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Orientation Agenda

Orientation Program Summary Agenda

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

Monday, August 8: 
8:00 – 11:30 Class of 2019 Student Check-in at the Law School Atrium – Continental Breakfast
Complete the Checklist of Pre-Entry Requirements (Pick up your student ID card first – located in the Harre Union)
11:30 – 12:45 Lunch in the Café 
12:45 – 1:15 Welcome
Dean Andrea Lyon
David Cleveland, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Steven Probst, Assistant Dean for Students and Educational Services Librarian
Zahra Nwabara, Senior Director of Admissions
1:15 – 2:00 Introduction to Career Planning, Alumni Relations, & Symplicity
Gail Peshel, Executive Director of Career Planning
Vicki Ryan, Senior Director of Career Planning
Robyn Rucker, Associate Director of Career Planning
Julia Bochnowski, Associate Director of Career Planning
Vanessa Verner, Associate Director of Alumni Relations
2:00 – 2:45 Your Finances
Ann Weitgenant, Associate Director of Financial Planning
2:45 – 3:00 Break
3:00 – 3:40 Law IT Department
William Klein, Associate Director of Technology
3:40 – 4:30 Library Tour and Building Tour
(Be prepared to divide yourselves into smaller groups for the actual tours)
Tuesday, August 9:  
9:00 – 9:45 Academic Enrollment
Melissa Mundt, Registrar
9:45 – 10:45 Academic Success in Law School
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 – 12:30 Diversity and Inclusion
Diversity & Inclusion Committee
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch – (on your own)
1:30 – 2:15 1L Law Curriculum, Socratic Method, & Taking Notes
Professor Natalie Banta
2:15 – 3:15 Introduction to Reading Cases & Writing Case Briefs—Case 1
Kim Kass, Associate Director of Academic Success
3:15 – 3:30 Break
3:30 – 5:00 Student Life and Professionalism
Joseph Baruffi, Director of Student Relations & Law Student Panel
Wednesday August 10: 
9:00 – 10:00 Anatomy of Civil Litigation
Professor David Herzig
10:00 – 10:15 Break
10:15 – 11:00 Reading:  Case 1 & Case Briefs
A. Group 1 (Room Tabor) Professor Bernard Trujillo
B. Group 2 (Room Benson) Professor Robert Blomquist
C. Group 3 (Room Ulbricht) Professor Del Wright
11:00 – 11:15 Break
11:15 – 11:45 Reasoning:  Case 1 & Case Briefs
A. Group 1 (Room Tabor) Professor Bernard Trujillo
B. Group 2 (Room Benson) Professor Robert Blomquist
C. Group 3 (Room Ulbricht) Professor Del Wright
11:45 – 1:00 Lunch – (on your own)
1:00 – 2:00 U.S. Legal System & Anatomy of a Lawsuit Quiz Bowl
Professor Rebecca Huss
Dean Emily Janoski-Haehlen
2:00 – 3:00 Introduction to Legal Citation
Professor Michael Bushbaum
Professor Debra Denslaw
3:00 – 3:15 Break
3:15 – 4:15 Writing an Effective Paragraph
Professor Geoffrey Heeren
 4:15 – 5:00  Meet Your Faculty Advisor, Cafe and Atrium
Thursday, August 11: 
9:00 – 10:00 Reading:  Cases 2 & 3 & Case Briefs
A. Group 1 (Room Tabor) Professor Bernard Trujillo
B. Group 2 (Room Benson) Professor Robert Blomquist
C. Group 3 (Room Ulbricht) Professor Del Wright
10:00 – 10:15 Break
10:15 – 11:00 Reasoning:  Cases 1-3 & Case Briefs
A. Group 1 (Room Tabor) Professor Bernard Trujillo
B. Group 2 (Room Benson) Professor Robert Blomquist
C. Group 3 (Room Ulbricht) Professor Del Wright
11:00 – 11:15 Break
11:15 – 12:15 Basic Vocabulary Quiz Bowl
Derrick Howard, Associate Dean for Experiential Learning
Professor Geneva Brown
12:15 – 1:30 Lunch – (on your own)
1:30 – 2:15 Introduction to Legal Analysis
David Cleveland, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
2:15 – 3:30 Legal Analysis (breakout groups)
A. Group 1 (Room Tabor) Professor Curt Cichowski
B. Group 2 (Room Benson) Professor Michael Straubel
C. Group 3 (Room Pelzer) Professor Mary Szto
3:30 – 4:30
Room 149, Judges Chambers – OIP – New Student Orientation (International Students)
Friday, August 12:
(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) Professor Curt Cichowski
B. Group 2 (Room Benson) Professor Derrick Carter
C. Group 3 (Room Pelzer) Dean Andrea Lyon
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
Professor Faisal Kutty
Professor Mary Szto
Professor Stephen Wilks
Professor Robert Knowles
Professor Jeremy Telman
11:30 – 12:45 Lunch – (on your own)
12:45 – 1:45 Professional Conduct at the Law School
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 – 4:20 Final Thoughts on Orientation
David Cleveland, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
4:30 – 6:00 Class of 2019 Networking Reception in the Atrium
 Class of 2019 Profile — Kelly Anthony, Director of Recruitment and Retention