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Orientation for First Year Class

August 8 - August 12

Welcome to Alabama Law!  Please park in the West Parking Lot (Coleman Coliseum side of the Law School). Enter through the West Entrance (also known as the Head Foyer). Immediately inside, pick up your nametag, your Orientation materials, and a “LAW” parking decal. The LAW decal hangs behind your primary University parking decal and allows you to park in the Law School’s parking lot at any time.

Monday, August 8

8:30-9:00         Arrive and Proceed to the McMillan Lecture Hall (187/188)

                         

9:00-9:20         Welcome from the Dean’s Office

McMillan Lecture Hall (187/188)

 

9:20-9:40        Welcome by Admissions Office and Orientation Co-Chairs

Claude Arrington, Associate Dean for Admissions

Sarah Atkinson, Orientation Co-Chair and Member of the Class of 2023

Mariah Ellis, Orientation Co-Chair and Member of the Class of 2024

Kelsey Perine, Orientation Co-Chair and Member of the Class of 2024

McMillan Lecture Hall (187/188)

 

9:40-9:50         SBA Welcome           

Blaize Naman, Student Bar Association President and Member of the Class of 2023

McMillan Lecture Hall (187/188)

 

9:50-10:00       Class Photo

Front Steps of Law School Building

 

10:00-10:15      Break

 

10:15-12:15       Introduction to the Study of Law

John Acevedo, Assistant Professor of Law in Residence, Room A225

Cameron Fogle, Associate Professor of Legal Writing, Room 273

Anita Kay Head, Assistant Dean for Students and Associate Professor of Legal Writing, Room A255

Anil Mujumdar, Assistant Professor of Law in Residence and Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Room 175

 

12:15-12:30      Break

 

12:30-1:45        UA Law 101 and Lunch

Grace Lee, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

McMillan Lecture Hall (187/188)

 

1:45-2:15         Technology and Library Overview

Terry Davis, Director of Facilities and Technology

Casey Duncan, Associate Dean for Legal Information Services and Assistant Professor of Law in Residence

McMillan Lecture Hall (187/188)

 

2:15-2:30          Break

 

2:30-4:30         Introduction to the Study of Law

Professor John Acevedo, Room A225

Professor Cameron Fogle, Room 273

Assistant Dean Anita Kay Head, Room A255

Professor Anil Mujumdar, Room 175

                       

Tuesday, August 9                           

SCHOOL PRIDE DAY

(Show your school pride by wearing your undergraduate school colors.)

 

9:00-11:00        Introduction to the Study of Law

Professor John Acevedo, Room A225

Professor Cameron Fogle, Room 273

Assistant Dean Anita Kay Head, Room A255

Professor Anil Mujumdar, Room 175

11:00-11:15       Break

 

11:15-1:45         Rotating Sessions

11:15-12:30       Group 1: Introduction to the Study of Law

Section 1 (for your Civil Procedure, Criminal Law, and Torts classes) should attend Introduction to the Study of Law

Professor John Acevedo, Room A225

Professor Cameron Fogle, Room 273

Assistant Dean Anita Kay Head, Room A255

Professor Anil Mujumdar, Room 175

 

Group 2: Lunch with 2L and 3L students

Location TBA

 

12:30-1:45       

Group 2: Introduction to the Study of Law

Section 2 (for your Civil Procedure, Criminal Law, and Torts classes) should attend Introduction to the Study of Law

Professor John Acevedo, Room A225

Professor Cameron Fogle, Room 273

Assistant Dean Anita Kay Head, Room A255

Professor Anil Mujumdar, Room 175

                                               

Group 1: Lunch with 2L and 3L students  

Location TBA

 

1:45-2:00         Break

 

2:00-2:30         Office of Diversity and Inclusion:  Legacy Museum Preview

Anil Mujumdar, Assistant Professor of Law in Residence and Director of Diversity and Inclusion

McMillan Lecture Hall (187/188)

 

2:30-3:00Introduction to the Career Services Office and the Public Interest Institute

Megan Walsh, Assistant Dean for Career Services

Glory McLaughlin, Assistant Dean for Public Interest Law

McMillan Lecture Hall (187/188)

 

3:00-3:30         Introduction to Honor Code and Honor Council

Anita Kay Head, Assistant Dean for Students and Associate Professor of Legal Writing

McMillan Lecture Hall (187/188)

 

3:30-4:30         1L Professor Panel

McMillan Lecture Hall (187/188)

 

4:30-5:30         SBA Social

Law School Back Lawn              

 

 

Wednesday, August 10         

VISIT TO THE LEGACY MUSEUM IN MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA

The first-year class will travel to Montgomery, Alabama to visit the Equal Justice Initiative’s Legacy Museum.

Masks are required at the Museum. 

No pictures are allowed inside the Museum.  Phones should be on silent. 

 

7:00                 Arrive at the Law School

Please meet outside the Head Foyer, check in, and board the buses.

 

7:30                 Buses Depart for Montgomery, Alabama

 

10:00                Buses Arrive at the Legacy Museum in Montgomery

 

10:00-12:30      Legacy Museum Visit

 

1:00-2:30         Lunch, Presentation, and Remarks

Anil Mujumdar, Assistant Professor of Law in Residence and Director of Diversity and Inclusion

 

3:00                 Buses Depart for Tuscaloosa

 

5:30                 Arrive in Tuscaloosa

 

Thursday, August 11

 

9:00-9:30        Introduction of Faculty

McMillan Lecture Hall (187/188)

 

9:30-9:45         Introduction to Comprehensive Advising Program

Anita Kay Head, Assistant Dean for Students and Associate Professor of Legal Writing

McMillan Lecture Hall (187/188)

 

9:45-10:00       Break 

 

10:00-12:00      Introduction to the Study of Law

Professor John Acevedo, Room A225

Professor Cameron Fogle, Room 273

Assistant Dean Anita Kay Head, Room A255

Professor Anil Mujumdar, Room 175

 

12:00-1:00        Lunch with Faculty Advisor

Location TBA

 

1:00-1:15          Break

 

1:15-2:15          Student Wellness Panel

Moderator: Sarah Atkinson, Orientation Co-Chair and Member of the Class of 2023

McMillan Lecture Hall (187/188)

 

2:15-4:00         Introduction to the Study of Law

Professor John Acevedo, Room A225

Professor Cameron Fogle, Room 273

Assistant Dean Anita Kay Head, Room A255

Professor Anil Mujumdar, Room 175

 

Friday, August 12

9:30-10:30       Introduction to the Study of Law Exam

Professor John Acevedo, Room A225

Professor Cameron Fogle, Room 273

Assistant Dean Anita Kay Head, Room A255

Professor Anil Mujumdar, Room 175

 

12:00-1:00        Diversity, Inclusion, and the Law School Community (Lunch provided)

McMillan Lecture Hall (187/188)

Monday, August 15

Fall Classes Begin