Contact


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

Yale Law School Orientation
Monday, August 19-Friday, August 23, 2019


Students during orientation

8:30-10:45am    Meet your Dean's Advisor and DA group members. During this time, your DA will also be giving you a YLS Tour and leading you to Registration (by DA Group) Continental breakfast included.  Various Locations [YLS Student Lounge, LSO Library, 112, 119, Alumni Reading Room, 124, 111, 127, 110, 120,121, 128, 129, Faculty Dining Room]
11:00 - 11:45am Convocation. Dean Heather Gerken welcomes new students to Yale Law School and to the legal profession. Auditorium
11:45 -1:10pm  A Tradition: Fall in Love with New England over lunch. YLS Dining Hall
1:15-2:30pm Introduction to Campus Safety and Emergency Resources. Auditorium
2:30-3:00pm Policies, Procedures and Resrouces re: Discrimination and Harassment at Yale Auditorium
3:00-4:00pm Professional Responsibilities with Deans Ellen Cosgrove and Monica Maldonado Auditorium
4:00-5:00pm OISS Session for International Students Ruttenberg Congerence Room
5:30-8:00pm

Optional: Welcome Reception                                      Spouses/Partners/Significant Others welcome

Robert C. and Christina Baker Hall

 

9:00am-11:30am  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  
12:00pm-1:15pm Lunch

Various Locations

1:15pm-3:15pm Ian Solomon '02 - Learning from Nelson Mandela: Resistance, Reconciliation, and the Psychology of Advocacy. Auditorium
3:00pm-5:00pm Graduate Student Information Fair McDougal Center Courtyard -  135 Prospect St.
5:00pm-9:00pm Optional: Relax dockside with classmates and enjoy casual dinner and drinks.        Note: You must be 21 years or older to attend this event; please bring a government issued ID.                                                                                              Spouses/Partners/Significant Others welcome.   Stony Creek Brewery      Branford, CT

 

9:00am-10:00am

Group A: 

 

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. 

 

Policies, Procedures and Resources re: Title IX at Yale. 

 

Group A: 120    

Group B: 127

10:30am-12:00pm

Group A: 

Group B: 

 

 

Policies, Procedures and Resources re: Title IX at Yale

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: 127

Group B: 120

12:00pm-1:30pm Family Style Picnic with your DA Buddy YLS Courtyard
1:30pm-2:45pm An Introduction to Legal Theory with Professor John Witt Auditorium
2:45pm-3:00pm Breakout Room Q&A with Professor John Witt  120
3:00pm-4:15pm 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), Mirra Levitt'10, Katie Reisner '11, Matthew Levine '04, Ravi Ramanathan '14, Will Collins '10, and Anjali Dalal '10.  Auditorium
6:00pm-8:30pm Dinner with your DA Various Locations

 

 

 

8:00am-5:00pm Yale Law School swag will be available for purchase from Campus Customs 124
9:00am-10:30am Prioritizing mental health and wellness as a law school with Rachel Bloom, Psy.D., Staff Psychologist, Professor Listokin, Tracy George, Director of the Good Life Center, Dean Cosgrove and students Sarah Bernardo '21, and Jade Ford '20. Auditorium
10:45am-12:00pm Locking Up Our Own Discussion with Professor James Forman and Dean Heather Gerken

127

12:00pm-1:15pm Faculty and Student Lunches Various Locations
1:15pm-2:30pm Law and Inequality Panel with Professors Daniel Markovits, Anne Alstott, Monica Bell, and Mike Wishnie Auditorium
2:45pm-4:30pm First Small Group Meeting Various Locations
4:30pm-5:30pm Banana Splits in the Courtyard Courtyard

 

8:00am-2:00pm Yale Law School swag will be available for purchase from Campus Customs 124
10:00am-12:00pm Library Orientation by DA Group  Various Locations
9:30am-4:00pm Transfer Orientation Various Locations
11:00am-1:00pm Optional: IT Drop-in Hours Information Technology Services
1:15-2:15pm Optional: Walking Tours of Yale Various Locations
12:00-1:15 New Beginnings Over Lunch YLS Courtyard