Student Orientation Information for the Class of 2025

Student Orientation Information for the Class of 2025

Mandatory orientation for the J.D. Class of 2025 will be held on August 22 and 23, 2022.

 

Summer Zoom Programming

June 8, Noon

Getting Started at UVA


June 15, Noon

Who Does What, Where: An Introduction to the Different Kinds of Legal Practice and the Different Venues


June 22, Noon

Introduction to Law School Systems


June 29, Noon

Managing Stress for Success


July 6, Noon

Law School Finances 101: Strategies for Bills, Books, Budgets, and Financial Aid


July 13, Noon

Reading, Note-taking and Briefing


July 20, Noon

Speaking Up in Law School 


July 27, Noon

Studying, Outlining, and Taking Exams 


August 3, Noon

Setting Goals and Managing Time/Schedule



Tuesday, August 16-Thursday August 18

Community Fellows Program

The UVA Law Community Fellows Program fosters the values of  collegiality, cooperation and belonging each year by selecting first-year students to serve as ambassadors to their peers throughout their time in Law School and later in the professional world. Participating students gain insight and develop skills that benefit them personally, from leadership to negotiation.

The application is due June 24.


 
Orientation Schedule

Sunday, August 21 (Optional)

9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

PILA Day of Service

The Public Interest Law Association (PILA) is excited to invite all incoming 1L students to join the UVA Law community for our Fall Day of Service on August 21, 2022.  Students will volunteer in groups at different community organizations around Charlottesville.  This UVA Law tradition is a great opportunity to get to know other students and give back to the Charlottesville community, and we will be partnering with a variety of organizations. Please check back here later for a sign-up link once the event details are finalized.  Any questions can be directed to Sydney Hartman at tww7ys@virginia.edu


4-6 p.m.

Get-Together With Peer Advisors at The Park


 

Monday, August 22 (Required Unless Otherwise Noted)

8:30-9:30 a.m., WB126, WB128, WB152

Registration


8:30-9:30 a.m., Caplin Auditorium Lobby

Continental Breakfast (Optional)


9:30-10:30 a.m., Caplin Auditorium

Welcome

Dean Risa Goluboff
Assistant Dean for Admissions Natalie Blazer ’08
Student Bar Association President Juhi Desai '23

10:30-11 a.m., Caplin Auditorium

Honor Committee and Judiciary Committee Orientation 


11-11:15 a.m.

Break


11:15-11:45 a.m., Caplin Auditorium

Law School Policies and Procedures 

Vice Dean Michael Gilbert 
Assistant Dean Jason Dugas ’01
Assistant Dean Sarah Davies ’91


11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., Various Locations 

Lunch With Peer Advisors 


1-2:00 p.m., Caplin Auditorium

Building the Habit of Success

Justin Earley

2-2:30 p.m., Caplin Auditorium

From All Walks of Life

Assistant Dean Sarah Davies ’91

Director of Student Affairs Megan Durkee '15

 

2:30-2:45 p.m. 

Break (Cookies and Coffee)


2:45-4:15 p.m.

Meetings With Peer Advisors

  • Section A, WB105
  • Section B, WB126
  • Section C, WB128
  • Section D, WB152
  • Section E, WB101
  • Section F, WB104
  • Section G, SL258
  • Section H, SL262
  • Section I, SL294
  • Section J, SL298
  • LL.M., SL278


4:15-4:45 p.m.

Meetings With Small-Section Professors

  • Section A, WB105
  • Section B, WB126
  • Section C, WB128
  • Section D, WB152
  • Section E, WB101
  • Section F, WB104
  • Section G, SL258
  • Section H, SL262
  • Section I, SL294
  • Section J, SL298

4:45-5 p.m. 

Break


5-7 p.m., Caplin Pavilion and Spies Garden

Welcome Dinner



Tuesday, August 23 (Required Unless Otherwise Noted)

8:30-10 a.m., Caplin Auditorium Lobby

Continental Breakfast (Optional)


8:30 a.m.-Noon, Various Locations

The Balancing Act – Activities 


Noon-12:30 p.m.

Break


12:30-2 p.m., Various Locations

Lunch With Student Organizations


2-3 p.m., Caplin Auditorium

Welcome to Your Legal Career (Optional)

Senior Assistant Dean Kevin M. Donovan
Director of Public Service Leah Gould
Lauren Parker ’08, Director, Office of Private Practice
Senior Director of Clerkships Ruth Payne ’02

UVA ID Cards

Each student must secure a photo ID card from the University. Students may submit a passport-style photo online by July 21, 2022. We will distribute ID cards after August 8 at the Law School. 

You must present an original valid, government-issued photo ID (such as a driver’s license or passport) in order to pick up your ID card.

Your ID photo will be used in the Law School’s photo directory and seating charts. You will need your ID to enter the Law School building when it is locked, use University Transit, and check out exams in your second semester.