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Orientation Schedule

Law Class of 2015

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

8:30 am - 9:30 am
Check-in and Continental Breakfast
School of Law Lobby

9:30 am - 10:00 am
Welcome and Introduction of Faculty and Staff
Dean Robert M. Wilcox
Law Auditorium

10:00 am - 10:15 am
This Is Your Class
Megan Seiner, Director of Student Affairs

10:15 am - 10:30 am
BREAK

10:30 am - 11:30 am
Law School 101: Why Law School is Different
Professor Pat Hubbard
Law School 101: Why We Teach What We Teach
Professor Susan Kuo
Law Auditorium

11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Small-Group Session and Lunch with Peer Mentors
Group 1- Room 135; Group 2- Room 335; Group 3 - Room 231;
Group 4- Room 230; Group 5- Room 236; Group 6 - Room 344;
Group 7- Room 333; Group 8- Room 334; Group 9 - Room 138;
Group 10- Room 345; Group 11- Room 338; Group 12 Auditorium

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Law School 101: A Day in the Life of a 1L
Professor Jacqueline Fox
Law School 101: Why Law School is Hard
Professor Joel Samuels
Law Auditorium

2:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Wrap-Up Session
Susan Palmer, Associate Dean for Student Affairs

2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
BREAK

5:00 pm - 5:40 pm
Meet Your Mentors
Informal conversation with Law Alumni mentors
Groups will return to the same room as for the 11:30 lunch with Peer Mentors

5:45 pm - 6:30 pm
Law Student Professionalism Oath Ceremony
Chief Justice Jean Hoefer Toal, South Carolina Supreme Court
Law Auditorium

6:30 pm
Reception with School of Law Faculty and Alumni
School of Law Lobby

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

8:30 am - 9:00 am
Continental Breakfast
School of Law Lobby

9:00 am - 10:00 am
Welcome and Remarks
Law Auditorium

Student Bar Association
George Jenkinson, Student Bar Association President

Welcome to the Profession
Susan Palmer, Associate Dean for Student Affairs

An Introduction to the American Bar Association
William C. Hubbard, Class of 1977, Chair of the ABA House of Delegates 2008-2010
Erika Robinson, Class of 2013, Law Student Council Member, ABA Section on Legal Education

Academic Support Program
Alex Ruskell, Director of Academic Success and Bar Preparation

Health and Wellness
Tobin Lovell, USC Counseling and Human Development Center

10:15 am - 11:15 am
Section 1- Library Tours and Information Technology Presentation, Law Library
Section 2- Honor Code Discussion and Signing, 2nd and 3rd floor Courtrooms (Groups 5 & 6, Room 239; Groups 7 & 8, Room 336)
Section 3- Pro Bono Information Session, Room 138; Facebook Pictures, Room 135
(Groups 9 & 10 attend pro bono session at 10:15, take Facebook pictures at 10:45;
Groups 11 & 12 have pictures taken at 10:15 and attend pro bono session at 10:45)

11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Section 1- Pro Bono Information Session, Room 138; Facebook Pictures, Room 135
(Groups 1 & 2 attend pro bono session at 11:15, take Facebook pictures at 11:45;
Groups 3 & 4 have pictures taken at 11:15 and attend pro bono session at 11:45)
Section 2- Library Tours and Information Technology Presentation, Law Library
Section 3- Honor Code Discussion and Signing, 2nd and 3rd floor Courtrooms
(Groups 9 & 10, Room 239; Groups 11 & 12, Room 336)

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Section 1- Honor Code Discussion and Signing, 2nd and 3rd floor Courtrooms
(Groups 1 & 2, Room 239; Groups 3 & 4, Room 336)
Section 2- Pro Bono Information Session, Room 138; Facebook Pictures, Room 135
(Groups 5 & 6 attend pro bono session at 12:15, take Facebook pictures at 12:45;
Groups 7 & 8 have pictures taken at 12:15 and attend pro bono session at 12:45)
Section 3- Library Tours and Information Technology Presentation, Law Library