»First-Year and Transfer/Visiting Student Orientations

August 13-14, 2014

Attendance Required

OrientationFirst Year Students: Your first day of law school is rapidly approaching. Orientation will be begin on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 and continue through Thursday, August 14, 2014 and is required for all first year students.



During orientation, students will participate in several workshops designed to help prepare for and be successful in law school. Among other things, students will be introduced to legal analysis, the Socratic method, and the briefing of cases. In addition, students will participate in a mock law school class. They will have the opportunity to meet their first year professors as well as other faculty members, obtain locker assignment, purchase books, meet classmates, get student ID, etc. Reading assignments for orientation will be mailed in the orientation packet during mid-July. In the meantime, students are encouraged to read one or more of the books listed on the summer reading list.

First year track assignments will be distributed on the first day of orientation.  If you review the information on webadvisor prior to this date, please be aware  that the tracks and sections are subject to change administratively. There will be time during orientation to purchase your books and obtain first week assignments for your classes.

Transfer and Visiting Students:  You are required to attend the one-day mandatory orientation on Wednesday, August 13, 2014. You are invited, but not required to, attend the events on Thursday, August 15 and Friday, August 16. 

The 2014 Orientation schedule:

Will be Available Mid-July

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