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Orientation

Transfer/Visiting Student Orientation Schedule

Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Room 335

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Welcome to the University of South Carolina School of Law
Susan Palmer, Associate Dean for Student Affairs
Megan Seiner, Director of Student Affairs

3:15 pm - 3:30 pm
Academic Programs and Registration
Danielle Holley-Walker, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Romona Keith, Law Registrar & Director of Academic Services

3:30 pm - 3:50 pm
Introduction to Career Services and Symplicity
Phyllis Burkhard, Director of Career Services

3:50 pm - 4:00 pm
Academic Journal Information Session
Thomas Limehouse, South Carolina Law Review
Benton Sawrey, South Carolina Journal of International Law and Business

4:00 pm - 4:10 pm
Moot Court and Mock Trial Overview
Jacob Raehn, Moot Court Bar
Michael Crocker, Mock Trial Team

4:10 pm - 4:45 pm
Q&A with Transfer Peer Mentors
Kiara Tucker and Jordan Stallings, Class of 2013

5:00 pm - 5:40 pm
Meet Your Mentors*
Informal conversation with Law Alumni mentors
*Note: These meetings are optional for transfer and visiting students. Rooms to be assigned at Orientation

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

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

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Note: Transfer and visiting students are welcome to attend any of the first-year Orientation programs. The only required Wednesday sessions are the Honor Code Discussion and Signing and the Facebook pictures. Please attend those sessions with your assigned small group.

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