ORIENTATION 2019

GENERAL INFORMATION

Orientation is your first opportunity to build connections with your colleagues that will last your entire professional life.  We look forward to three great days of activities and workshops that will set you up for success in your 1L year and beyond.  All incoming first year students in both the American and Canadian & American JD programs are expected to attend all parts of orientation, as described below.

Orientation for all incoming students is August 19 - 21, 2019. Dual JD students will participate in additional mandatory activities on Thursday, August 15 and Thursday, August 22. 

SCHEDULE FOR STUDENTS IN THE AMERICAN JD PROGRAM

SCHEDULE FOR STUDENTS IN THE CANADIAN & AMERICAN DUAL JD PROGRAM

Tuesday and Wednesday August 13 & 14

            Border Crossing

Thursday, August 15

            Dual JD Immersion

Monday, August 19

            Check in begins at 9:30 am

            Day concludes at 4:00 pm, with optional mentor mixer afterwards

Tuesday, August 20

            Day begins at 9:30 am

            Day concludes at 4:30 pm

Wednesday, August 21

            Day begins at 10:00 am

            Day concludes at 6:30 pm

Thursday, August 22

            Dual JD Immersion

 

FAMILY WELCOME EVENT

Detroit Mercy Law invites new students and their family members to our Family Welcome Event on Wednesday, August 21 from 5:00pm to 6:30pm. Students may invite up to two family members / friends to this event.  Please register online.

Family members and friends will attend a panel of current law students, who will share their perspective on how families can be most supportive and helpful to students in their first year of law school. If you are curious as to what your law student will go through in their first year of legal education, this is a great panel to attend!

Faculty and staff will be on hand to answer questions. Students and guests are welcome to explore the law school at this time.  The bookstore will also be open.