Orientation

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Spinoza
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Orientation

Postby Spinoza » Mon Aug 03, 2009 1:10 pm

Anyone law school got anything good planned for orientation, or is it all just tours of the school and lectures on 'how to survive at law school'?

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Re: Orientation

Postby gilchristh » Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:16 am

Ours sounds really fun! (Georgetown) We have an optional service project the day before FT Orientation officially starts, several optional faculty tours to choose from, some interesting-sounding faculty talks, picnics with our sections, faculty moot court on an upcoming SCOTUS case (which I'm REALLY hoping will be in the Supreme Court Institute room), and a little wining and dining (I'm hoping). Among the options:

service projects: DC Central Kitchen -- feeding the homeless; Food & Friends -- delivering meals to people with HIV; and National Arboretum cleanup

faculty tours: a bike ride around the Capitol, a DC monument jogging tour and picnic, a picnic at the C&O canal, Civil War site walking tour, a tour of the Newseum, a tour of the National Zoo, and I think four others that were a bit lower on my list but still really interesting things I'd like to do sometime anyway...

faculty talks: "Case of a Lifetime" (a GULC professor who helped overturn the conviction of an innocent woman who spent 29 years in jail for a crime she didn't commit), PI Lawyering, IP Careers, Careers in Litigation, and some other stuff...

I'm really looking forward to it!

(I don't know where this puts me on the geek scale, probably like an 11 out of 10, but I'm okay with that.)

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Re: Orientation

Postby tome » Sun Aug 09, 2009 11:53 am

Looks like NU has the same sort of stuff as Georgetown, with the predictable NU business-type stuff that gets such a strong reaction on these boards--teamwork and leadership workshops, [deleted] Briggs (or whatever) test, etc. Its 5 or 7 days long, depending on your background and program.

Last year they got a Cubs game... I blame the 'ITE'

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Re: Orientation

Postby keylimelove » Sun Aug 09, 2009 11:55 am

Booze cruise on lake michigan :mrgreen:

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Re: Orientation

Postby revolution724 » Sun Aug 09, 2009 12:10 pm

Ours has a one-credit mini-course, complete with exam. Good times.

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Re: Orientation

Postby mnolen » Sun Aug 09, 2009 12:27 pm

gilchristh wrote:Ours sounds really fun! (Georgetown) We have an optional service project the day before FT Orientation officially starts, several optional faculty tours to choose from, some interesting-sounding faculty talks, picnics with our sections, faculty moot court on an upcoming SCOTUS case (which I'm REALLY hoping will be in the Supreme Court Institute room), and a little wining and dining (I'm hoping). Among the options:

service projects: DC Central Kitchen -- feeding the homeless; Food & Friends -- delivering meals to people with HIV; and National Arboretum cleanup

faculty tours: a bike ride around the Capitol, a DC monument jogging tour and picnic, a picnic at the C&O canal, Civil War site walking tour, a tour of the Newseum, a tour of the National Zoo, and I think four others that were a bit lower on my list but still really interesting things I'd like to do sometime anyway...

faculty talks: "Case of a Lifetime" (a GULC professor who helped overturn the conviction of an innocent woman who spent 29 years in jail for a crime she didn't commit), PI Lawyering, IP Careers, Careers in Litigation, and some other stuff...

I'm really looking forward to it!

(I don't know where this puts me on the geek scale, probably like an 11 out of 10, but I'm okay with that.)


Mine sounds really boring compared to this :(

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Re: Orientation

Postby rvill7 » Sun Aug 09, 2009 12:34 pm

mnolen wrote:
gilchristh wrote:Ours sounds really fun! (Georgetown) We have an optional service project the day before FT Orientation officially starts, several optional faculty tours to choose from, some interesting-sounding faculty talks, picnics with our sections, faculty moot court on an upcoming SCOTUS case (which I'm REALLY hoping will be in the Supreme Court Institute room), and a little wining and dining (I'm hoping). Among the options:

service projects: DC Central Kitchen -- feeding the homeless; Food & Friends -- delivering meals to people with HIV; and National Arboretum cleanup

faculty tours: a bike ride around the Capitol, a DC monument jogging tour and picnic, a picnic at the C&O canal, Civil War site walking tour, a tour of the Newseum, a tour of the National Zoo, and I think four others that were a bit lower on my list but still really interesting things I'd like to do sometime anyway...

faculty talks: "Case of a Lifetime" (a GULC professor who helped overturn the conviction of an innocent woman who spent 29 years in jail for a crime she didn't commit), PI Lawyering, IP Careers, Careers in Litigation, and some other stuff...

I'm really looking forward to it!


(I don't know where this puts me on the geek scale, probably like an 11 out of 10, but I'm okay with that.)


Mine sounds really boring compared to this :(


Seriously, a bike ride! How sweet is that?

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Re: Orientation

Postby revolution724 » Sun Aug 09, 2009 12:36 pm

gilchristh wrote:faculty talks: "Case of a Lifetime" (a GULC professor who helped overturn the conviction of an innocent woman who spent 29 years in jail for a crime she didn't commit), PI Lawyering, IP Careers, Careers in Litigation, and some other stuff...



She must be making the rounds. She's speaking at Fordham, too.

Edit: we also have a public service day. Projects: Habitat for Humanity, pro-same-sex marriage advocacy (lolJesuitschool?), a training for "legal observers" to make sure people's civil rights aren't violated at protests, a park clean-up, a tenants' organization project, and a Nicaraguan women's project.

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Re: Orientation

Postby gogators » Sun Aug 09, 2009 7:55 pm

revolution724 wrote:Ours has a one-credit mini-course, complete with exam. Good times.


we must have the same one...

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Re: Orientation

Postby blackacre » Mon Aug 10, 2009 3:53 am

gogators wrote:
revolution724 wrote:Ours has a one-credit mini-course, complete with exam. Good times.


we must have the same one...


are you guys serious? what is this about?

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Re: Orientation

Postby revolution724 » Mon Aug 10, 2009 9:21 am

blackacre wrote:
gogators wrote:
revolution724 wrote:Ours has a one-credit mini-course, complete with exam. Good times.


we must have the same one...


are you guys serious? what is this about?


"Legal Process". As far as I can tell, it's graded and it counts. :P

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Re: Orientation

Postby gogators » Mon Aug 10, 2009 10:48 am

revolution724 wrote:
blackacre wrote:
gogators wrote:
revolution724 wrote:Ours has a one-credit mini-course, complete with exam. Good times.


we must have the same one...


are you guys serious? what is this about?


"Legal Process". As far as I can tell, it's graded and it counts. :P


Makes you question for a second why you chose the school....I know it crossed my mind when I found out lol

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Re: Orientation

Postby LawandOrder » Mon Aug 10, 2009 11:00 am

gilchristh wrote:Ours sounds really fun! (Georgetown) We have an optional service project the day before FT Orientation officially starts, several optional faculty tours to choose from, some interesting-sounding faculty talks, picnics with our sections, faculty moot court on an upcoming SCOTUS case (which I'm REALLY hoping will be in the Supreme Court Institute room), and a little wining and dining (I'm hoping). Among the options:

service projects: DC Central Kitchen -- feeding the homeless; Food & Friends -- delivering meals to people with HIV; and National Arboretum cleanup

faculty tours: a bike ride around the Capitol, a DC monument jogging tour and picnic, a picnic at the C&O canal, Civil War site walking tour, a tour of the Newseum, a tour of the National Zoo, and I think four others that were a bit lower on my list but still really interesting things I'd like to do sometime anyway...

faculty talks: "Case of a Lifetime" (a GULC professor who helped overturn the conviction of an innocent woman who spent 29 years in jail for a crime she didn't commit), PI Lawyering, IP Careers, Careers in Litigation, and some other stuff...

I'm really looking forward to it!

(I don't know where this puts me on the geek scale, probably like an 11 out of 10, but I'm okay with that.)

I don't really want to do any of those things. Does that make me a bad potential law student?

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Re: Orientation

Postby revolution724 » Mon Aug 10, 2009 11:03 am

gogators wrote:
Makes you question for a second why you chose the school....I know it crossed my mind when I found out lol


Maybe they figure it's more efficient to weed the first week until waiting until December.




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