Student Affairs


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.

Orientation Schedules:

All Orientation Schedules are now posted on Canvas in Orientation Part 1 (Required Pre-Orientation) under the module named "Orientation Schedule." Please note: all schedules are subject to change. You MUST check your Orientation schedule prior to your Orientation Part 2 start date to ensure you have the most up to date schedule!


1) Log into PioneerWeb

2) Select the “Student” tab at the top of the webpage

3) View your Fall 2021 class schedule

4) Under the “Details” section of your class schedule (to the right of “Course Title”) will include the course number, followed by a number (and letter to identify your subsection) at the very end. The last NUMBER is your section. The last LETTER identifies your subsection (either A,B,C, or D)

Example: LAWS 4385 2B means that you are in SECTION 2 (subsection B).

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!

Check back here often for updates, as this is where they will be posted. If you have immediate questions about orientation, please contact us at

Orientation Leader Volunteer Description

Orientation 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

Sturm College of Law
University of Denver
2255 E. Evans Avenue
Denver, CO 80208