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.  

    Tentative Orientation Schedule - 2016


    The following schedule is tentative and subject to change. (PDF Version)

    Wednesday, August 17
     
    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 and meet Peer Advisors
     
    5:50 PM   Peer Advisors lead new students to seats
     
    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM     
     
      Convocation Program
    • Message from Interim 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 Coordinators, Thomas Spyker and Jared Yee
    • Remarks on Entering a Noble Profession, The Honorable Stephen L. McIntosh
    • 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
    • Buffet set up in 2nd Floor Lobby 
     
     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 
    • Sections A and M1: Room 242
       
    • Substance Abuse in Law School and the Legal Profession, Director of the Ohio Lawyers Assistance Program, Scott Mote 
    • Sections B and M2: Room 245 
     
    8:20 PM - 8:45 PM
     

     
    Concurrent Sessions
    • Ethics and Honor Code, Associate Dean and Professor of Law, Jim Beattie
      Sections B and M2: Room 245 

    • Substance Abuse in Law School and the Legal Profession, Director of the Ohio Lawyers Assistance Program, Scott Mote 
      Sections A and M1: Room 242
     
    Friday, August 19
     
     5:15 PM - 6:00 PM   Dinner with Peer Advisors
    • Buffet set up in 2nd Floor Lobby
    • Section A Room 242
    • Section B Room 245
    • Section M Room 241
     
     6:15 PM - 7:40 PM  

    Case Briefing – Simpson v. Big Bear, Associate Dean and Professor of Law, Jim Beattie

    • Sections: A & M1: Room 242 

    Case Briefing – Simpson v. Big Bear, Newton D. Baker/Baker and Hostetler Chair of Law, Mark Brown
    • Sections: B & M2: Room 245 

    *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
      Sections: A & M1: Room 242 

    • Law School Success and Satisfaction, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, Robin Goodstein
      Sections: B & M2: Room 245 
     
     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
      Sections: B & M2: Room 245 

    • Law School Success and Satisfaction, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, Robin Goodstein
      Sections: A & M1: Room 242 
     
    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
     
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM   Concurrent Sessions
    • Day Students: Peer Advisors Panel for ILs: “Getting it Done and Staying Sane in Law School”
      Room 242

    • Evening Students: Peer Advisors Panel for ILs: “Getting it Done and Staying Sane in Law School”
      Room 208

    • Guests: Mock class for family and friends on an Evidence topic, taught by Professor Cordray
      Room 241

    • Guests: Mock class for family and friends on a Property topic, taught by Professor Looper-Freidman
      Room 245 
     
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM   Supporting the Law Student in your Life 
    • Guests with students in section A: Day students’ family panel
      Room 241 

    • Guests with students in section B: Day students’ family panel
      Room 245

    • Guests with students in section M: Evening students’ family panel
      Room 229