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Law Student Orientation

Orientation General Information

Welcome and Invocation
Rev. Lawrence Moore, SJ, Interim Dean, the Faculty and Administrators at the College of Law will welcome all first-year students to the University and College of Law on Monday, August 14th. 

Dress for Orientation
The dress for orientation is business casual.

The dress for professional head shot photographs and the Louisiana State Bar Association reception is professional business attire. 

Broadway Activity Center (BAC)
501 Pine Street

At 12PM on Monday, August 14, 2017, the Admissions Office will open check-in for all first-year students. All first-year students, including those enrolled in Loyola’s evening division, are expected to check-in during that time period. Incoming students are required to present their Loyola University New Orleans student identification card during check-in.

Orientation Presentations
All first-year students will receive nine hours of instruction time during Orientation and an introduction to the various departments and services at the College of Law.

Dinner will be provided every evening during Orientation at 5pm.

Parking During Orientation
Incoming students may park in the West Road parking garage on Main Campus without a parking permit on August 14, August 15, August 16, and August 17. A shuttle between campuses will be provided on Monday, August 14 from 12PM until 9PM. The shuttle stop is on the first floor of the West Road parking garage.

Textbook for Orientation
Incoming students will need to purchase their Lawyering I textbook, Writing and Analysis in the Law (6th ed.) by Helene Shapo et. al., for Orientation.

Orientation Schedule Overview

Monday, August 14, 2017
12pm – 9pm: All students
Louisiana State Bar Association Session and Reception

Required reading materials for Monday:

Part I

Part II

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 
1pm – 6pm: Day Students
5pm – 9pm: Evening Students

Professional headshot photos: Students with last names starting with A-Le*

Required reading and materials for Tuesday:
Read Writing Analysis in the Law textbook pages 1-23 & 39-60

Read and brief Williams v. Voljavec

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
1pm - 6pm: Day Students
5pm - 9pm: Evening Students

Professional headshot photos: Students with last names beginning with Li-Z*

Required reading and materials for Wednesday:
Read Writing Analysis in the Law textbook pages 61-78 & 87-110

Read and brief ​Bridges v. Winn-Dixie Atlanta, Inc.

Thursday, August 17, 2016
1pm - 6pm: Day Students
4pm - 9pm: Evening Students

Required reading and materials for Thursday:
Read Writing Analysis in the Law textbook pages, 165-172

*Appointment times will be automatically assigned by the Law Admissions Office. Evening students will be given an evening appointment time.