Incoming Students

Fall 2014 Orientation


The UM Carey Law community looks forward to welcoming you during orientation this August. The mandatory orientation program for new students will take place on Monday, August 18 and Tuesday, August 19.  Orientation will be devoted to information sessions with faculty, administrators and current students designed to highlight what you can expect during your first year of law school, ways that you can become an active member of the law school and university community, helpful resources that are available to you, and related administrative matters. 

Required Advance Reading for Orientation

  1. ALL Day Division, Evening Division, and LLM students should read the following item in preparation for Professor Condlin’s session on Tuesday, August 19th.  Professor Condlin suggests that you ask yourself, as you read this document, whether it is understandable and whether it makes sense.
  1. ALL Day Division, Evening Division, and LLM students should read the following two items in preparation for Professor Keene’s session on Monday, August 18th (Sections A, B, E, F, and LLMs) or Tuesday, August 19th (Sections C, D, G, and Evening):

IN ADDITION:

Students in Section A should read the following items in preparation for sessions on Monday, August 18th:

  • For Professor Boldt’s session – Hackin v. State (this is the first page and a half of the full opinion)
  • For Professor Hutchins’s session – Riley v. California
    • Professor Hutchins has instructed that you read the Opinion only, starting with the word “Opinion” to the words “It is so ordered” . There is no need to read the concurring opinions, the footnotes, or the preliminary material, but Professor Hutchins wants you to have the entire document so that she can discuss the additional material.

Students in Section B should read the following items in preparation for sessions on Monday, August 18th:

Students in Section C should read the following items in preparation for sessions on Monday, August 18th:

  • For Professor Millemann’s session – State v. Fitzpatrick materials
  • For Professor Ertman’s session – Feldman v. Google
    • Professor Ertman suggests that you pay particular attention to the headings, as you separate the elements of the opinion.

Students in Section D should read the following items in preparation for sessions on Monday, August 18th:

Students in Section E should read the following items in preparation for sessions on Monday, August 18th:

Students in Section F should read the following items in preparation for sessions on Monday, August 18th:

  • For Professor Singer’s session – Marvin v. Marvin
  • For Professor Hutchins’s session – Riley v. California
    • Professor Hutchins has instructed that you read the Opinion only, starting with the word “Opinion” to the words “It is so ordered”. There is no need to read the concurring opinions, the footnotes, or the preliminary material, but Professor Hutchins wants you to have the entire document so that she can discuss the additional material.

Students in Section G should read the following items in preparation for sessions on Monday, August 18th:

  • For Professor Monopoli’s session – Gleeson, Legal Education and the Real World
  • For Professor Ertman’s session – Feldman v. Google
    • Professor Ertman suggests that you pay particular attention to the headings, as you separate the elements of the opinion.

Students in the Evening Section should read the following items in preparation for sessions on Monday, August 18th:

LLM students should read the following items in preparation for sessions on Monday, August 18th:

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 18 and Tuesday, August 19. All first-year classes meet beginning on Wednesday, August 20, 2014.

Date Agenda
Monday, August 18, 2014 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 19, 2014 Programming begins at 9:00 am and the final session ends at 4:15 pm, followed immediately by a Student Organization Fair.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 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 21, 2014 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 22, 2014 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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