Orientation 2019: JD Day Division

Event:
Orientation 2019: JD Day Division
Date:
Monday, August 19, 2019 (All day) to Friday, August 23, 2019 (All day)
Presented By:
Description:

The University of Connecticut School of Law welcomes new JD Day division law students for class orientation. Orientation events will take place August 19-23, 2019. 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. 

JD Evening Students please reference the JD Evening Division schedule

LLM, SJD and Exchange Students please reference the LLM, SJD and Exchange schedule

Schedule:
Monday, August 19
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Registration
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Optional Campus Tours

Tours meet in front of William F. Starr Hall and leave at 3:15 p.m. Tours will be led by 2L & 3L students. RSVP Required.

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Introductory Law Class I

Torts, Professor McLean, Starr 204, Sections: 3, 4, 5 and 6.
Criminal Law, Professor Wilf, Chase 210, Sections: 1 and 2.

5:15 pm - 6:45 pm
Welcome Dinner
 - 
Soccer Field

Lauren Majchrowski, Director of Admissions
Timothy Fisher, Dean of UConn Law
Darcy Kirk, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Jennifer Cerny, Executive Director of Student Affairs and Assistant Dean of Students

Tuesday, August 20
8:30 am - 9:45 am
Diversity Committee Continental Breakfast & Now It’s on You: Pro Bono and Public Service
 - 
Soccer Field

Guest Speaker: Chief Justice Richard A. Robinson, Connecticut Supreme Court

10:00 am - 12:15 pm
What you need to know: Student Affairs Panel
 - 
Starr Reading Room

Each session will be one hour.

Students will be split into two groups by last names. A-K will first attend the Student Services presentation, L-Z will first attend Introduction to the Law Library and IT. After the first session has concluded, students will visit the next presentation.

10:00 am - 12:15 pm
Introduction to the Law Library and IT
 - 
Thomas J. Meskill Law Library

Each session will be one hour.

Students will be split into two groups by last names. A-K will first attend the Student Services presentation, L-Z will first attend Introduction to the Law Library and IT. After the first session has concluded, students will visit the next presentation.

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch Break
 - 
Pick-up Lunch and Transition to Classroom

Pick-up Locations:

Student Affairs Group- Outside Starr Hall
Law Library/IT Group- Library Café

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Summer Reading Discussion

Dear America, Notes of an Undocumented Citizen, Jose Antonio Vargas

Group A: Dean Fisher, Ryan Eugene Chase 110
Group B: Dean Kirk, Duncan Grimm Starr 225
Group C: Lauren Majchrowski, Dorianne Salmon, Kyle Betchet Knight 115
Group D: Carrie Field, Qing Wai Wong, Lauren Moscato Starr 108
Group E: Jessica de Perio Wittman, Sophie Bossart Chase 210
Group F: Anne Rajotte, Jillian Chambers, Guneet Josen Knight 215
Group G: Suzanne Hard, David Villa, Janet M. Blumberg Hall

Wednesday, August 21

Student must arrive at UConn Law at 8:30 a.m. The buses will depart for the day’s excursions promptly at 8:45 a.m. Business casual dress is required.

8:30 am
Arrive at Law School and Proceed to Assigned Bus
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Supreme Court, Legislative Office Building, Bookstore and Front Street
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Community BBQ
 - 
Soccer Field

Enjoy a relaxing gathering with staff and student organization leaders

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Welcoming Wellness with Yvonne Tafuto (optional)
 - 
Janet M. Blumberg Hall
Thursday, August 22
9:30 am - 11:00 am
Legal Practice Class

Section 4: Professor Bader, Chase 110
Section 2: Professor Bader, Chase 110
Section 1: Professor Timm, Starr 108

9:30 am - 10:45 am
Utilizing Electronic Tools for Your Legal Research Needs
 - 
Starr 225

Sections 3, 5, and 6 and all LLM & Exchange students

11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Legal Practice

Section 6: Professor Timm, Starr 108
Section 5: Professor Rubin, Chase 210
Section 3: Professor Dubois, Knight 115

11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Utilizing Electronic Tools for Your Legal Research Needs
 - 
Starr 204

Sections 1,2,4

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Lunch
 - 
Starr Reading Room and Under the Tent

Leadership Fellows: “Top Ten Tips for Success at UConn Law”
SBA Mental Health Group Presentation      

Students with the last names beginning A-K will be in Starr Reading Room and those beginning L-Z will be under the tent.

Friday August 23
8:00 am - 8:30 am
Jumpstart Coffee Break ft.: Giv Coffee (optional)
 - 
Soccer Field
8:30 am - 9:15 am
Strategies for Acedemic Success
 - 
Soccer Field
9:15 am - 9:50 am
Q&A with the Dean
 - 
Soccer Field

Dean Fisher

10:10 am - 11:00 am
Introductory Law Class 2

Contracts, Professor Fischl, Chase 110, Sections: 1, 2 and 3.
Criminal Law, Professor Morawetz, Chase 210, Sections: 4, 5 and 6.

11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Financing Your Legal Education (optional)
 - 
Chase 110
11:15 am - 1:00 pm
One-Stop Office Hours (optional)
 - 
Second Floor Library

Student Affiars / Disability Services
Bursar's Office
Registrar
Student Finance Office
Center for Career Development

7:00 pm
Yard Goats vs Reading Fightin Phils
 - 
Dunkin Donuts Park
Additional Events
Thursday, August 29th, 2019
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
New Student Garden Party (Optional)
 - 
Hartford, CT

Join the Dean at his home for a community meal.
Address and RSVP (required) available online.

Wednesday, September 4th, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Student Organization Fair (Optional)
Location:
Contact:
Caitlin Dougherty, Program Coordinator Student Affairs
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.