First Year

The Road Ahead

The Road Ahead

The links below offer you a road map for your next three or four years at the Law School. We realize that each student’s path will differ, so there may be information that does not apply to you. The lists are not exhaustive but offer guidance as you plan your academic career.

First Year

Fall

  • Attend the 1L fall programming sessions.
  • Request an academic advisor through Student Services.
  • Attend Academic Success Workshops.
  • Attend Career Planning Center (CPC) Orientation.
  • Schedule initial CPC counseling appointment.
  • Interested students participate in Davis Mock Trial Competition.
  • 1LD students register for Spring statutory/regulatory elective.

Winter

  • 1LD students participate in required Moot Court interterm.
  • Once fall grades are posted, review your fall final exams and review with faculty members if available.

Spring

  • Meet with CPC staff to create a career development plan.
  • Make an appointment with a faculty member for individualized course advising
  • Craft your academic plan.
  • Attend Clinic and Experiential Learning information session.
  • Pre-register for fall courses. 1LE students will be automatically enrolled in Constitutional and/or Property law and can pre-register for statutory/regulatory course and one elective.
  • Attend the CPC’s legal market update.
  • Apply for Global Exchange, Semester in DC or Vermont Exchange.
  • Participate in the Loiselle Moot Court Competition.
  • Attend Judicial Clerkship program(s) to learn about the application process and how to secure letters of recommendation.
  • Apply for financial aid, including the institutional form and FAFSA.
  • Complete Public Interest Law Group (PILG) summer fellowship application.
  • Attend Inter-Journal Write-on Competition information session.
  • Attend mandatory externship meeting if participating in externship.
  • Pre-register for summer courses and complete summer financial aid application.

Summer

  • 1LE students participate in required Moot Court class.
  • Pick-up and complete Inter-Journal Write-on Competition problem.
  • Be aware of, and meet, application deadlines for fall recruiting programs and federal government honors programs.
  • Accept financial aid award letter.
  • Once spring grades are posted, review your spring final exams and review with faculty members if available.
  • Complete and submit all summer externship requirements and evaluations.