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Orientation 2023

Welcome Class 2024 - Lincoln Alexander School of Law's students in the Student Learning Centre

Welcome to the Lincoln Alexander School of Law at Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU)!

We are elated that you will be joining us in the Fall. We hope that you are having a wonderful summer. We seek to create a community of engaged students, faculty, staff, and (eventually) alumni who will innovate and pave the way for the future of law. Our Orientation program will jumpstart your path to becoming the lawyers of tomorrow through educating you on our curricular and extracurricular programming, and enabling you to build connections with your peers and the law school community.

The Orientation program will run from Monday, August 21st to Friday, August 25th. We have an engaging line-up of in-person events planned for you, including panel discussions, guest speakers, sessions dedicated to your academic and professional success, tours, and a number of social events. All of us at the Lincoln Alexander School of Law look forward to meeting each of you in August.

If you have any questions, please contact our Orientation Week Co-Chairs, Rajita Sharma ( and Karla Ledesma Rivadeneyra (

Orientation Schedule

Date Time Event
Mon, August 21, 2023 10-11:30 a.m. Registration & Welcome Breakfast
  11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Welcome from the Deans
  12-1 p.m. Opening Remarks from Indigenous Leaders
  1-1:30 p.m. What is a Land Acknowledgement (A Deep Dive)
  1:30-2:30 p.m. Lunch (provided) with your Orientation Section
  2:30-4:30 p.m.
Canvas Call
  6-8 p.m. Trivia Night
Tue, August 22, 2023 9-10 a.m. The Power of Representation: Student Panel
  10-12:30 p.m. Campus Tour / Indigenous Walking Tour
  12:30-1 p.m. Learn about our Legal Clinic
  1-2 p.m. Lunch with your Section & Sister Section (provided)
  2-3 p.m. Examining Biases and Confronting Racism, Sexism, and Homophobia in Law
  3-4 p.m. Resilience Panel
  4-4:30 p.m. Mock Lecture
  6 p.m. CNE Night
Wed, August 23, 2023 10-10:30 a.m. Group Time
  10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Breakfast and Mix & Mingle with Faculty Members and the Law School Community
  12:30-1 p.m. Health and Wellness at Law School
  1-1:30 p.m. Introduction to AAS and Academic Accommodations
  1:30-2:30 p.m. Lunch on your own
  2:30-3:30 p.m. Learn about our Student Engagement & Experience Team
  3:30-5 p.m. Outdoor Sports/Board Games + Pizza
Thu, August 24, 2023 10 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Learn about our Career Development and Professional Placement Office
  10:30-11:30 a.m. Inside Scoop: Ask us Anything
  11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Financial Health as a Law Student
  12-12:30 p.m.  Resources Available at TMU
  12:30-2 p.m. Club & Association Fair + Lunch on your own
  3-5:30 p.m. Cultivating Reconciliation in Legal Education
  6-8 p.m. Park Social
Fri, August 25, 2023 4-6 p.m. Welcome Ceremony
  6:30-11 p.m. Welcome Social