Robert C. Khayat Law Center, Weems Auditorium, Room 1078, 9:00 a.m.

Welcome 9:00-9:20, Richard Gershon, Dean and Professor of Law

What Does “Law” Mean? 9:20-10:00, Matthew R. Hall, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Associate Professor

Office of the Registrar Information 10:00-10:10, Eddie J. Upton, Law School Registrar

Communications Office Information 10:10-10:20, Jenny Kate Luster, Communications

Students Disability Services 10:20-10:30, Robin Yekaitis

BREAK 10:30-10:45

Welcome from the Law School Student Body 10:45-11:30, Marcus Williams, LSSB President

Introduction to the Honor Code, Trey Lyons, Honor Council Representative

Diversity-Professionalism Program, Miles Forks, LSSB Vice President

Introduction of Faculty 11:30-11:45, Richard Gershon, Dean and Professor of Law

Breakout Groups with Professors 11:45-12:30, “How to Read a Case”

Mentoring Luncheon 12:30-1:30, Dean’s Leadership Council, Law School Atrium

What to Expect the First Day 1:30-2:15, Breakout Groups with Dean’s Leadership Council

Access to Legal Information, 2:15-2:25

Case Organization 2:25-3:15, Patricia Krueger, Legal Writing Specialist & Acting Assistant Professor

Ice Cream Social & Student Organization Fair 3:15-4:30, Law School Courtyard, Sponsored by BARBRI

Optional Informational Sessions 4:00-4:30

Military/Veteran Students

LGBT Students

Students with Children

Spouses/Significant Others (for your spouse or significant other)



Khayat Law Center, Weems Auditorium, Room 1078, 9:00 a.m.

Welcome 9:00-9:10, Richard Gershon, Dean and Professor of Law

Introduction of Chief Justice Waller 9:10-9:20

Lemuel G. Adams, President of the Mississippi Bar

Keynote Address 9:20-10:15, William L. Waller, Jr., Chief Justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court

BREAK 10:15-10:30

Breakout: Professionalism Group Sessions 10:30-12:00, Please see handout for room assignments

Luncheon 12:00-1:00, Law School Atrium, Sponsored by the Law Alumni Chapter

Yearbook Photos 1:00-2:00, Rare Books Room, Law Library

Double Decker Bus Tour of Campus & Oxford 2:00-3:30, Load Bus in Circle Drive (you need to sign up in advance for this)