Orientation Materials Available Now for Incoming Law Students
Web Editor - Published: July 11, 2012
Important documents for new students including orientation schedules, first assignments, and financial aid information are now available on the respective Orientation pages for both the Harrisburg and Delaware campuses.

“In order to be fully prepared for the Intro to Law course that takes place during Orientation, students should view the posted Intro to Law packet, which includes first assignments, course expectations, and required textbooks,” advises Assistant Registrar Molly Acri.

Orientation week begins on Monday, August 13th on the Delaware campus. In Harrisburg, Orientation will begin on Tuesday, August 14th with the first Intro to Law class meeting at 7:00 pm in Room A180. Incoming students should consult the schedules available on the respective Orientation pages for more information.

StudentsInClass350px“Given the great variety in the experiences of our students before law school, we have designed the Introduction to Law classes for all students to learn core concepts and skills essential to a successful performance in law school. While the week provides only an introduction to law school, we expect students to take seriously the opportunity to begin building habits that will be useful throughout law school,” says Delaware campus Assistant Dean for the Office of Student Affairs Patrick J. Johnston.

“In my experience, the Orientation week provides a great opportunity for students to get to know the Widener Law community - including faculty, staff and fellow classmates. The scheduled activities really give students a good idea of what to expect as they embark on their law school career,” Acri says.

Following a tradition that began last year, the Harrisburg campus will close the week on Saturday with a celebratory day of events beginning with a Fun Run at 9 a.m. A Pilates demonstration will follow at 10:30 a.m. and then a lunch provided by Kaplan PMBR.

“In addition, an incoming student’s suggestion that the two day sections, N and P, play each other in a softball game has ‘gone viral’ and a game will be played after lunch,” says Harrisburg campus Dean of Students Keith E. Sealing, adding that roster spots will be available for evening students as well. Those interested in participating should visit the Widener Law Harrisburg 1L Campus Facebook group.