Orientation Checklist


  • Send a letter to Associate Dean Kevin Kelly at UW Law School, 975 Bascom Mall, Madison, WI 53706 by Wednesday, July 5, 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 Friday, August 4.
  • Submit information for the Directory of New Students by Monday, August 7.
  • If we have not yet received proof of your undergraduate degree, have your degree-granting institution send your official transcript to the Admissions Office, UW Law School, 975 Bascom Mall, Rm. 4314, Madison, WI 53706.  We will contact you by early July if we have not yet received it.
  • 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 Rebecca Scheller, Assistant Dean for Admissions & Financial Aid, as soon as possible at rebecca.scheller@wisc.edu or 608-262-1815. She 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 if you are not covered by health insurance.
  • During the week of August 14, you will receive an email from Loryn Limoges, the Law School's LexisNexis representative. Loryn will send your LexisNexis login credentials and instructions about how to enroll in any LexisNexis web courses required for your law school classes.
  • All incoming law students must complete the University’s online violence-prevention program. You are strongly encouraged to complete the prevention program before classes begin.  The deadline is September 30. Students who do not complete the program will not be able to register for Spring 2018 classes.

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