Miami Law Orientation 2016: Lawyer Education and Professionalism (LEAP)

LEAP: Legal Education and Professionalism

Pre-Orientation Events:

Thursday, July 7th – Alumni Reception for Admitted Students at Greenberg Traurig (while not mandatory, this event is strongly encouraged, as it will be a wonderful opportunity for you to meet prominent alumni)
Monday, August 8th – New and Returning Students Meet-Up at Yard House (this event is not mandatory)

LL.M Orientation:  If you are starting an LL.M. program, click here for LL.M. orientation information.

JD Program Orientation: Thursday, August 11 – Monday, August 15 - RSVP online here


Full Detailed Schedule of Orientation Events

Friday Detailed Schedule

Orientation Reading #1: Williams-Yulee v Florida Bar

Orientation Reading #2: Kerr – How to Read a Legal Opinion

See Orientation Checklist


Thursday, August 11: HOPE Day of Service and Setting up Campus Services

Friday, August 12: LEAP Programming and Law Parents & Partners Orientation and Reception

Sunday, August 14: Dean’s Welcome Brunch

Monday, August 15: “Living Law” faculty talks (Watch the Trailer, Schedule of Talks) and Student Bar Association Social

Wednesday, August 17: First day of 1L classes -  See Academic Calendar 2016-17

Sunday, August 21: 

President's New Student Picnic (Casual Attire) 

  • When:  11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Where:  Palmetum Greeb (Between Ashe Administration Building and Dooley Memorial Classroom Building)

Admitted students will be notified of orientation specifics and other relevant events via:
The Class of 2019 Facebook group
The Admitted Students website

RSVP online here


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