The Keys to Your Success: New Student Orientation 2013


Orientation Links

Orientation Main Page

Before You Arrive Checklist

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Orientation?

Understanding Your Learning Styles as a Key to Success (PDF)

Understanding Your Learning Styles as a Key to Success (Powerpoint)

Any questions before you arrive?

John Delony
Assistant Dean for Student Life
john.delony@ttu.edu

Joshua Hansen
Assistant Director for Student Life
joshua.hansen@ttu.edu

Orientation Schedule

Welcome to Texas Tech University School of Law. Below is the orientation schedule. Please review before you arrive for orientation. If you have any questions, please contact Joshua Hansen, Assistant Director for Student Life, at joshua.hansen@ttu.edu.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Friday, August 16, 2013

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Business attire required

7:00 a.m. Check-in and Breakfast in Forum; Photographs taken in the Allison Courtroom.  
8:30 a.m. Strategies for Success Asst. Deans Julie Doss and John Delony
9:00 a.m. Welcome to a Community of Excellence Dean Darby Dickerson
9:15 a.m. Introduction to the Law and U.S. Legal System Asst. Dean Dustin Benham
10:00 a.m. Break Sponsored by McDougal Properties
10:15 a.m. Understanding the First-Year Classroom as a Key to Success Professor Brian Shannon
11:15 a.m. Accessing Professional and Support Services Asst. Deans Doss and Delony
12:00 p.m. Lunch in the City Bank Room at the United Spirit Arena  
  Admissions Wrap-up Asst. Dean Stephen Perez
  The Ethics and Responsibility of Being a Lawyer U.S. Magistrate Judge Nancy Koenig
1:30 p.m. Administration of Oath Chief Justice Brian Quinn, 7th Court of Appeals
1:45 p.m. Understanding Case Briefing as a Key to Success Professor Gerry Beyer
2:45 p.m. Understanding Your Learning Styles as a Key to Success Asst. Dean Amy Jarmon
3:30 p.m. Break Sponsored by McDougal Properties
3:50 p.m. Understanding the First-Year Academic Program as a Key to Success Assoc. Dean Jarod Gonzalez
4:20 p.m. Wrap-up Asst. Deans Doss and Delony
  Students who did not have their photo taken in the morning may do so now in the Allison Courtroom.  

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Business casual

Group A

8:00 a.m. Breakfast Sponsored by Texas Tech Federal Credit Union
9:00 a.m. Case Briefing & Mock Class
Group Professor Room
A1 Cassie Christopher 105
A2 DeLeith Gossett 106
A3 Wendy Humphrey 107
A4 Brie Sherwin 109
10:15 a.m. Break  
10:30 a.m. Honor Code Asst. Deans Doss and Delony
11:45 p.m. Lunch  
1:15 p.m. Ethics & Professionalism Seminar
Group Professor Room
A1 John Watts 105
A2 Jorge Ramirez 106
A3 Chip Murphy 107
A4 Dale Jones 109
2:30 p.m. Campus Tour with 2L and 3L students  
Group B

8:00 a.m. Breakfast Sponsored by Texas Tech Federal Credit Union
9:00 a.m. Tracks
Track Professor Room
Business Law Dean Pawlowic 203
Civil Advocacy Rob Sherwin Allison Courtroom
Criminal Advocacy Pat Metze Hunt Courtroom
Energy Law Vickie Sutton 252
Estate Planning Gerry Beyer 202
Government Service Rick Rosen 159
Group A & B

3:30 p.m. Snack (Barnes & Noble will be available outside the Allison Courtroom)  

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Business casual

Group A

8:00 a.m. Breakfast Sponsored by Texas Tech Federal Credit Union
9:00 a.m. Tracks
Track Professor Room
Business Law Dean Pawlowic & Eric Chiappinelli 203
Civil Advocacy Rob Sherwin Allison Courtroom
Criminal Advocacy Pat Metze Hunt Courtroom
Energy Law Vickie Sutton 252
Estate Planning Gerry Beyer 202
Government Service Rick Rosen 159
Health Law Jennifer Bard 250
Public Service Ashley Withers 152
Group B

8:00 a.m. Breakfast Sponsored by Texas Tech Federal Credit Union
9:00 – 10:15 a.m. Case Briefing & Mock Class
Group Professor Room
B1 Cassie Christopher 105
B2 DeLeith Gossett 106
B3 Wendy Humphrey 107
B4 Brie Sherwin 109
10:15 a.m. Break  
10:30 a.m. Honor Code Asst. Deans Doss and Delony
11:45 p.m. Lunch  
1:15 – 2:30 p.m. Ethics & Professionalism Seminar
Group Professor Room
B1 John Watts 105
B2 Nancy Soonpaa 106
B3 Chip Murphy 107
B4 Dale Jones 109
2:30 p.m. Campus Tour with 2L and 3L students  
Group A & B

3:30 p.m. Student Life in Lanier Auditorium Asst. Dean Delony
6:30 p.m. Students arrive in front of law school  
6:45 p.m. Students Depart for Disorientation  
7:00 – 11:00 p.m. Disorientation  
11:00 p.m. Buses return to law school (bus runs will be available throughout evening)  

Friday, August 16, 2013

Wear Texas Tech Law T-Shirt (provided)

8:00 a.m. Breakfast in Lanier Atrium  
8:30 a.m. Student Life in Lanier Auditorium Lawrence Doss (’99)
9:30 a.m. Class Photo  
9:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Commute to pro-bono opportunities  
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Library Services will be available
Staff available for questions