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We are thrilled you’ll be part of the Fall 2024 incoming 1L class! Mark your calendar for orientation, which will take place the week of August 12. Before then, we’re happy to announce a series of virtual programs designed as a mini onboarding prior to your arrival on campus. We hope you’ll join us to get a sneak peak into the many programs, experiences, and support systems available to you as a GW Law student!

Please note, the sessions will be recorded for those unable to attend live.

Date Topic Registration

Multiple dates, including:

  • May 20
  • June 12
  • July 11

Full schedule listed below.

GW Law Student Living: Cost-of-Attendance '202'

In this virtual session, GW Law Financial Aid Staff will present on living within the cost-of-attendance (COA) while attending law school. In this session, the COA components will be discussed in detail as well as helpful budgeting tools and an overview of housing.


 

IMPORTANT

Please note that incoming students must attend one of the available sessions to ensure timely disbursement of financial aid for the fall 2024 semester. Please register below for only 1 of the identical 7 sessions.

For questions about the COA sessions, please email [email protected]

Tuesday, May 14

Fundamentals of Lawyering

Join alums Iselin Gambert and Erika Pont to learn more about how our unique 1L legal research and writing program engages students and arms them with the practical skills needed to succeed early on in their careers.

View Recorded Session
Wednesday, May 15

Disability Support Services

We will chat with Andra Roy Chernack, Director of Disability Support Services and Senior Academic Advisor in the Dean of Students Office.  Andra will discuss the academic support and counseling we offer to help all students maximize performance.

View Recorded Session
Wednesday, May 22
2 - 3 pm 

Foundations of Practice and Inns of Court Program 

Join alumna and Assistant Program Director Sierra Brummett for a conversation about our innovative programs designed to enrich 1L students' law school experience and enhance their career opportunities.  Foundations of Practice is a 1L Professional Development program that incentivizes  students to build the foundational competencies required for success and satisfaction in the legal profession.

View Recorded Session
Friday, May 24 
4:30 - 5:30 pm 

Housing Ask Me Anything

Join this conversation to get advice on apartment hunting in the DC, Maryland and Virginia area, and get all of your housing-related questions answered.

Registration closed


TBD

Get to Know Your Student Bar Association and how the SBA works with 1Ls

Your SBA representatives are eager to meet and welcome you to the GW Law community!  This session will give you an overview of the many ways the SBA works to advocate for and support our students.  We will also chat about 1L life in general.

Registration coming soon
Thursday, June 13
Noon - 1 pm 

Housing Ask Me Anything

Join this conversation to get advice on apartment hunting in the DC, Maryland and Virginia area, and get all of your housing-related questions answered.

Register

Tuesday, June 18
Noon - 1 pm 

Professional Development and Career Strategy

Meet members of the GW Law Career Center.  They will walk you through their unique approach to partnering with students to develop their personalized career plans.  The Career Center's experienced counselors work with students to understand their individual goals, formulate an effective job search strategy, and develop the professional skills needed in today’s complex legal environment.

Register
 

Thursday, June 20
6 - 7 pm 


 

Part-Time Program

Calling all incoming part-time students! Join this session to virtually meet your fellow classmates, and hear from current part-time student and rising 3L Selena Everitt on how she balances life, school, and work!

Register
Monday, June 24
Noon - 1 pm 

Brandeis Inn

Curious to learn more about this Inn with the four-day class schedule?  Brandeis Inn students take classes Monday through Thursday, during the afternoons and evenings, with no classes on Friday.  Join this session to hear from current students on their Brandeis Inn experiences!

Register
Monday, July 15
4:30 - 5:30 pm 

Housing Ask Me Anything

Join this conversation to get advice on apartment hunting in the DC, Maryland and Virginia area, and get all of your housing-related questions answered.

Register


GW Law Student Living: Cost-of-Attendance '202'

In this virtual session, GW Law Financial Aid Staff will present on living within the cost-of-attendance (COA) while attending law school. In this session, the COA components will be discussed in detail as well as helpful budgeting tools and an overview of housing.

IMPORTANT - Please note that incoming students must attend one of the available sessions to ensure timely disbursement of financial aid for the fall 2024 semester.  Please register for only 1 of the following identical 7 sessions:

Date Time Registration
Monday, May 20 Noon - 1 pm Registration closed
Monday, May 20 4:30 - 5:30 pm Registration closed
Wednesday, June 12 9:30 - 10:30 am Register
Wednesday, June 12 4:30 - 5:30 pm Register
Thursday, July 11 11 am - Noon Register
Thursday, July 11 4:30 - 5:30 pm Register

Note - one In-Person August Session will be announced in July

 

Burns Moot Court Room
Prior registration not necessary