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.

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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 Light 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 Photo

 

11:30a – 12:15p

Session: Financial Aid, Student Code of Conduct, Academic Success, Experiential Learning & Clinics, and Career Services

CFA

Art Department Project Space

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

2:00p – 6:00p

Buffalo Law Review  Blue Book Exam

OPTIONAL – all interested transfer students wishing to try out for Law Review should attend. If not trying out, you will be required to attend the IT & WORD Session.

O’Brian Hall

Rm 108

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)

-For those transfers required to take. Check your HUB schedule.

Various locations depending on your section and your professor.

Check HUB for section and location.

 

TRANSFERS the afternoon activities and alumni reception are OPTIONAL, but HIGHLY recommended to help forge your connection to the law community.

 

2:30p – 2:45p

Professional Photos (professional dress required)

-Unable to have you photo taken today, let us know so we can take one on campus.

O’Brian Hall
Rm 524 (optional)

4:00p – 5:00p

Networking 101

O’Brian Hall
Rm 106 (optional)

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)

-For those transfers required to take. Check your HUB schedule.

Various locations depending your section and your professor.

Check HUB for section and location.

11:15a – 12:15p

TRANSFERS: Discrimination and Harassment Prevention

O’Brian Hall
Rm 108

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

TRANSFERS: 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

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.

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