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: June 13, 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 outside Robinson Courtroom.

  • 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 (Room 102).
  • Coffee, juice, continental breakfast provided courtesy of Phi Alpha Delta (PAD).
  • After you have completed registration and laptop setup in Room 100 and Room 102, you are free until 10:15 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, expanded to 5:30 this week through Thursday.
    • Review required readings.

10:15-11:00 a.m.

  • Section A: Welcome and Introduction to Washburn Law (Dean Thomas J. Romig) – Room 102
  • Section B: Professionalism and the Honor Code (Aïda Alaka, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs) – Room 114

11:15 a.m.-Noon

  • Section A: Professionalism and the Honor Code (Aïda Alaka, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs) – Room 102
  • Section B: Welcome and Introduction to Washburn Law (Dean Thomas J. Romig) – Room 114

12:00-1:00 p.m. - Lunch (provided) with Study Group Leaders for Academic Success – Room 100 (your study group leader will meet you after the Welcome in Rooms 102 and 114 and guide you to where you should go)

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   B1
      • 2:00-2:30 p.m.: Sections A2   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   B1
      • 2:45-3:15 p.m.: Sections A2   B2
    • Bloomberg Registration – Room 102
      • 1:15-1:45 p.m.: Sections A2   B2
      • 2:00-2:30 p.m.: Sections AB
      • 2:45-3:15 p.m.: Sections A1   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 Directors of the Centers for Excellence, the Externship Program, and the Law Clinic - First Floor Commons
  • Tom Stuart, Assistant Director of Financial Aid, will be available to answer questions in Room 106 (optional).

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

  • Law School Basics - Jalen Lowry, Associate Dean for Student Affairs at Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center (east of the law school and north of Memorial Union; exit law school through 2nd floor north door and follow signs)

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

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. Fran Angell, Kansas Attorney Admissions Office, Admissions Administrator

      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