Incoming Students

Fall 2016 Orientation


The mandatory orientation program for new JD students will take place on Monday, August 15 and Tuesday, August 16. Orientation will include sessions with faculty, administrators and current students, designed to introduce you to various aspects of life as a law student.

JD students should expect to be here most of the day on Monday and Tuesday. Evening students should inform their employers that they will need to be at the School of Law on Monday, August 15 and Tuesday, August 16. All first-year classes meet beginning on Wednesday, August 17, 2016. The orientation week class schedule is different from the regular class schedule that you will follow beginning on August 22. The schedule will also be distributed at orientation.

Required Advance Reading for Orientation

  1. All students should read the following item in preparation for Professor Condlin’s session on Academic Integrity.  Professor Condlin suggests that you ask yourself, as you read this document, whether it is understandable and whether it makes sense:  Law Student Plagiarism
  2. In preparation for the “How to Read a Case” sessions, and depending on the section to which you have been assigned, read the following:
Date Agenda
Monday, August 15, 2016 Check-in begins at 8:30 am and the final session ends at 4:50 pm followed immediately by a reception co-sponsored by the Student Bar Association and the Alumni Board from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 Programming begins at 9:00 am and the final session ends at 4:30 pm.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 Day division classes are scheduled from 10:00 am until 2:00, followed by an orientation session. Evening division classes are scheduled from 6:30 pm through 9:30 pm.
Thursday, August 18, 2016 Day division classes are scheduled from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. Evening division classes are scheduled from 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm.
Friday, August 19, 2016 Day division classes are scheduled from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm or 1:00 pm until 4:10 pm, depending on your section assignment. There are no evening division classes on Friday.

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