Law school is different from any other experience you have had thus far, and getting ready for it can be overwhelming. So we have prepared a "To Do" list to help you. The first day of class will be here before you know it!
To Do List
Please ensure your email address is up to date. This is our primary method of contact.
Submit your seat deposit.
Send in your transcripts. We do not need graduate transcripts or junior college transcripts.
Make sure your financial aid file is complete. Complete your FAFSA.
Check your financial aid and student account status. Fees are billed to your student account on a per semester basis (annually for the Student Bar Association fee). You will receive your webadvisor access via mail.
Take a tour of your new campus. You are encouraged to visit the Law School to tour Donald P. Kennedy Hall with a current student, meet with professors, and observe a first-year class.
University campus resources. See the myriad of resources on the main campus including housing, student business services, computing and email, events ticketing and the All-Faiths Chapel.
Find a place to live! Chapman University's main campus in Orange has very limited graduate on-campus housing, but there are plenty of places to live and plenty of fellow law students seeking roommates.
Ensure your mailing address is up to date. Contact the Law Registrar Office of any address changes as soon as possible as school-related materials will be sent to the mailing address on file.
Read your first assignments and pick up handouts. First reading assignments and required course materials will be posted in the Registrar’s Office and on Webadvisor once you have been registered.
Buy the right books. You can preorder all of your books online then pick them up during orientation.
Get your parking permit. Register your vehicle with the Public Safety Office and pick up your parking permit, or file for a parking permit fee refund.
Attend Orientation. Wednesday through Friday, August 14-16, 2013.
Check your laptop. Make sure your laptop is up to speed if you want to type your finals instead of writing them (or, get a laptop through the school at a discount using the Chapman University Purchasing Agreement.
Become an ABA/LSD member. [external link: http://www.americanbar.org/groups/law_students.html] Applications for membership in the American Bar Association/Law Student Division(ABA/LSD) will be distributed to first-year students at Orientation.
Register with the California Committee of Bar Examiners. Law students must register within ninety (90) days after commencing the study of law. "Registration As A Law Student" may be submitted online at www.calbar.org.
Read the Student Handbook. Be sure to understand all student policies and codes. This will be given to you at orientation.
Reserve your locker in Kennedy Hall of the Fowler School of Law
*Failure to comply with any of the above instructions may result in the withdrawal of your offer of admission, loss of scholarship, and/or delay in the processing of financial aid.