Incoming Students: Orientation - Capital University Law School

Incoming Students: Orientation

  • The following is the 2020 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 Transition 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). 

    2020 Orientation Welcome and Preliminary Instructions (PDF)

    Transition Day     
    Friday, August 7    Transition 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 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 
     


     
    Pre-Orientation     
    Sunday, August 9     All Students – Remote Self-Study Activity: Case Reading and Case Briefing (complete assignment and quiz by 11:59PM)
     
    Monday, August 10    Facilitated Discussion / Q & A
    • Section A and B: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    • Section M: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
     
    Tuesday, August 11     All Students – Remote Self-Study Activity: Intro to Legal Analysis (IRAC) and Intro to Law School Exams (complete assignment and quiz by 11:59PM)
     
    Wednesday, August 12    Facilitated Discussion / Q & A
    • Section A and B: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    • Section M: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
     
    Thursday, August 13     All Students – Remote Self-Study Activity: Intro to Time Management (complete assignment and quiz by 11:59PM) 
     
    Friday, August 14    Facilitated Discussion / Q & A
    • Section A and B: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    • Section M: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
     


     
    Convocation     
    Monday, August 17     Friends and Family Conversation
    • All new J.D. students' family and friends: 5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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

    Complete Writing Diagnostic Exam via TWEN
    • All students take 1-hour exam anytime between 8:00 a.m. and 11:59 p.m.
     

     
    Orientation     
    Tuesday, August 18    Skills & Doctrinal Class Sessions
    Introduction to Student Affairs and Office of Professional Development

    • Section A: 1:00 p.m. – 4:40 p.m.
    • Section B: 2:00 p.m. – 5:40 p.m.
    • Section M: 5:00 p.m. – 8:40 p.m.
     
    Wednesday, August 19    Skills & Doctrinal Class Sessions
    Introduction to Law Library

    • Section A: 12:00 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.
    • Section B: 2:00 p.m. – 5:40 p.m.
    • Section M: 5:00 p.m. – 8:40 p.m.
     
    Thursday, August 20    Meet your 1L Professors
    • Sections A and B: 12:00 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.
    • Section M: 5:00 p.m. – 5:50 p.m.

    Synchronous Session (Skills)
    • Sections A and B: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    • Section M: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
     
    Friday, August 21    OPTIONAL OFFICE HOURS with Professor Gilles and Associate Dean Molina
    • 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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

    Meet with Peer Advisors
    • All Students: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
     
     
     
    Fall Semester     
    Monday, August 24     First Day of Classes