Fall 2022 Orientation

We are excited to welcome you to the University of Wisconsin Law School! Below is a schedule of Orientation events, which includes pre-orientation sessions throughout August and Orientation Week from August 30 to September 2.

We look forward to welcoming you to Madison.

Logistics

Pre-Orientation events will be Virtual and available on Canvas. 

Orientation Week events will be in person unless otherwise specified. 

All events are in Central Daylight Time (CDT).

Canvas Course

The full Orientation schedule and all links for virtual events or workshop sign-ups will be available through Canvas.

You will need to activate your NetID to access Canvas. Link to the 2022 Orientation Canvas course is still forthcoming.

Pre-Orientation Sessions

All pre-orientation sessions will be virtual. View the full Orientation schedule and links for virtual events or sign-ups for workshops on Canvas. 2L and 3L Small Group Leaders will start reaching out around this time. 

Full Pre-Orientation Schedule »

Orientation Week

Unless otherwise specified, all events during orientation week will be in-person. Event links take you to a more detailed 1L Orientation Schedule.

See Canvas for locations and assigned rooms.

August 30Tuesday

LEO Orientation

The Legal Education Opportunities (LEO) Program at UW Law School is designed to support students of color and other historically underrepresented groups throughout the recruitment, enrollment, and alumni experience.

The program provides an informal academic and social support network for its students while they are in law school and beyond. LEO Orientation offers an opportunity for community building among LEO students and their allies. RSVP Required (See email from Admissions).

August 31 Wednesday

Check In & Continental Breakfast

Time: 8:30 - 10:30 am

Welcome & Introduction

Time: 10:45 - 11:45 am

Lunch with Student Leaders

Lunch: 12 - 1 pm
Location: varies by LRW section; see Canvas for location

Resources for Academic, Professional & Personal Success

Time: 1:15 - 4 pm
Location: varies by LRW section; see Canvas for location

Reception

Time: 4 - 5 pm

Day One Evaluation Survey

Please complete the Day 1 (Wednesday) Orientation Survey. Go to your Canvas page for the link. We appreciate your feedback!

September 1 Thursday

Mock Classes

Time & Location: varies depending on your LRW Section

Lunch with your Legal Research & Writing Professor

Time & Location: varies depending on your LRW Section

Mandatory Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Session

Time & Location: varies depending on your LRW Section

Transfer Orientation

Time: 12:00 pm - 4 pm

Student Organization Fair, Required Law School Photograph, & Library Tours

Time: 2:30pm - 4 pm

Location: see Canvas for Location

Day Two Evaluation Survey

Please complete the Day 2 (Thursday) Orientation Survey. Go to your Canvas page for the link. We appreciate your feedback!

September 2 Friday

AEP Study Smart III

Time: 9 - 10 am; 12 - 1 pm

Location: see Canvas for location

Optional Financial Aid Drop-In Hours

Time: 1:30 - 2:30 pm

Location: Sign-up via Canvas

AEP Skills Workshop (Repeat from LEO Orientation)

Time: 2 - 3 pm

Location: see Canvas for location

enjoy the Labor Day weekend!

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