Introduction to Law School

Introduction to Law School is an optional one-week intensive 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. There are no required fees and no credit offered for the program.

MONDAY, AUGUST 12, 2019

  • 8:45 a.m.
    • Check I- Lady Justice Lobby
  • 9:15 to 10 a.m.
    • Welcome and Overview - 201
  • 10 to 11:30 a.m.
    • Session 1 How to brief a case - 201
  • 11:30 to 1:00 p.m.
    • Lunch in Goudy Commons provided by Admissions
  • 1:00 to 2:30- 
    • Session 2 - Socratic method and Behavior- 201
  • 2:30 to 3:00
    • Break  
  • 3:00 to 4:30
    • Session 3 Introduce IRAC/CREAC - 201

TUESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2019

  • 9 to 10:30 a.m.
    • Session 4 - Expand on Previous learning - 201
  • 10:30 to 11 a.m.
    • Break 
  • 11 a.m. to Noon
    • Resources for Being Successful in Law School - 201
  • Noon to 1:30 p.m.
    • Lunch on Your Own  
  • 1:30 to 2:45 p.m.
    • Session 5 - Intent and Sources of Law - 201
  • 2:45- 3:00 p.m. 
    • Break
  • 3 to 4 p.m. 
    • Mental Health in Law School - 201
  • 4 to 6 p.m. 
    • Scavenger Hunt  

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2019

  • 9 to 10:30 a.m.
    • Session 6 - Scenario - 201
  • 10:30 to 10:45 a.m.
    • Break 
  • 10:45 a.m. to Noon
    • Session 7 - Intent and Rules - 201
  • Noon to 1:30 p.m.
    • Lunch on Your Own 
  • 1:30 to 3 p.m.
    • Session 8 - Introduction to Crimes - 201
  • 7 p.m.
    • Watch A Civil Action 
    • Eat dinner before you come
    • Theater @ Ford Rm 122)
    • Serve popcorn and drinks

THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 2019

  • 9 to 10:30 a.m.
    • Debrief A Civil Action - 201  
  • 10:30 to 11 a.m.
    • Break 
  • 11 a.m. to Noon
    • Session 9 - 201 
  • Noon to 1:30 p.m.
    • Lunch on Your Own 
  • 1:30 to 3 p.m.
    • Session 10 - Scenario and Questions - 201
  • 4:00pm
    • Student-Run night 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 2019     

  • 9 to 10:15 a.m.
    • How to approach a law school exam - 201
  • 10:15 to 10:30 a.m. 
    • Break 
  • 10:30 a.m. to Noon
    • Mock Final Exam - 201
    • Debrief Mock Final - 201   
  • 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. - The Best Little Roadhouse   
    • Address: 1145 Commercial St SE, Salem, OR 97302
    • Lunch is covered, drinks are on your own. Please consider carpooling, as parking will be limited.