First Year Orientation Schedule

Welcome by Orientation Co-Chairs

SBA President’s Welcome

SBA Mentorship Program

First-Year Orientation Schedule

Welcome to Alabama Law!  Please park in the West Parking Lot (Coleman Coliseum side of the Law School). Enter through your assigned entrance and proceed to the McMillan Lecture (187/188) to your designated seat.

Monday, August 10 

8:30-9:00        

Arrive and Procced to the McMillan Lecture Hall (187/188)

The following Introduction to the Study of Law sections should enter through the door marked as Entrance 1:

Section 1 with Professor Elliott

Section 3 with Professor McMichael

 

The following Introduction to the Study of Law sections should enter through the door marked as Entrance 2:

Section 2 with Assistant Dean Head

Section 4 with Professor Mujumdar 

Morning Orientation Sessions Video

9:00-9:20

Dean’s Welcome

Mark Brandon, Dean and Thomas E. McMillan Professor of Law

McMillan Lecture Hall (187/188)

 

9:20-9:45

Welcome by Orientation Co-Chairs and Video Introduction of the Faculty and Administration

Tatum Jackson, Orientation Co-Chair

Callie Cochran, Orientation Co-Chair

McMillan Lecture Hall (187/188)

 

9:45-10:15       

Admissions Welcome and Technology Overview

Claude Arrington, Associate Dean for Admissions

Terry Davis, Director of Facilities and Technology

McMillan Lecture Hall (187/188)

 

10:15-10:30     

Student Bar Association (SBA) Welcome

Mollie Gillis, SBA President

Jesse Westerhouse, SBA Mentor Program

McMillan Lecture Hall (187/188)

 

10:30-11:15      

Student Wellness Panel

McMillan Lecture Hall (187/188)

 

11:15-12:00      

Break-out Sessions with 2Ls and 3Ls

 

12:00-1:30       

Lunch Break

 

1:30-4:10         

Introduction to the Study of Law

Heather Elliott, Alumni, Class of ’36 Professor of Law

Room 273

 

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

Room A255

 

Ben McMichael, Assistant Professor of Law

Room 187

 

Anil Mujumdar, Visiting Lecturer in Law

Room 140

 

Tuesday, August 11                          

SCHOOL PRIDE DAY

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

 

9:00-11:40       

Introduction to the Study of Law

Heather Elliott, Alumni, Class of ’36 Professor of Law

Room 273

 

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

Room A255

 

Ben McMichael, Assistant Professor of Law

Room 187

 

Anil Mujumdar, Visiting Lecturer in Law

Room 140

 

1:45-1:15         

Lunch Break

 

1:15-2:30         

UA Law 101

UA Law 101 Video

Grace Lee, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

McMillan Lecture Hall (187/188)

                        

2:30-2:45        

Break

 

2:45-3:45        

Diversity, Inclusion, and the Law School Community (Zoom Recording)

Joshua Porter, Director of Diversity & Inclusion and Assistant Professor of Law in Residence

McMillan Lecture Hall (187/188)

                       

3:45-4:15                                                                                                                                        

Introductions to Legal Research and TWEN

Introductions to Legal Research and TWEN Video

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

McMillan Lecture Hall (187/188)

 

Wednesday, August 12

 

9:00-11:40       

Introduction to the Study of Law

Heather Elliott, Alumni, Class of ’36 Professor of Law

Room 273

 

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

Room A255

 

Ben McMichael, Assistant Professor of Law

Room 187

 

Anil Mujumdar, Visiting Lecturer in Law

Room 140

 

11:40-1:30       

Lunch Break

 

1:45-2:45        

Diversity and Inclusion Resources

Diversity and Inclusion Resources Video

Joshua Porter, Director of Diversity & Inclusion and Assistant Professor of Law in Residence

McMillan Lecture Hall (187/188)

 

2:45-3:00        

Break

 

3:00-4:00        

1L Professor Panel

McMillan Lecture Hall (187/188)

 

4:00-4:30        

Introduction to the Career Services Office and the Public Interest Institute

Introduction to the CSO and the PII Video

Megan Walsh, Assistant Dean for Career Services

Glory McLaughlin, Assistant Dean for Public Interest Law

McMillan Lecture Hall (187/188)

 

Thursday, August 13

 

9:00-11:40       

Introduction to the Study of Law

Heather Elliott, Alumni, Class of ’36 Professor of Law

Room 273

 

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

Room A255

 

Ben McMichael, Assistant Professor of Law

Room 187

 

Anil Mujumdar, Visiting Lecturer in Law

Room 140

 

Friday, August 14

 

9:00-10:00      

Introduction to the Study of Law Exam

Please note that this exam will be administered remotely, and students will be expected to take the exam on their personal computer.  Additional details regarding the exam will be given at Orientation.

 

Monday, August 17

 

Fall Classes Begin

 

Note:  All orientation sessions and times are subject to change.  The Admissions Office will notify you of any changes.