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Law school dean Rob Wilcox addresses students during orientation.

Orientation Schedule

Law Class of 2022

Wednesday, August 14

8:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m.

Check-In and Continental Breakfast
Perrin Family Lobby

9:30 a.m.–10:15 a.m.

Dean’s Welcome and Introduction of Faculty

  • Dean Robert M. Wilcox

Judge Karen J. Williams Courtroom

10:20 a.m.–11:35 a.m.

Class Session 1

  • Section 1: Associate Dean Susan Kuo, Room 136
  • Section 2: Professor Seth Stoughton, Room 288
  • Section 3: Professor Tessa Davis, Room 395

11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.

Academic Success Workshop: Introduction to the Law

  • Alex Ruskell, Director of Academic Success

Judge Karen J. Williams Courtroom

12:45 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

Peer Mentor Lunch

Section 1 — Rm. 136

Section 5 — Rm. 288

Section 9 — Rm. 395

Section 2 — Rm. 135

Section 6 — Rm. 289

Section 10 — Rm. 397

Section 3 — Rm. 131

Section 7 — Rm. 284

Section 11 — Rm. 389

Section 4 — Rm. 130

Section 8 — Rm. 283

Section 12 — Rm. 388

2:15 p.m.–3:15 p.m.

Academic Success Workshop: Reading and Briefing

  • Alex Ruskell, Director of Academic Success

Judge Karen J. Williams Courtroom

3:30 p.m.–4:10 p.m.

Library and Legal Research

  • Section 1: Baker/Conroy/Dalzell/Glenn Room 136
  • Section 2: Leonardi/Brackmann/Virzi/Maxwell Room 288
  • Section 3: Leventis/Alford/Milligan/Ross Room 395

4:10 p.m.–4:40 p.m.

Law School Technology

  • Section 1: Gary Moore, Assistant Dean for Academic Technology, Room 136
  • Section 2: Adam Martin, Audiovisual Instructional Technology Specialist, Room 288
  • Section 3: James Owens, Computer Support Specialist, Room 395
   

Thursday, August 15

9:00 a.m.–10:45 a.m.

Welcome to the Profession

  • Character & Fitness in the Bar Admissions Process
    • Kirby Shealy, Esq., Chair, Committee on Character and Fitness, South Carolina Supreme Court
    • Eboni Nelson, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
    • Susan Palmer, Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Director of Career Services
  • Honor Code
    • Kirkland Dickson, Chair, Honor Council, Class of 2020
  • The Law School Community
    • Susan Kuo, Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

Judge Karen J. Williams Courtroom

10:45 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Class 2

  • Section 1: Associate Dean Susan Kuo, Room 136
  • Section 2: Professor Seth Stoughton, Room 288
  • Section 3: Professor Tessa Davis, Room 395

12:00 p.m.–1:15 p.m.

Lunch and free time

Lunch served in the Lobby

1:15 p.m.–2:15 p.m.

Career Services Orientation

  • Susan Palmer, Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Director of Career Services
  • Elisabeth Beal, Senior Associate Director of Career Services
  • Elizabeth Crane, Associate Director of Career Services

Judge Karen J. Williams Courtroom

2:15 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

The Pro Bono Program/Student Service Project

Pam Robinson, Director of the Pro Bono Program



2:45 p.m.–3:45 p.m.

Academic Success Workshop: Outlining

  • Alex Ruskell, Director of Academic Success

Judge Karen J. Williams Courtroom

Friday, August 16

9:00 a.m.–10:15 a.m.

Wellness

  • Jan Baker, Faculty, Assistant Director of Legal Writing

  • Jeff Gerstenberger, President, Health Law Society

  • Dr. April Scott, Associate Director, Campus Mental Health Initiatives

  • Thomas P. Gressette, Jr., Walker Gressette Freeman & Linton, LLC

Judge Karen J. Williams Courtroom

10:15 a.m.–10:45 a.m.

Safety and Security

  • Cpl. Alyssa Madron, USCPD

Judge Karen J. Williams Courtroom

11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Class 3

  • Section 1: Associate Dean Susan Kuo, Room 136
  • Section 2: Professor Seth Stoughton, Room 288
  • Section 3: Professor Tessa Davis, Room 395

12:15 p.m.–1:45 p.m.

Lunch and Review on Your Own
(Pizza Provided)

1:45 p.m.–3:45 p.m.

Class 4: Exam and Review

  • Section 1: Professor Susan Kuo, Room 136
  • Section 2: Professor Seth Stoughton, Room 288
  • Section 3: Professor Tessa Davis, Room 395

3:45 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

Pelican Snoballs (Out in front of the building!)

   

Monday, August 19

5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Meetings with Attorney Mentors
All Rooms

6:00 p.m.–6:45 p.m.

Oath Ceremony

Chief Justice Donald W. Beatty, South Carolina Supreme Court
Judge Karen J. Williams Courtroom

6:45 p.m.–8:00 p.m.  

Reception with Attorney Mentors
Perrin Family Event Space and Courtyard