Fall Orientation, Aug. 26-30, 2013

New Michigan Law students take a guided hike through Nichols Arboretum ("The Arb") during fall orientation.

Fall Orientation, Aug. 26-30, 2013

Students take a break from orientation activities for game of Frisbee in The Arb.

Fall Orientation, Aug. 26-30, 2013

Members of the Class of 2016 gather in Honigman Auditorium for Dean Mark West's welcome address.

Fall Orientation, Aug. 26-30, 2013

"You have made it. You've arrived," Michigan Law Dean Mark West tells the Class of 2016 in his first welcome address as dean.

Fall Orientation, Aug. 26-30, 2013

Michigan Law 1Ls help Summer in the City paint part of a mural on the concession stands of Hamtramck Stadium during Service Day.

Fall Orientation, Aug. 26-30, 2013

Section L of the Michigan Law Class of 2016 poses for a photo in front of the mural they helped Summer in the City paint during Service Day.

Fall Orientation, Aug. 26-30, 2013

Incoming Michigan Law students pause for a group shot while working with Natural Area Preservation in Ann Arbor during Service Day.

Fall Orientation, Aug. 26-30, 2013

Michigan Law 1L Timothy Garcia, Greening of Detroit's Hector Santiago, 1L Peter Caolloway, 1L Steven Alizio, Senior Assistant Dean Sarah Zearfoss, and 1L Neil Patel volunteer at Service Day.

Fall Orientation, Aug. 26-30, 2013

Michigan Law 1L Steven Alizio swings a pickaxe while volunteering at Greening of Detroit on Service Day.

Fall Orientation, Aug. 26-30, 2013

New Michigan Law students volunteer at Gleaners Food Bank during Service Day.

Fall Orientation, Aug. 26-30, 2013

Incoming Michigan Law students listen to last-minute Service Day instructions at Gleaners Food Bank.

Fall Orientation, Aug. 26-30, 2013

Dawn Farm gets the helping hands of incoming Michigan Law students for Service Day.

Fall Orientation, Aug. 26-30, 2013

Before embarking on their Michigan Law careers, students give Dawn Farm a few hours of their time on Service Day.

Fall Orientation, Aug. 26-30, 2013

Incoming Michigan Law students volunteer with Bryant Community Center in Ann Arbor during Service Day.

Fall Orientation, Aug. 26-30, 2013

Michigan Law 1Ls hard at work for Bryant Community Center during Service Day.

Fall Orientation, Aug. 26-30, 2013

U.S. Judge David McKeague of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, '71, leads incoming Michigan Law students in the Commitment to Integrity ceremony.

Fall Orientation, Aug. 26-30, 2013

The Class of 2016 pledges to maintain the highest standards of academic, personal, and professional conduct while at Michigan Law and in their future careers.

WELCOME, CLASS OF 2016!  Before starting classes Sept. 3, members of the Michigan Law Class of 2016 spent a week learning about the Law School and taking part in community service projects across Southeast Michigan. From a hike through Nichols Arboretum ("The Arb") to a scavenger hunt in the Law Quad, incoming students were given an opportunity to explore campus, meet professors, and form friendships with classmates in their section before the official start of term.

Photos by Prasanna Parasurama and Law School staff.

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