Fall 2023 LLM Orientation

As the end of summer nears and the anticipation of starting our LLM Program turns to actual law school classes, classroom discussion, and meeting new friends, we begin our task of preparing you for a successful and rigorous academic challenge.

Orientation Week begins on Monday, August 14, 2023, and ends on Friday, August 18, 2023. It combines classes with relevant workshops and lectures designed to ease your transition to our LLM Program – and for many of you, your first exposure to academics in the United States.

Orientation Week is part of the LLM instructional program. Attendance and participation is mandatory for all new LLM students. During this time, LLM students trained in non-US law schools will begin the American Legal System I class, which meets daily during Orientation Week. All students will also become acquainted with the law school, the Dorraine Zief Law Library, the Computer Center, and other university facilities and services. Students will also begin to receive instruction in basic research skills, meet individually with their faculty academic program director to finalize their course of study, complete their class registration, and explore San Francisco. Formal classes for all law students begin on Monday, August 21, 2023.

More detailed orientation information and materials will be available the beginning of August 2023.


Registration for classes will be finalized during the first two days of LLM orientation: Monday, August 14, and Tuesday, August 15, 2023.

First Week Assignments

First class meetings for the American Legal System class begin during Orientation week. Those assignments will be sent to students prior to that time.

Class Schedule and Assignments for the Week of August 21, 2023

Class schedules and first class assignments for other courses will become available the week of August 21st and will be posted online. Assignments may be available as early as the second week of August.

USF Student ID Card

You must obtain your USF Student ID Card during Orientation Week. There will be a tour of the campus for each new LLM student during Orientation Week at which time one of the stops will be at the One Card Office where you will obtain your USF ID Card.

IMPORTANT: USF One Cards will not be available in advance of Orientation Week.

Your ID card will allow you access to all university facilities, including the Dorraine Zief Law Library and the Koret Sports and Fitness Center. It will also allow you to pay for services, such as dining, printing, and photocopying. Simply add Don Dollars to your card to experience the ease and security of our on-campus debit account. Use your Don Dollars at any USF dining location to save 10 percent. For more information about USF One Card, please visit the One Card Office or call (415) 422-7663. The One Card Office is located at the University Center, 5th Floor.

Orientation Parking

Parking is complimentary for only the first and second days of Orientation Week on Monday, August 14 and Tuesday, August 15, at Kendrick Hall and the Koret Center parking lot. Daily parking passes for the remainder of Orientation Week can be purchased at the Golden Gate Avenue parking kiosk. See our campus map.