Class of 2022

2019 Orientation

Welcome to UCI School of Law!  We are excited to have you join our community. Orientation is an introduction to your classmates, faculty and other members of the law school family. It is also the beginning of your legal education, with a substantive program that will form the basis for a terrific experience here. All four days of Orientation are mandatory for all first year J.D. students.


Tuesday, August 13 - Friday, August 16, 2019

Orientation Schedule

Orientation is the beginning of your legal education and all four days are mandatory. The Orientation schedule will be posted as soon as it is finalized, but know that you will be starting around 8 each morning and going until the early evenings.  These days are reserved solely for incoming law students. The tentative schedule can be found here. Students will receive a copy of the finalized schedule during Registration at 1:30pm on Tuesday, August 13. 


1:30pm on Tuesday, August 13 in the Law School Courtyard (between buildings 3 and 4 on the campus map).  During this time you will receive your class schedule, as well as information and materials from the Office of Student Services.  You will also be given a name badge.  We ask that you please wear your name badge to classes, mixers, and Orientation panels to help classmates, faculty, and staff get to know each other better.  You will also receive a placard with your name that you can place in front of your seat during classes, to help your professors quickly learn who you are.

Dress Code

There is no dress code!  Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes.  Mornings and evenings can be chilly, so bring a light jacket, sweater, or shawl as many activities will be outdoors.

Reading Assignments

Please check the Before You Arrive Checklist for details regarding summer reading assignments. 

Student Life Information

Our Student Life website has a wealth of information on UCI Law’s student-centered services, ways to get involved, local resources (grocery stores, dry cleaners, etc.), and University and Law School policies.

Save these Dates!

  • Welcome Picnic: Tuesday, August 13. Family, friends, and kids are welcome to join faculty, staff, and current students for a picnic.  The picnic will be held on the grounds of the University Club, building 801 on the campus map.  Parking is very limited, so please carpool.  Please RSVP here by August 2.
  • Orientation (mandatory): Tuesday, August 13 - Friday, August 16. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday for four fun (but intense!) days.
  • Student Involvement Fair:  Thursday, August 29 from 12 – 1pm.  Join 2L and 3L representatives from our student organizations in the courtyard to learn how to get involved at UCI Law.
  • Friends and Family Day:  Saturday, October 19, 2019.  This is a chance for your friends and family (no children, please) to experience what it’s like to be in law school, including a mock class.
  • 1L Workshops Fall 2019: Select mandatory dates September through November 2019. View the full schedule (PDF).