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Fall 2021: International Students Welcome Week

Welcome to Emory Law! These events are only for students on an F-1 visa. In-person attendees will check-in on the 2nd Floor Connector, and sessions will be held in Room G575. Please email jdadmission@emory.edu if you have any questions.

Students must review all the Welcome Week schedules that apply to their student status. For example, an international student (F-1 visa) who is also a JD student must attend the international student and JD student Welcome Week activities.

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 awhile indoors on campus. Students must also receive a COVID-19 vaccine before attending classes at Emory Law.
  • 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.
  • Online Sessions: The online orientation sessions will be held in Canvas. You can access those sessions by visiting canvas.emory.edu and clicking Emory Law Orientation.
  • Online Modules: There are a number of pre-orientation activities that you must complete. These modules are located in Canvas under pre-orientation activities. They must be completed by August 31.
  • 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.
  • International students: If you have an F-1 visa, you are also required to attend events listed below.

Monday, August 9 (In Person)

8:30 a.m.Check-in and breakfast (provided)
9:00 a.m.Welcome to Emory Law
9:30 a.m.Let’s Talk About Your US Immigration Status with ISSS
11:00 a.m.Break
11:15 a.m.Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
An overview of the various initiatives and events that are available to international students and can assist them with acclimation to the Emory Law community and maximizing their opportunities as a student.
12:15 p.m.Lunch (provided)
1:15 p.m.Navigating Cultural Differences in the US Law Classroom
This session review cultural and educational differences sbetween law school and other educational programs. It will provide information about what professors expect for class preparation and participation.
2:00 p.m.Introduction to IT and Canvas
2:30 p.m.Break
2:45 p.m.Introduction to Library and Supplements
An introduction to the staff, space, and resources of Hugh F. MacMillan Law Library
3:15 p.m.Hike at Lullwater Preserve with House Coordinators and Teaching Fellows (optional)

Please make sure to also review the Welcome Week schedule for your degree program.