Welcome

Orientation

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.

This is the new schedule as of June 19, 2018. Schedule is subject to change.

MONDAY, August 20 – MANDATORY (unless indicated otherwise as “optional”). PROFESSIONAL DRESS REQUIRED.

9:00a – 9:45a

Registration and Breakfast

Center for the Arts (CFA)

UB North Campus

10:00a – 11:00a

Dean’s Welcome and Words from the Faculty and Administration

CFA

Screening Room

11:00a – 11:30a

New Student Class Photo

 

11:30a – 12:15p

Class interactive activity

CFA

12:15p – 1:00p

LUNCH

CFA

Atrium

1:30p – 2:00p

Student Information Portal (SIP) & Law School Communication

O’Brian Hall

Rm 106

2:00p – 4:00p

IT & WORD Session: computer, printing & legal research database representatives

O’Brian Hall

Rm 106

4:00p – 5:00p

Library Social

O’Brian Hall

Law Library (optional)

TUESDAY, August 21 – MANDATORY (unless indicated otherwise as “optional”)

8:30a – 9:00a

Breakfast sponsored by Buffalo Public Interest Law Program (BPILP)

O’Brian Hall

Lobby (optional)

9:00a – 11:00a

LAWR (Legal, Analysis, Writing, and Research)

 

Various locations depending on your section and your professor.

Check HUB for section and location.

11:15a – 12:00p

Review of GARP (General Academic Requirements, Policies, and Code of Conduct) & Info on Bar Admission

O’Brian Hall

Rm 106

12:00p – 1:00p

BREAK

 

1:00p – 2:30p

Mentally Preparing for Law School

 

O’Brian Hall

Rm 106

WEDNESDAY, August 22 – MANDATORY (unless indicated otherwise as “optional”). PROFESSIONAL DRESS REQUIRED.

9:00a – 11:00a

LAWR (Legal, Analysis, Writing, and Research)

 

Various locations depending on your section and your professor.

Check HUB for section and location.

 

PROFESSIONAL DRESS REQUIRED FOR PHOTOS (mandatory) and ALUMNI RECEPTION

 

11:30a – 12:00p

Section U1: Professional Photos (mandatory and professional dress)

O’Brian Hall

Rm 524

12:00p – 12:30p

Section U2: Professional Photos (mandatory and professional dress)

O’Brian Hall

Rm 524

12:30p – 1:00p

Section U3: Professional Photos (mandatory and professional dress)

O’Brian Hall

Rm 524

1:00p – 1:30p

Section B1: Professional Photos (mandatory and professional dress)

O’Brian Hall

Rm 524

1:30p – 2:00p

Section B2: Professional Photos (mandatory and professional dress)

O’Brian Hall

Rm 524

2:00p – 2:30p

Section B3: Professional Photos (mandatory and professional dress)

O’Brian Hall

Rm 524

2:30p – 2:45p

LLM: Professional Photos (mandatory and professional dress)

O’Brian Hall

Rm 524

4:00p – 5:00p

Networking 101

O’Brian Hall

Rm 106

5:30p – 7:30p

Law Alumni Association Welcome Reception

Join YOUR alumni for a networking reception, with beer, wine and plenty of hors d’oeuvres.

Center for Tomorrow

Flint & Maple Roads, UB North Campus                                (optional)

THURSDAY, August 23 – MANDATORY (unless indicated otherwise as “optional”)

9:00a – 11:00a

LAWR (Legal, Analysis, Writing, and Research)

 

Various locations depending your section and your professor.

Check HUB for section and location.

11:15a – 12:15p

Group 1: Discrimination and Harassment Prevention

O’Brian Hall

Rm 108

11:15a – 12:15p

Group 2: Valuing Diversity and Inclusion in Legal Education

O’Brian Hall

Rm 106

12:15p – 1:00p

Lunch break; however, please help yourself to complimentary light refreshments (desserts and soft drinks)

O’Brian Hall
Lobby (optional)

1:15p – 2:15p

Group 2: Discrimination and Harassment Prevention

 

O’Brian Hall, Rm 106

1:15p – 2:15p

Group 1: Valuing Diversity and Inclusion in Legal Education 

O’Brian Hall, Rm 108

2:15p – 3:00p

Departmental Tabling (Admissions, Financial Aid, Accessibility, Library / IT, CSO, Student Success, Academic Success, UB Police, UB Wellness & Counseling and others pending availability)

O’Brian Hall, Lobby

Prize give-a-way compliments of  Counsel Press (optional)

FRIDAY, August 24 - MANDATORY. PROFESSIONAL DRESS REQUIRED

8:30a – 2:00p

Downtown Court Trip & Lunch
Due to security, you MUST bring your lanyard and name tag. Arrive NO later than 8:45a.

Ceremonial Courtroom
92 Franklin Street 14202 (View Map)

Transportation on your own

 

LUNCH

Co-sponsored by the New York State Bar Association

Webb@Pearl
76 Pearl Street, Downtown Buffalo

SATURDAY, August 25

Starting at 1:00p

SBA’s Welcome Event for New Students!

Join your classmates and other law students for laser tag, pizza, wings, unlimited soft drinks, and 2 bar drink tickets per person. 

Lasertron - 5101 N Bailey Ave, 14226 (View Map)

Transportation on your own

 (optional – but too fun to miss!)

MONDAY, August 27 – Start of JD Classes. Continuation of LAWR (be sure to check for dates, times and location).

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