Entering Student Program


The Entering Student Program is our orientation for first-year law students.

Incoming students will have a chance to meet their classmates and attend a social event with the Dean’s Fellows. You’ll also complete our five-day Lawyering Boot Camp, where Lawyering Skills faculty provide the essential tools to excel in law school.

The orientation schedule for students beginning law school in 2023 will be posted during the summer.

CONTACT KU LAW ADMISSIONS

Steven Freedman, Associate Dean
Bryanna Hanschu, Director of Student Recruiting

103 Green Hall
admitlaw@ku.edu
866-220-3654


2022 Entering Student Program Schedule

Entering Student Program Schedule Fall 2022 - printable version - updated Aug. 17, 2022 (.pdf)

August 18-19 and August 22-24, 2022

104 Green Hall (unless otherwise noted during Orientation)

Key for Attendees:

  • FS - Fall Starters and 2-Year J.D. students
  • SS - Summer Starters
  • L - American Legal Studies LL.M. students
  • T/V - Transfer and Visiting students
  • SJ - S.J.D. students
  • Italicized letters indicate optional attendance for that group

This schedule is subject to change.

Entering Student Program Schedule 2022
TimeEventAttendees
Thursday, August 18, 2022 - Fall Starters
8:30 - 9 a.m.Registration (Informal Commons, 1st floor)FS, L, SJ, T/V
9 - 9:20 a.m.Welcome and Program Overview
Welcome to KU Law
Stephen Mazza, Dean and Professor of Law
Steven Freedman, Associate Dean for Admissions
FS, L, SJ, T/V
9:20 - 10:15 a.m.Academics, Honor Code and Grading Policies
Leah Terranova, Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs
FS, L, SJ, T/V
10:15 - 10:45 a.m.Practical Issues and Student Services
Jen Kent, KU School of Law Registrar
Leah Terranova, Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs
FS, L, SJ, T/V
10:45 - 11 a.m.BreakFS, L, SJ, T/V
11 - 11:30 a.m.Career Services
Stacey Blakeman, Director of Career Services
Meredith Wiggins, Assistant Director of Career Services
FS, L, SJ, T/V
11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.Lunch ProvidedFS, L, SJ, T/V
12 - 12:30 p.m.Meet with Small Sections
Hoeflich - 104 (on Zoom)
Platt - 106
Peters - 127
Velte - 203
Ware - 310
FS, L
12:30 - 3:30 p.m.Lawyering Skills: Common Law and Court Systems
Pamela V. Keller, Clinical Professor & Lawyering Skills Director 
Betsy Brand Six, Clinical Professor & Academic Resources Director
Joyce Rosenberg, Clinical Professor
Jordan Carter, Visiting Assistant Professor
Ashley Grace, Adjunct Professor
FS, L, SJ
3:30 - 4 p.m.Pictures (FS Last names A-L) (Informal Commons, 2nd floor) 
4 - 4:30 p.m.Pictures (FS Last names M-Z) (Informal Commons, 2nd floor) 
Friday, August 19, 2022 - Fall Starters
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.Lawyering Skills: Common Law and Court Systems
Lawyering Skills Professors
FS, L, SJ
12 - 1 p.m.Lunch on your own 
1 - 4 p.m.Lawyering Skills: Case Briefing, Class Preparation & Studying
Lawyering Skills Professors
FS, L, SJ
Monday, August 22, 2022 - Summer Starters Join Orientation
9 - 11:20 a.m.Lawyering Skills: Analyzing a Legal Problem
Lawyering Skills Professors
FS, L, SJ
11:20 - 11:30 a.m.Break 
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Be An Ally: DEIB Principles & the Importance of Allyship in Law School
LOCATION: Burge Union, Forum C
Sharon Ivy, Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Stinson LLP
Faculty & Staff DEI Committee
FS, SS, L, SJ, T/V
12:30 - 1:25 p.m.Lunch with the Dean’s Fellows (break out by small section)* 
Hoeflich – Room 104                      
Platt – Room 106                         
Summer Starters – Room 107
Peters – Room 127
Velte – Room 203
Ware – Room 310
FS, SS, L, SJ
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

BREAKOUT GROUPS: Check Canvas & Your Folder for Group #

Developing & Practicing Allyship in the Law School Environment
Sharon Ivy, Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Stinson LLP
Faculty & Staff DEI Committee
Groups 1-8 – Check room assignments in Canvas

Groups 9-16: Library, Research & Electronic Databases – Room 203
W. Blake Wilson, Head of Instructional and Research Services

FS, SS, L, SJ, T/V
2:30 - 2:45 p.m.Break (Summer Starters are done for the day)FS, L, SJ, T/V
2:45 - 3:45 p.m.

BREAKOUT GROUPS: Check Canvas & Your Folder for Group #

Developing & Practicing Allyship in the Law School Environment
Sharon Ivy, Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Stinson LLP
Faculty & Staff DEI Committee
Groups 9-16 – Check room assignments in Canvas

Groups 1-8: Library, Research & Electronic Databases – Room 203
W. Blake Wilson, Head of Instructional and Research Services

FS, L, SJ, T/V
Tuesday, August 23, 2022
9 - 10:30 a.m.Lawyering Skills: Mock Class    
Lou Mulligan, Professor of Law
LOCATION: Burge Union, Forum C
FS, L, SJ
10:30 - 10:45 a.m.Break 
10:45 a.m. - 12 p.m.Lawyering Skills
Carter - 203
Grace, Keller, Six - 104
Rosenberg - 106 
FS, SS, L, T/V
12 - 1:30 p.m.Lunch on your own 
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.The Kansas Office of Disciplinary Administrator & 
Kansas Lawyers Assistance Program Information Session

LOCATION: Burge Union, Forum C
FS, SS, L SJ, T/V
2:30 - 2:45 p.m.Break 
2:45 - 3:15 p.m.CAPS Information Session
Eric Lowery, LSCSW, Clinical Social Worker & Outreach Coordinator 
LOCATION: Burge Union, Forum C
FS, SS, L SJ, T/V
Wednesday, August 24, 2022
10 - 11 a.m.Coffee with Faculty Advisors: Check Canvas & Your Folder For Assignments
Get your coffee in the Informal Commons, 1st floor
then go to your assigned location
FS, SS, L, SJ, T/V
11 - 11:15 a.m.BreakFS, SS, L, SJ, T/V
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.Financial Success – Student Loan Management
Justin Zieman, Regional Director, AccessLex
Last names A-L: Room 104
Last names M-Z: Room 106
FS, SS, L, SJ, T/V
12:15 - 12:45 p.m.KU Law Convocation 
Stephen Mazza, Dean and Professor of Law
Judge Amy Fellows Cline, Kansas Court of Appeals
Informal Commons, 1st floor
FS, SS, L, SJ, T/V
12:45 - 2 p.m.Reception & Pizza 
Informal Commons, 1st floor

Optional: Meet individually with Justin Zieman, Regional Director, AccessLex in Room 104
FS, SS, L, SJ, T/V
2 - 2:45 p.m.Faculty & Staff Introductions
Informal Commons, 1st floor
FS, SS, L, SJ, T/V
2:45 - 3 p.m.BreakFS, SS, L, SJ, T/V
3 - 3:45 p.m.Peer Professionalism Student Panel
Last names A-L: Room 104
Last names M-Z: Room 106
FS, SS, L, SJ, T/V