TU College of Law to Host Professionalism Day for First-Year Students

Friday, January 22, 2010

The University of Tulsa College of Law will host Professionalism Day for 1Ls on January 23, 2010 in Lorton Hall on the TU campus, 2820 E. 6th St.

All first-year TU law students are required to participate in Professionalism Day, which is scheduled from 12:30 to 5:00 p.m. Programming will include topics such as setting professional goals, managing the stressors of law school, and discussing the state of the legal market. Contributors include:

    • John R. Woodard III
      Partner, Feldman, Franden, Woodard & Farris
      Chairman, Tulsa County Bar Association Professionalism Committee
    • Kevinn Matthews
      Attorney, Williams Company
      Cochair, TU Law Alumni Board Diversity Committee
    • Marvin Lizama
      Attorney, Brewster & DeAngelis
      2009 TU College of Law Outstanding Junior Alumnus

Janet K. Levit, Dean of the TU College of Law and Dean John Rogers Endowed Chair for the College of Law, said that the law school has strengthened its emphasis on professionalism training for all students.

“Much like the Continuing Legal Education requirements incumbent upon licensed attorneys, Professional Day is intended to give students a new or different perspective on the law and its practice,” she said. “Employers expect our graduates to be prepared to represent themselves and their firms well. As a result, these programs are an important part of a TU legal education.”

Jimmy Hart