Transfer Student Orientation

Thursday, August 18, 2011 (All day) - Friday, August 19, 2011 (All day)
Thursday, August 18 and Friday, August 19
All events are in Room V unless otherwise specified.


Please wear close-toed shoes, long pants, and clothes you can get dirty.  Please bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Chicago Food Depository.

  • 9:30 a.m. - Registration
  • 10:00 a.m. - Welcomes, Introductions 
    • Michael H. Schill, Dean and Harry N. Wyatt Professor of Law 
    • Ann Perry, Associate Dean for Admissions 
    • Amy M. Gardner, Dean of Students 
    • Shannon Bartlett, Associate Director of Student Affairs 
  • 10:30 a.m. - Law School Information Tours and Library Overview 
    • Winston Gu and Julia Kasper, Rising 3Ls and Transfer Student Coordinators
    • Library Personnel
  • 11:15 a.m. - Break; Pick up Boxed Lunches
  • 11:30 a.m. - Career Services and Public Interest        
    • Abbie Willard, Associate Dean for Career Services & Policy Initiatives
    • Lois Casaleggi, Senior Director, Office of Career Services
    • Susan Curry, Director, Public Interest Law & Policy 
  • 12:00 p.m. - Overview of Clinics and Experiential Programs 
    • Jeff Leslie, Acting Associate Dean for Clinical and Experiential Learning, Clinical Professor of Law and Faculty Director of Curriculum 
  • 12:30 p.m. - Bus Departs for Service Activity
    • Incoming transfer students, Winston Gu, and Julia Kasper
  • 1:00 p.m. - Service Activity at the Chicago Food Depository
  • 4:00 p.m. - Bus departs Chicago Food Depository to return to the Law School
  • 4:45 p.m. - Bus arrives at the Law School
  • 4:45 p.m. - Dessert Social in the South Green Lounge Sponsored by Themis Bar Review


Please bring your laptop. 

  • 9:00 a.m.  - Mini Coffee Mess
    Sponsored by External Affairs
    Be sure to pick up a special gift from External Affairs!
  • 9:30 a.m. - Topic Access Program
    • Journal Topic Access Editors: Hillary Guigue August, Law Review Topic Access & Recruitment Editor; Tamara Hill, Chicago Journal of International Law Executive Editor; Legal Forum Representative TBD
  • 10:00 a.m. - Law School Computing 
    • David Blood, Student Computer Lab Manager 
  • 10:30 a.m. - Registration/Exam Taking Nuts and Bolts
    • Roberto Koch, Registrar 
  • 11:00 a.m. - Electronic Resources and Protecting Your Online Reputation
    • Aaron Rester, Manager of Electronic Communications 
  • 11:45 a.m. - Break; Your first of many lunches catered by The Snail
  • 12:00 p.m. - Uniquely U of C – Student Perspective
    Panel of 3Ls who transferred in last year moderated by Julia Kasper
    • Alexis Bates, Rising 3L and President of Law School Chapter of the American Constitution Society
    • Bobby Earles, Rising 3L and Black Law Students Association Alumni Chair
    • Scott Wolf, Rising 3L and 2010-2011 Transfer Law Students Association Representative
  • 1:15 p.m. - Getting Started at the University and the Law School 
    • Shannon Bartlett, Associate Director of Student Affairs 
  • 2:00 p.m. - Clerkships 
    • Lior Strahilevitz, Deputy Dean and Sidley Austin Professor of Law
    • Lois Casaleggi, Senior Director, Office of Career Services
  • 2:30 p.m. - Break; Snacks
  • 2:45 p.m. - Financial Aid and LRAP
    • Karla Vargas, Director of Financial Aid 
  • 3:30 p.m. - Academic Policies and Resources
    • Roberto Koch, Registrar
    • Amy M. Gardner, Dean of Students
    • Judith Wright, Associate Dean for Library Services
  • 4:00 p.m. - An Introduction to Law & Economics
    • Douglas G. Baird, Harry A. Bigelow Distinguished Service Professor of Law 
  • 4:45 p.m. - Overview of Transfer Programs/Office of the Dean of Students Programming/Wrap-Up
    • Julia Kasper and Dean Gardner
  • 5:15 p.m. - Meet at VCA Desk to Carpool or Walk to Seven Ten Lanes
  • 5:30 p.m. - Transfer Student Welcome Reception and Bowling Party (RSVP by 8/15 requested)
    Seven Ten Lanes, 1055 East 55th Street   
    New students, their spouses/significant others and their transfer buddies are welcome to attend.