Orientation 2017: Transfer and Visiting Students

We are still working on our schedule for Orientation 2018. Please check back at a later date for more information.

JD Orientation

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.

RSVP for Orientation Here


 Pre-Orientation Events

Monday, July 10th 2017

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. 

 Orientation Events

Thursday, August 10th 2017

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  
                            Janet Stearns

5:10 – 6:30 p.m.    Conversation and Reception with 3L Transfer Students

Friday, August 11th 2017

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 2017

Dean’s Welcome Brunch
10:30 a.m., The Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables, FL
Smart casual, but not formal attire; no guests please. Strongly encouraged, but not required.


As we approach your arrival to Miami Law, please take note of the tasks, reminders, and key dates.

Access the Checklist Here

Law Review Information for Transfer Students

Law Review Transfer Memo