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The 1L Section Initiative, proposed in the HLS 2000 Strategic Plan extends beyond traditional notions of curriculum considering class size, providing students with feedback and appropriate advising, the proper balance between a required and elective curriculum in the first year, and improving the sense of student community, especially in the first year.

The 1L Sections program implemented in 2001 reduced the 1L class size to 7 sections of 80 students each. 1L Faculty Leaders guide and support students through their first year at HLS by providing a wide variety of section activities that are stimulating, challenging and fun to facilitate faculty student interaction and to promote community within the section.

Faculty leaders and self-selected student volunteers generate ideas for intellectual events and social activities for their section throughout the academic year. Implementation (all room reservations, media and food/beverage requests) of these events, and budget oversight is provided by the Dean of Students Office. They also assist the faculty leaders, maintain the 1L sections website and iSites, and communicate to 1L section students about pertinent information and upcoming career, public interest, Traphagen Distinguished Alumni Speaker’s Series, Dean’s Fora and community wide events.

Helpful 1L Resources

Questions? Comments?

Contact the Dean of Students Office:
WCC 3039