2022 JD First-Year Orientation

Save the date for the 2022 JD First-Year Orientation on Monday, August 15-Wednesday, August 17 and JD First-Year Part-Time Orientation on Saturday, August 20. 

Monday, August 15, 2022

Time: 4:45-8:00 p.m. Suggested Attire: Business Attire


Professional Photos

Oath of Professionalism

Dessert Reception

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Time: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (4:30-7:00 p.m. - optional) Suggested Attire: Casual Attire

Check-In & Coffee

Campus Tour

Welcome to Law School with Dean Keehn

SBA and Student Life Lunch

1L Essentials: Intro to Legal System and Case Law

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Panel

Optional Affinity Mixer with USD Law student organizations

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Time: 9 a.m.-4:15 p.m. (4:30-7:00 p.m. - optional) Suggested Attire: Casual Attire-Undergraduate College Gear


Introductory Doctrinal Session

Law Community Lunch

Strategies for Success in Law School

Financial Aid Information Session

Student Wellness Information Session

Current Law Student Panel

Optional Affinity Mixer with USD Law student organizations

Saturday, August 20, 2022: Part-Time Student Orientation

Time: 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Suggested Attire: Casual Attire

Part-Time Student Orientation


All full-time students are expected to participate in the complete in-person orientation with your peers August 15-17.

Part-time students are encouraged to attend all sessions on the 15-17 that work for their schedules, and are expected to attend the dedicated half-day orientation for part-time students on Saturday, August 20.

Contact the Office for Law Student Affairs if you have any questions.