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New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation is held the week immediately preceding the first day of fall semester classes. Attendance is mandatory. All students must attend each day of the orientation program.

Dates: Monday, August 17 - Friday, August 21, 2015

Orientation Schedule

This day focuses on professional considerations and what it means to be a lawyer.

Time Event
7:30–8:15 Registration, Light Breakfast, Pictures (106), Building Tours
Foyer
8:15–9:00 Convocation
Courtroom
9:00–9:10 Break
9:10–10:15 Getting to Know the Class of 2018 with Director Wells
Courtroom
10:15 Professionalism Part 1: Workshop with Distinguished Attorneys on Legal Practice and Civility in the Profession
Courtroom
10:15–10:45 Opening Session
Courtroom  
10:45–11:00 Pick up Box Lunches
Foyer and Walk to Teaching and Learning Center (TLC)
11:00–1:00 Small Group Discussions with Mentors & Box Lunches
TLC
1:00–1:15 Return to College of Law
1:15–1:50 Concluding Session
Courtroom
1:50–2:00 Break
2:00–2:30 Professionalism Part 2: Honor Code Review with Dean Adams
Courtroom
2:30–3:00 Signing of the Honor Code
Foyer

Today focuses on the skills needed to succeed in law school and practice, including reading and briefing cases, knowing source of laws, and building relationships with your peers.

Time Event
8:00–8:30 Refreshments
Foyer
8:30–9:00 Reading Exercise with Professor Beard
Courtroom
9:00–10:25 Inclusion Workshop
Courtroom
10:30–12:00 Reading and Briefing Cases
(3 Legal Research and Writing (LRW) Classes)
Rooms 103, 104, 105
12:00–1:30 Box Lunches with Faculty and Staff
Foyer
1:30–2:00 Source of Laws with Dean Seamon
Courtroom
2:00–3:00  Path to Law School Success
Courtroom
3:00–3:15 Break
3:15–3:45 Financial Advising
Courtroom
3:45–4:00 Idaho Residency – Mandatory for Non–Residents
Courtroom

Time Event
8:00–8:30 Refreshments
8:30–10:00 Mock Class with Professor Beard
Courtroom
10:00–10:05 Break
10:05-11:00 Getting to Know the Class of 2018 with Director Wells
Courtroom
11:00–11:05 Break
11:05–11:45 Current Student Panel
Courtroom
11:45-12:15 Trial Advocacy Participation Instructions with Professor Laflin
Courtroom

Time Event
8:00 Highway Clean up Service Project (SBA)
Meet in Foyer

Trial Advocacy Witness Preparation

Only for Friday Trial Witnesses NOT Jurors
Various locations and times will be arranged with individual teams.

Time Event
8:00–5:00 Trial Advocacy Participation
Meet at assigned locations and times

Fall 2015

Date Event
Monday,
August 24,
1:30-2:20 p.m.
Achieving Academic Success
Monday,
October 5,
1:30-2:20 p.m.
Planning Your Law School Career - The Basics
Monday,
October 19,
1:30-2:30 p.m.
Introduction to the Career Development Office and the Pro Bono Requirement
Monday,
November 2,
1:30-2:20 p.m.
Academic Opportunities: Emphasis Areas, Concurrent Degrees, Clinics, Externships/Clinical Opportunities

Spring 2016

Time Event
Wednesday,
January 20,
1:30-2:20 p.m.
Dealing with Good News and Bad: Success in the Second Semester
Monday,
February 8,
1:30-2:20 p.m.
Academic Planning for 2L & 3L Year – Curricular Options on Two Campuses
Monday,
March 7,
1:30-2:20 p.m.
Managing Law School Finances & Debt Load
Monday,
April 4,
1:30-2:20 p.m.
Getting the Most Professionally Out of Your Summer and Fall

Early Welcome Program

The Early Welcome Program, which takes place the week before Orientation, fosters active, collaborative learning and a skills-based approach to law studies All incoming students are invited to apply; space is limited.

Dates: Monday, August 10 - Thursday, August 13, 2015

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