*MANDATORY 1L Spring Workshop Series*

Dear 1Ls:

Please mark your calendars for the upcoming mandatory Spring Workshop Series. Attendance is mandatory and will be taken and pizza will be provided at each of the workshops. If you have an unavoidable conflict for any of these workshops, please contact Dean Aden.

Additionally, please keep in mind that the Freshman Moot Court Competition begins on March 15th and runs through March 31st and your individual memo conferences begin on March 13th and end on March 26th. Professor Wilson has asked that you identify the below workshops and meetings as conflicts for the Freshman Moot Court Competition. Please also be careful not to sign up for a memo conference time that conflicts with the below workshops and meetings. Professor Wilson instructs that if the only available conference times conflict with the workshops, you should advise your Legal Methods professor of the conflicts and request an alternative conference time.

Workshop 1:  Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 12:00 in Wade Auditorium

Dean Mulroy will host an academic advising workshop on Thursday, March 16th at 12:00 in Wade Auditorium. He will discuss academic requirements, registration, class selection, etc. 

Workshop 2:  Monday, March 20, 2017

On Monday, March 20th, all 1Ls will attend a small section academic advising workshop.  For full-time students, this session will take place during your usual large section Legal Methods class time.  We have scheduled a separate session for part-time students at 12:00.  If you are a part-time student and can’t attend the 12:00 session, you are welcome to attend one of the sessions during your regularly scheduled Legal Methods class time.

You will be divided into groups and assigned to a classroom, where Dean Mulroy, Lindsey Gill, or Dean Aden will meet with you to answer questions and provide additional information about registration, class selection, academic requirements, etc. We will post your room and advisor assignments in the near future.

Workshop 3:  Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 12:00 in Wade Auditorium

Borrowing Wisely:  Making Smart Decisions Today for a Financially Healthier Tomorrow! Kim Siwarski, Education Services Manager of Access Group, will be hosting a workshop on Debt Counseling for 1L students on Thursday, March 23rd at 12:00 p.m. in Wade Auditorium. In the midst of a rigorous law degree, it can be easy to put financial decisions off until later. What you borrow to finance your education today can have a significant impact on your financial well-being. Presented by Access Group, a nonprofit financial education provider, this workshop will help you to be a savvy borrower, making smart borrowing decisions today for a financially healthier tomorrow.

The workshop is mandatory for 1L students and attendance will be taken, but if you do not have any student loans (law school or otherwise) and don’t anticipate taking out any student loans while you are in school, please contact Dean Aden ASAP to request permission to miss the session.

Workshop 4:  Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 12:00 in Room 244

Learn about the winning tradition that is Memphis Moot Court!  We’re thrilled to welcome another class to the Memphis Moot Court program!

We will discuss opportunities:

  • To study in the advocacy area, including the 2L Appellate Advocacy class and the Certificate in Advocacy;
  • To compete in Moot Court and Mock Trial,  including the travel team program and in-school competitions; and
  • To join the Moot Court Board.

Workshop 5:  Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 12:00 in Wade

On Thursday, April 6, the University of Memphis Law Review will provide a workshop for first year law students and interested part-time students regarding the benefits of working on a scholarly legal journal. You’ll learn about the Journal, the summer write-on competition, and membership in general.


Dean Aden

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