Orientation Checklist

  • Send a letter to Assistant Dean Kevin Kelly at UW Law School, 975 Bascom Mall, Madison, WI 53706 by July 8, to request special scheduling consideration based on extraordinary/compelling need.
  • Inform both the UW Law School Admissions Office and the Registrar’s Office of any email and address changes between now and late July.
  • Enter your t-shirt size and other information for community day here by July 31.
  • Submit information for the Directory of New Students by August 10.
  • Submit proof of your college degree by having your degree granting institution send your official transcript to the Admissions Office, UW Law School, 975 Bascom Mall, Rm. 4314, Madison, WI 53706.
  • Read your case assignment.
  • File a formal name change with the University of Wisconsin’s Registrar’s Office, 608-262-4378, if your name has changed since you submitted your application.                       
  • Contact the Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) if you have not received your award information; please contact OSFA at 608-262-3060 to check the status of your award.
  • If you will need accommodations for a disability, please notify Mike Hall, Asst. Dean for Student & Academic Affairs, as soon as possible at mahall2@wisc.edu or 608- 890-0115. He will help you follow the campus procedures for getting accommodations for class, for exams or in other situations. Additionally, contact the McBurney Disability Resource Center at 1305 Linden Dr, Madison, WI 53706 – 1523 (phone) 608 263-2741, (text) 608-225-7956, or (fax) 608-265-2998. The McBurney Center evaluates the medical records of students and determines which accommodations are appropriate. This evaluation is the first step in our process for accommodations and should be done before you begin classes.
  • Follow-up with the Student Health Insurance Plan or the ABA Plan if you are not covered by health insurance.


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