Incoming Students: Orientation - Capital University Law School

Incoming Students: Orientation

  • The following is the tentative 2021 pre-orientation and orientation schedule for incoming Juris Doctor students. You should anticipate the possibility of changes to the schedule structure and sessions in order to best fit the needs of our incoming class. All sessions are required for new students.  

    The following are the synchronous meeting times when we will gather on Zoom as a group; however, this schedule will be supplemented with considerable asynchronous work, which is done on your own time in advance of synchronous sessions. Thus, please keep your calendar open during orientation week. 

    During New Student Day you will receive your fall semester course schedule and section assignment (sections A & B are full-time and part-time day students and section M is part-time evening students). 



    New Student Day     
    Thursday, August 5   New Student Day is an opportunity to learn about key services and resources needed for orientation, and to begin the transition from pre-law student to law student.
    • All Students: 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM


    Pre-Orientation     
    Sunday, August 8    All Students – Remote Self-Study Activity: Case Reading and Case Briefing (complete assignment and quiz by 11:59 PM)

    Monday, August 9    Skills Roundup #1
    • Section A and B: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    • Section M: 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

    Tuesday, August 10    All Students – Remote Self-Study Activity: Intro to Legal Analysis (IRAC) and Intro to Law School Exams (complete assignment and quiz by 11:59 PM)
     
    Wednesday, August 11   Skills Roundup #2
    • Section A and B: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    • Section M: 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

    Thursday, August 12    All Students – Remote Self-Study Activity: Intro to Time Management (complete assignment and quiz by 11:59 PM) 
     
    Friday, August 13   Skills Roundup #3
    • Section A and B: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    • Section M: 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM


    Convocation     
    Monday, August 16     Friends and Family Conversation
    • All new J.D. students' family and friends: 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM

    Convocation – Entering the Legal Profession
    • All students along with family and friends: 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM

    Complete Writing Diagnostic Exam via TWEN
    • All students take the 1-hour exam anytime between 8:00 AM and 11:59 PM

    Orientation     
    Tuesday, August 17   Skills & Doctrinal Class Sessions
    Introduction to Student Affairs and Office of Professional Development

    • Section A: 1:00 PM – 4:40 PM
    • Section B: 2:00 PM – 5:40 PM
    • Section M: 5:00 PM – 8:40 PM

    Wednesday, August 18    Skills & Doctrinal Class Sessions
    Introduction to Law Library

    • Section A: 12:00 PM – 3:40 PM 
    • Section B: 2:00 PM – 5:40 PM
    • Section M: 5:00 PM – 8:40 PM

    Thursday, August 19   Meet your 1L Professors
    • Sections A and B: 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM
    • Section M: 5:00 PM – 5:50 PM

    Synchronous Session (Skills)
    • Sections A and B: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    • Section M: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

    Friday, August 20   OPTIONAL OFFICE HOURS
    • 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

    Take-Home Practice Exam on Vicarious Liability (access and turn in on TWEN)
    • All students take the 1-hour exam anytime between 2:00 PM and 10:00 PM

    Meet with Peer Advisors

    • All Students: 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

    Fall Semester Begins     
    Monday, August 23     First Day of Classes 

    Post-Orientation    
    Wednesday, August 25    Skills Roundup #4
    • Section A and B: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    • Section M: 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM