WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2014

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

Welcome 9:00-9:10, Richard Gershon, 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

Welcome from the Law School Student Body 10:30-11:15, Tre’ Dekle, LSSB President

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

Diversity-Professionalism Program, Miles Forks, 3L Senator

BREAK      11:15-11:30

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, Kris Gilliland, Associate Professor of Law and Director of Law Library

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

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


THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 2014

Khayat Law Center, Weems Auditorium, Room 1078

Financial Aid 9:00-9:20, Katie Tompkins, Financial Advisor

Welcome to the James O. Dukes Professionalism Program   9:30-9:40

Richard Gershon, Dean and Professor of Law

Remarks and Introduction of Chief Justice Waller    9:40-9:50

Keynote Address 9:50-10:30, 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

Trustmark Presentation and Ice Cream Social  1:00-2:00, Weems Auditorium

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)


MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2014

Khayat Law Center, Weems Auditorium, Room 1078

Law School Clinics             12:15-12:40

Dean Deborah Bell, MS Defense Lawyers Association, Distinguished Lecturer & Professor of Law

Carol Mockbee, Project Coordinator for Innocence Project

Career Services                  12:40-1:00

Kristin Flierl, Assistant Dean, Career Services

Karen Peairs, Assistant Director, Career Services


MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2014

Important Bar Information                   12:15-1:15

Mississippi Board of Bar Examiners


MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2014

(Lunch Provided)               12:15-1:15

Mississippi Bar Lawyers & Judges Assistance Program     

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; IL students must attend the August 25th, September 15th & November 3rd sessions.

All sessions will be in Weems Auditorium, Room 1078.