Orientation for the Class of 2024 took place on August 25-27, 2021. A sample Orientation schedule is below.

Sample Orientation Schedule


DAY ONE

9:30 am
Sign in and Refreshments
Maine Law Lobby
10:00 am Administrative Walkabout
Leaving from Maine Law Lobby
11:30 am Lunch
Maine Law Lawn
12:30 pm Welcome
Hannaford Hall, Abromson Community Education Center, 88 Bedford Street, Portland

  • Leigh I. Saufley ’80, Dean
  • Caroline Wilshusen ’07, Associate Dean for Admissions
12:45 pm
Alumni Welcome
Hannaford Hall

  • Aria Eee ’94, Executive Director of the Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar
1:00 pm
Introduction of the 1L Class
Hannaford Hall
2:00 pm
Introduction of Faculty and Staff
Hannaford Hall
2:30 pm Break
2:45 pm
How to Prepare for Class
Hannaford Hall

  • Jeffrey Maine, Associate Dean for Research & Maine Law Foundation Professor of Law
  • Sara Wolff, Legal Writing Professor
4:00 pm Closing Remarks
Hannaford Hall

  • Caroline Wilshusen ’07, Associate Dean for Admissions
5:00 pm
Maine Law Community Celebration
27 Pearl Street Rooftop, Portland

DAY TWO

9:00 am Sign in and Refreshments
Hannaford Hall
9:20 am Welcome from the Chancellor
Hannaford Hall

  • Chancellor Dannel Malloy, University of Maine System
9:30 am
Introduction to the Case Method
Hannaford Hall

  • Anthony Moffa, Associate Professor
10:30 am
Break
10:45 am
Professionalism & Ethics
Hannaford Hall

  • Leigh I. Saufley ’80, Dean
11:15 am
Duty to Disclose, Academic Requirements, Policies, and Procedures
Hannaford Hall

  • Dmitry Bam, Vice Dean/Provost
  • Greg Bordelon, Director of the Academic Success Program
  • Sherry Abbott Niang ’04, Associate Dean for Student Affairs
  • Caroline Wilshusen ’07, Associate Dean for Admissions
12:00 pm
Lunch with Faculty
Maine Law: Assigned Rooms
1:00 pm
Introduction to the Legal Writing Program
Moot Court Room

  • Angela Arey ’05, Director of the Legal Writing Program & Legal Writing Professor
  • Sara Wolff, Legal Writing Professor
1:30 pm Briefing a Case with ASP Teaching Fellows & Legal Writing Teaching Assistants
Maine Law: Assigned Rooms
2:30 pm Break
2:45 pm
Brave Spaces: A Conversation on How to Have Hard Conversations
Moot Court Room

  • Camrin Rivera ’22, Chair of the Multicultural Law Society
  • Emily Gorrivan ’22, Chair of If/When/How
3:15 pm
Common Read
Maine Law: Assigned Rooms
4:15 pm
Lemonade and Iced Tea
Maine Law Lawn

DAY THREE

8:30 am
Sign in and Refreshments
Maine Law Lobby
8:50 am
Welcome
Moot Court Room

  • Caroline Wilshusen ’07, Associate Dean for Admissions
9:00 am
Professionalism and Ethics – Hypotheticals
Maine Law: Assigned Rooms

  • Dmitry Bam, Vice Dean/Provost
  • Scott Bloomberg, Associate Professor
  • Jessica Feinberg, Professor
10:00 am
Introduction to the Academic Success Program
Maine Law: Assigned Rooms

  • Gregory Bordelon, Director of the Academic Success Program

Introduction to Career Services
Maine Law: Assigned Rooms

  • Ann Parrent, Director of Career Services

Wellness
Maine Law: Assigned Rooms

  • Sherry Abbott Niang ’04, Associate Dean for Student Affairs
11:30 am
Break
11:45 am
Legal Writing Class
Moot Court Room and 1L Room

  • Angela Arey ’05, Director of the Legal Writing Program & Legal Writing Professor
  • Sara Wolff, Legal Writing Professor
12:45 pm
BBQ Lunch on the Lawn
1:30 pm
Optional Library Tours and Information with the Library Staff
Moot Court Room