The first week at the University of Windsor has come and gone and we’ve all had a good opportunity to meet one another. I was very surprised at how forthcoming the upper years were with help, offering their notes etc. The environment here is very friendly and everyone is willing to lend a hand. The first week of orientation was filled with sessions lasting morning until night. Although some of the information given seems like common sense, the professors and Dean do a very good job at telling us the importance of our responsibilities and obligations as ambassadors of the law program at Windsor. It is a little jarring to hear the degree to which we are held to our actions and we have all been made aware of the consequences of improper behaviour. We have even been warned of our postings on Facebook and the consequences they may have if prospective employers search our site. It is something to think about – even while you’re in the application process.
There are a multitude of extracurricular opportunities that we are encouraged to take part in. It is also advised that we don’t overload ourselves. That being said, some of these opportunities are highly sought after – as I prepare to line up outside the law building at 5:30 am to volunteer for Community Legal Aid. I advise getting on board with the times and days of events from early on as I foresee many students later who may be wishing that they had gotten involved in the many activities offered.
This week we have started our classes and are preparing to get down to work.