Orientation Dates & Preview

Stay tuned throughout the summer for more information about Orientation, as this page will be updated often. 

Orientation Dates

Tuesday, August 15

Wednesday, August 16

Thursday, August 17

We will have many events throughout the year where your family and friends are welcome to attend; however, Orientation events are designed for law students only.

Summer Reading

1L Summer Reading Experience for the Community & Mission Workshop

A Message from the Office of Diversity Education & Inclusion 

 During Orientation, SLU LAW will host our annual Community and Mission Workshop where, along with faculty, staff and other students, the incoming class explores issues of diversity, inclusion and intercultural competence alongside the unique tenets of a Jesuit law school and the mission of SLU LAW. As part of our Jesuit tradition, Saint Louis University remains faithful to the value of promoting justice and the dignity of all human beings.

For each workshop, we select a book that highlights these issues and serves as a foundation for a lively discussion among the participants. We ask all incoming 1Ls to participate in this shared reading experience and have selected Evicted by Matthew Desmond for this year’s workshop. 

Please note that this book reports the use of language that is derogatory to some groups, particularly based on race, gender and ethnicity. We acknowledge that the use of this language in normal conversation is offensive, and we do not endorse the use of such language at the law school. We expect to have a vigorous and thought-provoking discussion about the important topics in this book in a manner that promotes community building and understanding, and encourage our students to communicate in a style that is worthy of the legal profession. Read more about Evicted »