Contact


Dean of Students 
Ellen M. Cosgrove
Yale Law School
127 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Phone: (203) 432-7646
E-mail: ellen.cosgrove@yale.edu
YLS Student Life

Yale Law School Orientation
Monday, August 20-Friday, August 24, 2017


9:15 – 10:15 am Meet your Dean’s Advisor and DA group members. Various locations
[YLS Student Lounge, LSO Library, 112, 109, Alumni Reading Room, 124, 111, 127, 110, 120, 121, 128, 129, Faculty Dining Room]
10:15 am – 11:15 am Convocation. Dean Heather Gerken welcomes new students to Yale Law School and to the legal profession. Auditorium
11:15 am – 12:15 pm An Introduction to Your Professional Responsibilities with Deans Ellen Cosgrove and Monica Maldonado. Auditorium
12:15 – 1:30 pm Bagged lunch with your Dean’s Advisor group. Pick up your lunch in the Dining Hall and head to your DA group’s room. Various locations
[YLS Student Lounge, LSO Library, 112, 109, Alumni Reading Room, 124, 111, 127, 110, 120, 121, 128, 129, Faculty Dining Room]
1:30 – 2:30 pm Introduction to Campus Safety and Emergency Resources. Auditorium
2:30 – 2:45 pm Break  
2:45 – 3:45 pm Welcome to New Haven - Rep. Roland Lemar. Auditorium
4:00 – 5:00 pm Optional: Stress Management with Danielle Casioppo, MS, RYT. 124
 

Optional: Information Fair for Law Students. Yale Offices and New Haven services will be tabling in the YLS Dining Hall. You will have the opportunity to sign up for services, get information and the opportunity to win giveaways (including fitness classes).

 

Spouses/Partners/Significant Others welcome.

YLS Dining Hall
  OISS Session for International Students. Ruttenberg Conference Room
5:30 – 8:00 pm Welcome Tented Reception Cross Campus

 

9:00 – 11:30 am Introduction to Professional Responsibility: The Rules in Role: Rita’s Case with Professor Marisol Orihuela. Students will explore central duties of the attorney through role-play and lecture, after reading core parts of the Models Rules of Professional Conduct and a fact pattern based on a family law case. Auditorium
11:30 am – 12:00 pm Break  
12:00 – 1:30 pm New Haven Pizza & Grilled Cheese food trucks for lunch. Courtyard
1:30 – 2:45 pm Prioritizing mental health and wellness as a law student with Rachel Bloom, Psy.D., Staff Psychologist, Professor Listokin, Dean Cosgrove and students Shannon Manley and John Gonzalez. Auditorium
3:00 – 3:30 pm Optional: IT Overview with Loriann Seluga, Student Computing Manager. Auditorium
2:45 – 3:30 pm Optional: Mini mental health & wellness break-out session with our Dean’s Advisors (DAs). 124
3:30 – 4:30 pm Many Paths Through Yale Law School: A panel of alumni discuss their post YLS career paths and offer advice on how to maximize your law school experience. Assistant Dean for Career Development, Kelly Voight (moderator), Damian Williams ‘07, Emma Alpert ‘09, Emma Andersson ‘08, ‘13 Raj Borsellino
and Sohail Ramirez ‘10.
Auditorium
4:30 – 5:30 pm Optional: Refreshers in the Courtyard with alumni panelists and your classmates. Courtyard
5:30 – 8:00 pm

Dinner with your DA.

Various Locations

 

7:00 – 8:00 am Optional: Morning jog around New Haven with Professor Ian Ayres. All speeds are welcome. Meet at the Grove St. Entrance
9:00 am - 10:30 am    

Group A:

Increasing Cultural Competency through Conversation: Marguerite Fletcher, Esq. a diversity and inclusion consultant will lead a session on unconscious bias, enhancing the cultural environment, and working across differences. Group A:120

Group B:

Title IX and Addressing Discrimination at Yale – YLS’s Title IX Coordinators, Professor Tracey Meares and Associate Dean Ellen Cosgrove, will discuss law school culture, policies, and resources related to sexual misconduct. Group B: 127
10:30 am – 12:00 pm    

Group A:

Title IX and Addressing Discrimination at Yale – YLS’s Title IX Coordinators, Professor Tracey Meares and Associate Dean Ellen Cosgrove, will discuss law school culture, policies, and resources related to sexual misconduct. Group A: 127

Group B:

Increasing Cultural Competency through Conversation: Marguerite Fletcher, Esq. a diversity and inclusion consultant will lead a session on unconscious bias, enhancing the cultural environment, and working across differences. Group B: 120
12:00 – 1:30 pm Picnic Lunch with DA Buddies. Various Locations
[124,122,120,127,128,Alumni Reading Room, Student Lounge, Outside]
1:30 – 2:00 pm Break  
2:00 – 3:30 pm Just Mercy. Dean Heather Gerken and Bryan Stevenson the founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama discuss Bryan’s book, Just Mercy. Auditorium
3:30 – 5:00 pm YLS Tours and Registration (by DA Group).
1Ls will register for classes, get an insider’s tour of YLS and pick up keys.
Various Locations
5:00 – 9:00 pm

Optional: Relax dockside with classmates and enjoy casual dinner and drinks.
Note: you must be 21 to attend this event; please bring government issued ID.

Spouses/Partners/Significant Others welcome.

Stony Creek Brewery
Branford, CT

 

9:00 am –10:45 am Library Orientation by DA Group. Various Locations
10:45 – 11:00 am Break  
11:00 am – 12:00 pm How to Brief a Case with Robert Harrison, Lecturer in Legal Method: This workshop will introduce you to the principles of case-briefing to help you prepare for class, perform legal research, and study for final exams. The workshop also provides you with some background information about the American legal system. Auditorium
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Fall in Love with New Haven: New England Clam Bake. Dining Hall
2:00 – 3:00 pm First Small Group Meeting Various Locations
3:00 – 4:00 pm

Optional: Root Beer Floats in the Courtyard with Students & Transfers.


Spouses/Partners/Significant Others welcome.

Courtyard
4:00 – 5:00 pm Used Law Book Sale sponsored by the Initiative for Public Interest. Hallway outside Dining Hall
4:00 – 6:00 pm Optional: Tours of New Haven Various Locations
5:30 – 6:30 pm Optional: Parents, Partners, Significant Others Social in the Courtyard Courtyard

 

9:00 am – 12:30 pm Optional: Community Service Day Various Locations