Introduction to Law School

Introduction to Law School is an intensive, one-week course of study that will help you begin law school with a better understanding of the legal system and the analytical skills needed to understand and analyze legal problems.

The program will run this summer in the beginning of August and is offered to incoming 1L Willamette students. There is no cost for attendance or materials. It is recommended that you bring a laptop every day of the program, as assignments will be posted online throughout the course. Please RSVP here.

Readings and Course Packets are available here.

The schedule is subject to minor changes. Check back periodically for any potential updates. In line with our value of sustainability, we will not print hard copies of the Orientation schedule. Instead it will be available online and on Google Calendar. 

Monday, August 6, 2018

 

9 a.m.: Check In

9:15 to 10 a.m.: Welcome and Overview, Law 201

10 to 11:30 a.m.: Session 1, Law 218

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Lunch, Goudy Commons

1 to 2:30 p.m.: Session 2, Law 218

2:30 to 3 p.m.: Break

3 to 4:30 p.m.: Session 3, Law 201

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.: Game Night with SBA ($3.50 per person, menu available)

Ticket to Play Board Game Cafe

5008 Commercial Street SE

Salem, Oregon 97306

 

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

 

Assignment for Tuesday, August 7

9 to 10:30 a.m.: Session 4, Law 218

10:30 to 11 a.m.: Break

11 to Noon: Resources for Being Successful in Law School, Law 201

Noon to 1:30 p.m.: Lunch on Your Own

1:30 to 3 p.m.: Session 5, Law 201 — Review, new hypos

3 to 4 p.m.: Structure of the Courts, Law 201

PowerPoint Slides

4 to 6 p.m.: Scavenger Hunt!

 

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

 

Readings for Wednesday, August 8

9 to 10:30 a.m.: Session 6, Law 218 — Hypos

10:30 to 11 a.m.: Break

11 to Noon: Session 7, Law 218  — Hypos continuation

Noon to 1:30 p.m.: Lunch

1:30 to 3 p.m.: Session 8, Law 218 — Case studies

7 p.m.: Watch A Civil Action, Ford Hall

Popcorn and drinks will be provided; eat dinner before you come.

Questions for Discussion

 

Thursday, August 9, 2018

 

Readings for Thursday, August 9

9 to 10:30 a.m.: Debrief A Civil Action, Law 201

10:30 to 11 a.m.: Break

11 to Noon: Session 9, Law 218 — Intro to assault

Noon to 1:30 p.m.: Lunch on Your Own

1:30 to 3 p.m.: Session 10, Law 201 — Assault continuation, multiple choice introduction

5 p.m.: Kickball vs. MBA

 

Friday, August 10, 2018

 

Starting at 9 a.m.: Mock Final Exam & Tips and Tricks, Law 218

10:30 to 11 a.m.: Break

11 to 12:30: Debrief Mock Final Exam, Law 201

12:30 to 3:30 p.m.: Lunch and Mini-golf

Best Little Roadhouse

1145 Commercial Street SE | Salem, OR 97302