Orientation 2018

Date and Times: 
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 9:00am to Friday, August 24, 2018 - 5:00pm

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


2018 University of Pittsburgh School of Law Orientation Agenda

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

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
    • Amy Wildermuth, Dean
    • Alyson Landis , SBA President
  • 10:15 – 11:15 Student Panel – Pitt and Pittsburgh
     
  • 11:15 – 12:30 Tours of Pitt Law and the Lower Pitt Campus
    • Pitt Law Ambassadors

First Floor-Lobby

  • 12:30 – 1:30 Lunch with Faculty provided by Pitt Law

Teplitz Memorial Courtroom

  • 1:30 – 2:00 Information Technology Resources
    • Kim Getz, Director of IT
       
  • 2:00 – 3:00 Access Lex Presentation
    • Emir Morais, Manager, Education Services
  • 3:00 – 4:00 Wellness at Pitt
    • Marian Vanck, Executive Director, Wellness Center
  • 4:00 – 4:15 Dean of Students, Kevin Deasy
     
  • 4:15 – 5:00 Meditation
    • Professor of Law, Teresa Brostoff

*Reminder to dress in professional clothes on Wednesday

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Teplitz Memorial Courtroom

  • 9:00 – 10:00 Title IX Training
    • Kristy Rzepecki, Title IX Specialist
  • 10:00 – 10:30 University Student Code of Conduct/Law School Standards of Academic Integrity
    • Haider Hamoudi, Vice Dean
  • 10:30 – 11:30 Character and Fitness
    • Kevin Deasy, Dean of Students
    • Rob Wible, Director of Academic Success and Bar Exam Services
  • 11:30 – 12:30 Panel of Pitt Law Alumni
    • Lori McMaster, Professional Development Office, Moderator

First Floor-Lobby

  • 12:30 – 1:30 Lunch with Pitt Law Alumni

Teplitz Memorial Courtroom

  • 1:30 – 3:30 Inclusive Excellence Training
    • Erika Kestenberg, Associate Director of Education Development and Practice for the Center for Urban Education

    • Mario Brown, Director, Office of Health Sciences Diversity

First Floor Lobby

  • 3:30 – 5:30 Professional Pictures

Second Floor Alcoa Room/Patio

  • 5:00 – 7:00 Happy Hour with Pitt Law Alumni

*Reminder to dress in professional clothes on Thursday

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Teplitz Memorial Courtroom

  • 9:00 – 10:30 The Law School Experience: What to Expect, and What’s Expected From Each of Us
    • Professors David Harris and William Carter
  • 10:30 – 11:30 Student Panel What is Law School Really Like?

Oakland Area

  • 11:30 – 1:00 Lunch on your own

First Floor, Room 107

  • 1:00 – 3:00 Academic Excellence (JDs)
    • Professor Rob Wible and Professor Jasmine Gonzales-Rose
  • 3:00 – 3:30 Break / Ask a Law Professor

First Floor, Room 109

  • 1:00 - 3:00 Academic Excellence (LLMs/MSLs)
    • Haider Ala Hamoudi, Vice Dean
  • 3:00 - 3:30 Break / Ask a Law Professor

Courtroom

  • 3:30 -4:00 Closing Swearing-In Ceremony with Magistrate Judge Lenihan, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

We encourage you to bring your friends and family to the swearing-in ceremony and hope that they will mingle with our community during the reception.

Ground Floor, Student Lounge

  • 4:00 – 5:00 Reception
     
  • 9:00PM The Student Bar Association would like to invite all the incoming 1L’s, LLMs, and MSLs and their significant others to Mario’s in Shadyside. From the SBA: "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 24, 2018

Courtroom

  • 10:30 – 11:30 Student Organization Panel

First Floor, Lobby

  • 11:30 – 1:30 Student Organization Fair

First Floor, Back Lobby

Please wear your Pitt Law shirts to the Community Service Project and bring your PITT ID! Transportation will be provided.

  • 1:30 -2:00 Check-in
     
  • 2:00 – 5:00 Community Service Project
    • Rochelle McCain, Director, Externships, Public Interest & Government Relations

The service site location selected to accommodate all of our students is the North Side Partnership Project. The North Side Partnership Project is an organization made up of seven grassroots organizations that have collaborated to organize and advocate for the community to improve the community by designing and implementing programs that meet its needs by:

  • Building economically stable, strong and sustainable neighborhoods
  • Creating a safe and productive environment for families
  • Substantially increasing academic performance and cultural awareness

The North Side Partnership recently acquired the former McNaughter School, located at 2610 Maple St., Pittsburgh, PA 15214, and plans to repurpose the space as community resource mall to address organization, advocacy, service delivery and development for seven communities (Perry South, Perry North, Fineview, Charles Street, North View Heights, Spring Hill, Marshall and Shadeland) on Pittsburgh’s north side. For more information, visit http://npppittsburgh.org/the-project/.