Transfer Students Orientation

Date: 
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 (All day) - Thursday, August 15, 2013 (All day)

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Please bring your laptop.

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
Laura Bernescu and Jeff Gilson, 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.            Law School Computing
David Blood, Student Computer Lab Manager

11:45 a.m.            Break; Your first of many lunches catered by Cedars

12:00 p.m.            Uniquely UChicago – Student and Alumni Perspective
Panel of students and alumni who transferred to UChicago Law and led by Laura Bernescu
Alexis Bates, ’12, Associate, Skadden, Arps
Katie Knue, Rising 3L
Kelly Albinak Kribs, ’11, Associate, Sidley, and Former Clerk, Judge Rebecca R. Pallmeyer, ‘79
Raj Srinivasan, Rising 3L
Scott Wolf, ’12, Associate, Kirkland & Ellis

1:15 p.m.              Break

1:30 p.m.              Getting Started at the University and the Law School
Shannon P. Bartlett, Associate Director of Student Affairs

2:00 p.m.              Financial Aid and LRAP
Ann K. Perry, Associate Dean for Admissions
Kevin Petty, Assistant Director, Admissions & Financial Aid

2:30 p.m.              Clerkships
Lois Casaleggi, Senior Director, Office of Career Services

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

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 8/9)
Seven Ten Lanes, 1055 East 55th Street         
Spouses/significant others are welcome to attend.  Your transfer buddies are invited to this event.

Thursday August 15, 2013

Please wear close-toed shoes, long pants, and clothes you can get dirty.  Please bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Greater Chicago Food Depository.  You will receive a class t-shirt to wear for the class picture and service activity.

8:45 a.m.              Mini Coffee Mess
Sponsored by External Affairs

Be sure to pick up a special gift from External Affairs!

9:15 a.m.              UChicago Journals & Topic Access Programs
Julia Schwartz, Rising 3L and Executive Topics and Comments Editor, University of Chicago Law Review

9:30 a.m.              Career Services and Public Interest          
Abbie Willard, Associate Dean for Career Services & Policy Initiatives
Lois Casaleggi, Senior Director, Office of Career Services

10:00 a.m.            Academic Policies and Resources
Roberto Koch, Registrar
Amy M. Gardner, Dean of Students
Sheri Lewis, Director of the D’Angelo Law Library and Lecturer in Law

10:45 a.m.            Break

11:00 a.m.            Overview of Transfer Programs/Office of the Dean of Students Programming/Wrap-Up

11:45 a.m.            Group Photo

12:00 p.m.            Lunch

12:30 p.m.            Bus Departs for Service Activity at the Greater Chicago Food Depository
Incoming transfer students, current students

1:00 p.m.              Service Activity at the Greater Chicago Food Depository

4:00 p.m.              Bus Departs Greater Chicago Food Depository to return to the Law School

4:45 p.m.              Bus arrives at the Law School
Dessert Social in the South Green Lounge
Sponsored by Themis Bar Review