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2-Year JD and 3-Year Summer Start JD


We're excited to see you at Orientation on May 6! Be sure to read through the checklist below to prepare for the start of the school year.

Preparing for Orientation

Please check back regularly as assignments will be added frequently and need to be completed before the first day of classes.

Pre-Orientation Checklist
Activate your accounts ASAP
Complete Immunization Forms April 29
Submit your photo for your DragonCard April 29
Submit Final Transcripts to Law Admissions
All transcripts must be official – mailed sealed or secure e-transcript directly from the institution– and must have a degree conferral printed on them if a degree was earned. Note that degree conferrals sometimes do not appear on transcripts until weeks after final grades are posted. To confirm receipt, email
April 29
Submit New Student Form May 6
Apply for Financial Aid
Be sure to apply for BOTH the current academic year – 2023-24 – AND next academic year – 2024-25
May 6
Set up your Drexel Zoom account May 6
Make sure your laptop meets minimum hardware and software requirements May 6
Review schedule on DrexelOne and use “Buy Books” link to see required materials
If the Buy Books link is not working, go to > Course Materials and Textbooks > Find Course Materials. At the course selection, use Term: Summer Semester 24; Department: Law, Course: 552S / 554S / 558S / 565S, and Section: 001
May 6
First Week Assignments May 6
Read Lindh v Surman for the Reading & Briefing session on May 6 May 6
Register for Headshots
May 9
Enroll in or waive Health Insurance May 31
The Week of Orientation
Bring a photo ID so you can get your DragonCard. You will not be able to get a DragonCard before the start of orientation as you are not yet an active student. We will be distributing the DragonCards at check-in; students should not go to the DragonCard office individually.
Bring items for classes for the week i.e., pens, paper, laptop, necessary books.
Dress for most of the week is casual, but not pajamas-casual.
Please dress in courtroom attire for the professionalism oath ceremony on Friday. Options include dark suits, dress shirt, tie, dress shoes, skirt or pant suits, dress and blazer, etc. We encourage you to come to class that day in your professional attire so you are not delayed to City Hall, but you will have some time to change.
Locker assignments will be available to you on the first day of orientation via the Locker Information Retrieval Form. Locks are provided, and you may not change or remove the locks. The lockers are yours for your entire time at the law school.
Lunch will be provided each day of orientation. Breakfast is on your own. Vegetarian and gluten-free options will be available. If you have other dietary needs, please let Law Admissions know.