Orientation Week 2019

Welcome to Western Law (From Orientation Co-Chairs)

Facebook: Join the Class of 2022 Group at law.uwo.ca/fb22 and connect with your new classmates before September and use it to keep up-to-date throughout the year!

Hello incoming 1Ls and welcome to Western Law! Congratulations on your admission and on making it to the home of the purple and white. It may seem daunting to be here, so close to your first day of law school, but we can assure you that it will be the time of your life! 

The next three years will be challenging, but they will also be incredibly rewarding. You will spend countless hours reading cases, learning precedents, interpreting legislation and translating obscure Latin phrases, but rest assured that you will not have to do it alone. Western Law prides itself on its collegial nature and the respect that students, administration and faculty have for one another. Everyone is always willing to lend a helping hand. You will find library buddies who will study with you from morning to night, classmates who will discuss legislation and cases until you can recite the ratio by heart, and those who will lay low or let loose with you after a long day of hitting the books. There will be no shortage of resources for you to rely on. With the help of your Western Law community, you’ll be walking across that graduation stage in no time. 

Beyond academics, there are countless opportunities to get involved and meet people within the Western Law community! You’ll find many of these opportunities outlined in this guide. We encourage you to take advantage of these opportunities and make the experience uniquely your own. Eventually, it is our hope that the law school will become your own home away from home and your classmates will become your family. 

This Orientation Week website is designed to provide you with everything you need to know for Orientation Week, and an overview of what is to come for the year. If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to reach out to one of us, your JPs in the “Meet the JPs” tab, or any other student at Western Law. Enjoy your last few days of summer and get ready for the ride of a lifetime starting September 3, 2019!

Alexis Baba and Lauren MacLeod 

Co-Chairs, Orientation Committee 2019

Alexis Baba

Lauren MacLeod