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Orientation

Fall 2022 Law School Orientation

The faculty and staff of Loyola University New Orleans College of Law are so excited to welcome the incoming class to our community. 

To prepare our incoming 1Ls for law school, a mandatory orientation will be held over three days. It will begin on Tuesday, August 16th at 1:30 pm, and run through August 18. The full schedule of events are listed below. 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 ladmit@loyno.edu

 

Lawyering I General Information:

All incoming 1Ls will be enrolled in Lawyering I. The Office of Records will assign you a Lawyering I professor at the beginning of August 2022. All Lawyering I professors use the same textbooks:

  • Manual on Usage & Style (9781878674593)
  • A Lawyer Writes (9781531008765)
  • The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (9780578666150)
  • Louisiana Legal Research (9781531020880)

 

Orientation locations:

All 1L Orientation sessions will be on our Broadway Campus in the following buildings:

The dress attire for orientation is business casual (examples here and here)

Permit  Parking (West Garage)
Student parking is available at the West Garage on Loyola's Main Campus. The Main Campus is approximately five blocks east of the Law School. College of Law students must purchase one- and two-semester parking permits to park on the Main Campus. Students must obtain a virtual parking pass through Loyola's Single Sign On platform. 

 

Street Parking 
Most students and visitors take advantage of street parking adjacent to Loyola College of Law. Currently, there is considerable road construction around the law school. Be sure to arrive early. 

The City of New Orleans has temporarily suspended the requirement to have a residential parking permit (RPP) to park for time periods more than two hours in the limited area described on this page. In that limited area, only the two hour rule is suspended. Red denotes current RPP suspension area (permitted to park for more than two hours). Blue on St. Charles Avenue denotes suspension of RPP on the southern side (riverside) only. Blue on Broadway Street denotes suspension of RPP on the northern side (lake side) only.

Parking Map Suspended Restrictions

Common Parking Violations
If you will be parking by the College of Law, please read this list of common parking violations

Check-in begins at 1:30PM in the Broadway Activity Center (BAC) for all students. Tours of the law school campus will be provided by current students. Snoballs and snacks will be provided. 

During this time period, Common Law Day, Civil Law Day, and Ignatian Scholars will take photographs in Greenville Hall. The following is the photo schedule:

  • 2:15PM-2:45PM: A-D last names
  • 2:45PM-3:15PM: E-H last names
  • 3:15PM-3:50PM: I-L last names

You are required to take a photograph. These will mainly be used for student ID cards. 

A welcome session with the Dean, faculty, Louisiana Supreme Court Justice, and President of the Louisiana Bar Association. Due to space limitations, there will be two separate groups, determined by schedule:

 

Group Room Students
1 308 (third floor) Garda (Contracts I), Davrados (Obligations I), LLM & MA students
2 405 (fourth floor) Senn (Contracts I), Sossamon (Obligations I)

 

Loyola Law professors will lead two orientation classes:

Orientation classes will be split by class schedule:

Group Room Students
1 308 (third floor) Garda (Contracts I), Davrados (Obligations I), LLM & MA students
2 405 (fourth floor) Senn (Contracts I), Sossamon (Obligations I)

Snacks and water will be available in the third and fourth floor foyers. 

The introduction to administrative resources classes will be split by schedule:

Group Room Students
1 308 (third floor) Garda (Contracts I), Davrados (Obligations I), LLM & MA students
2 405 (fourth floor) Senn (Contracts I), Sossamon (Obligations I)

Assignments for Lawyering I sessions. We recommend completing the tasks in the order listed below:

  1. Read 
  2. Watch Case Ready and Briefing video (you may reference the accompanying PDF:
  3. Read 

  4. Watch Case Reading Demonstration video.
  5. Read the State v. Seamons 
  6. Read 

  7. Create your own brief for State v. Burney. Bring the case and your brief to class, and be prepared to discuss it.

 

Please go to the room corresponding to your Lawyering professor. 

Room Lawyering I Professor
111 Gouzoules
112 Dawson
312  Pabon
401 Rookard
405 Bishop

 

During this time, Common Law Day, Civil Law Day, and Evening students will take photos in Greenville Hall. The following is the photo schedule:

  • 1:30PM-2:00PM: M-R last names
  • 2:00PM-2:30PM: S last names
  • 2:30PM-3:00PM: T-Z last names
  • 3:00PM-3:45PM: Evening Students

You are required to take a photograph. These will mainly be used for student ID cards. 

Lawyering I Small Sections (4:00PM - 4:50PM)

  1. Review State v Burney Sample Brief (available after Wednesday's session)
  2. Read, brief, and be prepared to discuss
  3. Read, brief, and be prepared to discuss
Room Lawyering I Professor
312 Pabon
401 Rookard
405 Bishop

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Orientation (Room 308, 5:00PM - 5:50PM)

 

 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Orientation (Room 308, 4:00PM - 4:50PM)

 

Lawyering I Small Sections (5:00PM - 5:50PM)

  1. Review State v Burney Sample Brief (available after Wednesday's session)
  2. Read, brief, and be prepared to discuss
  3. Read, brief, and be prepared to discuss
Room Lawyering I Professor
401 Dawson
405 Gouzoules

Music, food, and fun with students from all classes.