Fall 2021 Law Orientation
Fall 2021 Orientation will be synchronous and asynchronous, and will have a portion that must be completed prior to the Orientation dates listed below. Check your Denver Law email account for information to access the online Orientation in Canvas, DU's virtual classroom platform, in mid-July 2021.
Law Orientation: Full-Time JD
Law Orientation will be Monday, August 9 - Thursday, August 12, 2021. Orientation is mandatory for all incoming students. Information about our online pre-orientation assignments will become available later in July 2021. We look forward to seeing you on August 9, 2021!
1L Professional JD Program Orientation, Master of Legal Studies, and LLM Students
Orientation for the Professional JD Program and all non-JD students will be Saturday and Sunday, August 7-8, 2021. Orientation is mandatory for all incoming students. Information about our online pre-orientation assignments will become available later in July 2021. We look forward to seeing you on August 7, 2020!
Transfer & Visiting Student Orientation
Transfer and visiting JD students have a separate orientation program on Friday, August 13, 2021 with other optional sessions throughout the week. Information about our online pre-orientation assignments will become available later in July 2021. We look forward to seeing you in August!
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Orientation Leader Volunteer DescriptionOrientation Leaders (“OLs”) are law students who volunteer to receive training in, and in turn, provide mentoring, communication, academic coaching, facilitation, and logistical support for the annual new student orientation in August. They work with the Office of Student Affairs to execute the entire orientation program. This is not a “paid” position. Availability: Students interested in being an OL must be available the following times:
•Mandatory Training: Friday, August 6, 2021
Law Orientation: Part-Time JD Program: Saturday, August 7–Sunday, August 8 (all day, both days)
JD, LLM, & MLS Programs: Monday, August 9–Thursday, August 12(all day, each day)
Duties & Responsibilities- Assist in the implementation of all orientation activities, facilitate small group discussions, social activities, and academic exercises, serve as a mentor and role model for incoming students, attend all academic sessions assigned to your corresponding faculty members and provide support to faculty, communicate with faculty regarding academic sessions and expectations prior to orientation, attend all social and networking events to help connect new students to the Denver Law community, serve as a liaison for the "Day of Service" projects for your students, (communicate with students prior to arriving for orientation about the project, participate in the project and engage with the students to help them feel more welcome), attend all required training sessions.
Skills & Qualifications
Competent legal writing and law school study skills
Must not be on academic probation (Those between a 2.3-2.7 may be considered based on other circumstances and involvement).
Effective interpersonal skills
Effective and competent communication skills, including active listening
Ability to work in teams and resolve interpersonal conflicts
Willingness to engage with diverse populations
Available to participate fully in all of the orientation program, including training sessions
Ability to facilitate small group activities and exercises
Ability to maintain a positive, flexible, and adaptable working style
Ability to accept and respond to constructive feedback