As you may have heard, beginning this September, HLS will institute a new orientation session for returning 2L students designed to help you reconnect with classmates, reflect on what you have learned in your first year and first summer as a law student, and look ahead to your future career. There will also be an afternoon social event scheduled in celebration of the start of your 2L year.

A vital component of this new program will be a session on professional identity, including working with broad and varied populations of attorneys and clients. The program will also include discussions about student wellness and HLS student services and other resources that will support your success as you embark on your upper-level years and next steps in the profession. 

To provide students with maximum flexibility, HLS will offer the three-hour orientation program on three different afternoons: Thursday, September 28; Friday, September 29; and Sunday, October 1. After you have registered for Fall Term classes, you will be asked to choose the session that works best for you. Please note that all students will be required to attend one of these three sessions, choosing one that does not conflict with classes.