This year's Pre-Orientation Program took place from September 1st - 8th and featured sessions that were both in-person and virtual.
One of Pre-Orientation's goals is to help incoming 1Ls prepare for the Law School's academic environment. Here, students attend one of the in-person courses: Introduction to Law & Economics taught by Dean Thomas J. Miles.
The program also introduces new students to the wide range of student services available at the Law School. Among other things, students learned about the Dean of Students Office, Library Services, and, pictured above, Career Services at the Law School.
In addition to Law & Economics, students also attended an introductory course on Criminal Law, taught by Professor Richard McAdams.
Here, Pre-Orientation students attend a virtual introduction to Critical Race Theory, taught by Professor William H. J. Hubbard.
Another goal of Pre-Orientation is to help students network and connect with other incoming 1Ls prior to the first day of classes.
Here, Dean of Students Charles N. Todd greets Pre-Orientation students on their first in-person day of the program.
Some of this year's remote sessions included a Diversity and Inclusion workshop led by Director of Diversity and Inclusion Nydia Stewart, an introduction to cold calls given by Professor Genevieve Lakier, and a lecture on difficult discourse delivered by Professor Sharon Fairley.
During one virtual session, students got the chance to learn about the wide variety of clinical offerings available to them at the Law School.
Students in the program also got the chance to virtually meet and engage in a Q&A with Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, '89.
On the last day of Pre-Orientation, students took a Law & Economics exam, discussed their experience during an exam debrief, and celebrated their achievements.