Incoming Students

Fall 2015 Orientation


The mandatory orientation program for new students will take place on Monday, August 17 and Tuesday, August 18.  Orientation will include sessions with faculty, administrators and current students designed to introduce you to various aspects of life as a law student. 

All students (day, evening, transfer, visiting, and LL.M.) 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 in attendance at the School of Law on Monday, August 17 and Tuesday, August 18. All first-year classes meet beginning on Wednesday, August 19, 2015. (See schedule at the bottom of this page and at http://www.law.umaryland.edu/students/incoming/orientation.html.

Required Advance Reading for Orientation

  1. All first-year JD students (day and evening division) should read Devil in the Grove by Gilbert King. You will discuss this book with your small section and a faculty member during a session on Monday afternoon, August 17th.  A list of questions for you to consider will be posted soon. 
  2. ALL day division, evening division, and LLM students should read the following item in preparation for Professor Condlin’s session on Tuesday, August 18th.  Professor Condlin suggests that you ask yourself, as you read this document, whether it is understandable and whether it makes sense:  Law Student Plagiarism

IN ADDITION:

In preparation for the “How to Read a Case” sessions on Tuesday morning, August 18th:

Students in Sections A and C should read: Feldman v. Google
(Professor Van Alstine will teach this session.)

Students in Section E and G should read:  Riley v. California and How to Read a Legal Opinion.
(Professor Pappas will teach this session.)

Students in Sections D and F should read: Hackin v. State
(Professor Boldt will teach this session.)

Students in Sections B and Evening should read:  Riley v. California
(Professor Pustilnik will teach this session.)

Date Agenda
Monday, August 17, 2015 Check-in begins at 9:00 am and the final session ends at 4:00 pm followed immediately by a social event sponsored by the Student Bar Association from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 Programming begins at 9:00 am and the final session ends at 4:15 pm, followed immediately by a Student Organization Fair.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 Day division classes are scheduled from 9:30 am until 3:00 pm. Evening division classes are scheduled from 6:30 pm through 9:30 pm.
Thursday, August 20, 2015 Day division classes are scheduled from 9:30 am until 4:00 pm. Evening division classes are scheduled from 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm.
Friday, August 21, 2015 Day division classes are scheduled from 9:30 am until 3:00 pm. There are no evening division classes on Friday.

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