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The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law will host its annual Open House for Admitted Students & TIP admittees on
Saturday, April 12, 2014. 
Schedule of Events


5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

BBQ and drinks at the World Famous Charlie Vergos’ Rendezvous
Entrance is behind 52 South Second Street in the alley

*Feel free to join a group of current students at 5:15 in front of the law school to walk over.

7:05 p.m.

Memphis Redbirds Baseball Game
Memphis Redbirds take on the Iowa Cubs
Autozone Park, 200 Union Avenue


8:30 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast, Historic Lobby, Level 1     

9:00 a.m.                              

Welcoming Remarks,Wade Auditorium, Room 136    
Peter Letsou, Dean & Professor of Law

9:05 a.m.                              

Academics at Memphis Law, Wade Auditorium
David Romantz, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Associate Professor of Law

Learn more about the academic curriculum at Memphis Law, including our requirements, specialty areas, joint degree programs, clinical offerings, work experience opportunities, and why Memphis is the best location to study law.

9:15 a.m.                              

The Memphis Law Educational Experience, Wade Auditorium
Faculty Panel: Professors Allen, Mulroy, Campbell, Kiel, Wilson and D. Schaffzin

9:35 a.m.                              

Career Services: Caring about your Career, Wade Auditorium
Callie Caldwell, Public Interest Counselor, Career Services Office

Memphis Law recognizes that your legal career during and after law school is of the utmost importance.  Learn how the Career Services office will work with you, beginning in your first year, and continue working with you to help you succeed in your legal career after graduation.

9:45 a.m.                              

Financing my Legal Education, Wade Auditorium
JoAnna Darden, Assistant Director, Student Financial Aid Office

Memphis Law knows that the cost of a legal education is a significant investment.  Memphis Law provides financial support to help you meet your educational goals.  Learn about your options to cover the cost of law school.                                                          

9:55 a.m.

Break, Historic Lobby

10:05 a.m.

Life and Learning at Memphis Law, Wade Auditorium 
Meredith Aden, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs

The student community and organizations at Memphis Law can enhance your life during law school.  The Student Affairs office is here to assist you in having a great student experience and give you the academic tools needed to succeed in law school through its Academic Success Program.  Dean Aden will also introduce the Coordinator of Law School Diversity, Jacqueline O’Bryant, and a student panel.

Diversity at Memphis Law
Jacqueline M. O'Bryant, Coordinator of Law School Diversity    

Learn how the Student Affairs Office of Diversity collaborates with a variety of law school offices and community groups to ensure a diverse and inclusive law school environment.

Everything you ever wanted to know about Memphis Law
Student Panel 

In this session, learn more about Memphis Law from current students as they share with you their thoughts and experiences on topics such as where to live in Memphis, first year, exams, summer internships, and more! Come prepared with questions!                           

10:45 a.m.

Survival Guide for Students and Families, Keynote Speaker, Wade Aud.
Andrew McClurg, Professor and Herbert Herff Chair of Excellence

Author of the popular law school prep books, 1L of a Ride and The “Companion Text” to Law School, Professor McClurg will offer insights and advice for both students and their loved ones for navigating the wild adventure of legal education.

11:30 a.m.

Student Organization Fair, Student Lounge, Level 1   

This is an opportunity to learn about student organizations and meet student leaders at Memphis Law.  You will also have the opportunity to learn more about the Memphis community outside of the law school and housing options available to law students who want to live in the downtown area.


“Taste of Memphis” Luncheon, Ball Reading Room, Level 4

Enjoy a bite to eat from some of downtown’s best restaurants while you chat with our faculty, current students, alumni, staff and administration.        


Breakout Interest Sessions

Learn more about the following opportunities at their host sites:                               

       Experiential Learning (Clinics, Externships, etc.)         Clinic, Level 0

       Student Bar Association                                              Student Lounge, Level 1

       The University of Memphis Health Law Institute           Room 127, Level 1

       Moot Court Board (includes all advocacy programs)       Historic Courtroom,Level 3

       Journals (Law Review and Mental Health Law and Policy)      Level 4


Parents and significant others are welcome to attend as well!

If you are interested in attending the Open House, please RSVP by Monday, April 7, 2014 to lawadmissions@memphis.edu or by calling 901.678.5403.

Click below for important Admitted Student Open House handouts:

  1. 1L Course Coverage handout
  2. Apartment information
  3. Academic Success Program (ASP) handout
  4. Downtown Memphis Hotels
  5. Experiential Learning handout
  6. Housing options handout
  7. Law Review handout
  8. Mental Health Law and Policy Journal handout
  9. Moot Court handout
  10. Moot Court board handout
  11. Parking options
  12. Student Health Insurance handout
  13. Admitted Student Open House Full Schedule
  14. Suggested Reading handout
  15. Varicella and MMR immunization certificate
  16. Volume 45 Senior Staff masthead
  17. 2014-2015 Academic Calendar



Courtyard Marriot
75 Jefferson Ave.
Memphis, TN 38103

The Peabody Memphis
149 Union Ave. 
Memphis, TN 38103

The Madison Hotel 
79 Madison Ave. 
Memphis, TN 38103

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
185 Union Ave. 
Memphis, TN 38103

Hampton Inn & Suites Beale St.
175 Peabody Place
Memphis, TN 38103


The Memphis Law full-day program schedule for Admitted Student Open House will be released soon! Check back often!


Parking at the Law School is extremely limited during the Open House. We strongly encourage visitors to carpool, get dropped off by a family member or friend, or walk from nearby hotels to the Law School. There are several secure parking garages within walking distance of the law school. They are listed below.

Mud Island Parking Garage - 125 North Front Street - 901.576.7223

Econo Lodge Parking Garage - 22 North Third Street - 901.522.9237

Brinkley Plaza Garage - 20 South Front Street

Shoppers Garage - 85 N. Front Street - 901.521.1452


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