Transfer Orientation

Tentative Orientation Schedule
*Attendance is required

Sunday, August 17, 2014 (optional activities)

9:30 a.m.- 2 p.m.
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 August 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 (Please email your T-shirt size at the time that you sign up for the event.) Questions can also be directed to Megan Durkee.

3 p.m.
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, August 18

8:30-9:30 a.m.
*Sign-in, Withers-Brown Hall Rooms 126, 128 and 152

10-10:45 a.m.
*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, Withers-Brown Hall Room 105

1 p.m.
Lunch with Your Section and Peer Advisors
(Pick up lunches in Caplin Pavilion)

2:45-5 p.m.
*Introduction Session

Withers-Brown Hall Room 105

  • Jason Dugas, Assistant Dean for Academic Services | Introduction to the Student Records Office
  • Sarah Davies, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs | Introduction to the Student Affairs Office
  • Jason Bayers, ITC User Support Manager
  • Jennifer Hulvey, Director of Financial Aid
  • Greg Streit, Assistant Dean for Building Services
  • Taylor Fitchett, Director of the Law Library | Introduction to the Law Library

5:30-7:30 p.m.
Welcome Picnic for First-Year, Transfer and Graduate Students
Spies Garden (Rain site: Caplin Pavilion)

Tuesday, August 19

9-9:20 a.m.
Overview of Journals and Tryout Process, Withers-Brown Hall Room 105

9:30-9:50 a.m.
Overview of Moot Court Competition for Transfer Students
Withers-Brown Hall Room 105

10:15-10:45 a.m.
*Honor Code/Judiciary Orientation for Transfer Students and LL.M.s Withers-Brown Hall Room 126

12 p.m.
Lunch with Peer Advisors

Wednesday, August 20

*1L Classes Begin (for Transfers taking any of these courses)

Wednesday, August 27

*2L and 3L Classes Begin