The new academic year is fast approaching and Brooklyn Law School is set to welcome the incoming 1Ls. The welcome begins with First-Year Students Welcome BBQ Party taking place today at 5:00 PM in Geraldo’s Café, Feil Hall, 205 State Street. Next is First Year Appreciation Day on Saturday, August 14 at 10:00 AM at 1 Boerum Place, 3rd Floor where new students get a 10% discount on all school apparel. On Sunday, August 15 at 6:00 pm BLS holds its annual Convocation at the New York State Supreme Court, 320 Jay Street. A reception will follow in the Eastern District of New York Court Building at 225 Cadman Plaza East.
Brooklyn Law School Library Director Victoria Szymczak, Associate Librarian Linda Holmes and reference librarians Jean Davis, Karen Schneiderman, Harold O'Grady and Rosemary Campagna will welcome the new students at a series of thirteen library orientation sessions. They will be held in the Professor Joseph Crea Reading Room on the second floor of the library. (Librarian Kathy Darvil will be away on maternity leave.) Most of the sessions will take place in the daytime during the week of August 23 when the fall semester classes begin. There will be several addtional sessions scheduled during evening hours for part-time students.
The librarians will introduce the incoming Class of 2013 and the Class of 2014 to SARA the library's online catalog and the library website. They will also discusss study aids that are in the library collection as well as the 1L Resources Tips and Tools Libguide. In addition, incoming students will receive handouts on Case Law, Researching Statutes, Federal Rules and Regulations, Looseleafs & Databases, Law Reviews & Journals, and American Law Reports.