The University of Miami School of Law's faculty and administration look forward to welcoming you as a new member of our law school. We are excited to have you join our community. Your orientation serves as an introduction to your classmates, faculty and other members of the Miami Law family.
The Lawyer Education and Professionalism (LEAP) Orientation is designed to introduce you to everything Miami Law has to offer, including our world-class educational programs, our law school culture, and our alumni and community connections.
All Orientation events are mandatory unless otherwise indicated.
Monday, July 10th
Alumni Reception for Admitted Students
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Please note - registration will begin at 5:30 p,m.), Hunton & Williams, 1111 Brickell Avenue, Suite 2500, Miami, FL 33131
Business attire. Attendance is strongly encouraged, but not required.
Join Miami Law alumni for a reception in your honor to recognize and celebrate your entry into the Class of 2020. We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to meet many of your new classmates, and our accomplished, influential, and supportive alumni.
Thursday, August 10th
Transfer/ Visitor Student Tour (Optional, but please RSVP)
1:30 – 2:30 p.m., Meet on Bass Bricks
Transfer/ Vistor Student Orientation - Room D201 (Law Library)
2:30 - 2:40 p.m. Welcome — Patricia D. White, Dean and Professor of Law
2:40 – 3:20 p.m. Academic Nuts & Bolts - Graduation Requirements, Class Scheduling, and Related Items
Greg Levy, Assistant Dean, Academic Affairs, Registration & Student Services
Amy Perez, Student Development Director
3:20 - 3:30 p.m. Academic Achievement Program
Alex Schimel, Lecturer in Law & Associate Director, Academic Achievement Program
3:30 – 3:40 p.m. Applying for the Florida Bar
William VanderWyden, Assistant Dean for Professional Development
3:40 – 3:50 p.m. HOPE Public Interest Resource Center
Marni Lennon, Assistant Dean for Public Interest and Pro Bono
3:50 – 4:00 p.m. Office of Disability Services
4:00 – 4:15 p.m. Clinics and Externships
Kele Stewart, Associate Dean, Experiential Learning
4:15 – 4:30 p.m. Student Services: AskUs, Mindfulness in Law Program, and Student Development
Emily Horowitz, Assistant Director, Academic Affairs & Student Services, and Special Advisor to the Law Reviews
Scott Rogers, Lecturer in Law and Director, Mindfulness in Law Program
Vanessa Kuljis, Student Development Director
4:30 – 4:40 p.m. Career Development Office (CDO)
Diane Quick, Director, Career Development Office
4:40 – 4:50 p.m. Joint Degree Program/Interdisciplinary Course Work/Int. Exchange
Sandy Abraham, Executive Liaison, Interdisciplinary Program and Initiatives
4:50 – 5:00 p.m. Law Library
Robin Schard, Lecturer in Law and Associate Director of the Law Library
5:00 – 5:10 p.m. Dean of Students
5:10 – 6:30 p.m. Conversation and Reception with 3L Transfer Students
Friday, August 11th
Student Bar Association Social
4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., The Rathskeller (“Rat”), Shalala Student Center
Strongly encouraged, but not required.
Join our Student Bar Association for a welcome social. Light refreshments and appetizers will be served.
Sunday, August 13th
Dean’s Welcome Brunch
As we approach your arrival to Miami Law, please take note of the tasks, reminders, and key dates.