Incoming Students: Orientation - Capital University Law School

Incoming Students: Orientation


  • Orientation is designed to facilitate your smooth transition into law school and to prepare you to meet the challenges ahead. You will begin to gain an understanding of the paths to success during law school and upon entering the legal profession. You will also have several opportunities to get practical advice from upper level students , and mingle with faculty, administrators, staff, and classmates during social gatherings.

    Orientation will culminate on Saturday morning with a Friends and Family program, designed to give your loved ones some insight into what you as law students will experience over the next three or four years, and how they can best support you through that exciting but sometimes difficult time. So please ask your spouses, partners, parents, or whoever matters most to you to attend Friends and Family Day. 

    Orientation is mandatory for all new students.  

    Orientation Schedule - 2018 (Dates: TBD)


    The following schedule is a sample schedule.

     
    Wednesday
     
    Convocation
    Capital University (Bexley Campus)
    Mees Hall
    1 College Avenue
    Bexley, OH 43209
     
    5:30 PM - 5:50 PM   Register at Conservatory of Music entrance
     
    5:50 PM   Line up for Processional
     
    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM     
     
      Convocation Program
    • Message from the Dean of the Law School, Rachel Janutis
    • Welcome from University President, Dr. Elizabeth Paul
    • Welcome from Student Bar Association President, Thomas Spyker
    • Welcome from Peer Advisor Coordinators, McKenzie McElroy and Kori Mulligan
    • Remarks by Judge Matthew W. McFarland, Fourth District Court of Appeals
    • Law Students’ Oath of Professionalism
    • Recessional
     
    Thursday
     
    Orientation 
    Capital University Law School
    303 E. Broad St.
    Columbus, OH 43215
     
     5:15 PM - 6:00 PM   Dinner with Peer Advisors 
     
     6:15 PM - 7:45 PM   Legal Writing Diagnostic, Dr. Kevin Griffith and Peer Advisors
     
     8:00 PM - 8:20 PM   Concurrent Sessions
    • Ethics and Honor Code, Professor of Law, Jim Beattie 
       
    • Substance Abuse in Law School and the Legal Profession, Director of the Ohio Lawyers Assistance Program, Scott Mote 
     
    8:25 PM - 8:45 PM
     

     
    Concurrent Sessions
    • Ethics and Honor Code, Professor of Law, Jim Beattie 
       
    • Substance Abuse in Law School and the Legal Profession, Director of the Ohio Lawyers Assistance Program, Scott Mote 
     
    Friday
     
     5:15 PM - 6:00 PM   Dinner with Peer Advisors
     
     6:15 PM - 7:45 PM  

    Case Briefing – Simpson v. Big Bear, Professors Beattie, Brown and Strasser
     

    *Please read assigned materials in advance. 
     
     8:00 PM - 8:20 PM   Concurrent Sessions
    • Health and Wellness in Law School, Director of Capital University’s Center for Health and Wellness, Cathy McDaniels Wilson
       
    • Welcome from the Dean of Students, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, Robin Goodstein
       
     
     8:25 PM - 8:45 PM   Concurrent Sessions
    • Health and Wellness in Law School, Director of Capital University’s Center for Health and Wellness, Cathy McDaniels Wilson

       
    • Welcome from the Dean of Students, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, Robin Goodstein
     
    Saturday
     
    Friends and Family Day
    Capital University Law School
    303 E. Broad St.
    Columbus, OH 43215
     
    9:00 AM - 9:45 AM   Continental Breakfast Buffet
     
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM   Concurrent Sessions
    • Day Students: Peer Advisors Panel: “Getting it Done and Staying Sane in Law School”

       
    • Evening Students: Peer Advisors Panel: “If Day students are supposed to "treat Law School like a job," what are we supposed to do? ”
       
    • Guests: Mock Property class for family and friends 
     

     
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM   Concurrent Sessions
    • Guests: Family Panel: Supporting the Law Student in Your Life

       
    • Students: Survive or Thrive: Managing Stress in Law School