Student Orientation Information — August 2019

Student Orientation Information — August 2019

Orientation Schedule

*Attendance is required for J.D. students

 
Monday-Thursday, August 12-15

LL.M. Orientation*
Mandatory for LL.M. students. 
LL.M. students are invited to all sessions and events occurring on August 17, 19, 20 and 21, but are not required to attend any of them. Please note that there are opportunities to meet with the LL.M. Peer Advisors on August 20.

Monday-Wednesday, August 12-14

UVA Law Community Fellows Program
Applications are due for this program for first-year J.D. students on June 28. The Community Fellows will participate in programming and community-building exercises during the pre-orientation period, and will work together throughout the year on planning an event for the entire Law School community. Breakfast and lunch are provided. The schedule will include evening activities and meals on two nights.

Friday, August 16

8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (optional activity open to all J.D. students and mandatory for LL.M. students)
Caplin Auditorium

This program will include sessions on the American Legal System, and Introduction to the 1L Curriculum, Law School Logistics, and the Legal Classroom Experience. We will have a social event at the end of the day to give new students and faculty an opportunity to get to know each other.


 

Sunday, August 18

8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. (optional activity)

11th Annual Virginia Law New Students Public Service Day

The Public Interest Law Association (PILA) invites all new members of the 1L and LL.M. classes to participate and volunteer with local organizations.

Students are asked to arrive at the Law School at 8:30 a.m. to sign in and grab a quick breakfast in the Withers-Brown Student Lounge near the Library before leaving at 9 a.m. After completing their various service trips, students will return to the law school between 1 and 2 p.m. All incoming students, as well as interested spouses and significant others, are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to get to know Charlottesville and their fellow students. 

All interested students can sign up by emailing Hayley Hahn at hah4gn@virginia.edu by August 4, 2019 at 5 p.m. Please let Hayley know if you are able to drive so that people can carpool. Please direct any questions to Hayley.


4-6 p.m. (optional activity)

Picnic at the Park with Peer Advisors (spouses, significant others and children are welcome)
The Park (located below the D3 Student Parking Lot)


Monday, August 19

8:30-9:30 a.m.

*Sign-in, Withers-Brown Hall Rooms 126, 128 and 152 
Continental Breakfast, Withers-Brown Student Lounge


9:30-10:30 a.m.

*Welcome SessionCaplin Auditorium


10:30-11 a.m.

*Honor Committee and Judiciary Committee Orientation, Caplin Auditorium


11:15-11:45 a.m.

*Law School Policies and Procedures, Caplin Auditorium


11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.

*Lunch With Peer Advisors
 


1-2:30 p.m.

* Professionalism in the Modern Legal Work Place
Sections A-E in Caplin Auditorium - Denise Robinson, Fletcher Consulting 

Sections F-J in WB 152 - Jacqueline Cranford '93, Fletcher Consulting


2:45-4:45 p.m.

*Meetings With Peer Advisors
*Meetings With Section Professors

(in rooms where each Section met with its Peer Advisors for lunch)


5-7:30 p.m.

Welcome Picnic for First-Year, Transfer, Exchange and LL.M. Students
Spies Garden (Rain site: Caplin Pavilion)


Tuesday, August 20

8:30-10 a.m.

BreakfastCaplin Auditorium


9-11:30 a.m.

*Maintaining Balance For Long-Term Success, Various locations and start times


11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

*Staying Safe at UVA Law and in Charlottesville, Caplin Auditorium


12-12:30 p.m.

*Law School Finances, Caplin Auditorium


12:30-2 p.m.

*Lunch With Student Organizations
Pick up lunches in Caplin Pavilion.


2-3 p.m.

Welcome to Your Legal Career: An Introduction to the Career Services Office, Caplin Auditorium


2-5 p.m.

Law IT Help
Withers-Brown Lounge


Wednesday, August 21

*1L Classes Begin


Friday, August 23

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Weekly Wind-down
Karsh Lobby (outside Admissions)
 

UVA ID Cards

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) in order to pick up your ID card.

You may be able to submit a photo online to be used for your UVA ID card; please check www.virginia.edu/idoffice/photosubmission.html to determine if you can do so. You will still need to pick up your UVA ID after August 1, but the pick-up process will go much faster if you have already submitted a photo online.

Your ID photo will also be used in the Law School’s photo directory and seating charts.