Monday, August 7

Time Activity Speaker Location
7:30-8:30 a.m. Check In* Main/southeast entrance of the School of Law and MUC 204B
8:30-8:45 a.m. Opening Remarks: Welcome Thomas Earl Geu, Dean Courtroom
8:45-9:30 a.m. What to Expect in Law School Tiffany C. Graham, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Courtroom
9:45-10 a.m. Introduction to the Excel Program: Academic Support Professor Michael Bauer Room 101
10-11 a.m. Introduction to the Study and Practice of Law Professor Sean Kammer Room 101
11-11:45 a.m. Office of Career Services Overview: Professionalism and Professional Career Development Devra Hermosilla, Director of Career Services Room 101
11:45 a.m.-Noon Welcome from the Library Staff Eric Young, Law Library Director and Assistant Dean; Sarah Kammer, Head of Public, Faculty and Student Services Room 101
Noon-1 p.m. Lunch
Provided by Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith
Eric C. Schulte, Esq. Davenport, Evans Hurwitz & Smith Student Commons or southwest lawn (weather permitting)
1-2 p.m. Meet Your Law School Faculty and Administration: Introduction of Faculty, Staff and Class of 2020 Dean Geu, faculty and staff Courtroom
2-2:30 p.m. Financial Aid Overview Lindsay Miller, Associate Director of Financial Aid Courtroom
2:45-4 p.m. Student Life at USD: Student Bar Association Panel Discussion Courtroom
4-5 p.m. Technology Overview* Room 101
5:30-8 p.m. An Evening With the Dean* W.H. Over Museum, 1110 University Street
Vermillion, South Dakota

Check In

Pick-up orientation materials at the main/southeast entrance of the School of Law. You must get your Coyote Card at the Muenster University Center (MUC 204B). Do this on Monday if your last name begins with A-H, while those with names J-W should go on Tuesday. You should then go to the Law Library circulation desk to test your 24/7 access and Law Library circulation privileges using your new Coyote Card.

Technology Overview

Learn about email accounts, wireless capabilities and other network information. For those who have laptops, registration for campus systems will be offered by the IT staff.

An Evening With the Dean

Join Dean Geu for conversation and a bite to eat. Partners are welcome. Please see the directions enclosed in your folders.


Tuesday, August 8

Time Activity Speaker Location
8-9 a.m. Coyote Cards* MUC 204B
9-9:30 a.m. An Overview of the Law School and the Legal Profession Dean Geu Courtroom
9:30-10 a.m. Welcome to the Legal Profession Pamela Reiter, President of the South Dakota State Bar Courtroom
10 a.m.-Noon Introduction to the Study and Practice of Law Professors Wendy Hess and Mike McKey Room 101
Noon-1 p.m. Lunch*
Sponsored by the Diversity and Inclusion Committee of the South Dakota State Bar
Committee members Room 101
1-2:30 p.m. Diversity in Law School and the Profession Lamont Sellers, Associate Vice President for Diversity at USD; Gerald Yutrzenka, Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion and Associate Professor, USD Sanford School of Medicine Courtroom
3-4:30 p.m. Law Students, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Issues David Whitesock, Chair, South Dakota Bar Association Lawyers Assistance Committee; Professor Mike McKey Courtroom
5 p.m. Student Bar Association Picnic North Shelter, Prentis Park (corner of Plum and Clark streets, Vermillion)

Coyote Cards

If your last name begins with J-W, take this time to get your Coyote Card from the MUC. You should then go to the Law Library circulation desk to test your 24/7 access and Law Library circulation privileges using the new Coyote Cards.

Lunch

Members from the committee will speak about its role within the bar and its relationship with School of Law students. Lunch will be set up in the hallway outside of Room 101. You should pick up your lunch and return to Room 101 to hear the remarks.


Wednesday, August 9

Time Activity Speaker Location
8-9:45 a.m. Introduction to the Excel Program: Academic Support Professor Michael Bauer Room 101
10-10:45 a.m. Experiential Learning and the Law Professor Ramon Ortiz, Director of Experiential Learning; Professor Nikki McCain, Director, Low Income Tax Clinic; and Adjunct Professor Marilyn Trefz Room 101
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Introduction to the Study and Practice of Law Professors Wendy Hess and Mike McKey Room 101
12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch*
Sponsored by the State Bar of South Dakota Young Lawyers Section
Young Lawyers Section members Room 101
1:30-3:30 p.m. Bystander Intervention Training Bridget Diamond-Welch, Assistant Professor, USD Department of Political Science Courtroom

Lunch

Members from the Young Lawyers Section will speak about its role within the bar and its relationship with School of Law students. Lunch will be set up in the hallway outside of Room 101. You should pick up your lunch and return to Room 101 to hear the remarks.


Thursday, August 10

Time Activity Speaker Location
9-10:45 a.m. Introduction to the Excel Program: Academic Support Marta Young, BARBRI Bar Review representative Room 101
11 a.m.-Noon Bar Exam Prep Begins Now Hon. Susan M. Sabers, Second Judicial Circuit Court, Sioux Falls; Chair, South Dakota Board of Bar Examiners Room 101
Noon-1 p.m. Lunch*
Sponsored by the Law School Committee of the South Dakota State Bar
Room 101
1-4 p.m. Mock Trial: A Welcome to the Courtroom and the Beginning of your Career as a Trial Advocate South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association members Courtroom
4-4:15 p.m. Closing Remarks Dean Geu Courtroom
4:15 p.m. Surveys Teresa Carlisle, Registration Officer Courtroom

Lunch

Lunch will be set up in the hallway outside of Room 101. You should pick up your lunch and return to Room 101 to eat.