Orientation 2019: LLM, SJD and Exchange Students

Event:
Orientation 2019: LLM, SJD and Exchange Students
Date:
Monday, August 19, 2019 (All day) to Saturday, August 24, 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 Day Students please reference the JD Day Division schedule.

JD Evening Students please reference the JD Evening Division schedule

Schedule:
Monday, August 19
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Welcome to Graduate and International Programs
 - 
Chase 110

Meet the faculty directors of the LLM and exchange programs and the team that helped get you to UConn Law.

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Lunch
 - 
Picnic Grove

Meet Returning LLM Students and Tours

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Introductory Class with Professor Rubin

Academic Writing Standards and Avoiding Plagiarism

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Things to Know about Hartford
 - 
Chase 110

The “Top 10 Things” you need to know to help you adjust to living in Hartford

4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Tours

Tours meet in front of William F. Starr Hall. RSVP required.

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 Robinson

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

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

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Academic Expectations
 - 
Chase 110

Learn about U.S. classroom etiquette, tips for surviving the first few weeks and programs available to support your career development.

3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
Introduction to U.S. Career Essentials
 - 
Chase 110

Chris Pallotti, LLM Career Counselor

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
Utilizing Electronic Tools for Your Legal Research Needs
 - 
Starr 225

All LLM & Exchange students

11:00 am - 12:30 pm
US Law and Legal Institutions
 - 
Chase 110

Professor Cohen
All LLM and Exchange Students

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Lunch
 - 
Starr Reading Room & 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.

2:15 pm - 4:15 pm
US Law and Legal Institutions
 - 
Starr 108

Professor Cohen
All LLM and Exchange Students

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

10:15 am - 11:00 am
Bar Exam: What courses do I need to take a Bar Exam? (optional)
 - 
Starr 108
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
International Student and Scholar Services
 - 
Starr 108

Visa informational session. Mandatory for all F-1 and J-1 visa holders.

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

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
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.