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August 15

8:30 am

 

Student Check-In

Admissions Staff

Front Entrance

Meet the Dean

Great Coffee & Light Breakfast

Deanell Reece Tacha
Duane and Kelly Roberts Dean and Professor of Law

Atrium

9:00 am

 

Welcome

Deanell Reece Tacha

Caruso Auditorium

Invocation

Ronald F. Phillips
Senior Vice Chancellor and School of Law Dean Emeritus

The Pepperdine Mission

Steve Schultz
Dean of Students

Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway

Judge André Birotte
District Court Judge for the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

10:30 am

 

Break

Snack Bar

Atrium

11:00 am

 

Parris Institute 1:
Introduction to the Parris Institute

Danny DeWalt
Associate Dean of Administration and Leadership Development and
Director, Parris Institute for Professional Formation

Caruso Auditorium

12:00 pm

 

Lunch with Student Mentors

Food Fetish BBQ

Assigned Tables

1:00 pm

 

Academic Success Program 1:

Legal Analysis Coaching

Peter Wendel
Professor of Law

Caruso Auditorium

2:00 pm

 

Logistics

ID Cards and Tech Connect

Information Services

Library

Katie Dodds, Assistant Dean of the Law Library

Meet the Deans

Beachy Cream and the Coolhaus Ice Cream Sandwiches

Classrooms A & B

 

Appellate Courtroom

 

SR-1

 Section 1Section 2Section 3

2:00 - 2:30

Classrooms A and B

SR-1

Appellate Courtroom

2:30 - 3:00

Appellate Courtroom

Classrooms A and B

SR-1

3:00 - 3:30

SR-1

Appellate Courtroom

Classrooms A and B

5:00 pm

 

Married and Engaged Couples Dinner

Danny and Amy DeWalt

Married Student Panel

SR-1

August 16

8:30 am

 

Mingle With the Dean

Great Coffee & Light Breakfast

School of Law Deans

Atrium

9:00 am

 

Parris Institute 2:
What kind of lawyer do you want to be?

Al Sturgeon

Dean of Graduate Programs

Sukhsimranjit Singh

Associate Director, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution

Caruso Auditorium

10:30 am

 

Break

Snack Bar

Atrium

10:45 am

 

Academic Success Program 2:
Legal Reasoning & Writing 1

Section A: Professor Mireille Butler
Section B: Professor Hillary Reed
Section C:
Professor Amy Levin

Appellate Courtroom
Classroom B
Classroom G

12:15 pm

 

Lunch
Student Organizations Fair

In-N-Out Truck

Front Entrance & Atrium

1:30 pm

 

Academic Success Program 3:
Case Briefing 1

Section A: Professor Robert Popovich
Section B:
Professor Greg Ogden
Section C:
Professor Naomi Goodno

Appellate Courtroom
Classroom B
Classroom G

3:00 pm

 

Social Hour
Optional

Palazzolo's Gelato Truck

Terrace

3:15 - 4:00 pm

 

** Bonus Session **

Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution

Essential Skills for 21st-Century Lawyers

Optional

Thomas Stipanowich

William H. Webster Chair in Dispute Resolution, Professor of Law, and Academic Director, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution

Caruso Auditorium

August 17

8:30 am

 

Mingle With the Deans

Great Coffee & Light Breakfast

School of Law Deans

Atrium

9:00 am

 

Academic Success Program 4:
Legal Reasoning and Writing II

Section A: Professor Selina Brandt

Section B: Professor Hilary Reed

Section C: Professor Amy Levin

Appellate Courtroom

Classroom B

Classroom G

9:45 am

 

Break

Snack Bar

Atrium

10:00 am

 

Parris Institute 3:
Student Panel and Student Life Experience

Dean Steve Schultz

Caruso Auditorium

11:30 am

 

Honor Code

Shelley Ross Saxer

Vice Dean and Laure Sudreau-Rippe Endowed Professor of Law

Caruso Auditorium

12:15 pm

 

Lunch with Student Mentors

Sharkey's Mexican Grill

Assigned Tables

1:15 pm

 

Academic Success Program 5:

Legal Reasoning & Multiple Choice

Kris Knaplund
Professor of Law

Caruso Auditorium

2:45 pm

 

Social Hour

Optional

Susie Cakes

Atrium

3:00 - 3:30 pm

 

** Bonus Session **
Intro to Public Interest/Global Justice:
"Doing Justice While in Law School"


Optional

Jeff Baker

Director of Clinical Education and Associate Professor of Law

Jim Gash

Director of the Global Justice Program and Professor of Law

Caruso Auditorium

3:30 - 4:15 pm

 

Premiere Screening

REMAND


Optional

Global Justice Program

Caruso Auditorium

August 18

8:30 am

 

Faculty Mentor Breakfast

School of Law Faculty

Assigned Tables

9:15 am

 

Introduction of 1L Professors

Dean Shelley Ross Saxer

Caruso Auditorium

9:45 am

 

Parris Institute 4:
Taking Care of Yourself

Taking Care of Each Other

Title IX Training

Britney Stringfellow-Otey

Director, Legal Aid Clinic and Associate Clinical Professor of Law

Hannah DeWalt

Health and Wellness Education Coordinator, Pepperdine University Counseling Center

Caruso Auditorium

10:45 am

 

Break

Snack Bar

Atrium

11:00 am

 

Break

Snack Bar

Atrium

11:15 pm

 

Academic Success Program 6:
Legal Analysis and Coaching II

Professor Peter Wendel

Caruso Auditorium

12:15 pm

 

Lunch with 1L Professors

Section A: Professors Selina Brandt, Harry Caldwell, David Han, Barry McDonald, Greg Ogden, Robert Popovich, Peter Wendel
Section B:
Professors Trey Childress, Rick Cupp, Kris Knaplund, James James McGoldrick, Gregory McNeal, Robert Pushaw, Hillary Reed
Section C:
Professors Robert Cochran, Jim Gash, Naomi Goodno, Michael Helfand, Bernie James, Amy Levin, Grant Nelson

Assigned Tables

12:15 pm

 

Transfer Orientation

Dean Steve Schultz

SR-1

1:15 pm

 

Academic Success Program 7:
Case Briefing II

Section A: Professor Robert Popovich

Section B: Professor Greg Ogden

Section C: Professor Naomi Goodno

Appellate Courtroom

Classroom B

Classroom G

2:45 pm

 

Ice Cream Break

Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream Bars

Caruso Auditorium

3:00 - 3:45 pm

 

Academic Success Program 8:
Outlining

Professor Jim Gash

Caruso Auditorium

August 19

8:30 am

 

Mingle with the Staff
Great Coffee & Light Breakfast

School of Law Staff

Atrium

9:00 am

 

A Very Corporeal Hereditament

Andrew K. Benton

President, Pepperdine University

Caruso Auditorium

9:30 am

 

Parris Institute 5:
The Power of Your Reputation

Judge Jennifer Dorsey ('97)
District Court Judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada

Caruso Auditorium

10:15 am

 

Professional Oath:
From Student to Lawyer

Dean Danny DeWalt

Caruso Auditorium

10:30 am

 

Teams
Oath Writing

 

Atrium & Terrace

11:15 pm

 

Professionalism Ceremony

Dean Danny DeWalt

Caruso Auditorium

12:30 - 2:30 pm

 

BBQ Celebration & Shaved Ice
Stonefire Grill & Shave It Nation Truck

Park Fun and Games - Softball, Volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee, Soccer

Malibu Bluffs Park