Orientation 2016

Date and Times: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 9:00am
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 9:30am
Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 8:30am
Friday, August 26, 2016 - 11:30am

University of Pittsburgh School of Law
3900 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

The four-day 2016 Orientation agenda for incoming Pitt Law students is as follows. Orientation registration occurs in the main lobby on the first floor. The main location for orientation events is the Teplitz Memorial Moot Courtroom on the ground floor. Events not located in the Teplitz Memorial Moot Courtroom are noted.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Lobby and Ground Floor
9:00 – 10:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast
Teplitz Memorial Courtroom 
10:00 – 10:30 Welcome to the Pitt Law Community 
Charmaine McCall, Assistant Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid
William M. Carter, Jr., Dean
Kourtney Bernecker, SBA President
10:30 – 11:00 Character and Fitness Discussion
Kevin Deasy, Dean of Students
Rob Wible, Director of Academic Success and Bar Exam Services
11:00 – 12:00 Student Panel
Kourtney Bernecker, Moderator
First Floor Lobby
12:00 – 1:30 Lunch provided by Pitt Law
Teplitz Memorial Courtroom
1:30 – 2:15 Professionalism Panel
Administration, Faculty, and Students
2:15 – 3:15 Information Technology Presentation, Director of IT, Kim Getz
Various Classrooms in Barco Law School
3:15 – 3:30 JURIST Presentation, Professor Bernard Hibbitts
3:30 – 4:30 Small Section Information Sessions and Tours
A1-G13 B1-113 C1-G18
A2-109 B2-107 C2-G12
A3-G20  B3-Courtroom C3-111

Transfer and Visiting students-G46

Meet on the First Floor Lobby
5:00 Walk to Phipps Conservatory (optional)

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Teplitz Memorial Courtroom
9:30 – 10:30 Professional Development
Patrick Sorek, President of the University of Pittsburgh Law Alumni Association
Nancy Burkoff, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Ben Bratman, Professor of Legal Writing
Rob Wible, Director of Academic Success and Bar Exam Services
TBA, Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers
Maria Engels, Young Lawyers Division, PBA
10:30 – 11:30 Office of Professional and Career Development
First Floor Lobby
11:30 – 1:00 Box lunch provided by Pitt Law
(Reminder-Go get Pitt I.D. and/or books)
1:00 – 1:30 Title IX Training-Katie Pope-Office of Diversity and Inclusion
First Floor, Room 111 and 113
1:30 – 4:00 Preparing Yourself
Last Name A-K, Room 111
Last Name L-Z Room 113

(Reminder to dress up for Thursday photos)

TBA Phi Alpha Delta-Happy Hour

Thursday, August 25, 2016

8:30 – 9:30 Donuts and Coffee (Lobby)
Photographer available for Professional Picture
Teplitz Memorial Courtroom 
9:30 – 10:00 Service Project Overview
Misty McKeehen-Director, PittServes
Rochelle McCain-Director of Public Interest and Government Services
First Floor, Room 111 and 113
10:00 – 12:00 Preparing for Classes
12:00 – 2:00 Photographer for Professional Picture
Lunch on your own
First Floor, Room 111 and 113
2:00 – 4:00 Preparing for Exams
(Reminder: wear your Pitt Law T-shirt tomorrow!)
9:00 PM The Student Bar Association would like to invite all the incoming 1L’s and their significant others to the first “Bar Review” of the year!  Details will be e-mailed to your Pitt e-mail, but please plan to come and enjoy your Pitt Law colleagues, beverages, and the first of many great experiences in Pittsburgh.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Friday, August 26, 2016

First Floor, Lobby
11:30 – 1:30 Student Organization Fair
First Floor, Room 118
11:30 – 12:30 Orientation for Friends and Family of Law Students
Allie Linsenmeyer, Director of Admissions
Current Student, Pitt Law
Parents, spouses, significant others, children and friends are invited to this lively discussion of the realities of living with a law student as well as take a tour of the law school.
First Floor, Back Lobby
1:30 -2:00 Please wear your Pitt Law t-shirts to the Community Service Project and bring your PITT ID!
Transportation will be provided.
2:00 – 5:00 Community Service Project, Director of Public Interest Initiatives, Rochelle McCain
The service site location selected to accommodate all of our students is the Family Resources of Western PA.  The Family Resources of Western PA’s mission is to prevent and treat child abuse by strengthening families and neighborhoods. It operates the Family Retreat Center, which provides the opportunity for families to change their perspective by changing their location. Here, the Family Resources of Western PA provides families a supportive environment in a camp-like setting with the physical and emotional space to enable the process of healing.   For more information, visit www.familyresourcesofpa.org.
Family Resources of Western PA
Family Retreat Center
1100 Freeport Road
Mars, PA 16046