Pre-Recorded Resources Part 1

Complete these sessions by August 11th at 9:00 am PT

These first-year JD orientation sessions are pre-recorded for you to watch on your own schedule. All sessions are mandatory and must be completed by August 11th at 9:00 am PT (the start of live Orientation sessions). 

All Orientation sessions can be accessed through bCourses.

There are three parts to Orientation:

  1. Pre-recorded sessions to complete by August 11 at 9:00 am PT (see below)
  2. Pre-recorded sessions to complete by August 13 at 5:00 pm PT
  3. Live sessions via Zoom on August 11-13

Please complete all these mandatory sessions.

What Who

Introduction to Online Orientation Materials 

Ilene Ochoa 
Student Services Administrator 

Welcome Remarks

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

Kristin Theis-Alvarez 
Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid

Berkeley Law’s Honor Code, Integrity in the Legal Profession, and Bar Moral Character
Annik Hirshen 
Dean of Students 
Introduction to the US Court System Cheryl Berg
Professor of Legal Writing

If you need accommodations for Orientation, please contact Kyle Kate Dudley at