Monday, August 7
|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|
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
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.
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
|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|
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)|
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.
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
|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|
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|
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
|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|
Sponsored by the Law School Committee of the South Dakota State Bar
|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 will be set up in the hallway outside of Room 101. You should pick up your lunch and return to Room 101 to eat.