First Year

First Year


  • 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 Moot Court Competition.
  • 1LD students register for Spring statutory/regulatory elective.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.