Schedule of Activities

Tentative Schedule of First Week Activities (updated 12/20/2013): Following is the 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 Criminal Law class meets Wednesday through Friday. Attendance is required for all events unless otherwise noted.

Save The Date

Thursday, January 23

12:10-1:00 p.m. - Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center
Welcome Lunch, Keynote Address, and Professionalism Oath

  • Introduction of Keynote Speaker: Dean Thomas Romig
  • Keynote: "Stewardship and Professionalism in the Study and Practice of Law"
    The Honorable Evelyn Z. Wilson, Third Judicial District of Kansas
  • Administration of Professionalism Oath

Lunch menu: Grilled fajita steak, chicken, peppers, and onions; soft flour tortillas; tortilla chips; pinto beans with green chilies; spanish rice; queso dip; shredded lettuce, diced tomato, sliced jalapeño, shredded cheese, picante sauce, sour cream, and guacamole; gourmet cookies; iced tea and water.

Tuesday, January 14

9:00-10:00 a.m.
1L Check-In - Please enter the law school through the north doors; the check-in process begins outside Robinson Courtroom.

  • Incoming first-year law students may check in at any time during this period to receive section assignments, a Washburn Law sweatshirt, and registration packet.
  • Students will have their Washburn Law directory photos taken during check-in.
  • Technology staff will be available after check in from 9:15-10:45 a.m. 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 (Room 102).
  • Coffee, juice, continental breakfast provided courtesy of Phi Alpha Delta (PAD).
  • After you have completed check in and laptop setup in Room 100 and Room 102, you are free until 11:00 a.m. You may want to use this time to:
    • Ask any financial aid questions of Tom Stuart, Assistant Director of Financial Aid, in Room 106.
    • 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.

11:00-11:45 a.m. - Room 102

Noon-1:30 p.m. - Room 100

  • Meet for lunch with Structured Study Group leaders. Study Group Leaders will take each group to lunch.

1:30-2:00 p.m. – Room 102

  • Lexis Registration – Please bring your laptop.

2:10-2:40 p.m. – Room 102

  • Bloomberg Registration – Please bring your laptop.

2:50-3:20 p.m. - Room 102

  • Westlaw Registration – Please bring your laptop.

Wednesday, January 15

8:00-9:00 a.m. - Library Entrance and Reference Area

9:00-11:00 a.m. - Room 120

11:15 a.m.-Noon - Room 120

  • Character and Fitness Qualifications for the Bar Exam
    • IMPORTANT: Your signature showing attendance is required and will be kept in your permanent file.
    • Introductions: Margann Bennett, J.D., Director of Professional Development and Pro Bono
    • Ms. Carol Green, Clerk of the Appellate Courts of Kansas
    • Ms. Fran Angell, Kansas Attorney Admissions Office, Admissions Administrator

Noon – Lunch on your own

1:00–2:00 p.m. - Room 120

  • Structured Study Groups: Study Group Leaders will meet you in room 120 and take you to your meeting

Thursday, January 16

9:00-11:00 a.m. - Room 120

  • Criminal Law Class (Professor Nancy Maxwell)

11:15-Noon - Room 120

  • History of Washburn University School of Law and Brown v. Board of Education
    James M. Concannon (Senator Robert J. Dole Distinguished Professor of Law)

Noon – Lunch on your own

1:00–2:00 p.m. - Meet at Your Study Group Location

  • Structured Study Groups

Friday, January 17

Please wear your Washburn Law sweatshirt today for the class photo (sweatshirt distributed at Tuesday's check-in).

9:00-11:00 a.m. - Room 120

  • Criminal Law Class (Professor Nancy Maxwell)

11:00-11:15 a.m. - Law School, north entrance

  • Class Photo: Please proceed to the north entrance outside the Law Clinic Building for class photo.

11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. - Room 120

  • "Professionalism"
    » Associate Dean Aïda Alaka (Academic Affairs)
    » Associate Dean Jalen Lowry (Student Affairs)

12:15-1:15 p.m. – First Floor Commons and Adjacent Rooms

Saturday, January 18 through Monday, January 20

  • Unscheduled Days

Tuesday, January 21

  • Regular class schedule begins.