JD Full-Time Orientation

Wednesday, August 9 more dates through August 11, 2017

Pacific McGeorge School of Law
3200 Fifth Ave., Sacramento, CA

View complete JD Full-Time Orientation PDF here

Wednesday, August 9, 2017


8:30 to 9:00 a.m. Light Breakfast Available | Admissions Breezeway


8:30 to 9:45 a.m New Student Check In | Admissions Breezeway
Receive your class schedule and section assignment, welcome materials, parking pass, and more.


10:00 to 11:15 a.m. Dean’s Welcome and Introduction to the Legal Profession | Lecture Hall
Hear welcome remarks from Dean Michael Hunter Schwartz. Explore with Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Michael Colatrella what it means to be a lawyer and how to develop your professional identity.


11:15 to 11:30 a.m. #experiencemcgeorge | Lecture Hall
Discover the vibrant McGeorge community.


11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Administrative Nuts & Bolts (Lunch Provided) | Lecture Hall
Meet key staff and administrators, receive your Student Handbook, and learn about your Student Health Insurance, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), student government (SBA), student organizations (RSOs), and more.


1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Arc of Your First Semester & Learning Styles | Lecture Hall Learn what to expect from the árst semester of law school – homework, class sessions, studying, and exams. Students also identify their individual learning styles and how to use them.

2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Expert Learning | Lecture Hall Learn the self-regulated learning skills characteristic of law students who successfully manage their law school workloads, enjoy the law school experience, and succeed in law school.

3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Gunther’s Ice Cream Social | McGeorge House Patio & Quad Mix and mingle with your new colleagues while enjoying a sweet treat from Gunther’s Ice Cream.

Optional Campus Tours with Student Ambassadors | Tours depart at 3:45, 4:15, and 4:30 p.m.

 

Thursday, August 10, 2017

8:45 to 9:00 a.m. Light Breakfast Available | Lecture Hall Foyer

9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Torts Analytical Skills: Critical Case Reading | Lecture Hall Understand the purpose of reading cases in law school, learn reading strategies speciác to reading cases, gain strong comprehension skills, and increase your reading efáciency.

10:15 to 11:45 a.m. Torts Analytical Skills: How to Brief a Case | Lecture Hall Learn how to brief a case and how to use your case brief to prepare for and participate in class, outline, and study for exams.

11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Box Lunch in the Student Center (Lunch Provided) | Student Center

1:00 to 2:00 p.m. What I Wish I Had Known During First Year: Student & Alumni Panel | Lecture Hall A conversation with upper-division students and alumni about how to successfully navigate your árst year of law school.

2:15 to 3:15 p.m. Financial Aid & Debt Management | Lecture Hall Understand the ánancial aid process including federal student loans, scholarships, loan forgiveness and your rights and responsibilities as a student loan borrower. We also discuss the steps of creating a budget, being aware of your spending habits, and protecting your credit.

3:15 to 4:00 p.m. Title IX Training | Lecture Hall Training on the prevention of sexual assault and harassment.

4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Student Involvement Fair (Dinner provided starting at 5:00 p.m.) | Quad From the Latino/a Law Student Association, to the Environmental Law Society, to the Yoga Club – with more than 40 clubs, there is something for everyone. Get information about how to join clubs, and learn about upcoming events and ways 1L students can get involved in the McGeorge community.

Friday, August 11, 2017

8:45 to 9:00 a.m. Light Breakfast Available | Admissions Breezeway

9:00 to 9:45 a.m. Stress Relief Interlude | Various Locations Pick from an array of stress-relief activities:

- Yoga with Professor Davies and the Yoga Club in the Student Center

- Walk in Curtis Park with Professor Landsberg, Professor Bricker & Dean Moylan

- Croquet on the Quad with Professor Sprankling - Jam Session with Professor Proske and the Music Law Society

- Meditation through Coloring with the Career Development Office

- Gardening with Professor Bork in the On-Campus Community Garden

10:00 to 11:45 a.m. Balancing Life & Law: Stress Management | Lecture Hall This interactive session introduces key habits to developing a sustainable, balanced approach to law school and your career. Simple tips and exercises will be introduced to help you navigate the inherent stressors of legal education.

11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Time Management (Lunch Provided) | Lecture Hall Time management is a foundational skill for professionals. This session will explore various time management strategies so you can identify what works for you. Each student will receive a Passion Planner (passionplanner.com).

1:45 to 3:30 p.m. Torts Class: Using Your Case Brief | Lecture Hall Use the Torts case brief you wrote for homework in a classroom setting with your Torts professor – testing your new skills of critical reading and case brieáng.

7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Oath of Professionalism & Pinning Ceremony | Lecture Hall & Classrooms C/D/E Reception with the Faculty | Quad Join Dean Schwartz, your SBA President, the Alumni Association, and the Faculty for a special welcome, including taking the McGeorge Oath of Professionalism and participating in the pinning ceremony. Professional attire is recommended (please no jeans, shorts, or âip-âops; suits are not required). Family is welcome. This event will be live-streamed into Classrooms C, D, and E for family. This event will be immediately followed by a reception on the Quad.

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