Orientation II Recognized by National Jurist
In the September 2013 issue of National Jurist magazine, Loyola Law School's Orientation II program was noted among the list of "15 Innovative Experiential Ideas" launched by law schools in the last year.
Loyola's first-year students partake in “Orientation II: The Legal Profession and Your Place in It.” The program allows students to practice networking, professionalism and other practical skills with instruction from seasoned practitioners. Alumni panels moderated by Loyola professors (as seen in the photo above) featured top attorneys who revealed how they navigated their career paths.
“Loyola has always focused on training attorneys who are ready to hit the ground running upon graduation,” said Michael Waterstone, associate dean for research and academic centers. “Orientation II is a day of intensive programming designed to provide first-year students with the outside-the-classroom skills they need to map their career paths early in their studies. It is also a way for us to introduce the first-year class to our alumni network – one of our school’s key resources.”
Excerpt from the article:
"Loyola Law School, Los Angeles introduced an orientation program that gives first-year students a daylong primer on networking and maximizing workplace potential. During the program, first-years spent a day on campus prior to the start of the semester participating in networking workshops conducted by Loyola's Office of Career Services and legal industry experts. Sessions included Mind the Gap: The Difference Between Successful Students and Successful Lawyers in Professionalism."