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August 15, 2011

Legal Ducks get early start on campus

Oregon Law's 2011-12 fall semester begins this month

While most University of Oregon students still have more than a month to sleep in and savor the remaining vestiges of summer, UO School of Law students are already busy preparing for first assignments.

The UO School of Law operates on a semester system, which makes its academic calendar different from the rest of the UO campus. Students arrive in the late summer for the beginning of the academic year and round out the year in May with finals and commencement.

The law school welcomes its newest legal ducks during three days of orientation taking place Wednesday through Friday, Aug. 17-19, at the Knight Law Center. The first official day of classes begins Monday, Aug. 22.

Perhaps the biggest highlight of orientation for the newest legal scholars is the law school’s convocation featuring new School of Law Dean Michael Moffitt, UO President Richard Lariviere, Oregon State Bar President Stephen Piucci, School of Law Assistant Dean for Admissions Larry Seno, and Student Bar Association President Sims Ely.

“There’s always excitement in the air as orientation approaches,” Assistant Dean for Student Affairs Nicole Commissiong said. “Each year is a new journey. New and returning students, faculty and staff are all looking forward to the rewards and challenges ahead.”

Additional orientation information is available at www.law.uoregon.edu/students/orientation/.

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