Orientation 2017

Date and Times: 
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 9:00am
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 9:30am
Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 8:30am
Friday, August 25, 2017 - 11:30am

Location: 
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
3900 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260


The four-day 2017 Orientation agenda for incoming Pitt Law students is as follows. Orientation registration occurs in the main lobby on the first floor. The main location for orientation events is the Teplitz Memorial Moot Courtroom on the ground floor. Events not located in the Teplitz Memorial Moot Courtroom are noted.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Lobby and Ground Floor
9:00 – 10:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast
Teplitz Memorial Courtroom 
10:00 – 10:15 Welcome to the Pitt Law Community 
Charmaine McCall, Assistant Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid
William M. Carter, Jr., Dean
Kareemah Mayer, SBA President
10:15 – 11:00 Character and Fitness Discussion
Kevin Deasy, Dean of Students
Rob Wible, Director of Academic Success and Bar Exam Services
11:00 – 12:00 Student Panel
Kareemah Mayer, SBA President
Ground Floor/Student Lounge
12:00 – 1:30 Lunch provided by Pitt Law
Teplitz Memorial Courtroom
1:30 – 2:00 Professionalism Panel
Administration, Faculty, and Students
2:00 – 2:30 Information Technology Presentation, Director of IT, Kim Getz
2:30 – 2:45 Graduate and Professional Student Government, Christopher Staten
2:45 – 3:00 JURIST Presentation, Professor Bernard Hibbitts
Various Classrooms in Barco Law School
3:15 – 4:30 Small Section Information Sessions and Tours
A1-G13 B1-113 C1-G18
A2-109 B2-107 C2-G12
A3-G20  B3-Courtroom C3-111

Transfer and Visiting students-G46

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Teplitz Memorial Courtroom
9:30 – 10:30 Professional Development
Patrick Sorek, President of the University of Pittsburgh Law Alumni Association
Haider Hamoudi, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Ben Bratman, Professor of Legal Writing
Rob Wible, Director of Academic Success and Bar Exam Services
Ned Spells, Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers
Bernard John, Young Lawyers Division, PBA
10:30 – 11:15 Office of Professional and Career Development
11:15 – 11:30 Break
11:30 – 12:30 AccessLex, TBA
Ground Floor/Student Lounge
12:30 – 1:30 Box lunch provided by Pitt Law
(Reminder-Go get Pitt I.D. and/or books)
Courtroom
1:30 – 2:00 Title IX Training-Katie Pope-Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Courtroom
1:30 – 4:00 Preparing Yourself for 1L Year

(Reminder to dress up for Thursday photos)

TBA Phi Alpha Delta-Happy Hour

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Ground Floor/Student Lounge
8:30 – 9:30 Donuts and Coffee
Photographer available for Professional Picture
Teplitz Memorial Courtroom 
9:30 – 10:00 Service Project Overview
Misty McKeehen-Director, PittServes
Rochelle McCain-Director, Public Interest and Government Relations
10:00 – 10:15 Center for International Legal Education
Professor Ronald Brand
First Floor, Room 111 and 113
10:15 – 12:00

Preparing for Classes

Last Name A-L, Room 111
Last Name M-Z Room 113

Ground Floor/Student Lounge
12:00 – 2:00 Photographer for Professional Picture
Lunch on your own
First Floor, Room 111 and 113
2:00 – 4:00

Preparing for Exams

Last Name A-L, Room 111
Last Name M-Z Room 113

(Reminder: wear your Pitt Law T-shirt tomorrow!)
9:00 PM The Student Bar Association would like to invite all the incoming 1L’s and their significant others to Mario’s in Shadyside.  We will have the upstairs deck and patio reserved, where you can enjoy the fresh air, beverages, and the first of many great experiences in Pittsburgh.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Friday, August 25, 2017

Ground Floor/Student Lounge
11:30 – 1:30 Student Organization Fair
First Floor, Room 118
11:30 – 12:30 Orientation for Friends and Family of Law Students
Allie Linsenmeyer, Director of Admissions
Current Student, Pitt Law
Parents, spouses, significant others, children and friends are invited to this lively discussion of the realities of living with a law student as well as take a tour of the law school.
First Floor, Back Lobby
1:30 -2:00 Please wear your Pitt Law t-shirts to the Community Service Project and bring your PITT ID!
Transportation will be provided.
Check-in
2:00 – 5:00 Community Service Project, Director of Public Interest Initiatives, Rochelle McCain
The service site location selected to accommodate all of our students is Cribs for Kids.  The mission of Cribs for Kids is to prevent infant deaths by educating parents and caregivers on the importance of practicing safe sleep for their babies and by providing portable cribs to families who, otherwise, cannot afford a safe place for their babies to sleep.  They are located in the Hazelwood neighborhood of Pittsburgh.  For more information, visit www.cribsforkids.org.  
Cribs for Kids
5450 Second Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15207