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From your 2020 Orientation Chairs
We are looking forward to having you join us in September. Whether you will be in Fredericton or elsewhere, you have chosen a warm environment for your legal education.
We can only imagine how you must be feeling – excited, confused, nervous. We want to firstly assure you that, while classes for the Fall semester will be online, you will not be losing any valuable time with your classmates. We already have some events planned for you to get to know one another, including Q&As with some Orientation Committee members. We also encourage you to start reaching out to one another – your friends are what will make your first year all the better. This is all new for everyone, but we are all in this together.
Learning online will be new to some of you and learning law online will be new to most, if not all, of you. You will be matched with upper year Peer Mentors at the beginning of the year, who can help you navigate your courses. Your professors are all ready to help however they can. A specific working group on the first year experience has been struck and will be headed by Professor Basil Alexander. You are not alone!
Check out your Orientation Week Schedule here!
Your first year will be an exciting one. You will learn the basics of the law, from Contracts to Constitutional and everything in between. We hope to hold a mix of in-person and online events and activities during orientation week. Rest assured if you do not intend to come to Fredericton – all of our events will also be accessible online. We have a sub-committee dedicated to accessibility for orientation and they will soon be sending you a survey on your plans for the Fall semester and your comfort level with attending events in-person. Your comfort, safety, and peace of mind are at the forefront of orientation.
Having fun is also a very important feature of orientation week. Your schedule will be released soon, but there will be a combination of practical events, such as opportunities to practice networking and learning the basics of law school, and social events, such as movie nights and online trivia.
You will hear more from us in the near future. In the meantime, if you have any questions do not hesitate to reach out to either of the co-chairs. Who are we? Aodhan is from Moncton, New Brunswick, Alden is from Marystown, Newfoundland and Labrador and we are both second years. You can find us on Facebook or email us at email@example.com,firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com. If you have not already done so, check out the “UNB Law – Class of 2023” and “UNB Law Student Society 2020-2021” pages on Facebook.
We cannot wait to meet you all soon!
All the best,
Aodhan and Alden
Co-Chairs, UNB Law Orientation Committee 2020