Schedule of Activities

Following is the tentative schedule of classes and activities for first-year law students during their initial week at Washburn Law. While modifications may occur to this schedule, note that Torts classes meet Tuesday through Friday. Attendance is required for all events unless otherwise noted.

Updated: August 7, 2014

Monday, August 18

8:00-10:00 a.m.
1L Check-In - Please enter the law school through the north doors; the check-in process begins in Robinson Courtroom and ends in the law school library. "Last call" will be announced at 10:00 a.m. in the library so that students can get settled in Room 114 on the floor below for the Facebook Trivia drawing before Dean Romig’s Welcome.

  • Incoming first-year law students may check in at any time during this period to receive section assignments, a Washburn Law t-shirt, and registration packet.
  • Students will have their Washburn Law directory photos taken during check-in.
  • Technology staff will be available to help connect your laptop to the wireless network and verify that you can print to law school printers and access your Washburn e-mail account.
  • Continental breakfast courtesy of the library.
  • After you have completed registration and laptop setup, you are free until 10:10 a.m. You may want to use this time to:
    • Ask any financial aid questions of Ms. Jamie McEwen of the university Financial Aid office, temporarily at the law school this morning in Room 214U (by the continental breakfast in the library).
    • Visit the Ichabod Shop at the lower level southeast corner of Memorial Union (leave law school through East door on second floor and follow the signs). Please note that once you receive your section assignment, it is important to obtain your textbooks soon. The university's Ichabod Shop generally carries sufficient copies of textbooks, but it does not guarantee this.
    • Visit the Student Services Office on the second level of Memorial Union and get your iCard. You will need to bring government-issued ID and sit for a photo at the office. Your iCard can be used as a cash card and will be necessary to enter the law school after hours. If the office is too busy on this morning, please know that their normal hours are 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday, expanded to 5:30 this week through Thursday.
    • Review required readings.

10:10-10:15 a.m.

  • Facebook Trivia Drawing – Room 114

10:15-Noon

  • Welcome and Introduction to Washburn Law (Dean Thomas J. Romig) – Room 114
    If the Welcome ends early, your Study Group Leaders will begin your sessions early.

Noon-1:00 p.m. (time approximate - begins after Welcome from Dean)
Lunch (provided) with Study Group Leaders for Academic Success – "A" Section Students should meet their leaders in Room 100 and "B" Section Students should meet their leaders in Room 102. Leaders will then guide you to your study area.

  • Please contact Donna McMurry at donna.mcmurry@washburn.edu before Monday, August 11, 2014, if you have special dietary needs, or if you want to specify that you would prefer roast beef, turkey, ham, or vegetarian sandwiches.

1:15-3:15 p.m.

  • Westlaw, LexisNexis, and Bloomberg Registration
    Please bring your laptop
    • Westlaw Registration – Room 114
      • 1:15-1:45 p.m.: Sections A1 and B1
      • 2:00-2:30 p.m.: Sections A2 and B2
      • 2:45-3:15 p.m.: Sections AB
    • LexisNexis Registration – Room 100
      • 1:15-1:45 p.m.: Sections AB
      • 2:00-2:30 p.m.: Sections A1 and B1
      • 2:45-3:15 p.m.: Sections A2 and B2
    • Bloomberg Registration – Room 102
      • 1:15-1:45 p.m.: Sections A2 and B2
      • 2:00-2:30 p.m.: Sections AB
      • 2:45-3:15 p.m.: Sections A1 and B1

3:15 p.m. on

  • Prepare for Torts and Study Group

Tuesday, August 19

8:00-9:00 a.m.

  • Optional Continental Breakfast with the Director Shawn Leisinger of the Centers for Excellence and the Externship Program, and Professor John Francis of the Law Clinic - First Floor Commons
  • Mr. Danny Funk, of the university Financial Aid Office, will be temporarily available to answer questions this morning in Room 106 (optional). If you have questions about financial aid later in the week, please contact the Financial Aid Office at Morgan Hall 152 – Student Service Center (building east of the law school and the student union). Phone: 785-670-1151. E-mail: financialaid@washburn.edu

9:00-11:00 a.m.

11:15 a.m.-Noon

  • Study Group Leaders will meet you in your assigned Torts classroom and guide you to where you should go.

Noon-1:00 p.m. - Lunch on your own

1:15-3:00 p.m.

  • Graphic: Cover of volume 42, issue 2 of Washburn Lawyer.Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site Tour and Presentation (1515 SE Monroe, Topeka, Kansas)
    • 1:15: Students board buses in north parking lot for five-minute trip to Site.
    • 1:20-1:30: Entry to Auditorium and Welcome by Park Superintendent.
    • 1:30-2:30: Presentation by U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom about Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka.
    • 2:30-3:00: Tour Site on your own.
    • 3:00: Board buses for trip back to law school.
    See the Summer 2004 issue of Washburn Lawyer for more information about Washburn Law graduates involved in the Brown case.

3:15 p.m. on

  • Prepare for Torts and Study Group

Wednesday, August 20

Please wear your Washburn Law t-shirt today for the class photo (t-shirt distributed at Monday check-in).

9:00-11:00 a.m.

  • Section A: Torts Class (Professor Bahadur) – Room 102
  • Section B: Torts Class (Professor Glashausser) – Room 114

11:15 a.m.-Noon

  • Study Group (you will know your assigned spaces from the previous day)

Noon-1:00 p.m. - Lunch on your own

1:15 p.m.-2:00

    • Professionalism and the Law School Honor Code – at Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center (east of the law school and north of Memorial Union; exit law school through 2nd floor north doors and follow signs)
      • Aïda Alaka, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
      • Social Media and Law Students: Ms. Tabitha Chapman, 3L & Washburn Student Bar Association President and Mr. Nate Jiwanlal, 3L & Structured Study Group Leader & Justice of Phi Alpha Delta
      • Disclosure and Early application to Bar: Robert Moody, 2014 Graduate

Photograph: Student wearing Washburn Law t-shirt.2:00-2:15 p.m. - Class Photo immediately after Dean Alaka's presentation

      • Wear your Washburn Law t-shirt!
      • Class Photo on north steps of the Union. Wear your Washburn Law t-shirt!

2:15 p.m. on

      • Prepare for Torts and Study Group

Thursday, August 21

8:00-9:00 a.m.

      • Optional Continental Breakfast courtesy of Phi Alpha Delta (PAD) - First Floor Commons

9:00-11:00 a.m.

      • Section A: Torts Class (Professor Bahadur) – Room 102
      • Section B: Torts Class (Professor Glashausser) – Room 114

11:15 a.m.-Noon

      • Study Group (you will know your assigned spaces from the day before). Leaders will show you how to find your assignments for the coming week.

12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m.

      • Welcome Lunch and Keynote Address - Memorial Union, Washburn Rooms A & B
      • Introduction of Keynote Speaker by Dean Thomas Romig
      • Keynote Speaker: The Honorable C. William Ossmann, Third Judicial District of Kansas, "Professionalism in the Study and Practice of Law"
      • Administration of Professionalism Oath

1:30-2:30 p.m.
Location: Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center
(east of the law school)

      • Character and Fitness Qualifications for the Bar Exam
        • Introduction by Margann Bennett, J.D., Director of Professional Development and Pro Bono
        • Ms. Gayle B. Larkin, Admissions Attorney for the Kansas Supreme Court

          IMPORTANT: Your signature showing attendance is required and will be kept in your permanent file.

2:30 p.m. on

      • Prepare for Torts

Friday, August 22

9:00-11:00 a.m.

      • Section A: Torts Class (Professor Bahadur) – Room 102
      • Section B: Torts Class (Professor Glashausser) – Room 114

11:00 a.m.-Noon

Noon-5:30 p.m. - Free Time

      • Note: Faculty will have assignments for your regular classes that need to be prepared for the week beginning August 25. Your Study Group Leaders will have shown you how to find the assignments.

5:30-7:30 p.m.

      • 1L Students and Family Picnic with Washburn Law Faculty, Staff, and Alumni - Law School, South Patio
        • Sponsored by the Washburn University School of Law Alumni Association.

Saturday, August 23 and Sunday, August 24

      • Unscheduled Days

Monday, August 25

    • Regular class schedule begins