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.  

    IMPORTANT REMINDERS ABOUT ORIENTATION 

    Sample Orientation Schedule - 2016


    The following schedule is tentative and subject to change. 
     
    Wednesday, August 17
     
    Convocation
    Capital University (Bexley Campus)
    Mees Hall
    1 College Avenue
    Bexley, OH 43209
     
    5:30 PM - 5:50 PM   Registration at table outside of Mees Hall
     
    5:50 PM   Peer Advisors lead new students to seats
     
    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM     
     
      Convocation Program
    • Message from Dean of the Law School, Rachel Janutis
    • Welcome from University President, Dr. Elizabeth Paul
    • Welcome from Student Bar Association President, Heidi Callender
    • Welcome from Peer Advisor Coordinator
    • Remarks on Entering a Noble Profession
    • Law Students’ Oath of Professionalism
    • Recessional
     
    Thursday, August 18
     
    Orientation 
    Capital University Law School
    303 E. Broad St.
    Columbus, OH 43215

     
     5:15 PM - 6:00 PM   Dinner with Peer Advisors in Huntington Commons
     
     6:15 PM - 7:45 PM   Legal Writing Diagnostic, Dr. Kevin Griffith and Peer Advisors
    • Section A: Room 242
    • Section B: Room 245
    • Section M: Room 241
       
     8:00 PM - 8:20 PM   Concurrent Sessions
    • Ethics and Honor Code, Associate Dean and Professor of Law, Jim Beattie
    • Substance Abuse in Law School and the Legal Profession, Director of the Ohio Lawyers Assistance Program, Scott Mote
       
    8:20 PM - 8:45 PM
     

     
    Concurrent Sessions
    • Ethics and Honor Code, Associate Dean and Professor of Law, Jim Beattie
    • Substance Abuse in Law School and the Legal Profession, Director of the Ohio Lawyers Assistance Program, Scott Mote
     
    Friday, August 19
     
     5:15 PM - 6:00 PM   Dinner and “Ask us Anything” with Peer Advisors; Buffet set up outside of second floor large classrooms
    • Section A Room 242
    • Section B Room 245
    • Section M Room 241
     
     6:15 PM - 7:40 PM   Case Briefing, Associate Dean and Professor of Law, Jim Beattie.

    Case Briefing, Professor Mark Brown.

    *Please read assigned materials in advance.

     8:00 PM - 8:20 PM   Health and Wellness in Law School, Cathy McDaniels Wilson, Director for Capital University’s Center for Health and Counseling
     
    *Session: To Be Announced
     
     8:25 PM - 8:45 PM   Health and Wellness in Law School, Cathy McDaniels Wilson, Director for Capital University’s Center for Health and Counseling

    *Session: To Be Announced
     
    Saturday, August 20
     
    Friends and Family Day 2016
    Capital University Law School
    303 E. Broad St.
    Columbus, OH 43215
     
    9:00 AM - 9:45 AM   Continental Breakfast Buffet, set up outside of second floor large classrooms
     
    9:45 AM - 9:55 AM   Welcome from Student Affairs
     
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM   Concurrent Sessions
    • Day students: Peer Advisors Panel for 1L's: "Getting it Done and Staying Sane in Law School
    • Evening Students: Peer Advisors Panel for 1L's: "Getting It Done and Staying Sane in Law School
    • Guests: Mock class for family and friends; Room 241
    • Guests: Mock class for family and friends; Room 245
     
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM   Supporting the Law Student in your Life
    • Guests (Student-section A): day students' family panel; Room 245
    • Guests (Student-section B): day students' family panel; Room 245
    • Guests: Evening students’ family panel; Room 229