Orientation Agenda

Orientation Program Summary Agenda

(Professional Attire Required on Friday; Business Casual Attire for the Other Days)

 

Monday, August 11: 
8:00 – 11:30 Class of 2017 Student Check-in at the Law School Atrium – Continental Breakfast
Complete the Checklist of Pre-Entry Requirements
11:30 – 12:45 Lunch in the Café
12:45 – 1:15 Welcome
Dean Andrea Lyon
Dean Susan Stuart, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Dean Steven Probst, Assistant Dean for Students and Educational Services Librarian
Christopher Childers, Senior Executive Director of Marketing and Enrollment
1:15 – 2:00 Academic Enrollment
Debbie Gleason, Registrar
2:00 – 2:45 Your Finances
Ann Weitgenant, Associate Director of Student Financial Planning
2:45 – 3:00 Break
3:00 – 3:30 Law IT Department
Jon Sanders, Director of Technology
Donna Patterson, Associate Director of Technology
Bill Klein, Associate Director of Technology
3:30 – 4:30 Library and Building Tour (3:30 and 4:00)
(Be prepared to divide yourselves into smaller groups for the actual tours)
Tuesday, August 12:  
9:00 – 9:45 Introduction to Career Planning & Alumni Relations
Gail Peshel, Interim Director
Vicki Ryan, Sr. Director
Robyn Rucker, Associate Director
Lisa Cannon, Director of Experiential Education
Vanessa Verner, Associate Director of Alumni Relations
9:45 – 10:45 Academic Success in Law School
Bethany Lesniewski, Director of Academic Success
Kim Kass, Associate Director of Academic Success
10:45 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 11:45 An Introduction to the U.S. Legal System
Dean Emily Janoski-Haehlen, Associate Dean for Library Services
11:45 – 12:00 Cultural Competency as Legal Education
Diversity Concerns Committee
Monique Nunes, Assistant Director Office of Multicultural Programs
12:00 – 1:30 Lunch – (on your own)
1:30 – 2:15 1L Law Curriculum, Socratic Method, & Taking Notes
Kim Kass, Associate Director of Academic Success
2:15 – 3:15 Introduction to Reading Cases & Writing Case Briefs—Case 1
Bethany Lesniewski, Director of Academic Success
3:15 – 3:30 Break
3:30 – 5:00 Student Life and Professionalism
Dean Steven Probst, Assistant Dean for Students and Educational Services Librarian
Joseph Baruffi, Director of Student Services & Law Student Panel
Wednesday August 13: 
9:00 – 10:00 Anatomy of Civil Litigation
Prof. Ivan Bodensteiner
10:00 – 10:15 Break
10:15 – 11:00 Reading:  Case 1 & Case Briefs
A. Group 1 (Room Tabor) Dean Susan Stuart
B. Group 2 (Room Benson) Prof. Clare Nuechterlein
C. Group 3 (Room Ulbricht) Prof. Ruth Vance
D. Group 4 (Room Pelzer) Prof. Michael Oeser
11:00 – 11:15 Break
11:15 – 11:45 Reasoning:  Case 1 & Case Briefs
A. Group 1 (Room Tabor) Dean Susan Stuart
B. Group 2 (Room Benson) Prof. Clare Nuechterlein
C. Group 3 (Room Ulbricht) Prof. Ruth Vance
D. Group 4 (Room Pelzer) Prof. Michael Oeser
11:45 – 1:00 Lunch – (on your own)
1:00 – 2:00 U.S. Legal System & Anatomy of a Lawsuit Quiz Bowl
Prof. Rebecca Huss
Dean Emily Janoski-Haehlen
2:00 – 3:00 Introduction to Legal Citation
Prof. Michael Bushbaum
Prof. Debra Denslaw
3:00 – 3:15 Break
3:15 – 4:15 Writing an Effective Paragraph
Prof. Geoffrey Heeren
Prof. Nicole Negowetti
4:15 – 4:35 Meet Your Student Mentor in the Atrium
4:00 – 5:00 Coffee & Community in the Café
Thursday, August 14: 
9:00 – 10:00 Reading:  Cases 2 & 3 & Case Briefs
A. Group 1 (Room Tabor) Dean Susan Stuart
B. Group 2 (Room Benson) Prof. Clare Nuechterlein
C. Group 3 (Room Ulbricht) Prof. Ruth Vance
D. Group 4 (Room Pelzer) Prof. Michael Oeser
10:00 – 10:15 Break
10:15 – 11:00 Reasoning:  Cases 1-3 & Case Briefs
A. Group 1 (Room Tabor) Dean Susan Stuart
B. Group 2 (Room Benson) Prof. Clare Nuechterlein
C. Group 3 (Room Ulbricht) Prof. Ruth Vance
D. Group 4 (Room Pelzer) Prof. Michael Oeser
11:00 – 11:15 Break
11:15 – 12:15 Basic Vocabulary Quiz Bowl
Prof. Marcia Gienapp
Prof. Geneva Brown
12:15 – 1:30 Lunch – (on your own)
1:30 – 2:15 Introduction to Legal Analysis
Dean Susan Stuart, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
2:15 – 3:30 Legal Analysis (breakout groups)
A. Group 1 (Room Tabor) Dean Susan Stuart
B. Group 2 (Room Benson) Prof. David Cleveland
C. Group 3 (Room Pelzer) Prof. Curt Cichowski
D. Group 4 (Room Ulbricht) Prof. Ivan Bodensteiner
Friday, August 15:
(NOTE:  PROFESSIONAL ATTIRE REQUIRED, PLAN TO ATTEND ALL ACTIVITIES LISTED – 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM)
9:00 – 10:00 What It Means to Be a Lawyer (breakout groups)
A. Group 1 (Room Tabor) Prof. Ivan Bodensteiner
B. Group 2 (Room Benson) Dean Andrea Lyon
C. Group 3 (Room Pelzer) Prof. Curt Cichowski
D. Group 4 (Room Ulbricht) Prof. Derrick Carter
10:00 – 10:30 Law School’s Relationship to Practice
Attorney Michael Tolbert, J.D. ‘00
10:30 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 11:30 Professionalism in the Classroom – Faculty Panel
Prof. Ivan Bodensteiner
Prof. Curt Cichowski
Dean Emily Janoski-Haehlen
Prof. Robert Knowles
Prof. Jeremy Telman
11:30 – 12:45 Lunch
12:45 – 1:30 Professional Conduct at the Law School
Dean Susan Stuart, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Dean Steven Probst, Assistant Dean for Students and Educational Services Librarian
1:30 – 1:45 Introduction to the Professionalism Education Requirement
Dean Steven Probst, Assistant Dean for Students and Educational Services Librarian
1:45 – 2:00 Break
2:00 – 4:00 Managing Your Professional Brand
Patricia Cook, Patricia Cook & Associates
4:00 – 4:10 Final Thoughts on Orientation
Dean Andrea Lyon
4:30 – 6:00 Class of 2017 Networking Reception at the VUCA Lobby