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 your first classes meet Tuesday through Friday. Attendance is required for all events unless otherwise noted.

Updated: September 10, 2014

Save The Date

Thursday, January 22

Noon-1:00 p.m.

  • Welcome Lunch and Keynote Address - Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center (just east of law school on campus)

Tuesday, January 13

9:00-10:30 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 10:25 a.m. in the library so that students can get settled in Room 120 on the floor below.

  • 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 guide you on setting up the law school printers.
  • Continental breakfast courtesy of the library.
  • After you have completed registration and laptop setup, you are free until 10:30 a.m. You may want to use this time to:
    • Ask any financial aid questions of a staff member of the university Financial Aid office, temporarily at the law school this morning 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.
    • Review required readings.

10:30-11:15 a.m.

  • Welcome and Introduction to Washburn Law (Dean Thomas J. Romig) – Room 120

11:15 a.m.-Noon

  • Professionalism and the Law School Honor Code – Room 120

Noon-1:15 p.m.
Lunch (provided) with Study Group Leaders for Academic Success – Meet leaders in Room 120; they will then guide you to your study area.

  • Please contact Donna McMurry at donna.mcmurry@washburn.edu before Monday, January 5, 2015, 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 – Room 120 – Please bring your laptop
    • 1:15-1:45 p.m. – Westlaw Registration
    • 2:00-2:30 p.m. – LexisNexis Registration
    • 2:45-3:15 p.m. – Bloomberg Registration

Wednesday, January 14

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

8:30-9:00 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
  • A staff member 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.

  • Constitutional Law Class (Professor Bill Rich) – Room 120

11:15 a.m.-Noon

  • Study Group Leaders will meet you in Room 120 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). The Site is about five minutes from the law school. Please contact Jalen Lowry, Associate Dean for Student Affairs, if you need a ride to the Site: jalen.lowry@washburn.edu.
    • 2:00-2:15 p.m.: Class Photo on steps of Brown v. Board National Historic Site immediately after presentation
    • Wear your Washburn Law sweatshirt!
    See the Summer 2004 issue of Washburn Lawyer for more information about Washburn Law graduates involved in the Brown case.

Thursday, January 15

8:30-9:00 a.m.

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

9:00-11:00 a.m.

  • Constitutional Law Class (Professor Bill Rich) – Room 120

11:15 a.m.-Noon

  • Study Group Leaders will meet you in Room 120 and guide you to where you should go.

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

1:00 p.m.-2:00

  • Character and Fitness Qualifications for the Bar Exam – Room 120
    • 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.

Friday, January 16

9:00-11:00 a.m.

  • Constitutional Law Class (Professor Bill Rich) – Room 120

11:15 a.m.-Noon

  • Study Group Leaders will meet you in Room 120 and guide you to where you should go.

Noon-1:00 p.m.

Note: Faculty will have assignments for your regular classes that need to be prepared for the week beginning January 20. Your Study Group Leaders will have shown you how to find the assignments.

Tuesday, January 20

  • Regular class schedule begins