This Week's Events 


Lamar Inn of Court  | Monday, August 27, 2018, 12:15 - 1:15pm Room 1C

Ask Anything  | Monday, August 27, 2018, 2 - 3pm Room 1B

EPIC General Body Meeting  | Monday, August 27, 2018, 4:15 - 5:15pm Room 1C

Student Activities Fair  | Wednesday, August 29, 2018, 12 - 1:30pm Student Commons

SBA Meeting  | Wednesday, August 29, 2018, 1 - 2pm Room 1B

Unite Rally  | Wednesday, August 29, 2018, 4 - 5pm Reese Plaza

Discussion with Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Jeffrey Sutton  | Thursday, August 30, 2018, 3:45 - 5pm Hunter Atrium

Civil Rights Law Practice Society  | Wednesday, September 5, 2018, 12 - 1:30pm Room 1E

ADR Informational Meeting  | Wednesday, September 5, 2018, 12:15 - 1:15pm Room 5E

Emory Environmental Law Society - General Body Meeting  | Monday, September 10, 2018, 12:15 - 1:15pm Room 1C

Intellectual Property Society General Student Body Meeting  | Monday, September 10, 2018, 12:15 - 1:30pm Room 5B

NLG First General Body Meeting  | Monday, September 10, 2018, 1 - 2pm Room 1B

Criminal Law Society General Body Meeting  | Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 12:15 - 1:15pm Room 1D

Health Law Society General Body Meeting  | Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 12:15 - 1:15pm Room 5E

2018 Atlanta DisOrientation  | Saturday, September 22, 2018, 10am - 2:30pm Room 1C

2018 EPIC Conference  | Saturday, October 6, 2018, 9am - 4pm Tull Auditorium

Fall 2018 Add/Drop 

Using OPUS, students can add, drop, or swap open classes during the first week of the semester. The registrar's office cannot override closed classes.

The Add/Drop/Swap period runs from Monday, August 27. No exceptions are permitted. 
NEW Pass/Fall Deadline

Students eligible to select the Pass/Fail option need to note that the NEW DEADLINE to submit their request is WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, at 11:59 p.m.

Eligible students should use OPUS to make their Pass/Fail selection.

It is the student's responsibility to know the Pass/Fail policy and the allotted number of credits they can use for this option. 

The Law Registrar will review the submissions and notify any student whose request cannot be processed. Any request that exceeds the allotted credit limit will be denied and reversed in OPUS.

The Pass/Fail policy can be found in the Student Handbook on page 38.
Fall 2018 Graduates

Students planning to graduate this December should make note of the following deadlines:

Degree Application Deadline is September 14.
*Late applications will incur a late fee--no exceptions.

Name Change Deadline is October 31.
*Name change forms can be found on the university registrar web page »

Application via OPUS »
Application via Paper »
*Students who cannot access the online degree application in OPUS should download the PAPER application and submit it to the Law Registrar in G144 prior to the deadline.

Discussion with Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Jeffrey Sutton
August 30, 2018, 3:45 p.m., Hunter Atrium
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Jeffrey Sutton has recently released a book titled 51 Imperfect Solutions: States and the Making of American Constitutional Law in which he highlights the surprisingly complex interaction between the states and federal government in protecting individual rights. This discussion will expand on his main theses in the book and give students the opportunity to critically think about the role of federal and state constitutions in protecting fundamental rights.
Emory Law Unity Rally
Law School Events 
Student Activities Fair
Wednesday, August 29, 2018,12:00 p.m.- 1:30 p.m., Student Commons
There is no better way to meet new people and transition to life as a law student than by jumping right into the Emory Law community as soon as you arrive on campus. Join us for the Student Activities Fair to meet the leaders of our student organizations and practice societies-and to learn more about resources on campus. No RSVP needed. 

EPIC General Body Meeting 
Monday, August 27, 2018 at 4:15 p.m., Room 1C
 Interested in public interest law, pro bono legal work, or community service opportunities? Then you're in luck. Join EPIC for our fall general body meeting! There is a place in EPIC for all students to get involved, no matter what kind of law you might be interested in. You won't want to miss it! Also, free food. 

ADR Informational Meeting (Mandatory for Tryouts)
Wednesday, September 5, 2018, 12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m., Room 5E
Meeting to introduce people to the different Alternative Dispute Resolution competition teams and provide details about the tryout process. Mandatory if you want to try out, and food will be provided. Lindsey Grubbs if you are unable to attend and still want to tryout.

BLSA First General Meeting
Wednesday, September 5, 2018, 12:00 p.m- 1:00 p.m., Room 1D
Welcome all to the Black Law Students Association's first meeting of the year! Come, fellowship, eat great food, and learn more about all the events we have planned for the upcoming semester. Can't wait for you to join the BLSA family, 1Ls.

Civil Rights Law Practice Society - General Body Meeting
Wednesday, September 5, 2018,12:00 p.m.- 1:30 p.m., Room 1E
CRLPS General Body Meeting - lunch will be provided!

Emory Environmental Law Society - General Body Meeting
Monday, September 10, 2018, 12:15 p.m., Room 1C
Come join us for lunch! We will provide the food and get to know our members, learn more about environmental law at Emory Law, and find out about our upcoming events and volunteer activities! Will detail the process of signing up for 1L representative, ways of finding environmental law jobs for the summer, and class offerings at Emory.

Intellectual Property Society General Student Body Meeting
Monday, September 10, 2018, 12:15 p.m., Room 5B
Come to meet the current IPS board, and hear Professor Tim Holbrook talk about the basics of IP! We will also discuss upcoming events for the semester, various IP opportunities, and 1L representative election. Food will be served.

National Lawyers Guild First General Body Meeting
Monday, September 10, 2018, 12:15 p.m., Room 1B
We are a student chapter of the country's largest progressive bar association. Join us at our first meeting of the semester to learn about 1L rep elections, DisOrientation, and our plans for the year. Vegan and gluten-free food will be served.

Criminal Law Society General Body Meeting
Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 12:15 p.m., Room 1D
First general body meeting of the year for the Criminal Law Society. We will discuss our upcoming events, elections for 1L representatives, and more! Food will be provided.

Health Law Society General Body Meeting
Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 12:15 p.m., Room 5E
The Health Law Society will hold its general body meeting. We will discuss the events planned for the semester and elect 1L representatives.
Study Smarter 

Come hear from Dean Brokaw, the Dean's Teaching Fellows, and the Office of Academic Engagement & Student Success on how to succeed academically, talk to professors, and get the best grade you can get. See the schedule listed below:

Foundations for Success: Class Notes & Time/Stress Management
Wednesday, September 5
12:15 p.m.- 1:45 p.m., Room 1C

Outlining: What It Is and How to Do It 
Wednesday, September 12 
12:15 p.m.- 1:45 p.m., Room 1C

Getting Ready for Exams: The Practice Exam
Wednesday, September 26
12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., Room 1B

Introduction to Course Selection
Monday, October 8
12:15 p.m.- 1:45 p.m., Room 1C

Getting Ready for Exams: Effective Tips on Planning/
Preparing for Exams

Wednesday, October 24
12:15 p.m.- 1:45 p.m., Room 1C
Lamar Inn of Court Information Session
Monday, August 27, 12:15 - 1:00 p.m. in Room 1C
The Lamar Inn of Court is the litigation-themed Emory chapter of the American Inns of Court, an amalgam of judges, lawyers, law professors and law students. We meet approximately once a month during the school year to hold continuing legal education programs and discussions on matters of ethics, skills, and professionalism.
 
It is a great opportunity for students to network and work closely with judges, partners, professors, and other public/private sector litigators in the Atlanta legal community. (Emory law students have a chance to research and put together a CLE presentation of the law to a room full of lawyers.) Please attend and learn more about the Inn and our programs for the upcoming year.
 
In attendance will be Steven Grimberg (General Counsel at Nardello & Co.), Amy Maria Martinez (Staff Attorney at DeKalb State Court), Stephen LaBriola (Founding Partner of Fellows LaBriola) and Halsey Knapp Jr. (Senior Partner at Krevolin & Horst).
 
We will also distribute a mentorship form for those wanting a one-on-one mentor. Our Inn’s Opening Reception will be held in Tull Auditorium on September 25 at 6 p.m.
 
Pizza will be served. Any questions or comments can be sent to lamar@emory.edu.
Student Ambassador Announcement
The Office of Admission is now accepting applications for Student Ambassadors for all programs (JD, JM, LLM) . Ambassadors will be responsible for giving tours, communicating with prospective and admitted students, attending recruitment events, and other various tasks throughout the year. Ambassadors play a huge role in our recruitment efforts, and we are looking forward to an exciting year. 

If you are interested in becoming a Student Ambassador, please e-mail Carol Riddock, Assistant Director of Admission by Friday, August 31. Please include your resume and a short paragraph outlining your interest in the Ambassador Program. Prior admission experience is not required, but we definitely want to hear about any admission or student leadership experience that you have.

Applications will be reviewed and interviews will be scheduled shortly thereafter. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
SBA Officer Information Meeting
Wednesday, August 29th,1:20 p.m.-1:50 p.m., Room 1B
SBA will be have an Officer Information Meeting from 1:20-1:50 in Room 1B after the Student Activities Fair. Attendance for this meeting is mandatory if you are interested in running for a 1L Representative position or the open Alumni Affairs Executive Board position. The Alumni Affairs position is open to all Emory Law students regardless of class year. We are so excited to see you there, so you can hear about these two awesome roles and other ways to get involved within our organization!

If you are unable to attend this meeting but are interested in running for a position, please reach out to Alex Borovsky to state which position you are interested in and why you cannot attend. 

Additionally, if your organization wishes to inquire about immediate supplemental funding or a charter request for its student organization, please email Alex Borovsky to receive the appropriate information. Please refrain from submitting a request unless there is an immediate need for your organization. We will be hear supplemental funding and charter requests at our first General Body Meeting on September 12.
2018 Atlanta DisOrientation 
Saturday, September 22, 10:00 a.m.- 2:30 p.m., Room 1C
The National Lawyers Guild is the oldest progressive bar association in the country and consists of lawyers, law students, legal workers, and jailhouse lawyers. Each year, one local school hosts Dis-Orientation to introduce law students to the NLG and "people’s lawyering." Students from all Georgia law schools are encouraged to attend. 

Local attorneys will be in attendance for networking opportunities, to speak about their careers as radical lawyers, and to answer new (and returning) student questions about how to make the most of your law school experience. Vegan and gluten-free food will be served.

This event will take place in Room 1C from 10:00 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.

To register please click on the link »
Student Worker Job Posting
The Office of Admission is hiring several student workers to work 5-10 hours per week. Duties include meeting with admitted and prospective students, giving campus tours, assisting with events, answering phones, and communicating with students via email. Other duties may arise.

Student workers act as representatives of the Office of Admission—answering questions about admission requirements, student life, housing, Emory Law programs, etc. Fall positions run from September 10, 2018 to December 5, 2018. There is an option to continue working part-time throughout the next academic year, based on performance and work flow. Pay is $9.50/hour.
 
We encourage students from all programs (JD, JM, LLM) within the law school to apply. Previous volunteer admission experience is preferred, but not required. Interested? Please email your resume and a short description of your experience/interest to Carol Riddock, Assistant Director of Admission. Please apply by Friday, August 31 at 5:00 p.m.
Paid TA Opportunity for Law Students at Goizueta Business School
Interested in leading a team of undergraduate business students as they develop their strategic communication skills?  As a GTA Facilitator for BUS 365, you will work with a team of 6-8 students throughout the semester, providing feedback on their strategy, presentation, and writing skills.  See the full description pasted below and linked.  

Please submit your resume and a brief statement of intent to molly.epstein@emory.edu asap.

See the GTA role and responsibilities.  

View the syllabus draft for BUS 365 this fall. 

Compensation - MBA candidate GTAs will earn $9.25/hour from the Goizueta.

Time Commitment - Typical time commitment will be approximately 2-6 hours a week. Ideally, GTAs will commit to leading at least two breakout sessions. Additionally, you may hold office hours or be available to respond to emails or participate in virtual meetings with the members of your team. Breakout sections meet 8 times during the semester on these dates and times:

Tuesdays, 8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am,1.00pm – Sept. 11, Sept. 18, Sept. 25, Oct. 2, Oct. 23, Oct. 30, Nov. 6, Nov. 13

Available Scholarships Exclusively for Emory Law Students
Rowland Barnes Memorial Scholarship
Emory Law encourages JD students to apply for the Judge Rowland W. Barnes Memorial Scholarship. Friends, family, and the Atlanta Bar Association endowed this scholarship at Emory Law to honor the legacy of Judge Barnes 72L who served on the Fulton County Superior Court before he was tragically murdered in his courtroom in 2005. We anticipate the scholarship to award $3500.

This scholarship is awarded to an Emory Law student who possesses non-academic life experience between undergraduate and law school. 

The criteria for the scholarship are as follows:
• demonstrated financial need; 
• non-academic life experience between undergraduate school and law school – employment, social activism, raising a family, volunteering in the community are acceptable examples of “life experience”; 
• other responsibilities such as family or employment while in law school; 
• viewed by his or her fellow students as a leader; 
• viewed by the faculty and fellow students as one who is working hard, is serious about the study of law, and is leading a well-balanced life; 
• excelling in one area of the law such as Moot Court, or clinic work; 

The intent of the Scholarship is to honor the spirit of Rowland W. Barnes who was himself a non-traditional student at Emory Law. Judge Barnes often spoke of “the uncommon common man."

To apply for this scholarship, please submit a resume and letter of interest to detailing your leadership skills, experience between undergraduate and law school, dedication to law school education and ability to lead a well-balanced life. In addition, if you have financial need, please be sure to include this in your letter of interest. These documents should be submitted via email to Ethan Rosenzweig by 5 p.m. Tuesday, September 4, 2018.


Debra Cohen de Rothschild Scholarship for Emory Law 3Ls
In 2002, friends and family of Debra Cohen de Rothschild 86L created a scholarship to honor her memory after she passed in 2001 at age 42. 

Debra de Rothschild became a successful trial lawyer and advocate in New York City following her graduation from Emory Law. She worked for several years with the New York Legal Aid Society and later her own criminal defense practice. She was a dedicated attorney of great courage and integrity who based her passionate defense of those most in need on the firm conviction that everyone was entitled to a fair trial, regardless of his or her place in society. She was a dedicated and courageous advocate for the rights of battered women and children, a wonderful friend, and a loving wife and mother.

The Debra Cohen de Rothschild Scholarship is awarded annually to a third-year female law student who has distinguished herself in trial advocacy skills. The student selected will demonstrate qualities of character and intellect such as integrity, passion, clarity of thought, persuasive skills, analytical ability, tolerance, humanism, and a commitment to the law as a powerful tool for social change, ensuring the rights of every man, woman and child. The recipient will possess qualities of humility, consideration and politeness, ebullience, loyalty and trustworthiness, and consideration for the needs of others. 

To apply for this scholarship, please submit your current resume and a one-page statement expressing your interest to the scholarship committee and how your law studies and career follow in the path of Debra Cohen de Rothschild. These documents should be submitted via email to Ethan Rosenzweig by 5 p.m. eastern time Tuesday, September 4, 2018. The scholarship award is anticipated at ~$5,000 divided evenly between the fall 2018 and spring 2019 semesters.
 
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