Fall 2021 Orientation

We are excited to welcome you to the University of Wisconsin Law School! Below is a schedule of Orientation events, which includes pre-orientation sessions throughout August and Orientation Week from August 31 to September 3.

We look forward to welcoming you to Madison.


Pre-Orientation events will be Virtual and available on Canvas. Orientation Week events will be in person unless otherwise specified. 

All events are in Central Daylight Time (CDT).

Canvas Course

View the full Orientation schedule and links for virtual events or sign-ups for workshops on Canvas:

You will need to activate your NetID to access Canvas.

Pre-Orientation Sessions

All pre-orientation sessions will be virtual. 2L and 3L Small Group Leaders will start reaching out around this time.

Orientation Week

Unless otherwise specified, all events during orientation week will be in-person.

August 31 Tuesday

LEO Orientation

The Legal Education Opportunities (LEO) Program at UW Law School is designed to support students of color and other historically underrepresented groups throughout the recruitment, enrollment, and alumni experience. 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 Required.

RSVP & Schedule Forthcoming

September 1 Wednesday


  • Check-In & Photograph
  • Welcome


  • Lunch with Small Group Leaders


  • Introduction to Law School Resources
  • Student Panel
  • Perspectives on Professionalism in Law School & the Legal Practice

Reception (if permitted)

September 2 Thursday


  • Mock Classes


  • Lunch with LRW Faculty


  • Student Org Fair
  • Transfer Student Orientation (Schedule Forthcoming)
September 3 Friday


  • Mandatory Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Session*

*Please fill out this Diversity and Inclusion pre-survey by Thursday, September 2nd.


  • Optional Lunch & Learn (Virtual)

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