On Friday, August 20, 2010, the incoming Class of 2013 spent the day visiting local, state, Federal Courts in lower Manhattan with faculty and staff. The 1L students had the opportunity to meet with current students, graduates, distinguished legal practitioners, and judges. The end of their visit was marked with their special convocation hosted by the Honorable Ronald L. Ellis at the United States Courthouse for the Southern District of New York. Hon. Ronald L. Ellis made remarks and administered the Lawyers’ Oath. This was part of CUNY Law’s five-day Pre-law Orientation Program for incoming students.