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Welcome to the Common Law Program at the University of Ottawa

Dear Incoming 1Ls,

Congratulations and welcome to the English Common Law Program at the University of Ottawa!

We look forward to meeting you in September. We have developed an exciting academic orientation that will prepare you for success in your first year of law school.

Orientation will begin on Tuesday, September 5 and will include academic sessions (e.g. how to read a case, legal writing), as well as opportunities to network with your professors and classmates. We will also explain the many services we have available to support you during your time at law school.

In the following weeks you will receive further information about Orientation, including a detailed schedule and reading materials. These materials can be provided in an accessible format if required.

In the meantime, check out this outstanding series of podcasts prepared by our colleague, Professor Forcese, which will be a big help to you in getting ready for legal study. We encourage you to find time to listen to these podcasts before September!

We look forward to welcoming you into our vibrant, diverse and inclusive community.

Professor Lynda Collins, Director of the First Year Program
Professor Vanessa MacDonnell, Orientation Coordinator