Unless otherwise noted in your admission letter, J.D. orientation for all newly enrolling students will begin Monday, August 20

Participation in orientation is mandatory.




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.


July 23 – August 3, 2018

  • Class will be held Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in 706 O’Brian Hall.

August 6 – August 17, 2018

  • Class will be held Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in 10 O’Brian Hall.