Transfer Students Orientation

Thursday, August 16, 2012 (All day) - Friday, August 17, 2012 (All day)
Thursday, August 16 and Friday, August 17
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.  You will receive a class t-shirt to wear for the class picture and service activity.

  • 9:00 a.m. - Registration
    Please allow plenty of time to find parking if you plan to drive (the Law Lot will not be available) and to pick up your registration packet and t-shirt.
  • 9:30 a.m. - Welcomes, Introductions
    • Ann K. Perry, Associate Dean for Admissions
    • Amy M. Gardner, Dean of Students
    • Shannon P. Bartlett, Associate Director of Student Affairs
  • 10:00 a.m. - Law School Information Tours and Library Overview
    • Matea Bozja and Ehren Fournier, Rising 3Ls and Transfer Student Coordinators
    • Library Personnel
  •  10:45 a.m. - Overview of the UChicago 1L Year
    • Jonathan Masur, Deputy Dean, Professor of Law and Herbert and Marjorie Fried Teaching Scholar
  • 11:15 a.m. - Career Services and Public Interest               
    • Abbie Willard, Associate Dean for Career Services & Policy Initiatives
    • Susan Curry, Director, Public Interest Law & Policy
  •  11:45 a.m. - Break; Pick up Boxed Lunches

  • 12:15 p.m. - Group Photo

  • 12:30 p.m. - Bus Departs for Service Activity
    • Incoming transfer students, 3L transfer buddies, Ehren Fournier
  • 1:00 p.m. - Service Activity

  • 4:00 p.m. - Buses depart Service Sites to return to the Law School

  • 4:45 p.m. - Buses arrive 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. - UChicago Journals & Topic Access Programs
    • Jaime Willis, Rising 3L and Topic Access Editor, University of Chicago Law Review
  •  9:45 a.m. - Law School Computing
    • David Blood, Student Computer Lab Manager
  • 10:30 a.m. - Electronic Resources and Protecting Your Online Reputation
    • Aaron Rester, Manager of Electronic Communications
  • 11:00 a.m. - Academic Policies and Resources
    • Roberto Koch, Registrar
    • Amy M. Gardner, Dean of Students
    • Judith Wright, Associate Dean for Library Services
  •  11:45 a.m. - Break; Your first of many lunches catered by The Snail
  •  12:00 p.m. - Uniquely UChicago – Student Perspective
    • Panel of students who transferred in last year led by Transfer Coordinators Matea Bozja and Ehren Fournier
  • 1:15 p.m. - Break
  •  1:30 p.m. - Getting Started at the University and the Law School
    • Shannon Bartlett, Associate Director of Student Affairs
  •  2:00 p.m. - Clerkships
    • Lois Casaleggi, Senior Director, Office of Career Services
  •  2:30 p.m. - Financial Aid and LRAP
    • Ann K. Perry, Associate Dean for Admissions
    • Kevin Petty, Assistant Director, Admissions & Financial Aid
  • 3:00 p.m. - Break; Snacks
  •  3:15 p.m. - Q&A Session
    • Lois Casaleggi, Senior Director, Office of Career Services
    • Amy M. Gardner, Dean of Students
  •  3:45 p.m. - An Introduction to Law & Economics
    • Douglas G. Baird, Harry A. Bigelow Distinguished Service Professor of Law
  • 4:30 p.m. - Overview of Transfer Programs/Office of the Dean of Students Programming/Wrap-Up
    • Matea Bozja, Ehren Fournier 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 (Please RSVP by 8/13)
    Seven Ten Lanes, 1055 East 55th Street
    Spouses/significant others are welcome to attend.  Your transfer buddies are invited to this event.