Foundations of Legal Study Week

Sunday, August 18, 2013, 03:30 PM to Friday 23, 03:30 PM

John Rogers Hall

The focus on career and professional development at TU College of Law begins before students ever enter the classroom.  FLS Week is designed to prepare new law students for academic and professional success.

Sunday, August 18

3:30-4:20 PM (John Rogers Hall)
Registration and Student Organizational Fair:  Visit the information tables of law student organizations and other groups.

4:30-5:30 PM  (ACAC, Great Hall A)
Welcome from Dean Janet Levit and Keynote Address from The Honorable John Dowdell, United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma

Administration of Professionalism Oath

5:30-6:00 PM (ACAC, Great Hall B)

6:00-8:00 PM (ACAC, Gallery)
Dean Levit and faculty host a welcome dinner for Section 1 students

Monday, August 19

Section 1:  9:00-10:30 AM (JRH Courtroom)
Section 2:  10:45 AM-12:15 PM (JRH Courtroom)
Computing Open House
Chris Farwell, Director of Computing Resources
Section 1:  10:45 AM-12:15 PM (JRH 201)
Section 2:  9:00-10:30 AM (JRH 201)
Stare Decisis with Professors Karen Grundy and Evelyn Hutchison
12:30-1:30 PM
Lunch on your own

Section 1:  1:30-3:00 PM (MLIC)
Section 2:  3:15-4:45 PM (MLIC)
Tour of the Mabee Legal Information Center (law library)
Section 1:  3:15-4:45 PM (JRH 202)
Section 2:  1:30-3:00 PM (JRH 202)

How to Brief a Case with Professor Robert Butkin

6:00-8:00 PM (ACAC, Gallery)
Dean Levit and Faculty host a welcome dinner for Section 2 students

Tuesday, August 20 - Professionalism Day

8:15-8:30 AM (John Rogers Hall)
Board buses for courthouse visit    
(Bus assignment will be alphabetically by last name.)
*No backpacks, books, or laptops – just ID for security

9:00-11:15 AM
State and Federal courthouse tours
*professional attire required
Contact the Professional Development Office for guidelines.

11:30 AM-1:00 PM (Tulsa County Bar Center)
Luncheon with TCBA leaders; presentation by TCBA President Jim Hicks

1:00-1:50 PM (Tulsa County Bar Center)
Dean's Seminar kick off

2:00-3:00 PM (Tulsa County Bar Center)
"Tailored for Success" with Jana Christian, Oklahoma School of Etiquette

3:00 PM
Board buses to return to John Rogers Hall

Wednesday, August 21

9:00 – 9:45 AM (ACAC, Great Hall A) 
Plagiarism & Honor Code - ALL SECTIONS
Dean Janet Levit and Associate Dean Martha Cordell

10:00 AM-12:00 PM (ACAC, Great Hall A)
TU College of Law Alumnus, Bob Haslam (’86) will lead a discussion after the viewing of Hot Coffee, a documentary which has received critical acclaim at film festivals around the world.  The film and discussion will prompt students to think about the 7th Amendment of the US Constitution securing the right of a jury in civil matters.   

12:00 - 1:30 PM (ACAC, Great Hall A)
Buffet Lunch 

Section 1:  2:00-2:45 PM (JRH 201)
Section 2:  3:00-3:45 PM (JRH 201)
LEXIS: retrieving authority if you know the citation
Williams and Nelson, MLIC
Section 1:  3:00-3:45 PM (JRH 202)
Section 2:  4:00-4:45 PM (JRH 202)

WESTLAW & TWEN: retrieving authority if you know the citation
Dan Bell, MLIC
Section 1:  4:00-4:45 PM (JRH 204)
Section 2:  2:00-2:45 PM (JRH 204)
Faye Haley and Bloomberg, MLIC

5:00-6:00 PM (JRH, Pit)
Student Mentor/Mentee Reception

Thursday, August 22

8:00-8:30 AM (John Rogers Hall)
Breakfast and registration for the Public Service Project

8:30-11:45 AM   
Public Service Project:  TU Law Students Assist (T.U.L.S.A.)
12:00 AM-1:30 PM (JRH, Courtroom)
Luncheon and Public Service Discussion
Amy Santee, Esq., George Kaiser Family Foundation Senior Program Officer

1:30-2:30 PM (JRH, Courtroom)
Student Panel: Third year law students will answer questions and give tips on law school survival.
2:45-3:15 PM (JRH, Pit)
Optional tour of JRH and the Boesche Legal Clinic

5:30-7:00 PM (JRH, Pit)
Back-to-School Welcome Reception honoring OBA President Jim Stuart (JD '78)  Read more

Friday, August 23

9:00 AM-12:30 PM (JRH, Courtroom)
TU Docket:
10th Circuit three-judge panel to Tulsa to hear arguments at JRH Courtroom on some civil rights cases involving the City of Tulsa.  Read more

Martha Cordell