Vol. X – Orientation Issue

Welcome Message from Dean Timothy Fisher

by Timothy Fisher

I am very pleased to welcome you, our new class of JD and LLM students, to a community of learning that will change your lives. You have worked hard to get here and we chose you because we believe you will thrive at UConn School of Law.

In the months and years ahead, you will learn from a brilliant faculty and share your hopes, joys, and toil with classmates who will be a part of your lives for the rest of your careers.

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1L Job Search: Don’t Worry About It Yet!

by Sara Selmanaj

Welcome to UConn Law! Although thinking and stressing about summer jobs is common for new students, no need to worry about starting your job search just yet. First year students should primarily be concentrating on coursework, but hopefully this article will help ease some concerns about the 1L summer job search process, at least for the moment. Pro Se sat down with Michele Hoff, Associate Director for the Law School’s Career Planning Center, to give new students an idea of what to expect in the coming year.

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An Introduction to Law Library Services

by Patrick Butler

What do you need to know about the law library as a 1L? First of all, law school is different from your undergrad years. Being a lawyer requires the ability to research, write, and think creatively. The library is where the research takes place. Today, many resources are online (although not everything!), so much of the library may be accessed through your computer from home on your couch.

The library will offer learning opportunities throughout the semester. We want to help you become better, more efficient and effective researchers, so please stop by! Even when you are not physically in the library, the library staff is still available for help to conduct research. If you don’t know where to start, or how to use a particular database, the library staff is here to help. You can contact a reference librarian via the Law Library’s website, either by live chat, email, text messaging, or phone.

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What I Wish I Knew As a First Year

by Yuri Min

It’s true: the first year of law school is usually the toughest. But fear not, you will get through it. Here are some things to help guide new students in navigating academics, future employment, and hopefully, a social life.

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Additional articles:

Welcome From the Student Bar Association

PDF of Orientation Issue 2015