ORIENTATION ACTIVITIES FOR FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS
Mandatory orientation activities for all first-year students begin on Tuesday, August 26, and end in the late afternoon on Thursday, August 28. This schedule also includes some optional activities sponsored by our student organizations. Classes begin on Tuesday, September 2.
Tuesday, August 26
Overview: Between and ,
all students must check-in to claim their place in the incoming class and have
their photo taken for the Student Directory. During this time, there will be a
chance to meet representatives of the State Bar of Wisconsin and sign up for a
free Student Associate membership and to take tours of the
(REQUIRED FOR ALL
Photos for Student Directory will be
taken in Room 3260,
Building Tours provided by Student Bar Association (SBA) every 15-20 minutes starting in atrium. Listen for announcements in the atrium.
Welcomes from Deans,
Faculty and President of Student Bar Association in Birge Hall, Room 145.
Birge Hall is west of the
Lunch with Small Section classmates. Box lunches, including vegetarian option, available in the atrium. Look for the signs assigning your group to a room.
Welcome from Associate Dean Walter Dickey, Information about Judicial Clerkships from Professor John Ohnesorge and Financial Aid information from Assistant Dean Mike Hall in Birge Hall, Room 145.
Meetings with Small Section professors
Prof. Ross (Section 9) – Room 3250; Prof. Camic (Section 2) – Room 3253; Prof. Ossorio (Section 3) – Room 3226; Prof. Monette (Section 4) – Room 3260; Prof. Snyder (Section 13) – Room 5240: Prof. Schultz (Section 10) - Room 5229: Prof. Macaulay (Section 6) – Room 5223
- Prof. Kempinen (Section 11) – Room 3250; Prof. Prosser (Section 12) – Room 3253; Prof. Sharafi (Section 5) Room 3226; Prof. Carstensen (Section 1) – Room 3260: Prof. Alexander (Section 8) – Room 5229; Prof. Macaulay (Section 7) – Room 5223
Student Organizations Fair in the atrium and Room 2260. Rent lockers from SBA for $60 (cash or check only). Watch for signs for locker rental.
Wednesday, August 27
Overview: Community Service Day. Small Sections will have different schedules and work sites. Check for your section’s schedule in your check-in packet. Meet in the atrium at your section’s schedule time. Coffee and tea provided. Please wear old clothing and your UW Law School T-shirt. Please be on time. Some sections will use Madison Metro buses to get to work sites. For a free bus trip, students need a UW Student ID and bus pass. Pizza (including cheese pizza) will be delivered at the work sites.
Thursday, August 28
Overview: All students must buy books, take a short writing diagnostic test, attend two faculty workshops and take a tour of the Law Library. Each Small Section has an individual schedule. Please follow the schedule for your Small Section. Following these activities, student organizations will offer a number of interesting workshops.
Buy books at the Book Mart (Rooms 2115 and 2211) between and You may only purchase books at the time assigned to your Small Section. Students that miss their assigned time may buy books on Friday, August 29. Cash or checks only, no credit or debit cards.
Students must purchase materials for Introduction to Substantive Criminal Law separately in Room 2320 (office for Continuing Legal Education). Continuing Legal Education will be open for sales Tuesday, August 26, through Thursday, August 28, from until and on Friday, August 29, from until . You may pay with cash, checks or major credit cards.
Writing diagnostic test – All students must take a short writing diagnostic test in the Computer Lab on the second floor of the Law Library at the time assigned to your Small Section. Bring your exam numbers to the test. We will use the results of the tests in planning academic support services for your class as a whole. Students interested in their individual results may contact Mary Barnard Ray, director of Individual Instructional Services, in October.
Getting ready for class. Workshop with Prof. Walter Dickey in Room 2260.
Effective study groups. Workshop with Pro. Carin Clauss in Room 2260
Getting ready for class. Workshop with Prof. Cheryl Weston in Room 2260.
Effective study groups. Workshop with Professor Lisa Alexander and students in Room 2260
Tours of Law Library start entrance to Law Library from Students may go at any time during the day.
Photos for New
Student Directory will be taken in Room 3260,
Small Section Schedules
Small Section 1: Book buying at ; Writing test from ; faculty workshops at and .
Small Section 2: Writing test from ; book buying at ; faculty workshops at and .
Small Section 3: Writing test from ; book buying at ; faculty workshops at and .
Small Section 4: Faculty workshops at and ; book buying at ; writing test at .
Small Section 5: Book buying at ; writing test from ; faculty workshops at and .
Small Section 6: Faculty workshops at and ; book buying at ; writing test from .
Small Section 7: Faculty workshops at and ; book buying at ; writing test from to .
Small Section 8: Book buying at ; writing test from to ; faculty workshops at and .
Small Section 9: Book buying at ; writing test from to ; faculty workshops at and .
Small Section 10: Writing test from ; book buying at ; faculty workshops at and .
Small Section 11: Book buying at ; writing test from ; faculty workshops at and .
Small Section 12: Book buying at ; writing test from faculty workshops at and .
Small Section 13: Book buying at ; writing test from to ; faculty workshops at and .
Women Law Students Association brunch in Room 2260 Everybody welcome.
p.m. Law Student Family Association picnic on grounds west of Law School or in atrium, depending on weather. Children, spouses and partners welcome.
Break Out Sessions:
Help Yourself by Helping Others! Rm. 2260
As you get into your first semester of law
school, you may very well find yourself feeling a little overwhelmed and in
need of some perspective. Why not use your Winter Break to help people in
need? This workshop will focus on the
importance of doing volunteer work both during law school and after you
graduate. Our primary example is the AWESOME trip that SHN takes every Winter
Break and Spring Break to
Studying and Interning Abroad Rm. 5240
Would you like to learn about studying and
interning abroad from UW Law students who have directly participated in
activities abroad? Come here about studying International Law at UW Law School
and the opportunities this school provides, such as the Wisconsin International
Law Journal, the International Law Concentration Certificate, and the
International Arbitration Moot Team. Hear from students who have studied abroad
while in law school and have interned for the summer for awesome organizations
such as the UN War Crimes Tribunal in
Staying Connected to your Community Rm. 5246
· Hear from members of various religious communities through the law school about how to stay connection to your religion while in law school. Learn about different places of worship, how to stay active in your community, and opportunities here at UW Law School.
Balancing School with Time-Intensive Orgs Rm. 2260
· 1Ls play an important role in UW Law School’s Mock Trial. Learn how to become involved with such a prestigious opportunity your first semester of law school and how to balance serious time commitments like Mock Trial with school, home, and family activities. Also learn how to prepare for tryouts for trial or oral advocacy teams.
Want to learn how to expand your social and
academic network while in law school? Come to this session to learn about
expanding your social network by participating in non-law school events such as
BBQs, sporting events, and the
Interest Life at
Want to learn about different types of public
interest law? Come to this session to hear about the different volunteer
opportunities, both legal and otherwise, in and around
Friday, August 29
Students who missed their assigned book buying time may purchase books at the Book Mart between and
QLaw 1L and Community Reception at
Submitted by Ruth Robarts, Assistant Dean for Student & Academic Affairs on August 19, 2008
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