WRITER: MARTI TIEDEMAN
CONTACT: MELVIN O. SHAW
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0010; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Aug. 13, 1999
UI College of Law hosts new student orientation
IOWA CITY, Iowa The University of Iowa College
of Law will hold its sixth annual summer orientation session for first year
students Monday, Aug. 16-23.
The goal is to present students with three different
facets of law school life: academic, professional, extracurricular, and social
aspects, said Linda McGuire, dean of students in the College of Law.
The Honorable David Harris, former Iowa Supreme Court
Justice, C. Joseph Holland, vice president, Iowa State Bar Association, and
N. William Hines, dean of the College of Law, will give welcoming remarks
Students will take a non-credit Introduction to Law
class throughout the week. The class introduces students to methods used in
legal education, the Anglo-American legal system, different theoretical perspectives
of law, and special skills necessary for success as a law student.
The week will also consist of nine seminars, varying
from how students can finance their education to the technological offerings
of the College of Law. Other activities include a cookout for students, their
families, faculty, and staff, and an activity fair showing the various extra-curricular
and co-curricular programs available for law students.