Unless otherwise noted in your admission letter, J.D. orientation for all newly enrolling students will begin Monday, August 20. Additional information will be available this spring.
UB Jump Start (July 23 - August 17): UB Jump Start will be made up of structured sessions to expose students to the fundamentals of the U.S. legal system; the essentials of reading and understanding case law; introductory legal writing concepts; utilizing and understanding legal vocabulary; and practice speaking, reading, writing and listening to legal English. In addition, students will meet other classmates; obtain their IDs; attend mandatory university-wide orientation sessions; and visit local legal and cultural sites. The Office of Admissions will notify you if you will begin your program with UB Jump Start or with the all-entering student Orientation.
Participation in orientation is mandatory.