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Before You Arrive at Orientation

Prior to arriving for Orientation, you should complete the following items. These will help you arrive ready to go for sessions and classes.

Establish Your eRaider Account

Your eRaider account must be established to access your tuition and fee information, financial aid information, class schedule, parking, and booklists, etc. You can find a step-by-step guide here.

Create Your Student Profile on OrgSync

OrgSync is how the Office of Student Life communicates with students and organizations. You will need your eRaider username and password to enter this site. Create your student profile (information can always be edited later) here.

Join the Class OrgSync page

Important announcements for your class are communicated through OrgSync. To join your class page, type "Tech Law Class of 2020" in the top search box on the OrgSync main page. After clicking on your class group, request to join this group and type in the password "class2020" when prompted. You are now a member of your Class of 2020 OrgSync group!

Complete the "Pre-Orientation Information Form"

RSVP to the Orientation Event in the Tech Law Class of 2020 Portal. As part of RSVP'ing, complete the "Pre-Orientation Information Form." This is due on July 31, 2017.

Purchasing Books Before Orientation

Students will begin Torts class during Orientation, and therefore should have course materials prior to Orientation. You may purchase books in person at the Texas Tech University Barnes & Noble Bookstore (located in the TTU Student Union Building) or at Varsity Bookstore (located on University Avenue across from campus). You may also purchase your books online. You may access first-year booklists via the homepage. Go to MyTechLaw, sign in using your e-Raider username and password, then click on "Courses." Under "Class & Student Resources" on the right side of the screen, click on "Textbooks."

Note: due to possible changes in class schedules and sections, if you do decide to purchase books, we suggest that you do so from a source to which you can easily return your books for a full refund.

Read for Orientation Sessions

Be prepared to discuss the case briefing on the first day of Orientation.

Bring Note-Taking Materials

You will want to be prepared to take notes, so remember to bring a writing utensil and paper.

Parking

Once you have created your eRaider Account, you will need to register for parking.

The law student page shows the two lots our students park in. As first year students, you will probably have to purchase a permit for the Commuter West parking lot. Click on "My Parking Account" at the top of the Law Student Parking page to register your car. You can contact the Office of Transportation and Parking Services to be added to the R21 lot waitlist.

Transcript

For your permanent law school record, please request that the Registrar at your degree-granting college or university send an official copy of your transcript* to the Office of Admissions. Since an undergraduate degree is an ABA requirement for law school admission, please make sure that your degree notation is posted on your transcript, and that we receive this official record no later than October 4, 2017. These transcripts should be sent to:

Texas Tech University School of Law
Office of Admissions
1802 Hartford Avenue
Lubbock, TX 79409

Note: transcript copies sent to us by LSAC CAS are
not official and will not satisfy this requirement.

Submit a Copy of Your Shot Record

The Office of Student Health Services requires a copy of your current MMR inoculation record. The Official Immunization Requirement Form can be found here. Please contact Student Health Services at (806) 743-2848 if you have any questions regarding this requirement. You may submit shot records to the Law School Admissions Office by mail at the address above, or by email.

Prepare to complete the Declaration of Intention to Study Law

The State Bar of Texas requires that all first year students intending to take the Texas bar examination file a Declaration of Intention to Study Law by October 1, 2017. Forms and supporting documentation requirements are available at the Texas Board of Law Examiners website. Among the documents required for the Declaration is an official copy of your birth certificate. We encourage you to obtain the necessary documentation prior to the beginning of school.

Currently the filing fee is $190.00 and must accompany the Declaration form. Rules require that all first year law students submit a set of fingerprints with the Declaration form. A representative of the Texas Board of Law Examiners will hold a mandatory meeting at the Law School early in the semester. They will discuss the Declaration of Intention to Study Law and will answer any questions regarding the filing of this document. Information concerning fingerprinting will be included in this session. We will announce the date and time of this meeting during Orientation.

Academic Accommodations

If you have questions about receiving academic accommodations, please contact Associate Dean for Student Life, John Delony (john.delony@ttu.edu).

Law Library Access

Download and review your Law Library Orientation materials here.

Stay Up to Date

Check your Texas Tech email address regularly for more updates about Orientation and Texas Tech Law.

Orientation Information