Orientation 2017

First-Year Orientation

Thursday, August 3 – Tuesday, August 8, 2017 

Monday, August 7

9:00-11:30 – Introduction to the Study of Law
Dean Mark Brandon (Room A255)
Professor Paul Horwitz (Room 273)
Assistant Dean Mary Ksobiech (Room 175)

11:45-12:45 – Lunch with Faculty Advisors (Advisor Rooms)

1:00-2:30 – Introduction to the Study of Law
Dean Mark Brandon (Room A255)
Professor Paul Horwitz (Room 273)
Assistant Dean Mary Ksobiech (Room 175)

Tuesday, August 8

9:00-10:40 – Introduction to the Study of Law
Dean Mark Brandon (Room A255)
Professor Paul Horwitz (Room 273)
Assistant Dean Mary Ksobiech (Room 175)

10:50-11:50 – Introduction to the Study of Law Exam
Dean Mark Brandon (Room A255)
Professor Paul Horwitz (Room 273)
Assistant Dean Mary Ksobiech (Room 175)

12:00-1:50 – Lunch on your own

1:50 – Public Interest Community Service Projects
McMillan Lecture Hall (187/188)

Wednesday, August 9

On Your Own

Thursday, August 10

Fall Classes Begin

All first-year students should have received an email with the schedule and additional documentation about Orientation. Please contact the Admissions Office if you are an incoming first-year student and have not received this email.

Previous Days:

Thursday, August 3

8:30-9:00 – Pick Up Materials and Nametags
Entrance from West Parking Lot (Coliseum Side of Law School)

9:00–9:30 – Opening Session and Introduction of the Faculty
Mark Brandon, Dean and Thomas E. McMillan Professor of Law
McMillan Lecture Hall (187/188 )

9:30-9:50 – Welcome by Orientation Chair and Associate Dean Arrington and Technology Overview
Robert Pendley, Orientation Chair
Claude Arrington, Associate Dean for Admissions
Terry Davis, Director of Facilities and Technology

9:50-10:05 – Student Bar Association (SBA) Welcome
Merrick Wayne, SBA President
Blakely Lloyd, SBA Mentor Program

10:05-10:15Class of 2020 Photo
Bounds Law Library

10:20-11:00 – Alumni Welcome
Elizabeth Huntley
Class of 1997
Lightfoot Franklin White, LLC

11:00-11:10 – Move to the Bedsole Moot Courtroom (Room 140)

11:00-12:00 – 1L Professor Panel: Preparing for the Classroom
Mary Ksobiech, Assistant Dean for Students and Professor of Legal Writing
Kimberly Boone, Director of Legal Writing Program and Professor of Legal Writing
Shahar Dillbary, Professor of Law
Heather Elliott, Professor of Law
Bedsole Moot Courtroom (140)

12:00-12:45 – Lunch with 2L and 3L Students
Front Foyer

1:00-3:30 – Introduction to the Study of Law
Dean Mark Brandon (Room A255)
Professor Paul Horwitz (Room 273)
Assistant Dean Mary Ksobiech (Room 175)

Friday, August 4

SCHOOL PRIDE DAY
(Show your school pride by wearing your undergraduate school colors.)

8:45-9:00 – Pick Up New Nametags
Entrance from West Parking Lot (Coliseum Side of Law School)

9:00-11:30 – Introduction to the Study of Law
Dean Mark Brandon (Room A255)
Professor Paul Horwitz (Room 273)
Assistant Dean Mary Ksobiech (Room 175)

11:40-12:40 – Lunch and Introduction to the Administration and Academic/Law School Policy Overview
Grace Lee, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
McMillan Lecture Hall (187/188)

12:45-1:45 – Diversity and Professionalism
Professor Daiquiri Steele

1:45-2:30 – Introduction to Legal Research and TWEN
Robert Marshall, Director of the Bounds Law Library and Lecturer
Bedsole Moot Courtroom (140)

2:30-2:45         Break

2:45-3:00 – Introduction of the Career Services Office
Lezlie Griffin, Assistant Dean for Career Services
Bedsole Moot Courtroom (140)

3:00-3:15 – Introduction of the Public Interest Institute
Glory McLaughlin, Assistant Dean for Public Interest Law

3:15-4:00 – Law Student Wellness
Bedsole Moot Courtroom (140)

4:15 Social
Back Lawn
(In the event of rain, the Social will take place in the Head Foyer, which is by the Student Entrance.)