Who Do I Ask About...?
Questions will undoubtedly come up after Orientation is over and the school year begins. Below is a guide to the people and departments at Emory Law who can help resolve various questions and concerns. If you’re not sure who to consult, please ask Deb Floyd, Director of Student Affairs, or Katherine Brokaw, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs.
Academic Assistance Program
The Academic Assistance Program is intended to help students fulfill their academic potential and achieve their maximum level of academic success, through group and individual advice and instruction. The program is open to all students. Participation is voluntary, but required for students on academic probation. Dean Katherine Brokaw and the Office of Student Affairs also offer the “Studying Smarter” series on academic performance topics such as case briefing, taking notes in class, creating course outlines, studying for exams, and exam writing skills. See Dean Brokaw during Academic Assistance office hours for individual counseling on and assistance with exam preparation, advice on course selection, and information on other campus services.
Katherine Brokaw, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
Room G111, kbrokaw(at)law.emory.edu, 404.727.6809
Office of the Registrar/Academic Services
The Office of the Registrar can assist with:
Academic Services: Academic calendar; academic standing; class rank; course overloads; enrollment status; enrollment verification; grades; grade reports; transcripts; incompletes; leaves of absence/withdrawals; Dean’s List; Dean’s Awards for Academic Achievement; residence requirements; transient study outside of Emory University; initial class assignments; booklists; adjunct faculty directory; student mail files; exam numbers; general information on law school policies and practices; classroom scheduling; tuition information; academic files; student directory; loan deferments; name/address changes; notary
Registration: Class and exam schedules; course descriptions and prerequisites; preregistration; preregistration bidding system; closed courses; wait lists; drop/add; course audits; course withdrawals; pass/fail option; study in other schools within Emory University; joint degree program participant assistance
Commencement: Degree requirements; applications for degree; graduation honors and awards; graduating student directory; graduation regalia
Bar Examinations: Bar certifications; bar loans; bar registration as a law student; Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE) information.
Celeste Katz, Assistant Dean for Student Records/Registrar
Room G134, ckatz(at)law.emory.edu, 404.727.8031
Office of Admission
The Office of Admission will answer questions about: signing up as a tour guide; volunteering for online chats; the status of your final transcripts.
Ethan Rosenzweig, Dean of Admission
Room G151, erosenz(at)emory.edu, 404.727.6857
Andy Boyles, Program Coordinator
Room G150, aboyles(at)law.emory.edu, 404.727.6804
Genia Gouch-Patterson, Administrative Assistant
Room G150, ggouchp(at)emory.edu, 404-727-2195
Office of Development and Alumni Relations
The Office of Development and Alumni Relations is located on the first floor of Gambrell Hall. This office is responsible for overseeing all Emory Law fundraising, including student fundraising; working with alumni leaders and advisory boards; sponsoring special events, including Reunion Weekend; and providing advice and alumni contact information for student organizations planning activities that involve alumni.
Joella Hricik, Associate Dean for Development and Alumni Relations,
Cassandra Blackburn, Senior Associate Director Alumni Relations
Room G130, crblack(at)emory.edu, 404.727.5582
Office of Marketing and Communications
The Office of Marketing and Communications are located on the fifth floor of Gambrell Hall.
The Office of Marketing and Communications assists student organizations with promotion of events as well as other communications needs; provides public relations, event promotion, website development and support, publication design and production; and publishes Emory Lawyer, our alumni magazine.
Tim Hussey, Senior Director of Marketing and Communications
Room G564, tim.hussey(at)emory.edu, 404.712.8404
Katherine Hinson, Senior Director for Internal Communications & Engagement
Wendy Cromwell, Associate Director of Publications
Room G563, wcromwe(at)emory.edu, 404.712.5384
Field Placement Program
The Field Placement Program offers second- and third-year students an invaluable opportunity to gain practical experience working in a variety of legal settings, including federal and state agencies, judges, prosecutors, public defenders, public interest organizations, and private corporations. First-year students must apply and interview during the spring semester if interested in a placement for the fall of their second year.
Sarah Shalf, sarah.shalf(at)emory.edu, 404.712.4652
The Information Technology Department is the main source of computing and software services and support for Emory Law. Information Technology will answer questions about: email accounts and addresses; usernames and passwords; computer recommendations and services; exam software; information security; problems with Emory computers; printing and printing accounts; connecting your laptop to the network; the wireless network in Emory Law; and multimedia services.
Benjamin Chapman, Assistant Dean for Information Technology
Room M529, ben.chapman(at)emory.edu, 404.727.6948
Dell Jackson, Computer Support Specialist
Room M517, ajack24(at)emory.edu, 404.727.5321
Dan Ra, IT Help Desk Coordinator
Room M517, daniel.ra(at)emory.edu, 404.727.5321
Corky Gallo, Multimedia Services Developer
Room G103, cgallo(at)law.emory.edu, 404.727.5310
Scott Andrews, Multimedia Services
Room G104, scandre(at)law.emory.edu, 404.727.1710
IT Help Desk Website: www.law.emory.edu/help
ELS IT Website: http://www.law.emory.edu/intranet/information-technology.html
Operations and Facilities Management
Operations and Facilities Management can assist with: locker combinations or assignments; room reservations; room keys; building questions; maintenance/custodial assistance; photocopying; security or safety problems; incident reports; and special circumstances parking problems.
Veronica Wright, Director of Operations
Room G101b, veronica.wright(at)emory.edu, 404.727.6856
Cynthia Jordan, Building Services Manager
Room G101a, cynthia.jordan(at)emory.edu, 404.727.3227
Copy Center, Room G115a, 404.727.6990
Law School Security, 404.727.0267
Office of Student Affairs
The Office of Student Affairs can assist with: questions about student organizations and activities; advice about personal, family, or medical problems; help with course selection; academic counseling; academic probation; Professional Conduct Code violations or concerns; accommodations for students with disabilities; exam arrangements and conflicts; advertising and setting up a special event; a grievance relating to Emory Law or the University; international student issues; university operations, events, and resources; general information relating to Atlanta and its attractions; and counseling referrals.
Katherine A. Brokaw, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
Room G131, kbrokaw(at)law.emory.edu, 404.727.6809
Deborah D. Floyd, Director of Student Affairs
Room G132, dfloyd(at)law.emory.edu, 404.727.6829
Angela Thicklin, Program Coordinator
Room G145, anstanb(at)emory.edu, 404.712.1543
Hugh F. MacMillan Law Library
Circulation and Reserves:
The Circulation Desk is located at the library entrance on the second floor of the MacMillan Law Library. All library materials circulate from this desk. This includes LC-Class and reserve materials (the Reserves collection includes course reserves, study aids, selected textbooks, but also equipment you may borrow such as thumb drives, Ethernet cables, headphones, and laptop locks). Recall items, holds, Oxford materials, and Interlibrary Loans are also picked up from the Circulation Desk.
You can contact Circulation Staff by calling 404.727.6824 during hours we are open, or by email (lawcirch(at)libcat1.cc.emory.edu) at any time.
Lexis and WestLaw:
All Emory Law students have complimentary access to LexisNexis and Westlaw computer legal research systems during the school year. Use is restricted to educational purposes only. First-year law students will receive passwords and training for LexisNexis and Westlaw in coordination with their LWRAP class during the fall semester.
Reference Desk, Second Level, Hugh F. MacMillan Law Library, 404.727.6826
Vendor Liaison – Elizabeth Christian, Assistant Law Librarian
Room M21, elizabeth.christian(at)emory.edu, 404.727.0321
Westlaw Customer Service, 1.800.WESTLAW
LexisNexis Customer Service, 1.800.543.6862
Materials not found in MacMillan Law Library or any other Emory campus library can be retrieved through ILLiad, (http://www.library.emory.edu), an interlibrary loan management system. To place your request, click on the blue rectangular box labeled “Interlibrary Loan.” To learn more about ILLiad, visit the law library’s website (http://law.emory.edu/library/ill.html).
Kelly Parker Cobb, 404.727.2881
Contact the Reference Desk for help with: location and use of the print collection; use of EUCLID, Emory’s online catalog; use of online resources like LexisNexis, Westlaw, and the Internet; assistance with stand-alone printers; assistance to patrons with disabilities; location of services within the law library.
During the school year, the reference desk is open from:
10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday
10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Friday
1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday
Reference Desk, Second Level, Hugh F. MacMillan Law Library, 404.727.6826.