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Fall 2020 Law School Orientation

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Orientation Event Information

The faculty and staff of Loyola University New Orleans College of Law are so excited to welcome the incoming class to our community. Despite the challenges of these unprecedented times, we are here to ensure that our students will excel during the upcoming fall semester.


To prepare our incoming 1Ls for law school, a virtual mandatory orientation will be held over three days. It will begin on August 18th, 2020 at 1 pm, and run until August 20th, 2020. At orientation, students will be introduced to their peers as well as the faculty, staff, and curriculum available at Loyola Law. A roadmap for the first year of law school will be presented. Attendance is mandatory. Failure to attend will result in withdrawal. If you have questions or concerns, please email us at


We are excited to welcome you to orientation for the fall semester!  This year’s Orientation will be entirely online and conducted via Zoom and Canvas, but we will be creating opportunities for you to meet your faculty and fellow classmates.  All first-year students are required to attend Orientation, which will include your first Lawyering classes.  To ensure attendance, please create a Zoom account that is personal to you and that includes your full name (e.g. "Josephine Smith", not "Josephine", "iPhone", or "5048615575").  All links to the sessions and relevant reading assignments will be posted in your Canvas account under the course name Fall Orientation 2020. Welcome to Loyola College of Law!

Orientation Schedule


Unconscious Bias Workshop Preparation

Orientation will include a presentation on unconscious bias conducted by Paula Edgar. In preparation for this presentation, please:

  1. Complete this very brief survey. It is important that you complete the survey by Friday, August 14th at 5:00PM CST. 
  2. Watch a brief TED talk on overcoming our biases  
  3. Visit the Harvard Implicit Association Test (IAT)
    • Scroll to the bottom of the page and select "I wish to proceed"
    • Take any of the tests listed (e.g. Race IAT or Skin Tone IAT)
  4. Prepare for interactive portions of the workshop by visiting We will be using this site to answer poll questions (anonymously) and for you to pose questions to me throughout the presentation.