students holding up welcome law students signs.


Unless otherwise noted in your admission letter, orientation for all newly enrolled students will begin Monday, August 22 .

Important dates:

  • August 22 – 26, 2022 - New Student Orientation.
  • Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - LAWR classes for J.D. students begins.
  • Wednesday, August 31, 2022 - Doctrinal classes for all students begins.

This information is for J.D., LL.M. and Transfer/Visiting students only. Undergraduate law students looking for information on their undergraduate orientation and related activities should visit UB’s Fall Opening 2022 website.


To view your agenda, click on the tabs below. Note, schedules are subject to change, please check back often.

Pre-Orientation J.D. Agenda LL.M. Agenda Transfer Students

This schedule is subject to change.  

Download the LL.M. Orientation Schedule as a PDF.

Monday, August 22 - MANDATORY - Professional Attire

9:30a - 10:00a
Center for the Arts (CFA)
UB North Campus
Registration & Light Breakfast
Meet alumni, faculty and staff.
10:00a - 10:45a
CFA Screening Room  
Dean’s Welcome & Remarks from the Faculty & Administration
11:00a - 11:30a New Student Class Photo
12:00p - 12:45p
CFA Atrium
1:00p - 2:00p
CFA Screening Room
Diving into Academic Success
  Head to O’Brian Hall … follow your Orientation leaders
2:30p - 4:00p
106 O’Brian Hall
Library & Technology Orientation
4:00p - 5:00p
2nd Floor Entrance
Law Library
O’Brian Hall
Library Welcome Party *

Your first day is complete! Join us for refreshments & prizes!

Tuesday, August 23 - MANDATORY

8:30a - 9:00a
O'Brian Hall
Breakfast sponsored by the Buffalo Law Review *
11:30a - 12:15p
107 O’Brian Hall
Lobby, O'Brian Hall

Join us for a Taco Tuesday with La Divina!
Sponsored by Barbri, Themis and Kaplan

12:30p - 1:15p
O'Brian Hall

Departmental Tabling *

Admissions, R&R, Experiential Learning, Accessibility, Library, IT, CSO & Pro Bono, Student Affairs, Academic Success, UB Police, DEI, UB Wellness & Counseling & others pending availability.

Participate in a Counsel Press give-a-way where you can win an iPad mini!

Wednesday, August 24 - MANDATORY – Professional Attire

3:00p - 3:15p
524 O’Brian Hall
LL.M.s: Professional Photos (mandatory & professional dress)
4:00p - 5:00p
106 O’Brian Hall
Networking 101
5:30p - 7:30p
Center for Tomorrow
UB North Campus
Law Alumni Association Welcome Reception *

Join YOUR alumni for a networking reception with drinks and plenty of hors d’oeuvres. This is an optional event.

Thursday, August 25 - MANDATORY

8:30 – 9:00a
O'Brian Hall
Breakfast sponsored by the Buffalo Public Interest Law Program (BPILP) *

11:30a - 12:30p
106 O’Brian Hall

Valuing Diversity & Inclusion in Legal Education

Friday, August 26 – MANDATORY - Professional Attire

Arrive by 8:30a.
Program starts at 9:00a
92 Franklin Street, Buffalo 14202


Downtown Court Trip -

Lanyard & nametag are REQUIRED for security.

- Download instructions for your visit (PDF)

- Driving Directions to Downtown Buffalo (PDF)

- Download a Downtown Court Trip program (PDF)

12:30p - 2:00p

76 Pearl Street, Buffalo, 14202


Hear from members of the judiciary and enjoy lunch.

Saturday, August 27

3:30p – 5:00p

(arrive 1/2 hour before departure)

Erie Basin Marina

329 Erie Street, Buffalo 14202

SBA Welcome Event *

Join your Student Bar Association for a Buffalo Harbor Cruise!

Float along the Buffalo waterways with your classmates. Enjoy light food and drinks (drink tickets provided and cash bar available). The best way to wrap up Orientation and see Buffalo! You must be 21+ to board. RSVP online.

Additional UB mandatory sessions for all international students will be conducted online. Sessions include F-I/J – Immigration Session and Your Role in the UB Community.

Wednesday, August 31

Academic classes begin.

* Optional, but highly encouraged