Spring 2022 Orientation

The Charleston School of Law opens its doors for Spring 2022 new student orientation this week. The orientation is designed to help students establish a strong foundation for learning. Student check-in is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. in B333 on the third floor of 385 Meeting Street. 

The schedule for Friday, January 7 is:

8:30 a.m.: Check-in
Check-in and Continental Breakfast
385 Meeting Street, Third Floor, Room B333

9:00 a.m.: Advanced Case Briefing
385 Meeting Street, Third Floor, Room B333

10:30 a.m.: Contracts Class 2
385 Meeting Street, Third Floor, Room B333

12:00 noon: Lunch
Students pick up boxed lunch provided by the Office of Admission. School store at 81 Mary Street open for shopping.

1:00 p.m.: Debrief and Class Participation
385 Meeting Street, Third Floor, Room B333

2:00 p.m.: Outlining and Planning for Success
385 Meeting Street, Third Floor, Room B333

3:00 p.m.: This is Your Class
Jacqueline B. Bell, Associate Dean of Admission and Financial Aid

Schedule for Thursday, January 6 is:

8:30 a.m.: Check-in
Check-in and Continental Breakfast
385 Meeting Street, Third Floor, Room B333

9:00 a.m.: Overview of LRAW
385 Meeting Street, Third Floor, Room B333

10:00 a.m.: Introduction to Legal Writing
385 Meeting Street, Third Floor, Room B333

11:00 a.m.: Introduction to Legal Research
385 Meeting Street, Third Floor, Room B333

12:00 noon: Lunch
Students pick up boxed lunch provided by the Office of Admission and return to assigned room. Meet and greet with your professors and staff.

12:30 p.m.: Campus Tour – How To Find My Way Around Campus
385 Meeting Street, Third Floor, Room B333

1:00 p.m.: Student Panel
385 Meeting Street, Third Floor, Room B333

2:00 p.m.: Composition
385 Meeting Street, Third Floor, Room B333

3:00 p.m.: Adjourn

Schedule for Wednesday, January 5 is:

8:30 a.m.: Check-in
Check-in and Continental Breakfast
385 Meeting Street, Third Floor, Room B333

9:00 a.m.: Applied Case Briefing
385 Meeting Street, Third Floor, Room B333

10:30 a.m.: Contracts Class 1
385 Meeting Street, Third Floor, Room B333

12:00 noon: Lunch
J.D. Dogs
School store at 81 Mary Street open for shopping/optional library tours.

1:00 p.m.: Debrief and Effective Notetaking
385 Meeting Street, Third Floor, Room B333

2:00 p.m.: Time Management and Study Techniques
385 Meeting Street, Third Floor, Room B333

3:30 p.m.: Adjourn

The schedule for Tuesday, January 4 is:

8:30 a.m.: Check-in
385 Meeting Street, Third Floor, Room B333
I.D. Photo taken/Deliver computer to IT staff (if not already done so)

9:00 a.m.: Welcome and Introductions
385 Meeting Street, Third Floor, Room B333
Jacqueline B. Bell, Associate Dean of Admission and Financial Aid
Larry Cunningham, Dean and Professor of Law
Mary Catherine Rogers, 3L, President, Student Bar Association

Swearing In of First-Year Class
Andrew J. McCumber, Class of 2013, President, Charleston School of Law Alumni Association

9:30 a.m.: Mini-Session 1: Financial Aid Discussion
Bobby Greer, Director of Financial Aid

10:00 a.m.: Mini-Session 2: Student Affairs, Career Services, and Title IX Discussion
Nicholas R. Sanders, Associate Dean of Students and Assistant Dean of Career Services

11:00 a.m.: Mini-Session 3: Law Library and Information Technology Orientation
Kathleen S.M. Brown, Associate Dean for Information Resources
Jamie Hiers, Director of Information Technology

12:00 noon: Lunch and Free Time
Students pick up boxed lunch provided by the Office of Admission.
School store at 81 Mary Street open for shopping.

1:00 p.m.: Introduction to Legal Education and Case Reading and Briefing
385 Meeting Street, Third Floor, Room B333

2:00 p.m.: Character and Fitness and Admission to the Bar
Jacqueline B. Bell, Associate Dean of Admission and Financial Aid

2:15 p.m.: Adjourn

ABOUT CHARLESTON SCHOOL OF LAW

The Charleston School of Law is an ABA-accredited law school nationally recognized for its student-centric culture. Our faculty and staff are committed to preparing you for success both in the classroom and in the legal profession.

Quick facts about Charleston School of Law

  • The Princeton Review ranks Charleston School of Law professors second in the country for faculty accessibility (2021)
  • Charleston School of Law faculty ranked among the top of The Princeton Review’s list of Best Professors in the nation (2016-2018)
  • Experiential Learning: Charleston School of Law students have access to about more than 150 externship sites, creating opportunities for experiential learning in the legal field.
  • Community Service: Charleston School of Law students have performed more than 241,000 community service hours (2004-current).
  • Students have won the National Tax Moot Court Championship for seven consecutive years (2012-2018)
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