Administration Office: 208-885-2255
Dean’s Office: 208-885-4977
fax: 208-885-5709
Menard 101
711 S. Rayburn Drive

Mailing Address:
College of Law
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2321
Moscow, ID 83844-2321


phone: 208-364-4074
fax: 208-334-2176
322 E. Front St., Suite 590
Boise, ID 83702

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University of Idaho
711 S. Rayburn Drive
Moscow, ID 83844-2321

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 18 - Friday, August 22, 2014

Orientation Schedule

*Tentative schedule for Class of 2017 New Student Orientation*
Click on the date to show the day's schedule.

  • Monday, August 18 | Professionalism Orientation

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

    Time Event
    7:30–9:00 Registration, Pictures, Building Tours & Refreshments
    Law Foyer
    9:00–9:30 Dean’s Welcome
    9:35-9:45 Announcements
    9:45–10:00 Break
    10:00-10:15 Professionalism Introduction: Civility & Conduct in Law School
    10:15 Professionalism Part 1: Workshop with Distinguished Attorneys on Legal Practice and Civility in the Profession
    10:15–10:45 Opening Session
    10:45–11:00 Pick up Box Lunches in Foyer and Walk to TLC (Teaching and Learning Center)
    11:00–1:00 Small Group Discussions w/ mentors & Box Lunches
    1:00–1:15 Return to College of Law
    1:15–1:45 Concluding Session
    1:45-3:15 Professionalism Part 2: Being a Culturally Competent Lawyer
    3:15-3:30 Break
    3:30-4:00 Professionalism Part 3: Honor Code Review
    4:00–4:15 Honor Code Signing
    7:00-8:30 College of Law Convocation and Reception
    Courtroom, Foyer
  • Tuesday, August 19 | A Foundation for Studying Law & a Successful Career

    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
    8:30-9:00 Reading Exercise
    9:00–10:30 Getting to Know the Class of 2016
    10:30–10:40 Break – beverage service
    10:40–12:00   Reading and Briefing Cases (4 Groups) 
    12:00-12:15 Walk to Menard Law Building
    12:15–1:30 Box Lunches with Faculty Advisors
    1:30–2:00 Source of Laws
    2:00-3:30 Path to Law School Success and First Year Faculty Panel 
  • Wednesday, August 20 | Wrapping Things Up
    Time Event
    8:30–10:00 Mock Class
    10:00-11:00 Current Student Panel
    11:00-11:45 Library Resources Activity
    Law Library
    11:45–12:15 Trial Advocacy Participation Instructions
    12:15-1:15 Law School Programs, Lexis Nexis, & Westlaw Fair
  • Thursday, August 21 | Trial Advocacy Witness Preparation
    Time Event
    4:00–5:00 Trial Advocacy Witness Preparation
    Assigned locations
    Only for Trial Advocacy Witnesses
  • Friday, August 22 | Lawyering in Action — Trial Advocacy Jury Trials
    Time Event
    8:00–5:00 Trial Advocacy Participation
    Meet at assigned locations and times
  • Continuing Orientation Programs* | Save the Dates!

    These dates reflect the 2013 Continuing Orientation Programs. The 2014 Continuing Orientation Programs will be updated in summer 2014.

    * All program are required except †

    Fall 2013

    Date Event
    Monday, August 26,
    1:30-2:20 p.m.
    Achieving Academic Success
    Tuesday, August 27,
    4:30 p.m.
    Welcome Back Picnic & Intro to Student Orgs
    Monday, October 7,
    1:30-2:20 p.m.
    Planning Your Law School Career - The Basics
    Wednesday, October 16,
    2:30-4:00 p.m.
    Introduction to the Career Development Office and the Pro Bono Requirement
    Monday, November 4,
    1:30-2:20 p.m.
    Academic Opportunities: Emphasis Areas, Concurrent Degrees, Clinics, Externships & the Boise Third Year

    Spring 2014

    Date Event
    Monday, January 13,
    1:30-2:20 p.m.
    Excelling During Second Semester
    Monday, February 10,
    1:30-2:20 p.m.
    1L Info Session on Boise Third Year†
    Monday, March 4,
    1:30-2:20 p.m.
    Managing Law School Finances & Debt Load
    Wednesday, March 26,
    2:30-3:20 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 11 - Thursday, August 14, 2014