Orientation

First-Year Orientation Schedule

August 12 – 14, 2013

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Monday, August 12

8:30‐9:00
Pick up materials and nametags (Entrance from West Parking Lot)

9:00‐9:30
Opening Welcome by Interim Dean William Brewbaker
McMillan Lecture Halls, 187/88*
Introduction of the Faculty

9:30‐10:00
Welcome by theOrientation Committee
Introduction to the Administration
Associate Dean Claude Arrington and Laura Chism, Orientation Chair

10:00‐10:15
Break

10:15‐11:45
Mr. William J. Baxley, Baxley, Dillard, McKnight & James
Mr. G. Douglas Jones, Jones & Hawley, P.C.
“The Prosecutions of the 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing Case”

Laura Chism will make any announcements and then invite the students to lunch.

11:45‐12:45
Lunch with Second and Third‐Year Students in Front Foyer

1:00‐3:30
Legal Writing**
Room 283 – Legal Writing Sections 1 & 2 (Boone)
Room A225 – Legal Writing Sections 3 & 4 (Ksobiech)
Room 175 – Legal Writing Sections 5 & 6 (Head)
Room A250 – Legal Writing Sections 7 & 8 (Fogle)

3:30‐3:45
Break

3:45
Felicia Long, SBA President, (Rooms 187/88)
Ken Minturn, SBA Mentor Program
Noah Jones, Public Interest Institute

* All sessions meet in the McMillan Lecture Halls, Rooms 187/88, unless otherwise noted.
** Legal Writing classes begin during Orientation and end earlier in the semester.

Tuesday, August 13

8:00‐8:30
Pick up materials and nametags (Entrance from West Parking Lot)

8:30‐9:15
Diversity and Professional Behavior
Associate Dean Montré Carodine, McMillan Lecture Halls
(Rooms 187/88)

9:15‐10:15
1L Professors Panel: Preparing forthe Classroom
Moderated by Assistant Dean Mary Ksobiech

10:15‐10:30
Break

10:30‐12:00
Introduction to the Business of Being a Lawyer, Professor Pamela Pierson
(Rooms 187/88)

12:00‐1:00
Lunch with Second and Third‐Year Students in Front Foyer

1:15‐2:15
Ms. Joyce Vance, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama
(Rooms 187/88)

2:15‐3:15
Introduction to Legal Research
Robert Marshall, Associate Director of the Bounds Law Library

3:15‐3:30
Break

3:30‐4:00
Sessions with Professors (you will be meeting with your advisor).
You will receive your room assignment for this session at orientation.

Wednesday, August 14

8:15‐8:30
Honor Council Introduction
Michael Wynn, Honor Council Lead Student

8:30‐9:30
Career Services Office and the Public Interest Institute
Assistant Deans Tom Ksobiech and Glory McLaughlin

9:45‐11:45
Legal Writing
Room 283 – Legal Writing Sections 1 & 2 (Boone)
Room A225 – Legal Writing Sections 3 & 4 (Ksobiech)
Room 175 – Legal Writing Sections 5 & 6 (Head)
Room A250 – Legal Writing Sections 7 & 8 (Fogle)

11:45
Optional Law School Tours
Meet in the Front Foyer