Welcome to UC Hastings! We in the Student Services Office look forward to your arrival!
The Office of Student Services is here for you!
Law school can sometimes feel like boot camp- it can be strenuous and challenging. You won’t always enjoy the experience, but you will likely come out of law school appreciative of the journey, with excellent lawyering skills, and ready to join the legal profession.
For current students, we are your first point of contact for any general or personal questions or concerns you may have. Most importantly, please think of me and the Office of Student Services as your liaison, voice, and advocate to the rest of the Administration. We are excited for your arrival and hope to make your transition to law school as smooth as possible.
Orientation Schedule will be available soon.
Orientation will be Monday- Friday August 17-21, 2015. Classes start Monday August 24, 2015.
Is Orientation Mandatory?
Yes. Orientation is mandatory, and we take attendance. It is expected that you will schedule vacations, work and other obligations so that you are present on these dates and for the academic school year. If you have an extraordinary circumstance that means you will not be able to attend part of Orientation, please email me now and let me know.
What should I Bring to Orientation?
You may want to bring a lock to claim your locker. On one day, you may want to bring a laptop. Details will be forthcoming.
What is the Dress Code for Orientation?
During the first day of Orientation (Monday August 17), you will be able to take a free professional head shot that you could use on sites such as LinkedIn. We will also have a session on professionalism and a judge will administer a professionalism pledge to welcome you into the legal community. For all these reasons, please dress in business or business casual attire on the first day of Orientation. On Tuesday, we will have a spirit day, so please wear some UC Hastings gear or blue and gold to show your UC Hastings pride! Wednesday-Friday, you can wear student attire to Orientation.