Live Sessions Via Zoom

These first-year JD orientation sessions are live and remotely held through Zoom. All sessions are mandatory. The live sessions will not be recorded. Some sessions include all incoming students and others are sorted by mods. Please see the schedule below for more details. 

All Orientation sessions can be accessed through bCourses. The links to the live sessions for the day will be posted each morning.

There are three parts to Orientation:

  1. Pre-recorded sessions to complete by August 12 at 9:00 am PT 
  2. Pre-recorded sessions to complete by August 14 at 5:00 pm PT
  3. Live sessions via Zoom on August 12-14 (see below). 

 

Please complete all these mandatory sessions.

Orientation Live Sessions

August 12

When What Who

9:00 am (PT)

Welcome, Roadmap, and Ice Breaker
(45 minutes)

Kristin Alvarez
Assistant Dean,  Admissions and Financial Aid 

Erwin Chemerinsky
Dean and Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law

Annik Hirshen
Dean of Students

Tiara Brown, Ray Durham
SABL Co-Presidents

 

 

10:30 am 

 

 

Law School 101 – Mods 1, 2, 3
(60 minutes)

Kristen Holmquist
Director of Experiential Education and Lecturer in Residence

Goals of the 1L Curriculum – Mods 4, 5, 6 
(30 minutes)

First-Year Faculty

 

12:30 pm 

Law School 101 – Mods 4, 5, 6

(60 minutes)

Kristen Holmquist
Director of Experiential Education and Lecturer in Residence

Goals of the 1L Curriculum – Mods 1, 2, 3

(30 minutes) 

First-Year Faculty

1:00 pm 

Goals of the 1L CurriculumMods 7, 8, 9
(30 minutes)

First-Year Faculty

2:00 pm

Law School 101  – Mods 7,8,9
(60 minutes)

Kristen Holmquist
Director of Experiential Education and Lecturer in Residence

August 13

When What Who

9:30 am (PT)

Student Life Panel with 2Ls and 3Ls
(1 hour & 15 minutes)

Jessica Williams, Dallas Lopez, Tempestt Edward, Jasjit Mundh
Current students

Kyle Valenti
Senior Director of Student Services

11:30 am (Mods 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8) 

12:00 pm (Mod 3)

12:30 pm (Mod 9)

3:30 pm (Mod 1)

Mod Meetings
(50 minutes)

1L Faculty

August 14

When What Who
9:00 am (PT)

Tools for 21st Century Lawyering
(90 minutes)

Emily Bruce
Director of Equity & Inclusion, Student Services

Rachel Godsil
Professor of Law, Rutgers University, and Co-Founder and Co-Director, Perception Institute

Aya Taveras
Associate Director for Programs, Perception Institute

11:00 am (Lab Sections A, E, I, M, Q, U, Y, CC, GG)

11:45 am (Lab Sections B, F, J, N, R, V, Z, DD, HH)

12:30 pm (Lab Section AA)

1:00 pm (Lab Sections C, K, EE)

1:15 pm (Lab Section BB)

1:30 pm (Lab Sections G, S, W)

1:45 pm (Lab Sections D, L, FF)

2:00 pm (Lab Sections O, II)

2:15 pm (Lab Sections H, T, X)

2:45 pm (Lab Sections P, JJ)

Legal Research and Writing (LRW) Meetings
(30 minutes)
LRW Faculty


If you need accommodations for Orientation, please contact Kyle Kate Dudley at kylekatedudley@law.berkeley.edu.

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