Orientation


Fall 2021 Orientation 

Please take some time to view the pre-recorded orientation content. These recordings can be found on the Law Student Orientation Blackboard page which you will have access to by August 1. 

Highlights of our pre-recorded content:

  • Academic Integrity 
  • Getting Started with Blackboard
  • Technology Requirements & Support
  • How to be a Successful Law Student
  • Introduction to the Law & Court Systems
  • Sources of American Law 
    • Introduction to US Courts
    • Introduction to Statutes and Regulations 
  •  Anatomy of a Civil Case and the Litigation Process

Unless otherwise indicated, the following events are in-person.

Friday, August 13, 2021

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm             Kick-Off to Orientation: Welcome to Maryland Carey School of Law (Zoom)

  • Dean Tobin, faculty and guest speakers

Monday, August 16, 2021

(Note: On Monday, several day JD sections will meet in the morning and additional JD sections and LLMs will meet in the afternoon. We encourage you to take free time to complete your assigned reading or to run errands on campus. Check in with Student Affairs in Room 280 if you need help finding campus offices.)

9:00 am-10:15 am                  Check-in of JD Sections - A, C, E, G, H, and I (Atrium)

Meet & Greets and Tours with Peer Advisors (various locations on the first floor)

10:30 am - 12:00 pm             Lawyering I

  • Sections A and G - Room 107 – Professor Frey-Balter
  • Section C - Room 108 – Professor Rips
  • Section E - Room 205 – Professor Cornelius 
  • Section H - Room 460 – Professor Carstens 
  • Section I - Room 302 – Professor Martel

12:00 pm – 1:15 pm              Check-in of JD Sections B, D, F, J and LLMs (Atrium) 

Meet & Greets and Tours with Peer Advisors (various locations on the first floor)     

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm                Lawyering I

  • Section B - Room 205 – Professor Pfeffer-Gillett
  • Section D - Room 108 – Professor Everhart
  • Section F - Room 460 – Professor Dilloff
  • Section J - Room 302 – Professor Banister 

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm                LLM Session: Introductions & Strategies for Academic Success in the LLM Program, Room 202

  • Dean Edwards

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm                Campus Resources (Zoom)

  • Student Counseling
  • Lawyer Assistance Program
  • Student Health
  • Public Safety
  •  URecfit & Wellness
  • UMB Student Affairs
  • Office of Accountability and Compliance (Title IX)

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

LLM Students

10:30 am – 11:20 am             LLM Session: What to Expect in the Classroom -Internationally-Trained LLMs – Room 202

  • Professor Van Alstine

11:30 am – 12:00 pm             LLM Session: Applying to the Bar as an LLM – Room 202

  • Micah Yarborough, Assistant Director, Bar Programs and Academic Achievement and Lecturer in Law

Transfer Students

10:00 am – 12:00 pm             Transfer Student Orientation Meeting (Zoom)           

  • Dean Hayes

JD Students

10:30 am - 12:00 pm             Lawyering I

  • Section A and G - Room 107 – Professor Frey-Balter
  • Section C - Room 108 – Professor Rips
  • Section E - Room 205 – Professor Cornelius 
  • Section H - Room 460 – Professor Carstens
  • Section I - Room 302 – Professor Martel

12:00 pm – 1:15 pm              Lunch on Your Own

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm:               Lawyering I

  • Section B - Room 205 – Professor Pfeffer-Gillett
  • Section D - Room 108 – Professor Everhart
  • Section F - Room 460 – Professor Dilloff
  • Section J - Room 302 – Professor Banister

1:30 pm – 2:15 pm                Peer Advisor Section Meetings 

  • Section A - Room 307
  • Section C - Comcast
  • Section E – Room 107
  • Section G – Room 309
  • Section H - Courtyard
  • Section I - Room 310
  • LLMs – Room 202

3:15 pm – 4:00 pm                Peer Advisor Section Meetings 

  • Section B - Room 205
  • Section D - Room 108
  • Section F - Room 460
  • Section J - Room 302

4:30 pm – 5:15 pm                Check-in and Tours – Evening Division (Atrium)

5:30 pm – 6:15 pm                Peer Advisor Meeting with Evening Division – Room 107

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm                Constitutional Law I (First-Year Evening) – Room 107 Professor Graber  

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

10:00 am – 12:00 pm             Civil Procedure

  • Sections A and B – Room 460 – Professor Ram
  • Sections C and D – Room 107 – Professor Chibundu
  • Sections E and F – Room 302 – Professor Sturiale
  • Sections G and H – Room 205 – Professor Barczewski
  • Sections I and J – Room 108 – Professor Eisenberg

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm               Lunch on Your Own

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm                Student Organization Fair & Ice Cream Social (First Floor)

(All incoming students and peer advisors are welcome to attend)

6:30 pm – 9:30 pm                Lawyering I (First-Year Evening)

  • Room 205 – Professor DeSimone
  • Room 108 – Professor Guida
  • Room 302 – Professor Walters

Thursday, August 19, 2021

10:00 am – 12:00 pm             Contracts

  • Section A and B – Room 302 – Professor Vertinsky
  • Section C and D – Room 205 – Professor Steinzor
  • Section E and F – Room 107 – Professor Van Alstine
  • Sections G and H – Room 460 – Professor Ertman
  • Sections I and J – Room 108 – Professor Tu                       

12:00 pm – 12:50 pm            Lunch on Your Own

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm                Torts

  • Section A and B – Room 205 – Professor Levy
  • Section C and D – Room 107 – Professor Boldt 
  • Section E and F – Room 108 – Professor McClain
  • Sections G and H – Room 302 – Professor Pappoe
  • Sections I and J – Room 460 – Professor Gifford

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm                Student Bar Association Social (Courtyard)

Friday, August 20, 2021

8:30 am – 9:30 am                 AccessLex: Financial Planning for Law Students (Zoom)

From developing a simple spending plan to outlining your three-year financial plan, smart money strategies lay the foundation for every law student's personal and professional success story. Learn to apply core concepts of personal finance to make confident decisions about money and better achieve your short and long-term goals. Law school is an investment—make the most of yours!

AccessLex offers on-campus and online loan repayment and financial education programming to help students and graduates confidently manage their finances on their way to achieving personal and professional success.

10:30 am – 11:30 am             Alumni Panel (Zoom)                                           

Join us to hear law school and career advice and encouragement from a panel of Maryland Carey Law alumni as you begin your legal careers.

Class Outing: Orioles Home Games

Join us for an Orioles Game at 7:00 pm on August 20.  Attendees will meet at the School of Law and walk to Camden Yards.  (Alternatively, you’ll will have the option to attend on Sunday, August 22.) Details to come.