JD Orientation

Date: 
Sunday, September 20, 2009 - 12:00pm - Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 8:00pm

Orientation Schedule

FINAL

Fall 2009 - Class of 2012

Tuesday, September 22

(The events on Tuesday are planned by our main campus Graduate Affairs division, and your attendance is entirely optional.  We will present most of the information about available campus resources during our Law School orientation, but the social hour, at least, will give you an opportunity to connect with the larger graduate student community at the University of Chicago.  Please see http://grad.uchicago.edu/campus/orientation for additional details) 

12:00 noon -4:00 p.m. 

  • New Graduate & Professional Student Orientation (Main Campus)
    Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 East 59th Street. Chicago 60637
    Includes sessions on Graduate Student Life, Campus Resources, and Living in Chicago 

4:00 - 5:30 p.m. 

  • Information Fair and Social Hour hosted by the Graduate Council   

Day 1 at the Law School: Life of the Mind

Wednesday, September 23

  • 8:30 - 9:15 a.m.: Welcome Breakfast and Short Tours- Green Lounge
    • Check-in
    • Pick up Orientation materials
    • Law School Tour
  • 9:15 - 9:45: A Welcoming Tradition for 1Ls - Classroom Wing and James Park Hall Concourse
  • 9:45 - 10:40: Deans' Welcomes and Introductions - Auditorium
  • 10:45 - 11:45: Keeping An Open Mind -  Faculty Panel  - Auditorium
    • Comparative Constitutionalism - Professors Rosalind Dixon and Tom Ginsburg
  • 11:45 - 1:00 p.m.: Lunch and Small Section Introductions 
  • Section A    Room I
  • Section B     Room III
  • Section C    Room IV
  • Section D    Room V
  • Section E    Room D
  • Section F    Room F
  • 1:00 - 2:00 Academic Life at the Law School - Auditorium
    •  Faculty Welcome to the Law School and Panel Discussion - Professors Emily Buss, Anup Malani, and Adam Samaha
  • 2:15 - 3:15: What to Expect During your First Class?
    • Discuss Case Briefing and Academic Resources with Academic Counselors
    • A-E    Room I
    • F-J    Room III
    • K-O    Room IV
    • P-T    Room V
    • U-Z    Room D
  • 3:15 – 3:30 p.m.    Professor Anup Malani – Short survey
  • 4:00 p.m.  Law School Tours (meet at the front desk)
  • 4:30: Refreshments by the Reflecting Pool for the Boat Cruise and Board Buses
  • 5:00: Buses Depart for the Boat Cruise (front of the Law School)
  • 6:00 - 8:00 Boat Cruise aboard the Evening Star, Navy Pier
  • 8:15 Buses Depart from the Boat Cruise for Hyde Park
    • Students can explore dinner on their own downtown.   

Day 2: Joining the Legal Profession

 Thursday, September 24

  •  8:45 - 9:15 a.m. Continental Breakfast - Green Lounge
    • Sign up for Community service
  • 9:15 – 9:30 a.m.    Welcome from Career Services
  • Abbie Willard, Associate Dean for Career Services
  • 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. If I’d Only Known Then What I Know Now – Auditorium
    • Professor Todd Henderson ’98,
    • Dean Marsha Nagorsky ’95, 
    • Associate Director of Student Affairs Maureen Sheehan ’04,
    • Clinical Instructor Tara Thompson ’03
  • 10:45 - 11:15     Academic Policies and Resources - Auditorium
  • Judith Wright, Associate Dean for Library Services
  • Michele Baker Richardson, Dean of Students
  • 11:15 - 11:45     Online Resources and Identity Management - Communications - Auditorium
    • Aaron Rester, Manager of Electronic Communications
  • 12:00 - 1:15 p.m. Taste of Hyde Park Lunch - Green Lounge
  • 1:30 - 2:15 Financial Management for Law Students - Auditorium
    • Karla Vargas, Director of Financial Aid, and the Student Loan Administration
  • 2:30 - 3:15 Introduction to On-Campus Resources - Auditorium and Classroom Wing
    • Transportation and Campus Safety, Marlon Lynch, Chief Safety Office
    • Student Care Center, Dr. Kristine Bordenave, Director 
    • Student Counseling and Resource Center, Dr. Thomas Kramer, Director
  • 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Campus Resource Fair – Law School Classroom Hallway
    • Representatives from several campus services will be available in the Law School to answer individual questions.
    • Going Green at the Law SchoolGreenbooks Book Sale  Classroom III
      Purchase used textbooks with proceeds going to students working in public interest and environmental programming.  Cash or check only.
    • Chicago Law Foundation T-Shirt Sale – Classroom IV
      Purchase Chicago Law gear with proceeds going to students working in public interest.  Cash or check only
  • 5:00 Entering Students Cocktails and Dinner - Green Lounge
    • Business Attire Suggested
    • Please wear your nametag.

Day 3: Law as a Service Profession

Friday, September 25

  •  8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Law School Day of Service - Room IV
    • Breakfast for Service Activity Volunteers with Service Oriented Student Organizations
  • 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Service Activities with the University Community Service Center - Room IV
  • 1:00 - 2:00 Lunch for Service Activity Volunteers with Clinical Faculty
  • Featuring Professor Randolph Stone, Director of the Juvenile Justice Clinic

  • 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Queer 101 – Graduate Orientation for LGBTQ Students
    • Sponsored by the Graduate Affairs Division
      Main Campus – 5710 South Woodlawn
  • 4:00 - 5:30 Celebrating Diversity Reception - 5710 South Woodlawn
    • Student groups invite the Class of 2012 to a reception at the Multicultural Student Center on Campus

Orientation Continued…

Saturday, September 26

  • 10:30-noon Living with Your Law Student – Classroom V
  • A panel discussion for spouses and partners of incoming law students.  Please join us after the session for an ice cream social sponsored by Amicus, a married/partnered student organization. Children welcome!

Tuesday, September 29

  • 4:00 p.m.  Computer and Library Training (Sections A&B) – Classroom V

Wednesday, September 30

  • 4:00 p.m.  Computer and Library Training (Sections C&D) – Classroom V

Thursday, October 1

  • 4:00 p.m.  Computer and Library Training (Sections E&F) – Classroom V

Autumn Quarter Student Events

Wednesday, September 30

  • 9:00 p.m. Big Sibling Mentoring Program Coffee Mess – Green Lounge
  • Please join your mentoring group for coffee, bagels, and donuts. 
  • 12:15 p.m. Chicago’s Best Ideas featuring Professor Henderson – Room II

Friday, October 2

  • 4:00 p.m. Student Organizations Activity Fair and Welcome BBQ – Green Lounge
  • Meet the leadership of the various Law School Student Organizations and celebrate completing your first week of class.

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