We are excited to welcome you to the University of Wisconsin Law School! Below is a schedule of Orientation events for the month of August.

As you know, this is a period of uncertainty, so we appreciate your flexibility, as this schedule may have to be adjusted. Additionally, optional activities may be added as the month progresses. The website will be updated as things change.

We can’t wait for you to join the UW Law Community! 

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Pre-Orientation Sessions

2L and 3L Small Group Leaders will start reaching out around this time.

August 7 Friday

Orientation Kick off with Dean Tokaji and Q&A

Time: 11:30 am - 12:15 pm 

Location: Virtual (Live & Recorded)

August 10-14 all week

Introductions to the Academic Enhancement Program*

Time: Sign-up for a time on Canvas

Location: Virtual small group sessions

August 17-24 all week

Meet & Greet with Civil Procedure Faculty

Time: Sign Up for a Time on Canvas

Location: Virtual small group sessions

August 18 Tuesday

Introduction to Student Support with Q&A*

Time: 12 - 1 pm

Location: Virtual

More Information

  • Emily Kite, Assistant Dean, Student Affairs
  • John Schneider, Law School Counselor
August 19,20 Wednesday,
Thursday

Workshop 1, Academic Enhancement Program

Time: Sign up for a time on Canvas

Location: Virtual small group sessions

August 21,24 Friday,
Monday

Workshop 2, Academic Enhancement Program

Time: Sign up for a time on Canvas

Location: Virtual small group sessions

Orientation Week

August 24 Monday

In-Person Check-In & Required Photograph by Assigned Times*

Time: Students will be contacted by Admissions with their check-in times

Location: Law School

More Information

Law School Photograph: All law students must have their photograph taken. We recommend that you wear business casual clothing for your photograph, which will be part of your permanent Law School record. The photographer will be available Monday from 8 am - 4 pm.

Prescheduled Building Tours: Due to health and safety precautions, we will no longer be offering building tours during orientation.

August 25 Tuesday

LEO Orientation

The Legal Education Opportunities (LEO) Program at UW Law School is a thriving program for the recruitment, retention and success of law students of color. The program provides an informal academic and social support network for its students while they are in law school, and beyond. LEO Orientation offers an opportunity for community building among LEO students and their allies. RSVP is required.

Note: RSVP has closed for this event, as we have reached capacity for in-person attendance. However, if you are interested in being added to remote participation, please contact Assistant Dean Emily Kite.

August 26 Wednesday

Welcome*

Time: 9:30 - 10:30 am

Location: Virtual

More Information

  • Assistant Dean for Admissions & Financial Aid Rebecca Scheller
  • Dean Dan Tokaji
  • Assistant Dean for Student Affairs Emily Kite
  • Student Bar Association President Peter Tirella
  • LEO Representative Von Dickens a Ulsa

LRW Sections 1-5: Small Group Meetings

Time: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Location: See below

LRW Sections 1-5 Locations

  • LRW Section 1: Room 2260
  • LRW Section 2: Room 5240
  • LRW Section 3: Room 5246
  • LRW Section 4: Room 3250
  • LRW Section 5: Room 2211

LRW Section 6-12: Small Group Meetings

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Location: See below

LRW Sections 6-12 Locations

  • LRW Section 6: Room 2260
  • LRW Section 7: Room 5240
  • LRW Section 8: Room 5246
  • LRW Section 9: Virtual
  • LRW Section 10: Virtual
  • LRW Section 11: Room 3250
  • LRW Section 12: Room 2211

Law School Resources Presentation*

Time: 2:45 - 3:45 pm

Location: Virtual

Drop-in Counseling with Financial Aid & Student Affairs

Time: 3:45 - 4:45 pm

Location: Virtual

August 27 Thursday

Transfer Student Orientation

Time: 9:10 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Lubar Commons

Informal Meeting with your LRW Faculty* &
Mock Class*

Times: Schedule based on Legal Research & Writing section; see below.

Location: In Person & Virtual; see below.

Reading Materials to be posted on Canvas.

LRW Section 1 | 12 pm

Meet with your LRW Faculty

Time: 12- 12:45 pm

Location: Room 5246 & Virtual

Mock Class

Time: 1 - 2 pm

Location: Room 2260 & Virtual

LRW Section 2 | 12 pm

Meet with your LRW Faculty

Time: 12 - 12:45 pm

Location: Room 3250 & Virtual

Mock Class

Time:1 - 2 pm

Location: Room 2260 & Virtual

LRW Section 3 | 9 am

Meet with your LRW Faculty

Time: 9 - 9:45 am

Location: Room 2211 & Virtual

Mock Class

Time: 10 - 11 am

Location: Room 2260 & Virtual

LRW Section 4 | 8:30 am

Mock Class

Time: 8:30 - 9:30 am

Location: Room 2260 & Virtual

Meet with your LRW Faculty

Time: 9:45 - 10:30 am

Location: Room 3250 & Virtual

LRW Section 5 | 1:45 pm

Meet with your LRW Faculty

Time: 1:45  - 2:30 pm

Location: Room 3250 & Virtual

Mock Class

Time: 2:45 - 3:45 pm

Location: Room 2260 & Virtual

LRW Section 6 | 9 am

Meet with your LRW Faculty

Time: 9 - 9:45 am

Location: Room 5240 & Virtual

Mock Class

Time: 10 - 11 am

Location: Room 2260 & Virtual

LRW Section 7 | 1:45 pm

Meet with your LRW Faculty

Time: 1:45 - 2:30 pm

Location: Room 5246 & Virtual

Mock Class

Time: 2:45 - 3:45 pm

Location: Room 2260 & Virtual

LRW Section 8 | 8:30 am

Mock Class

Time: 8:30 - 9:30 am

Location: Room 2260 & Virtual

Meet with your LRW Faculty

Time: 9:45 - 10:30 am

Location: Room 5246 & Virtual

LRW Section 9 | 2 pm

Meet with your LRW Faculty

Time: 2 - 2:45 pm

Location: Virtual

Mock Class

Time: 3 - 4 pm

Location: Virtual

LRW Section 10 | 3 pm

Mock Class

Time: 3-4 pm

Location: Virtual

Meet with your LRW Faculty

Time: 4:45 - 5 pm

Location: Virtual

LRW Section 11 | 10:30 am

Meet with your LRW Faculty

Time: 10:30 - 11:15 am

Location: Room 2211 & Virtual

Mock Class

Time: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Location: Room 2260 & Virtual

LRW Section 12 | 10:30 am

Meet with your LRW Faculty

Time: 10:30 - 11:15 am

Location: Room 5240 & Virtual

Mock Class

Time: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Location: Room 2260 & Virtual

Drop-in Counseling with Financial Aid

Time: 10 - 11 am & 2 - 3 pm

Location: Virtual

August 28 Friday

Creating an Inclusive Community*

Time: 10 - 11:30 am

Location: Virtual

Virtual Student Org Fair

Time: 12:30 - 2:30 pm

Location: Virtual

Registration required: Fill out a short profile including a photo, your hometown, and practice interests.  Student groups will see your profile as you visit their virtual booths and receive a list of people they meet so they can follow up after the event.

Participating Groups

  • Asian Law Students Association
  • Animal Legal Defense Fund
  • Black Law Students Association
  • Business and Tax Law Student Association
  • Children's Justice Project
  • Christian Legal Society
  • Environmental Law Society
  • Health Law Student Association
  • Indigenous Law Student Association
  • Intellectual Property Student Organization
  • Jewish Law Students Association
  • Labor and Employment Student Association
  • Latinx Law Student Association
  • Law School Mock Trial
  • Law School Wellness Coalition
  • Law Students with Disabilities Coalition
  • Middle Eastern Law Students Association
  • Moot Court Board
  • National Lawyers Guild
  • Public Interest Law Foundation
  • QLaw - LGBTQ+ Affirming Student Organization
  • Sports and Entertainment Law Society
  • Society for Education Law and Policy (SELP)
  • State and Local Government Society
  • Student Bar Association
  • Teaching Assistants' Association
  • Technology Law Student Association
  • The Advocate's Society
  • The Federalist Society
  • Wisconsin Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Wisconsin Association for Justice
  • Wisconsin International Law Journal
  • Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society
  • Wisconsin Law Review
  • Women's Law Student Association

Drop-in Counseling with Financial Aid & Student Affairs

Time: 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Location: Virtual

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