J.D. Orientation 2017

J.D. Orientation 2017
Monday, August 21, 2017 (All day) to Thursday, August 24, 2017 (All day)
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The University of Connecticut School of Law welcomes new JD law students for class orientation. Orientation events will take place August 21-24, 31, 2017. The information presented in these events will assist students transitioning to law school, and serve as an introduction to the study and practice of law. Current students, faculty and staff will provide information about the Law School's acdemic programs, campus community and available services. 

Monday, August 21
7:05 pm
Yard Goats vs. Altoona
Dunkin Donuts Park

Meet fellow incoming law students while enjoying a baseball game in Dunkin Donuts Park. The Yard Goats Team will host the Altoona on Monday, August 21, 2017 at 7:05 pm.

If you are interested in attending the Yard Goats game, please RSVP and include whether you are bringing guests.

Tuesday, August 22

Please dress in business attire 

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Hosmer Quad

(Optional) Campus tours every 30 minutes

5:30 pm
Hosmer Quad

Karen DeMeola, Assistant Dean for Enrollment and Students 

Timothy Fisher, Dean and Professor of Law

5:50 pm
Welcome from the Connecticut Bar Examining Committee

The Honorable Anne C. Dranginis, Pullman & Comley, LLC Chair, Connecticut Bar Examining Committee

6:00 pm
Keynote Address

 The Honorable Chief Justice Chase T. Rogers, Connecticut Supreme Court

6:20 pm
Academic Dean Address

Darcy Kirk, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Associate Dean for Library and Technology and Distinguished Professor of Law

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Hosmer Quad
Wednesday, August 23 - JD Day Division
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Concurrent Sessions

Student Services
Library Tours


12:00 pm
Student Panel Lunch

Joined by student leaders

Wednesday, August 23 - JD Evening Division
5:30 pm
Student Panel Dinner
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Student Services
Library Tours


Thursday, August 24 - JD Day Division
10:00 am
Breakfast with the Diversity Committee
10:30 am
Lexis Training
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Legal Practice - Research and Writing
12:30 pm
Advisor Lunch
1:30 pm
Book Discussion

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

Thursday, August 24 - JD Evening Division
Advisor Dinner
Starr Reading Room
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Legal Practice: Research and Writing
8:00 pm
Lexis Training
8:30 pm
Just Mercy Book Discussion

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

Friday, August 25
8:00 pm
SBA Social Event
Thursday, August 31
New Student Garden Party

roseJoin the Dean at his home for a welcome event for all incoming students.
RSVP is required for this event. 

If you require reasonable accommodations for a disability, please contact the Law School at 860-570-5130 or via email at law.access@uconn.edu at least two weeks in advance.