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The daily schedule for orientation is listed below. This page will be updated as more information becomes available. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory unless noted otherwise below. All session times are in Pacific Standard Time (PST). For a more detailed description of all sessions, please click here.

Zoom information: to receive the link to the orientation Zoom room, please register in advance with your full name and CWSL email address through the following link: If you have any questions regarding your student account or have difficulty joining the Zoom room, please email

Assignment: Please review all handouts linked below prior to the start of each applicable session. However, please do not complete any of the case briefs, templates, or grids prior to the sessions.

Wednesday, January 5

9:00-9:10: Deans' Welcome
9:10-10:00: CWSL Academic Policies and Oath of Professionalism
10:00-11:00: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging at CWSL
11:00-11:15: Break   
11:15-12:45: Thinking Like a Lawyer (Class Materials)  
12:45-1:45: Virtual Lunch with CWSL Professors
1:45-2:45: How to Succeed in Law School: Before Class (Class Materials, Case Brief Template)
2:45-3:00: Break
3:00-4:15: Teaching Fellows Wisdom Council  

Thursday, January 6

9:00-10:00: Law Library Resources, Services, and Student Computing
10:00-11:00: Success Inside and Outside the Classroom
11:00-11:15: Break
11:15-12:45: How to Succeed in Law School: During Class
12:45-1:45: Virtual Student Leader Lunch and Tabletop Discussions 
1:45-2:45: How to Succeed in Law School: After Class
2:45-3:00: Break
3:00-4:15: 1L Engagement: Your Introduction to Resilience and Success

Friday, January 7

9:00-10:00: Stay Safe: What You Need to Know at CWSL
10:00-11:00: Communicating Like a Lawyer (Part I) (Class Materials: Hypo, Template)
11:00-11:15  Break 
11:15-12:45: Communicating Like a Lawyer (Part II)
12:45-1:45: Small Group Discussions with Faculty Points of Contact (Click on Your Professor's Link)
  Professor Fink 
  Professor Klein 
  Professor Vavasour 
1:45-2:45: Faculty "Hot Topics" Presentations

End of Program