University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

Incoming Students

Fall 2018 Orientation

Attendance at fall orientation for new students is mandatory. The orientation program will include sessions with faculty, administrators, alumni and current students, all designed to introduce new students to various aspects of life as a law student at Maryland.

Orientation Dates

  • Orientation for LLM students – Wednesday, August 15, 2018 (Sessions held in the morning and afternoon at the School of Law in Baltimore). LLM students will also be invited to attend portions of the JD orientation program the following week.
  • Orientation for Day Division JD students – Monday and Tuesday, August 20-21, 2018. (Sessions held in the morning and afternoon at the School of Law in Baltimore).
  • Orientation for Evening Division JD students – Monday and Tuesday, August 20-21, 2018. (Sessions held in the late afternoon and evening at the School of Law in Baltimore).
  • Orientation for MSL students (not online) – Saturday, August 25, 2018. (Sessions held in the morning and afternoon at the University of Maryland, College Park in College Park, MD).

Transfer and Visiting JD students are required to attend orientation on Monday, August 20. They can attend sessions on Tuesday, August 21 as well but attendance on Tuesday is not required.

First-Year JD Class Schedule

First-year JD students will begin classes on Wednesday, August 22. (The regular fall schedule for all classes begins on Monday, August 27).

The initial first-year classes held between August 22 and 24 will follow a different schedule from the regular class schedule beginning on August 27. Class schedules for the fall will be posted in early August. Please be sure to review both class schedules carefully so that you do not inadvertently miss any classes.


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