WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2015

Robert C. Khayat Law Center, Weems Auditorium, Room 1078

Welcome 9:00-9:10, Deborah H. Bell, Interim Dean and Professor of Law

What Does “Law” Mean? 9:10-10:00, 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, Disability, Specialist

Financial Aid 10:30-10:45Dana Requet, Financial Aid Advisor

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

Introduction to the Honor Code, Michael Shoptaw, Honor Council Chair

BREAK      11:30-11:45

Introduction of Faculty 11:45-12:00, Deborah H. Bell, Interim Dean and Professor of Law

Breakout Groups with Professors 12:00-12:30, “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, Kris Gilliland, Associate Professor of Law and Director of Law Library

Case Organization 2:25-3:15, Patricia Krueger, Assistant Professor of Law and Legal Writing Specialist; Director Academic Excellence Program

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


THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 2015

Khayat Law Center, Weems Auditorium, Room 1078

Welcome to the James O. Dukes Professionalism Program  9:30-9:40 Deborah H. Bell. Interim Dean and Professor of Law

Remarks and Introduction of Chief Justice Waller  9:40-9:50 Roy Campbell, President of The Mississippi Bar Assoc.

Keynote Address 9:50-10:30, Hon. William L. Waller, Jr., Chief Justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court

BREAK 10:30-10:40

Breakout: Professionalism Group Sessions 10:40-12:00, Please see handout for room assignments

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

1L Yearbook Photographs 1:00-2:00, Law School Room 1115

Double Decker Bus Tour of Campus & Oxford   2:00-4:00, Load Bus in Circle Drive (you need to sign up in advance for this)


MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 2015

Khayat Law Center, Weems Auditorium, Room 1078

Law School Clinics 12:15-12:40
Dean Deborah Bell, Interim Dean Deborah H. Bell, and Professor of Law
Carol Mockbee, Project Coordinator for the George C. Cochran Innocence Project

Career Services 12:40-1:00
Kristin Flierl, Assistant Dean, Career Services
Karen Peairs, Assistant Director, Career Services


MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2015

Important Bar Information 12:15-1:15
Mississippi Board of Bar Examiners


MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2015

Mississippi Bar Lawyers & Judges Assistance Program  12:45-1:45
Chip Glaze, J.D., LMFT, Director

University Counseling Services
Joshua Magruder, PH.D., LPC, NCC

UM Collegiate Recovery Community
Clark Hunt, J.D. Board Member

All sessions are mandatory

All sessions will be in Weems Auditorium, Room 1078.