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.
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 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.