Orientation for the Class of 2022 is scheduled for August 28-30, 2019.

Schedule of Events


DAY ONE – WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28

10:00 am Sign-in and Snacks
10:30 am Welcome
Dmitry Bam, Interim Dean and Professor of Law
Caroline Wilshusen ’07, Associate Dean for Admissions
10:45 am Alumni Welcome
Aria Eee ’94, Bar Counsel, Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar
11:05 am Introductions of Staff and 1L Class
Caroline Wilshusen ’07, Associate Dean for Admissions
12:00 pm Meet the Faculty
12:15 pm Picnic Lunch with Faculty and Staff
1:15 pm Introduction to the Case Method
Anthony Moffa, Associate Professor
2:15 pm Administrative Walkabout
4:15 pm Closing Remarks
Caroline Wilshusen ’07, Associate Dean for Admissions
5:00 pm Reception at Portland Museum of Art
Co-sponsored by the Student Bar Association (SBA) at Maine Law

DAY TWO – THURSDAY, AUGUST 29

9:00 am Registration and Refreshments
9:30 am Welcome
Caroline Wilshusen ’07, Associate Dean for Admissions
9:40 am
Introduction to Law
Dmitry Bam, Interim Dean and Professor of Law
Angela Arey ’05, Director of the Legal Writing Program and Legal Writing Professor
10:40 am
Break
10:50 am
How to Prepare for Class
Jeffrey Maine, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Maine Law Foundation Professor of Law
Sara Wolff, Legal Writing Professor
12:15 pm Box Lunch with Faculty, Staff, and Student Ambassadors
1:15 pm Introduction to Students Services and the Academic Success Program
Student Services Team and Student Bar Association
2:00 pm Duty to Disclose, Academic Requirements, Policies, and Procedures
Jeffrey Maine, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Maine Law Foundation Professor of Law
Sherry Abbott Niang ’04, Associate Dean for Student Services
Caroline Wilshusen ’07, Associate Dean for Admissions
2:15 pm Break
2:30 pm Introduction to the Legal Writing Program
Angela Arey ’05, Director of the Legal Writing Program and Legal Writing Professor
Sara Wolff, Legal Writing Professor
2:45 pm Briefing a Case with ASP Teaching Fellows and Legal Writing Teaching Assistants
3:45 pm Transition back to the Moot Court Room
4:00 pm Introduction to Career Services
4:30 pm Closing Remarks
Caroline Wilshusen ’07, Associate Dean for Admissions
4:45 pm Ice Tea and Coffee on the Maine Law Lawn

DAY THREE – FRIDAY, AUGUST 30

8:30 am
Registration and Refreshments
9:00 am
Professionalism and Ethics in Legal Education
Hon. Andrew M. Mead, Maine Supreme Judicial Court
Dmitry Bam, Interim Dean and Professor of Law
Deirdre Smith ’94, Director of the Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic and Professor of Law
9:45 am
Professionalism and Ethics – Hypotheticals
Bram Elias, Clinical Professor of Law
Anthony Moffa, Associate Professor of Law
Anna Welch, Sam L. Cohen Refugee and Human Rights Clinical Professor
10:45 am
Break
11:00 am
Lawyering for the 21st Century
Christopher Northrop, Clinical Professor of Law
Caroline Wilshusen ’07, Associate Dean for Admissions
Emily Arvizu ’20, Co-Chair, Multicultural Law Society
Julia MacDonald ’20, Co-Chair, Multicultural Law Society
11:45 am
Legal Writing Class
Angela Arey ’05, Director of the Legal Writing Program and Legal Writing Professor
Sara Wolff, Legal Writing Professor
12:45 pm
Maine Law BBQ