Class of 2017 Orientation Information
- Information on Small Sections, Course Schedules, the Curriculum, Class Attendance and More
- UVA ID Cards
- Health Information
- Computing and Email
- Parking Information
- Letter from the Peer Advisors
- Getting to the Law School
- Law School General Services and Policies
- Living in Charlottesville
- Transfer Student Orientation
- LL.M. Student Orientation
Tentative Orientation Schedule
*Attendance is required
Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014
Sixth Annual Virginia Law New Students Public Service Day
The Public Interest Law Association (PILA) would like to invite all new members of the class to participate and volunteer with local organizations.
Students are asked to arrive at the Law School at 9:30 a.m. to sign in and to pick up their free T-shirts (for the first 150 students who register by Aug. 9). Students will return to the Law School around 1 p.m. and have lunch compliments of PILA. All incoming students are welcome and encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to get to know Charlottesville and their fellow students. Any interested spouses or significant others are also welcome.
All interested students can sign up by emailing Megan Durkee at firstname.lastname@example.org. (Please email your T-shirt size at the time that you sign up for the event.) Questions can also be directed to Megan Durkee.
Softball Game (Families Are Welcome)
The Park (located below the D3 Student Parking Lot)
Showing of "To Kill a Mockingbird"
Withers-Brown Hall Room 152
Monday, Aug. 18
*Sign-in, Withers-Brown Hall Rooms 126, 128 and 152
*Welcome Session, Caplin Auditorium
Law School Dean Paul G. Mahoney
Cordel Faulk, Interim Assistant Dean for Admissions
Alexander Matthews, Student Bar Association President
Guest Speaker: J. Warren Gorell, Jr., Class of 1979
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
*Section Meetings with Peer Advisors
SL - Slaughter Hall
WB - Withers-Brown Hall
Lunch with Your Section and Peer Advisors
(Pick up lunches in Caplin Pavilion)
Graduate, Transfers – 1 p.m.
Sections A, B, C, D, E – 1:10 p.m.
Sections F, G, H, I, J – 1:15 p.m.
*Wellness and Stress Management in Law School
Dr. Katherine Gibson, Counseling and Psychological Services
*Succeeding in the Classroom
Professor Molly Shadel
Sections F, G, H, I, J
Sections A, B, C, D, E, LL.M.s
*Meetings with Section Professors
(in rooms where each Section met with its Peer Advisors)
Welcome Picnic for First-Year, Transfer and Graduate Students
Spies Garden (Rain site: Caplin Pavilion)
Tuesday, Aug. 19
9 a.m.-10:40 p.m.
- Jason Dugas, Assistant Dean for Academic Services
- Kimberly Emery, Assistant Dean for Pro Bono and Public Interest
- Annie Kim, Assistant Dean for Public Service and Director of the Mortimer Caplin Public Service Center
- Taylor Fitchett, Director of the Law Library
- Jason Bayers, ITC User Support Manager
- Kevin Donovan, Senior Assistant Dean for Career Services
- Jennifer Hulvey, Director of Financial Aid
- Greg Streit, Assistant Dean for Building Services
- Sarah Davies, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
- Remarks on Professionalism: Professor George Cohen
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
*Honor Code/Judiciary Orientation
Withers-Brown Hall Room 126 (in accordance with the following schedule)
Sections A, B, C, D – 11 a.m.
Sections E, F, G, H – 11:30 a.m.
Sections I, J – 12 p.m.
Lunch with Peer Advisors
Peer Advisor sessions*, including law school/library tours and briefing sessions, will be scheduled individually with sections around other orientation activities.
Wednesday, Aug. 20
Each student must secure a photo ID from the University. This photo ID may be obtained at the ID card office in the Observatory Hill Dining Hall on Central Grounds beginning August 1. Please check www.virginia.edu/idoffice for their August office hours. Students who arrive early in Charlottesville may wish to take care of this prior to orientation. You must present an original valid, government-issued photo ID (such as a driver’s license or passport). You may wish to check www.virginia.edu/idoffice/photosubmission.html to determine whether it will be possible for you to submit your photo online to expedite the process for obtaining your ID card. Your ID photo will also be used in the Law School’s photo directory.