Sample Get REAL Weekend Schedule

Throughout your four-year Online Hybrid J.D. experience, you will be required to come to the University of Dayton’s campus several times a year for Get Relevant Experience and Applied Learning (REAL) weekends.

Get REAL weekends will occur as follows:

YEARAugust TermJanuary TermMay Term
Year 11 Weekend1 Weekend1 Weekend
Year 21 Weekend1 Weekend1 Weekend
Year 31 Weekend1 WeekendNone
Year 41 Weekend1 WeekendNone

To help you get a sense of the types of labs and experiential work that you will complete while on campus, we have created a sample Get REAL weekend schedule, organized by day. Please note that this is only an example of the time commitment and offerings during Get REAL weekends, and that they are subject to change. This particular example focuses on your first Get REAL weekend.

Sunday

TIMEEVENT
8:30–10 a.m.No Class – Network With Cohort
10:15–11:45 a.m.No Class – Network With Cohort
11:45 a.m.–1 p.m.Dean’s Welcome Lunch
1–2:30 p.m.Torts I – Collaborative Review Exercises
2:45–4:15 p.m.Torts I – Practice Perspectives Attorney Panel
4:30–5:30 p.m.Torts I – Client Interview Preparation Exercise

Monday

TIMEEVENT
8:30–10 a.m.Torts I – Your First Client Interview
10:15–11:45 a.m.Torts I – Your First Client Interview
11:45 a.m.–1 p.m.Lunch With On-Campus Cohort Members
1–2:30 p.m.Torts I – Interview Analysis: What Claims Might Your Client Bring?
2:45–4:15 p.m.Torts Lab – Midterm Group Rewrite
4:30–5:30 p.m.Torts I – Collaborative Review Exercises

Tuesday

TIMEEVENT
8:30–10 a.m.Torts I – Introduction to Negligence
10:15–11:45 a.m.Legal Profession I – Closed Memorandum Rewrite Exercise
11:45 a.m.–1 p.m.Career Services Lunch & Presentation
1–2:30 p.m.Legal Profession I – Closed Memorandum Rewrite Exercise
2:45–4:15 p.m.Torts Lab – Practice Exam Essay 1: Drafting & Peer Review
4:30–5:30 p.m.Torts I – Tort Law and Societal Norms: The Evolution of Tort Law

Wednesday

TIMEEVENT
8:30–10 a.m.Legal Profession I – Introduction to Open Memorandum Topic
10:15–11:45 a.m.Legal Profession I – Introduction to Legal Research
11:45 a.m.–1 p.m.Lunch With Alumni
1–2:30 p.m.Legal Profession I – Introduction to Library/Manual Legal Research
2:45–4:15 p.m.Torts Lab – Practice Exam Essay 2: Drafting & Peer Review
4:30–5:30 p.m.Torts I – Tort Law: Class, Discrimination, and Stereotypes I

Thursday

TIMEEVENT
8:30–10 a.m.Legal Profession I – Library Research Lab
10:15–11:45 a.m.Legal Profession I – Library Research Lab
11:45 a.m.–1 p.m.Academic Success Lunch & Presentation
1–2:30 p.m.Legal Profession I – Introduction to Online Legal Research
2:45–4:15 p.m.Legal Profession I – Westlaw Training
4:30–5:30 p.m.Torts I – Tort Law: Class, Discrimination, and Stereotypes II

Friday

TIMEEVENT
8:30–10 a.m.Legal Profession I – Lexis Training
10:15–11:45 a.m.Legal Profession I – Online Research Lab
11:45 a.m.–1 p.m.Lunch With Law Faculty & Staff
1–2:30 p.m.Torts I – Collaborative Research Exercises – Report Back
2:45–4:15 p.m.Torts I – Collaborative Research Exercises – Report Back
4:30–5:30 p.m.Torts Lab – Case Synthesis – Constructing a Mind Map

Saturday

TIMEEVENT
8:30–10 a.m.Legal Profession I – Research Conferences
10:15–11:45 a.m.Legal Profession I – Research Conference Debriefing
11:45 a.m.–1 p.m.Farewell Lunch
1–2:30 p.m.Torts I – Collaborative Exercise – The Reasonable Person
2:45–4:15 p.m.Torts Lab – Case Synthesis – Constructing a Mind Map