Campbell Law School

Orientation

Dean's BBQ Dinner Invitation

Entering 1L students and their families are invited to attend a BBQ dinner hosted by Dean and Mrs. Leonard on Friday, August 7th at 6:00 p.m. at Haywood Hall (a 10 minute walk from the law school).  Please RSVP here if you plan to attend.

Orientation Schedule *Updated on 7/30/15

A note from the Campbell University Business Office - We will not begin transferring funds for books until August 1st. Students are welcome to send the requests now and we will hold them but no funds will be placed on the cards until August 1.

Professional Headshots - Please wear courtroom attire on Friday, August 7th.  See below.  Also, please complete the publicity release form, and bring your completed form with you on August 7th.  

Professional Courtroom Attire Guidelines: Men should wear a business suit or jacket and tie with slacks. Women should wear a business suit (pant suit or skirt suit) or business separates with a jacket. No bare shoulders. Women should avoid wearing heels over 2.5 inches.

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Your orientation will kick off in earnest in August with Campbell Law’s complimentary, four-day Campbell Advantage curriculum.  Campbell Advantage will introduce you to some of the strategies and methods effective lawyers use to dissect the law and analyze a legal problem.  The curriculum has been carefully designed to accelerate your development of fundamental analytical skills necessary for success in law school and in practice.

To prepare for Campbell Advantage please complete the following prior to the first session on Monday, August 10, 2015, at 9:00 a.m.:

Please read, print, and bring to Session 1  copies of Garratt v. Dailey, 279 P.2d 1091 (Wa. 1955), and McGuire v. Almy, 8 N.E.2d (Ma. 1937).

  1. Please read the following article on note-taking, To Remember a Lecture Better, Take Notes by Hand, by Robinson Meyer, available at http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/05/to-remember-a-lecture-better-take-notes-by-hand/361478/, and note that the Campbell Advantage program will be technology free, except in cases of demonstrated need to accommodate an established disability. Plan to take notes the old-fashioned way – with paper and a pen or pencil.

For those of you seeking early guidance about how to read a case and prepare for class, the Campbell Advantage faculty highly recommends Cracking the Case Method: Legal Analysis for Law School Success by Paul Bergman.  The faculty may make references to this text during the Campbell Advantage program.

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I.T. Information - Blackboard, Email, WebAdvisor, Etc. More ▼

Buying a New Computer?

*Updated 7-6-15*  View recommended specifications here.

For instructions on accessing WebAdvisor, Blackboard, and Campbell email, please refer to the Computing Services BrochureNote that your email address will contain the first letter of your first name, first letter of your middle name, last name, and day/month of birth.  This is the default format.  If you encounter an issue while setting up your user ID/email address, try substituting an underscore for your middle initial.  If that doesn't work, please contact the HelpDesk.  Their number is listed in the brochure.

Intranet:  Our intranet is called AllAccess.  Please refer to your June/July monthly update for login information.

Microsoft Office 365:  Office 365 Pro will allow you to access Office products from up to 5 computers and also up to 5 mobile devices. You would also have the option of accessing the Office products from any computer through Office.com – without needing any software on the computer you are using.

To install Office 365, you must create a Microsoft Live account using your Campbell email address, i.e. jldoe0311@email.campbell.edu.

For mobile devices you can install from either the App Store for Apple devices or the Play store for Android devices. They will both use the Microsoft Live account you created when setting up the software on your laptop or desktop computer.

We have created instructions for the process and placed them on the IT Help page. It is important that you uninstall any existing versions of Office that we have provided you, before installing Office 365 Pro. This process will not affect any saved documents on your hard drive.

We would encourage you to continue to use Google Drive for storing documents and this Google plugin will make that very easy from within Office applications, like Word, Excel and Powerpoint - https://tools.google.com/dlpage/driveforoffice.

At any time, please come by and see us in Suite 440 if you need additional assistance.


Rich Forbes
Systems Administrator - Campbell School of Law
rforbes@campbell.edu
919-865-5890 (office)
910-977-8780 (cell)
 

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Section Assignments More ▼

Section Assignments ** for Full-Time students as of July 23, 2015

** LRW Sections have not been assigned yet.

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Parking at Campbell Law More ▼

Parking is available for all students.  1Ls park in the Powerhouse Deck, 2.5 blocks away from the law school.  The university charges a mandatory parking fee of $275/year to every student.

Powerhouse Deck Information and Parking Instructions

Powerhouse Deck Map

Automobile Registration Form

Orientation Parking:  For the first couple of days of orientation, the entry arm will be raised so that your student ID card will not be required for entry into the Powerhouse Square Parking Deck.  Otherwise, please follow the instructions found in the Powerhouse Deck Information form above.

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Have You Moved? More ▼

If you have relocated, please be sure to provide your updated mailing address, phone, email, etc. to Jannelle so we can update our records.

You may simply email your updated contact information to vanpelt@campbell.edu. 

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Class Schedule and Academic Calendar More ▼
Law Library More ▼

The law library is a vital part of your law school education. You will meet the librarians and receive an introduction to the library during orientation. In the meantime, please look over this guide to familiarize yourself with the resources available to you.

http://law-campbell.libguides.com/orientation

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Textbooks More ▼

Fall 2015 1L Textbook List

Instructions for orders through Campbell University's Barnes and Noble book seller

Authorization to Transfer Funds - for students using loan money to pay for books from CU's Barnes and Noble book seller

Core Grammar Class Codes

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Financial Aid / E-Refunds More ▼

Accepting your Loans

If you haven’t completed your loan forms and online federal requirements yet, please do so by July 18th.

Grad Plus Loan Authorization Form

Stafford Direct Loan Authorization Form

E-Refunds

ALL students who wish to receive a financial aid refund MUST sign up for direct deposit. You will need to log into your WebAccess account and locate CashNET in order to sign up.  You only have to sign up for direct deposit once, it will roll over each year.

E-Refund Instructions

Financial Aid Disbursements

The Business Office generally processes financial aid refunds during the last week of August.  After refunds are processed, it usually takes 24 to 48 hours for the funds to reach your bank account. Incorrect banking information entered into the portal will delay the process, so it is imperative that you enter all account information accurately.

Questions?  Please contact Lisa Clark, Asst. Director of Financial Aid, at clarkl@campbell.edu or 919.865.5990.

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