Orientation

Welcome, Incoming Students!

Congratulations on your admission to Northwestern University School of Law. We are eager to help you begin your legal education at Northwestern Law Orientation 2013.

Welcome Message from the Dean of Students (pdf)

Orientation Schedule and Required Reading for Orientation Session:

Orientation Schedule (pdf)

August 27th Legal Profession Rotations
For Tuesday, August 27, you will have several "Legal Profession Rotations," including a session on "Introduction to the Court System." This session, taught by Professors Dana Hill and Elizabeth Inglehart, will be interactive. Be prepared to discuss Introduction to American Legal System (pdf).
*Please note, Transfer, LLM Human Rights and LLM/Tax Program students are not required to read this article.

August 28th Prof Talk
For Wednesday, August 28, you will attend two "Prof Talk" sessions with our faculty members and we ask that you select two discussion topics that interest you. Please select one discussion topic from slot #1 and one discussion topic from slot #2. Prof Talk Sign Up

August 29th 8:30a.m. How to Prepare for Law School and Classes & Case Brief Review
On Thursday morning, August 29th, you will attend a session titled "How to Prepare for Law School and Classes" and "Case Brief Review." Read and be prepared to discuss Introduction to Case Briefing (pdf) and the Case to Brief (pdf).

August 29th 11:15 a.m. Mock Class & Debrief
Please read the case for your section; if you are in the LLM degree program, please read the case for Professor Presser.

August 29th 2:15 p.m. Chicago Now: Foreclosures, Community, and the Role of Lawyers
For Thursday afternoon, you will attend a panel presentation, followed by a small group discussion, entitled: Chicago Now: Foreclosures, Community, and the Role of Lawyers. For both the panel presentation and small group discussion, please read the article from The New York Times titled The Death and the Life of Chicago (pdf).

Information for Incoming Students

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