Orientation


Fall 2022 Orientation 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:  In order to participate in Orientation, you must complete the following items:

Orientation programming will take place, in-person, on Thursday, August 18 and Friday, August 19. On Monday, August 22 and Tuesday, August 23, please follow the special schedule posted below. Starting on Wednesday, August 24, please follow the fall schedule which can be found on your SURFS account.

Please check this website periodically for updates.  We look forward to meeting you very soon!

 

Day Division, Full-Time Transfers (optional), and LLMs Orientation Program for Thursday, August 18:

TimeSessionLocationSpeakers

8:30 am- 9:15 am

Check-in starts at 8:30 am

Meet & Greet with Peer Advisors

Atrium, Law School First Floor

 

9:30 am – 9:45 am

Welcome to Maryland Carey Law

Westminster Hall

Renée Hutchins, Dean of the School of Law

Meg Tippett, Student Bar Association President

Ann Kim, Director of Student Affairs  

9:45 am – 10:00 am

Welcome to the Legal Profession

Westminster Hall

Professor William Moon

10:00 am – 10:45 am

Why Law School? 

Westminster Hall

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Deborah Eisenberg

Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development, Peter G. Danchin

11:00 am – 11:45 am

Strategies for Law School Success

Group 1:  Ceremonial Courtroom, Sections A and B, transfer students

Group 2:  Room 107, Sections C and D

Group 3:  Room 205, Sections E and F

Group 4:  Room 309, LLM students

Group 1:  Professors Deb Eisenberg, Will Moon, Anne-Marie Carstens, and Liza Vertinsky

Group 2:  Professors Natalie Ram, Don Gifford, Kathy Frey-Balter, and Peter Danchin

Group 3:  Professors Russell McClain, Martha Ertman, Leigh Goodmark, and Alexi Pfeffer- Gillett

Group 4:  Assistant Dean Crystal Edwards

11:50 am– 12:50 pm

Lunch 

Section A – Room 107

Section B – Room 108

Section C – Krongard Room

Section D – Room 205

Section E – Room 302

Section F – Room 460

LLMs - Room 309

Boxed lunches will be available.  Please complete this survey if you have any dietary restrictions or requirements.

1:00 pm- 1:50 pm

Concurrent Sessions:  Students will rotate for Sessions I, II, and III

Session I:  Dialogue on Diversity

Session II:  Bringing your Best Self to Law School

Session III:  Library and Technology Information Session and Tours

 

 

Session I:  Ceremonial Courtroom; Sections A and B, transfers

Session II:  Room 205; Sections C and D

Session III:  Room 107; Sections E and F, and LLMs

 

 

Session I: Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, Russell McClain

Session II:  UMB Student Counseling Center and Maryland State Bar Association, Lawyer Assistance Program

Session III:  Associate Dean for Library and Technology, Kristina J. Alayan, library staff and faculty

2:00 pm - 2:50 pm 

Session I:  Dialogue on Diversity

Session II:  Bringing your Best Self to Law School

Session III:  Library and Technology Information Session and Tours

Session I:  Ceremonial Courtroom; Sections E and F, and LLMs

Session II:  Room 205; Sections A and B, transfers

Session III:  Room 107; Sections C and D

 Session I: Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, Russell McClain

Session II:  UMB Student Counseling Center and Maryland State Bar Association, Lawyer Assistance Program

Session III:  Associate Dean for Library and Technology, Kristina J. Alayan, library staff and faculty

3:00 pm - 3:50 pm 

Session I:  Dialogue on Diversity

Session II:  Bringing your Best Self to Law School

Session III:  Library and Technology Information Session and Tours

Session I:  Ceremonial Courtroom; Sections C and D

Session II:  Room 205; Sections E and F, and LLMs

Session III:  Room 107; Sections A and B, and Transfers

Session I: Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, Russell McClain

Session II:  UMB Student Counseling Center and Maryland State Bar Association, Lawyer Assistance Program

Session III:  Associate Dean for Library and Technology, Kristina J. Alayan, library staff and faculty

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm 

SBA Welcome Reception

Meet future friends and colleagues at a social gathering sponsored by the Student Bar Association.   

Courtyard 

 

Day Division, FT Transfers (optional), and LLMs Orientation Program for Friday, August 19:

Time

Session

Location

Speaker

9:00 am – 9:30 am

Academic Integrity

Westminster Hall

Professor Diane Hoffmann

9:35 am - 9:45 am

Honor Board Chair

Westminster Hall

3L, Annebelle Klein

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Concurrent Sessions:

Session I:  How to Read a Case (Reading is posted on BlackBoard)

Session II:  Introduction to Law and Legal Process

Session I:  Ceremonial Courtroom, Sections A, B, C

Session II:  Room 107, Sections D, E, F

Session I:  Professor Richard Boldt

Session II:  Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Deborah Eisenberg

11:15 am – 12:15 pm

Session I:  How to Read a Case (Reading is posted on BlackBoard)

Session II:  Introduction to Law and Legal Process

Session I:  Ceremonial Courtroom, Sections D, E, F

Session II:  Room 107, Sections A, B, C

Session I:  Professor Richard Boldt

Session II:  Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Deborah Eisenberg

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Lunch- Mission BBQ

Throughout the School of Law.  Atrium, locker area, atrium, and courtyard

Please complete this survey if you have any dietary restrictions or requirements.

1:20 pm - 1:35 pm

University Student Financial Assistance

Westminster Hall

Laura Evans, Senior Financial Aid Counselor

1:40 pm - 2:25 pm

Building your Law School Budget

Westminster Hall

Ann Durandetta, Director of Product Development AccessLex Institute

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

UMB Resources

Westminster Hall

UMB Police Department

UMB Wellness Hub

5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Maryland Carey Law Night at the Ballpark!

Atrium and Camden Yards

You must register for this event online.  You must register by August 12.

 

Evening Division and PT Transfers Orientation Program for Thursday, August 18:

TimeSessionLocationSpeaker
3:45 pm - 4:30 pm

Check-in

Meet & Greet with Peer Advisors
Atrium/Krongard Room  
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm SBA Welcome Reception Courtyard  
4:45 pm – 5:00 pm Welcome to Maryland Carey Law Krongard Room

Renée Hutchins, Dean of the School of Law

Meg Tippett, Student Bar Association President

5:00 pm – 5:50 pm Dinner and Presentation: Strategies for Law School Success

Krongard Room

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Deborah Eisenberg

Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development, Peter G. Danchin

Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, Crystal Edwards

*Dinner will be served. Please complete this survey if you have any dietary restrictions or requirements.

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Academic Integrity

Krongard Room

Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development, Peter G. Danchin

6:30 pm- 7:20 pm

Dialogue on Diversity

Krongard Room

Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, Russell McClain

7:20 pm - 7:30 pm

BREAK

   
7:30 pm - 8:15 pm

Introduction to Law and Legal Process

Room 108

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Deborah Eisenberg

8:15 pm - 9:00 pm

How to Read a Case (Reading is posted on Blackboard)

Room 108

Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, Russell McClain 

 

Evening Division Orientation Program for Friday, August 19:

TimeSessionLocationSpeaker

5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Maryland Carey Law Night at the Ballpark!

Atrium and Camden Yards

You must register for this event online.  Please register by August 12.

 

Evening Division Library Information Sessions and Tours:

During the first week of classes, the Thurgood Marshall Law Library will host information session and tours for evening students. Please meet at the user services desk of the Thurgood Marshall Law Library (on the 2nd floor entrance of the library) by 5:30 pm.  Please register using the links below.  If these times do not work for you, kindly email Liz Graham (liz.graham@law.umaryland.edu), Executive Director of the Law Library to rescheulde.  

Monday, August 22 Register online
Tuesday, August 23 Register online
Wednesday, August 24 Register online
Thursday, August 25 Register online

 

Monday, August 22, and Tuesday, August 23, 2022 Orientation Week Schedule:

Division 

Time 

Monday, August 22, 2022 

Tuesday, August 23, 2022 

Day 

  

  

  

 

10:00 am - 12:00 pm 

 

 

 

 

Section A – Civil Procedure (Eisenberg)  Room 460 

Section B – Torts (Boldt) Room 302 

Section C – Torts (Hoffmann)  Room 108 

Section D – Civil Procedure (Ram)  Room 160 

Section E –  Contracts (Vertinsky) Room 202  

Section F – Contracts (Ertman) Room 205 

 

  

Lawyering I 

Section A – Miller  Room 108 

Section B – Banister  Room 107 

Section C – Carstens  Room 402  / Walters Room 309 

Section D – Oberbroeckling  Room 205 

Section E – Frey-Balter  Room 302 

Section F – Bryant  Room 160 

 

 

    

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 

Open Period 

Open Period 

 

 

 

 

1:15 pm - 3:15 pm 

Section A – Contracts (Vertinsky)  Room 160 

Section B – Contracts (Vertinsky) Room 160 

Section C – Contracts (Moon)  Room 205 

Section D – Contracts (Moon)  Room 205 

Section E – Civil Procedure (Kessler)  Room 460 

Section F – Civil Procedure (Kessler)  Room 460 

 

 

Section A – Torts (Gifford)  Room 460 

Section B – Civil Procedure (Chibundu)  Room 107 

Section C – Civil Procedure (Chibundu)  Room 107 

Section D – Torts (Pfeffer-Gillett) Room 205 

Section E –  Torts (Pfeffer-Gillett) Room 205 

Section F – Torts (Gifford)  Room 460 

 

 

Evening 

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm 

 

 

8:40 pm – 9:35 pm 

Lawyering I 

  Evening Division – (Walters) Room 302  

 

 

Civil Procedure  

Evening Division – (Coulson) Room 302  

 

Introduction to Legal Research

Evening Division – (Grahek) Room 302