2014 Orientation: August 27, 28, & 29

Orientation is a critical first step along the path to success at Maine Law. The three-day program is designed to introduce incoming students to their classmates, the faculty and administration, the campus, student services, the legal community, and the culture of the school. There are lectures, tours, classes, and social events. We look forward to meeting you and helping you get oriented to the Maine Law experience.

Assigned Reading Materials for Orientation

DAY ONE - August 27th

1:00 - 1:30 pm Lobby Sign-in

1:30 - 1:45 pm First-Year Room Welcome
1:45 - 2:15 pm First-Year Room Remarks from an Alumnus
2:15 - 2:30 pm Lobby Break
2:30 - 2:45 pm First-Year Room Duty to Disclose & Academic Standards
2:45 - 3:00 pm First-Year Room Orientation Information & Introduction to SBA & Student Ambassadors
3:00 - 3:15 pm Assigned Rooms Meetings with Student Ambassadors
3:15 - 4:45 pm Various Locations Campus Tour
4:45 pm First-Year Room Closing Remarks
5:30 pm Hadlock Field, Portland Portland Sea Dogs Baseball Game & Dinner

DAY TWO - August 28th

8:30 – 9:00 am Lobby Sign-in & Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 10:00 am First-Year Room

Introduction to Law
Assigned Reading Materials

10:00 - 10:15 am First Year Room Introduction to the Academic Support Program & to the Legal Writing Program
10:15 - 10:30 am Lobby Break
10:30 - 11:15 am First-Year Room How to Prepare for Class

 

11:15 am - 12:30 pm Assigned Rooms Briefing a Case with Teaching Assistants
12:30 - 1:45 pm Lobby Picnic Lunch with Maine Law Faculty & Staff
Student Organizations Fair
1:45 - 2:45 pm First-Year Room Community Support and Law School Services
2:45 - 3:00 pm Lobby Break
3:00 - 4:00 pm First-Year Room Professionalism & Career Development Workshop
4:00 - 4:15 pm First-Year Room Alumni Networking
4:15 pm First Year Room Closing Remarks
6:30 - 8:30 pm Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle Street, Portland Evening Reception
Dessert Buffet (Business casual attire welcome)

DAY THREE - August 29th

8:30 – 9:00 am Lobby Sign-in & Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 9:45 am First-Year Room Professionalism & Ethics in Legal Education
9:45 - 10:45 am Assigned Rooms Professionalism & Ethics - Hypotheticals
10:45 - 11:00 am Lobby Break
11:00 - 11:45 am First-Year Room Introduction to the Case Method
Assigned Reading Materials
11:45 am - 12:00 pm First-Year Room Faculty Advising & Introducation of the Faculty
12:00 - 1:15 pm Assigned Rooms Bag Lunch with Faculty Advisors
1:15 - 3:00 pm First-Year Room Legal Writing Class