Orientation for the Class of 2022 is scheduled for August 28-30, 2019. A sample Orientation schedule is below.

Sample Schedule of Events


DAY ONE

10:00 am Registration and Refreshments
10:30 am Welcome
Danielle Conway, Dean & Professor of Law
Caroline Wilshusen ’07, Associate Dean for Admissions
10:45 am Alumni Welcome
Sara Gagne-Holmes ’01, Senior Program Associate, John T. Gorman Foundation
11:05 am Introductions of Staff and 1L Class
Danielle Conway, Dean & Professor of Law
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
Dmitry Bam, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Professor of Law
2:15 pm Administrative Walkabout
4:15 pm Closing Remarks
Caroline Wilshusen ’07, Associate Dean for Admissions
4:30 pm Tea
5:00 pm Dine Around (Optional Event)

DAY TWO

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, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Professor of Law
Angela Arey ’05, Director of the Legal Writing Program & Legal Writing Professor
10:40 am
Break
10:50 am
How to Prepare for Class
Jeffrey Maine, 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
Dmitry Bam, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & 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 & Legal Writing Professor
Sara Wolff, Legal Writing Professor
2:45 pm Briefing a Case with ASP Teaching Fellows & Legal Writing Teaching Assistants
3:45 pm Transition back to the Moot Court Room
4:00 pm Professionalism Workshop
Derek Van Volkenburgh, Director of Career Services
Rachel Reeves ’01, Director of Field Placement Programs
4:30 pm Closing Remarks
Caroline Wilshusen ’07, Associate Dean for Admissions
5:30 pm Sea Dogs Baseball Game
Hadlock Field, 271 Park Avenue, Portland

DAY THREE

8:30 am
Registration and Refreshments
9:00 am
Professionalism and Ethics in Legal Education
Hon. Andrew M. Mead, Maine Supreme Judicial Court
Danielle Conway, Dean & Professor of Law
Dmitry Bam, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Professor of Law
9:45 am
Professionalism and Ethics – Hypotheticals
Dmitry Bam, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Professor of Law
Rich Chen, Associate Professor of Law
Deirdre Smith ’94, Director of the Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic & Professor of Law
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 & Legal Writing Professor
Sara Wolff, Legal Writing Professor
12:45 pm
Maine Law BBQ