • Sweet Auburn (5C)
  • Virginia Highlands (5E)
  • Druid Hills (5F)
  • Midtown (1F)
3:00 p.m.Access Lex: Financing Your Legal EducationTull Auditorium
3:30 p.m.Financial Aid & Wrap UpTull Auditorium
4:00 p.m.Recess hosted by the Student Bar AssociationBacardi Plaza

Wednesday August 10

*PLEASE WEAR YOUR HOUSE T-SHIRT*

TimeSessionLocation
10:30 a.m.Check-In2nd Floor Connector
11:00 a.m.Campus TourBacardi Plaza
12:00 p.m.Lunch with 1L ProfessorsStudent Commons
1:00 p.m.First Law School Class: ILARC
  • Decatur (1B)
  • Inman Park (1C)
  • Kirkwood (1D)
  • Morningside (1E)
  • O4W (5B)
  • Sweet Auburn (5C)
  • Virginia Highlands (5E)
  • Druid Hills (5F)
  • Midtown (1F)
2:30 p.m.BreakHunter Atrium
3:00 p.m.Bar ReadinessTull Auditorium
3:15 p.m.Starting Your Legal CareerTull Auditorium
3:45 p.m.Pro Bono, Public Interest, & Judicial ClerkshipsTull Auditorium
4:15 p.m.Student Resource FairStudent Commons
5:00 p.m.Affinity Group Fireside Chat (Optional)
  • Black Law Student Association (1B)
  • Jewish Law Student Association (1C)
  • Disabled Law Student Association (1D)
  • OUTLaw (1E)
  • Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (5B)
  • South Asian Law Student Association (5C)
  • Georgia Association for Women Lawyers (5E)
  • Christian Legal Society (5F)

Thursday, August 11

TimeSessionLocation
8:00 a.m.Check-in/Headshots/Coffee: Houses 1-4
(Kirkwood, Druid Hills, Midtown, Sweet Auburn)
Check-in: 2nd Floor Connector
Headshots: Hunter Atrium
8:30 a.m.Drop In Open Ask Room Open: Houses 1-4
  • Kirkwood (1B)
  • Druid Hills (1C)
  • Midtown (1D)
  • Sweet Auburn(1E)
9:00 a.m.Check-In: Houses 5-9
(Old Fourth Ward, Decatur, Virginia Highlands, Inman Park, Morningside)
Check-in: 2nd Floor Connector
Headshots: Hunter Atrium
9:30 a.m.Drop In Open Ask Room Open: Houses 5-9
  • Old Fourth Ward (5C)
  • Decatur (5E)
  • Virginia Highlands (5F)
  • Inman Park (1F)
  • Morningside (Tull Auditorium)
10:45 a.m.BrunchStudent Commons
12:00 p.m.Professionalism: Opening SessionTull Auditorium
1:00 p.m.Professionalism: Small Group SessionsVarious - See Name Tag
3:30 p.m.Convocation and Swearing-InTull Auditorium
4:15 p.m.ReceptionBacardi Plaza

Friday, August 12

*PLEASE WEAR SOMETHING THAT IS YOUR HOUSE COLOR*

TimeSessionLocation
9:30 a.m.Breakfast and Check In: Session 12nd Floor Connector
10:00 a.m.DEI: Session 11E
11:15 a.m.Check In: Session 22nd Floor Connector
11:45 a.m.DEI: Session 21E
1:00 p.m.Check In: Session 32nd Floor Connector
1:30 p.m.DEI: Session 31E
3:15 p.m.DEI Closing Session (All Sessions)Tull Auditorium
3:45 p.m.EPIC Book Sale1C
3:45 p.m.Block Party 

 * DEI Sessions will be communicated via Canvas at a later date