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 - 2019 Wednesday, August 14 - Saturday, August 17, 2019

    The schedule below is tentative. 

     
    WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14
     
    Convocation
    Capital University (Bexley Campus)
    Mees Hall
    1 College Avenue
    Bexley, OH 43209
     
    5:30PM - 5:50PM   Register at Conservatory of Music entrance
     
    5:50PM   Line up for Processional
     
    6:00PM - 7:00PM     
     
      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, Hank Schaab
    • Welcome from Peer Advisor Coordinators
    • Remarks on Entering a Noble Profession
    • Law Students’ Oath of Professionalism
    • Recessional
     
    THURSDAY, AUGUST 15
     
    Orientation 
    Capital University Law School
    303 E. Broad St.
    Columbus, OH 43215
     
    5:15 PM - 6:00PM   Dinner and Activity with Peer Advisors 
     
    6:15 PM - 7:30PM  

    Legal Writing Diagnostic*, Dr. Kevin Griffith and Peer Advisors

    • Section A     Room 242
    • Section B     Room 245
    • Section M     Room 241
     
    7:45PM - 8:10PM   Concurrent Sessions
    • Ethics and Honor Code
    • Substance Abuse and Mental Health in the Legal Field
     
    8:20PM - 8:45PM
     

     
    Concurrent Sessions
    • Ethics and Honor Code
    • Substance Abuse and Mental Health in the Legal Field
     

    *Please note: If you have been granted testing accommodations by the Capital University Office of Disability Services and would like to arrange an accommodated testing for your Legal Writing Diagnostic, please contact Assistant Dean Robin Goodstein, rgoodstein@law.capital.edu.  

     

    FRIDAY, AUGUST 16 


     

    5:15PM - 6:00PM   Dinner and Activity with Peer Advisors
     
    6:15PM - 7:45PM   Case Briefing Exercise
     
    8:00PM   Welcome to Law School Reception

     
         
    SATURDAY, AUGUST 17
     
    Friends and Family Day
    Capital University Law School
    303 E. Broad St.
    Columbus, OH 43215
     
    9:00AM - 9:45AM   Continental Breakfast Buffet
     
    10:00AM - 11:00AM   Concurrent Sessions
    • New Students: Peer Advisors Panel 
    • Friends and Family: Mock Property Class, Professor Hirsch
     
    11:00AM - 12:00PM   Concurrent Sessions
    • New Students: Survive or Thrive: Managing Stress in Law School  
    • Friends and Family: Supporting the Law Student in Your Life